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    Gurkha His Majesty's Reserve???

    I just noticed one of these up for auction on C-bid this morning with the current winning bid being 216.00. If I'm gonna pay in excess of 25.00 for a cigar it's going to be an Opus X. At least I'm getting a few decades of cigar making tradition along with a cigar that when I smoke it, will...
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    Padilla 6X54 Belicoso Obsidian

    Be sure she writes a comprehensive review.:ss Hopefully this site will still be up, but it looks like Cigar Review got hacked again and will be up on a "read only" basis in a couple of days for the next 2 weeks. Twice in 10 days. Could be an opening for a webmaster.:hn F. Prefect
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    Padilla 6X54 Belicoso Obsidian

    This comes from only a somewhat reliable source, but CI supposidly purchased in the vicinity of 60,000 of those Belicosos, so hopefully you can keep that "head count" at a "comfortable" number and at very reasonable prices in the future.:) I've intended to give those Partagas Black a try after...
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    Padilla 6X54 Belicoso Obsidian

    Thanks Tim, that's good to hear.:ss I recently bought mine at a private auction on cbid. They put out 400 lots of 20 cigars with the bidding starting at 39.99 and only got bids on about 300 lots! Had me a little worried for a while. Now I wish I would have bought a second lot. Oh well, I'm...
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    Padilla 6X54 Belicoso Obsidian

    The 2 that I have smoked showed little in the way of burn problems and what little there was corrected itself with no need for touch ups. I use heavyTupperware or Rubbermaid containers with a layer of that new heavy Glad "sticky" wrapper as an additional sealer when I plan to leave a container...
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    Padilla 6X54 Belicoso Obsidian

    I recently picked up 20 of these smokes on Cbid and although the band on this cigar may be labeled 2006 Limitado, I suspect these bands were left over from the "first limitado" run a couple of years ago. The story I heard was that a 2nd 'run' was recently produced and was sold only to Cigars...
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    Rocky Patel Connecticut Toro

    Speaking of Fonsecas, I recently received a couple of 5 packs of the 7X50 Fonseca Habana Selección #1 Double Corona and found it to be an excellent cigar. Mild, but plenty of flavor. The only fault I could find being it was just too darn much cigar (1 1/2 hrs) for one sitting.:ss I should...
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    Fonseca Seleccion #1 7X50 Dou. Corona

    There are very few smokes out there that most smokers would ever be willing to say they are worth the MSRP. This one is about as close to that mark as I've found to date. Probably not a good a choice for those preferring full flavor sticks, but for those who like there smokes on the milder...
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    hygrometer spiking after adding cigars

    The change is the result of 1 (or both) of 2 changes that occured when you added the additional cigars. By adding the cigars the overall "empty" space in you humidor was reduced. You didn't say if you had any humidification device in use, but if you did, the less volume after you added the new...
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    Partagas Spanish Rosado San Augustin

    Normally I might have been critical of the "rustic" appearance of that wrapper, but with the slightly redish cast it just seemed to be appropriate.:ss F. Prefect
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    Partagas Spanish Rosado San Augustin

    A truly excellent cigar. Nuf said.:2 F. Prefect
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    Rocky Patel Connecticut Toro

    I may end up revising this a bit after giving the balance of the cigars 3 or 4 months in the humi. But as of now, as is the case with most Rocky Patels, the construction and appearance were impecable as was the burn, but I found myself being a little disappointed in the lack of flavor...
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    Cinco Vegas Gold 7 1/2X54 #1

    A very large, very mild, very well constructed cigar from 5 Vegas. Did I mention it was very large? Seriously, this cigar is what I've come to expect from 5 Vegas. Quality at a very reasonable price. I've only smoked 3 of these, but I can't really find any glaring faults or deficiencies...
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    5X50 5 Vegas Classic Robusto

    Good to hear. I'm far from an expert on matters such as this, but most cigars seem to need at least a short period of aging before they reach a stage when their flavors can best be realized. It could have been the sticks we had were just "fresh" from the factory and needed only 3 or 4 months...
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    5X50 5 Vegas Classic Robusto

    Update, While doing a little tiddying up in the humi where the balance of these Robustos had been aging since my purchase of the smokes in January, I decided to light one up and was greeted with a very pleasant surprise. This may be a one time phenomenon, but the strong bitterness in the in...
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