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Old 02-14-2013, 12:49 PM   #1201
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After a few days in the dry box I'm enjoying my first Pepin Blue Label. Don't know how I haven't smoked one yet being a huge fan of his blends. The draw is effortless, tons of smoke, even burn, medium-full body, chocolatey especially on the retrohale, nice coffee notes, and touch of pepper that's also amped up on the retrohale. Reminds me a lot of his 601 blends.



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The Blue is my favorite of the "Pepin" line. I may have one today if I can find them.

 
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:45 PM   #1202
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It really reminded me a lot of the 601 Green. Lots of chocolate and coffee. Not nearly as spicy as I was expecting either.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:14 PM   #1203
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After a few days in the dry box I'm enjoying my first Pepin Blue Label. Don't know how I haven't smoked one yet being a huge fan of his blends. The draw is effortless, tons of smoke, even burn, medium-full body, chocolatey especially on the retrohale, nice coffee notes, and touch of pepper that's also amped up on the retrohale. Reminds me a lot of his 601 blends.
I really enjoy the DPG blue label. Now I'm really going to have to give the 601 line a try.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:04 PM   #1204
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Had a Diesel Unholy Cocktail tonight. Not a huge fan. Good looking smoke, great draw. However it burned unevenly. Too spicy for my liking. Smoked about half and was light headed. Its strong!

I enjoy more coffee, chocolate notes than spice.
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Had a Diesel Unholy Cocktail tonight. Not a huge fan. Good looking smoke, great draw. However it burned unevenly. Too spicy for my liking. Smoked about half and was light headed. Its strong!

I enjoy more coffee, chocolate notes than spice.
They smooth out a lot with some age. But even still the blend is spicy and powerful. Great bargain smoke though if the flavors suit your palate. I don't know any cigar that smokes that well for $3 a piece.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:55 AM   #1206
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My first Oliva of any kind, Serie O... Very smooth
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:36 PM   #1207
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Had a Diesel Unholy Cocktail tonight. Not a huge fan. Good looking smoke, great draw. However it burned unevenly. Too spicy for my liking. Smoked about half and was light headed. Its strong!

I enjoy more coffee, chocolate notes than spice.
Was it young or ROTT (right off the truck)? I have heard from enough people that they really improve with age so I have taken that advice and bought a 5'er to age. Smoked one at 1 year and thought it was a pretty respectable smoke...honestly not ever going to be a go to as it isn't quite the flavor profile I prefer, but quality for the price.

 
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:42 PM   #1208
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It's probably 3 months or so. The first draw was pretty rough. I have 4 more left so I'll let them sit as long as I can.

If I can find a smoke that mimics the Black Market, i'll be super happy. Just can't do the 133 / box.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:44 PM   #1209
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It's probably 3 months or so. The first draw was pretty rough. I have 4 more left so I'll let them sit as long as I can.

If I can find a smoke that mimics the Black Market, i'll be super happy. Just can't do the 133 / box.
If your looking for that chocolate, coffee, and pepper, flavor profile try some of these....

601 Green or Blue, La Dueña, Bobalu Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro, San Lotano Maduro, Don Pepin Blue, Oliva O Maduro, Padron X000 series, Genesis The Project, anything from Kristoff, Tempus.

Some of these have a box price higher than what you mentioned but you can often find 5ers for much cheaper at places like Cbid or cigar monster. Bobalu cigars are worth looking into on their website, they make some really tasty cigars and have some great box prices. I'm leaving out stuff from JDN since they pack a nic punch.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:18 AM   #1210
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My first Oliva of any kind, Serie O... Very smooth
The OS are a good cigar especially considering the price. I like the natural much better than the Maduro as the Maduro wrapper is too dry and toothy.

 
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