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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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    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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    Cigar Musings from my Eastern Carribbean Cruise

    My wife and I booked a 7-day Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Valor cruise ship out of Miami, Fla. last week (along with our friends, Shaun and Charity Brannen and Kim Sass). Other than one major disappointment, described in another thread, the cruise was great. We swam with dolphins in...
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    Padilla Hybrid Robusto

    Padilla Hybrid Robusto Size: 5 x 50 Wrapper: Ecuador (hybrid of a cuban-seed and a Connecticut seed) Filler: Nicaragua, DR, Peru Price: $3.50 At first, I wasn't sure I'd like this cigar. It had a light-brown wrapper with a faint,tart pre-light flavor. I couldn't tell if the tartness was just a...
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    Matasa 30th Anniversary Toro

    MATASA 30TH ANNIVERSARY SIZE: 6.5 X 52 (Toro) WRAPPER: Dominican (maduro) TOBACCO: Dominican & Nicaraguan Price: $8 to $11 This cigar was one of the bigger disappointments I've had in a while. It tasted like leather, a little spongy (despite being stored in low RH) with a tight draw. It was...
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    Mad at Carnival Cruise Lines

    :mad: I booked a 7-day Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Valor cruise ship out of Miami, Fla. last week. I chose this ship, in large part, because it advertised on Carnival's web site a comfortable, fancy cigar bar that featured nightly live jazz. But my first night on the ship, as I was...
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    2 Romeo y Julieta Reviews

    Romeo y Julieta 1875 Cedro Deluxe #2 Size: 5.5 x 44 Tobacco: Dominican with Indonesian shade-grown wrapper Price: $4.50 (B&M); $3.00 (box price) Occasion: Memorial Day, 2008 I scoured my old cigar reviews today and was surprised to discover only three entries for Romeo y Juliet. The first...
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    Padilla Obsidian Bellicoso

    Padilla Obsidian Bellicoso Size: 6 x 54 Tobacco: Honduran and Nicaraguan Price: $3.50 The bands on these cigars announce exclusivity: it says “Padilla Limitado” and “Edicion Especial 2006”. The internet is littered with its praises. It certainly looks impressive, wrapped in a jet-black...
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    El Mejor Emerald Toro

    El Mejor Elmerald Toro Size: 6.0 x 52 Tobacco: Nicaragua, with a Hondruan-grown Corojo wrapper Price: $2.25 My friend gave me this cigar one Saturday evening, to enjoy on his back porch with a single-malt libation. This line of cigars is blended and manufactured by Nestor Plasencia in his...
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    Belinda Exquisito (Cedar Wrapped)

    Belinda Exquisito (Cedar Wrapped) Size: 6 x 50 Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatran Filler: Dominican/Honduran Price: $3.00 Belinda is an old Cuban brand that predates Castro and the US embargo. It may now be discontinued in Havana, but it still being made in Honduras by expatriate Estelo Padrón...
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    Very discouraged: I might have ruined my Flor de Allones

    About six weeks ago, I bought a box of Flor de Allones Bellicoso from JR Cigars. Figuring they needed to age, I threw a Drymistat tube into the cedar box the cigars came in (it is advertised on JR Cigars as being good for long-term storage of cigars). The box looked to be air tight (or pretty...
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    La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero DL700 Maduro

    I did a search but didn't find any reviews on Club Stogie for the DL700. So, here is mine: La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero DL700 Maduro Size: 6.5 x 60 Tobacco: Dominican, with Ecuadorian sun grown wrapper Price: $6.79 My brought me this imposing, dark monster of a cigar back from his...
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    Any suggestions on a 300-ct humidor?

    I'm looking to upgrade. Right now, I have three desktop humidors, with max capacity of about 95 cigars. It is very difficult for me to age cigars for more than 4 months before I have to smoke them to make room for new cigars. (to avoid ever having to smoke them off the truck) I figure if I...
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    Olor del Cibao Churchill

    Olor del Cibao Size: 7 x 48 Tobacco: Dominican Republic (puro) Price: $4 (US), $2 (in DR) My friend Anthony gave me an Olor Del Cibao cigar on his sailboat yesterday, that he brought back from his vacation to the DR. This cigar wins the award for the nastiest, messiest canoe I have ever seen...
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    Padilla Hybrid: Any difference between box blend and bundles?

    CBid has an auction going for bundles of Padilla Hybrid robustos. Bid is at $37.99 right now. I've been wanting to try these after reading some very good reviews. They usually come in a box, so I'm wondering if "factory mazos of 20" are indeed the real deal, or are they seconds or some other...
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    Fuente Chateau King B Sun Grown

    Arturo Fuente Sun Grown Chateau King B Size: 6 x 55 Filler: Dominican Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun Grown "rosado" wrapper Price: $6 (box price); $15 (single) CigarsDirect (a great online site that specializes in high-end superpremiums) gifted me one of these as a "thank you" for participating in...
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    Fuente Don Carlos Edicion de Aniversario

    Don Carlos Edicion de Aniversario Size: 5.2 x 50 Tobacco: Dominican Price: $40 (single) This cigar stands out as being, by far, the most expensive cigar I've ever smoked. Thank you Cigars Direct History: 2006 marked the 30th anniversary of Don Carlos cigars, which were created in the...
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    Short Review: Gran habano #3 Pyramid

    Gran Habano #3 Pyramid Size: 6 1/8 x 52 Tobacco: Nicaragua, Mexico, Costa Rica Wrapper: Habano from Nicaragua Price: $3.10 (single @ Tobacco Corner) Although I was hoping for the complexity and taste of the Gran Habano #5 Corojo (without the superhuman strength), I was still satisfied with this...
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    Famous Honduran 1000 Double Corona

    Famous Honduran 1000 Double Corona Size: 7 x 50 Tobacco: Honduras, with Connecticut wrapper Price: $1.95 This cigar was given to me by Triolent (Ian), a poster on the Club Stogie forum who responded to my post asking about Famous Smoke's house blends. Famous Honduran 1000 hails from Nestor...
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