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Old 09-10-2006, 12:00 AM   #11
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I'm firing up one of my few remaining Romeo y Julieta (Dominican, not Cuban) Medallos de Oro Vintage VI. It's a figurado in a Churchill length, but with a ring gauge ranging from (estimating here) about 49 at the head to roughly 54 at the foot. It has a natural wrapper, midway between Connecticut shade and Colorado in color, with a silky light oily feel, and no tooth to speak of. The smell of the cigar before lighting is a muted earthy barnyard aroma that is rich and full of warmth when you inhale it deepy. It burns long and smooth, holds a fine grey-white ash that is firm.

I'll report on taste later after I've smoked it. This is one of my favorite cigars. If you decide to try one, go for the Vintage series, as they are longer aged.

Ok, I'm done. The cigar was great. Mouth-filling white clouds of smoke, smooth and creamy. Coffee and cream like flavors, dried grassiness, and a hint of spice. It's a medium-strength cigar, not too mild, not to strong, easy to enjoy without overpowering the senses.


 
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Old 09-10-2006, 05:55 AM   #12
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Gah, this is a tough read. Love cigars. Mexico and the Carribean have been good to me... Quit them and cigarettes only to go to the chew. Now I've quit it all and since reading this...esp. above post I have a nic. fit from hell.
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Old 09-10-2006, 06:08 AM   #13
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Well, Dude said that he no longer has the ability to split threads, and that he PM'd TxBrew about it a few days ago. So apparently BBG, it's not your fault.
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Old 09-10-2006, 07:14 AM   #14
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Gah, this is a tough read. Love cigars. Mexico and the Carribean have been good to me... Quit them and cigarettes only to go to the chew. Now I've quit it all and since reading this...esp. above post I have a nic. fit from hell.
Sorry about that Exo... BTW, I'm diggin' PInk Floyd right now...

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Old 10-26-2006, 04:06 AM   #15
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Well, I've quit cigarettes for good now, and am smoking one cigar/day, maybe two on the weekends.

Of course I've been sampling extensively, and have come across some good, and some not so good. Right now the one I love time and time again is the Padilla Miami 8/11. These are blended by Jose "Pepin" Garcia, and rolled in his little factory in Miami. If you get the chance, try one.

Another standout I've had recently was a La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero. Mine was a small one, but man what an asskicker. If you want strong, enjoy a big dinner, have a seat, and fire one up.
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Old 10-26-2006, 04:47 AM   #16
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I'm not much of a cigar afficionado, but I've been enjoying the occasional Cohiba with a friend who has a good source. Most are Dominican, but I can neither confirm nor deny the "authentic" origin of one or two...

I've also enjoyed my share of Cuban Romeo y Julietas while travelling outside this country. Not a bad cigar, but I think there are better to be had, even domestically.
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Old 10-26-2006, 01:38 PM   #17
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Have you guys ever had a swisher sweet - man, that's the good stuff right there!

If you REALLY want to treat yourself, go with the wood tip!
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Old 10-26-2006, 02:21 PM   #18
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Though pricey, the Ashton "Cabinet" series are my most-purchased cigars. I used to love the Cabinet #9 but it is hard to find for the last year or so - possible due to the odd double-taper roll.

On the other hand, I really have to say that I actually like Backwoods cigars. There something excellent about paying 2 and change for a bag of cigars that look like they were rolled by a wolverine but are actually pleasantly tasty. Plus, you can forget about them in an inside pocket of a winter jacket, find them 7 months later, throw some whiskey in there, shake 'em around and BAM - just like new.

I dare you all, go find one of the black bags of Backwoods cigars (i believe they are the "aromatic" ones - not the brown or tan bag). For the money, they are great!!!

 
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Old 10-26-2006, 03:43 PM   #19
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Have you guys ever had a swisher sweet - man, that's the good stuff right there!

If you REALLY want to treat yourself, go with the wood tip!
My Dad and I used to smoke those when we fished a lot...kept the mosquitos away!

 
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Old 10-26-2006, 04:29 PM   #20
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Well, I'm halfway through a box of Hoyo de Montery Double Coronas, and I have to say these are awesome smokes. You guys should try one if you see them while travelling. I'd buy them over Cohibas any day, though I find that Cohibas can be a little harsh, except for Robustos, they're one of my all-time faves.
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