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    How do you try out new cigars?

    Ideally, I'd like to try 2 or 3 before making a final decision, but it depends on price. Several months ago I bought two San Cristobal by Don Pepin. The plan was to age them five months, then my friend and I were going to smoke them on the first Saturday of college football season if both our...
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    La Rosa Especial Nikkoh

    La Rosa Especial Nikkoh Size: 6.0 x 52 Tobacco: Mexican, Nicaraguan, Costa Rican, Honduran Price: $1.50 La Rosa Especial cigars were introduced in the early 1990's as "The Strongest Cigar on Earth". They were popular at first, but as the Cigar Boom of the late 90's gave birth to hundreds of...
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    La Rosa Especial

    I had another one tonight. They keep going up on my enjoyment scale. I just can't believe I found them... and now they are gone.
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    La Rosa Especial

    I bought a box on closeout from JRs last week. A box of 20 (6 x 52) for $29.99 I wasn't expecting much, but it was actually very good. Medium-to-full. A little spiciness in the flavor. Great burn. I think once these get a little age on them, they may turn into something very, very good.
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    Famous Hondurans?

    I'm about 3/4ths the way through a bundle. They are enjoyable mild cigars. Some are pretty good, others taste kind of cheap. But only a few duds out of the 15 or so I've smoked.
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    Arturo Fuente Hemingway Untold Story Maduro

    Is Between the Lines a barber pole? natural and maduro weaved together? never had one of those.
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    Arturo Fuente Hemingway Untold Story Maduro

    VERY INTERESTING. I'd love to get ahold of the Untold Story cammie.
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    Arturo Fuente Hemingway Untold Story Maduro

    Interesting. Is there a natural/cameroon version of the Untold Story?
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    Camacho 1962 Robusto

    I bought a bundle in December. Weren't my cup of tea. Too mild, bad construction, and generally tasted like :BS I have one or two left and I'm waiting to see if a year of aging will improve them.
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    Arturo Fuente Hemingway Untold Story Maduro

    Fuente Hemingway Untold Story Maduro Tobacco: Dominican Price: $22 This cigar came to me from my friends at CigarsDirect.com. & wow, it did not disappoint. I enjoyed it during a boys' poker night last Friday, paired with Rusell's Reserve 10-year old bourbon. According to Cigars.com: "The...
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    Leoninos Bellicoso by La Aurora

    La Aurora Leoninos Bellicoso Size: 6.5 x 52 Filler: Piloto Cubano, Dominican Corojo, Bahía and Nicaragua Binder: Dominican Wrapper: Corojo Price: $2.80-$4.60 I got a great deal on these cigars from CigarBid: 15 cigars for $24 (incl. shipping). Leoninos is distinctive for two reasons...
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    Most Prized Cigar In Your Collection?

    I had 5 or 6 really good premiums a few months ago. Ashton ESG, Fuente God of Fire, Opus X. Just smoked the last on on Friday... Fuente Hemingway Untold Story Maduro. Burned for over 3 1/2 hours. The best sticks I have right now are in the $10 range: (1) Padron 6K maduro, and (1) San...
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    Carribean Cruise and two days in Miami.

    I don't know. I got to Little Havana at 3 pm on a Saturday afternoon, ate a leisurely lunch at a nearby cafe, then sauntered over to the Pepin factory. Only to discover, to my dismay, that the Pepin factory closes at 4 on Saturdays. They were locking up as I was coming out of the cafe, so I...
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    Padilla 6X54 Belicoso Obsidian

    Just say no to dyed maduros! Friends don't let friends smoke fake maduros! (i know, i know, smoke what you like.)
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    Carribean Cruise and two days in Miami.

    After you visit Pepin, make sure you look in the El Titan de Bronze factory. It's right across the street, katty-corner from Pepin's place. Say hello to Carlos and make sure you pick up a rew Redemption Sungrown Toros. May be the best kept secret in Little Havana.
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