Cigar of the day 2020

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Re: Cigar of the day 2020

Post by Stewmuse » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:04 pm

jledou wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:37 pm
Big blue band ... no wonder why the Rook never made it to the US ;)
Indeed. Blue does not usually do well.
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Re: Cigar of the day 2020

Post by Stewmuse » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:06 pm

2019 CA Cigar of the Year. Pretty good, but not a great cigar. At least, not this year...
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Re: Cigar of the day 2020

Post by 815DC » Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:03 am

Stewmuse wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:22 am
Kip wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:24 pm
I remember cigars.
quote=Kip post_id=16413 time=1615227862 user_id=2]I remember cigars.
Well, then perhaps you might recall these... when I last visited with Kip (Jan 2020), I bought about a dozen, or so, “no name” cigars that were made in the DR that had not, to my admittedly limited knowledge, made it to the US. They all cost about
$4.00-8.00, American. I have decided that this spring is time to smoke them. Some are single representatives of a brand/line, some will be multiple varieties in a line.
Of these first two, the Blackbird Rook Colorado is, by far, the better of the two. It was 5x50, nicely constructed with wonderfully easy (but not loose) draw. A touch of sweetness and a very pleasant flavor throughout.
The other, from Burnot cigars, was just a bit bigger at 5x52. The wrapper was somewhat dark, but not maduro, and smooth. The draw, though, was on the firm side, and the flavor, while plentiful, was not very good, starting and staying toward the dark/hard side.
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Blackbird samplers were sold by zealcigars.com and also cigarsdaily i think among some other online retailers... I don’t know if the brand itself took off.
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Re: Cigar of the day 2020

Post by Stewmuse » Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:06 am

Thanks for the blackbird info, DC. This Perla Del Mar corojo was an okay smoke, but a little too sweet for my taste, esp for as big a cigar as it is (about 6.5 x 54). I don’t think it’s flavored, just too sweet.
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Re: Cigar of the day 2020

Post by Stewmuse » Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:09 pm

Two more from the Dominican trip. Both performed similarly. The Capos was about 5.5x52. Started out... poorly. I’m not a big Connecticut fan and this was heavy in that to start and I almost put it down by the 1/2” mark. I pushed on and was surprised that it got better all the way to its finish. Not sure I would want to suffer that much to buy it again.
The Last Minute was a bit smaller at 5x50 and also started slow. It was, though, better tasting and the retrohale was particularly pleasant. I would buy this one again.
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Re: Cigar of the day 2020

Post by Stewmuse » Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:30 pm

Two classics, Pepin Blue Original and Padron Londres. Still are both solid smokes and I’m always glad to have them.
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Re: Cigar of the day 2020

Post by Stewmuse » Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:26 pm

Now, I am the master...
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Re: Cigar of the day 2020

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Now, I am the master...
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Re: Cigar of the day 2020

Post by jledou » Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:03 pm

Those last three Padron, DPG Blue and MB3 are all solid and ones that I go back to. I am so ready to get back to more constant warmer weather and regular time to sit out side with some of these old friends.

Did get in one of David Ortiz's Big Papa cigars last night. I didn't expect much but it pleasantly surprised as a very good cigar while out walking in the neighborhood.

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Re: Cigar of the day 2020

Post by Stewmuse » Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:44 pm

jledou wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:03 pm
Those last three Padron, DPG Blue and MB3 are all solid and ones that I go back to. I am so ready to get back to more constant warmer weather and regular time to sit out side with some of these old friends.

Did get in one of David Ortiz's Big Papa cigars last night. I didn't expect much but it pleasantly surprised as a very good cigar while out walking in the neighborhood.
Agreed!!! The Cigar Authority podcast sang the praises of the Big Papi recently. Another winner... RoMa Craft Aquitaine.
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