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Toys for Tots Drive
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November Points Contest is Under Way!
The points contest is under way for the month of November. The 35 members with the most points for the month have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to CI. You can read the details HERE. To view the previous month's contest results see here.
Good presentation as it has just a few small veins, neatly looking roll, and a nice firm feel to it.
The flavors are pretty basic hay, nuts, little bit of pepper and an almost buttery popcorn flavors that lingers in the mouth. The smoke is that of a medium cigar, leaves behind a flaky dark gray ash, and nothing more than a mild as far as the strength. This to me was a middle of the road cigar.
First 5 star rating for me! I have smoked other Cubans, but this is the best yet! After the initial blast, this thing is exquisitely smooth and creamy. The cocoa and nutty flavors are delicate. A few baking spices tingle my tounge. Nothing bitter or harsh at all. Slight ammonia that should fade as it ages. Construction and burn are great, the ash flakes a little, but nothing too bad. It's not a bold powerhouse, it's a super fine medium smoke. Jan14 box, 10 months age, 2 weeks in the humi.
Opens up with strong black pepper and some green leaf tannin. Medium-full bodied and not too complex overall, it became full bodied during the last third showing hints of sweetness and emitting some ammonia notes from the wrapper which fortunately did not show up too strongly during the final minutes of the smoke. 89 points
Paired with an Irish Death at Smokey's nice and sweet but a little tart on the retro. Medium draw good smoke and nice burn/construction. Tartness went away after first inch replaced by cinnamon and fig. Halfway mellows out with slight cinnamon and a little oak/leather. Smooth and easy. This may be the best LFD this year. Better than the Capiloto II. Sorry Tony but the Chapter II needs more time.
this is the best cigar I've had this year and I smoke allot of great cigars. sweet smooth cocoa/cream with caramel and slight cinnamon spice got me started. It then got even smoother and creamier. Perfect burn, tons of smoke and a light draw made the entire experience close to perfection. This is a full bodied cigar without the harshness right down to the nub.
Another fine looking cigar from Sean Williams. This smooth brown wrapped beauty has four caps, no veins and invisible seams. The canon is quite firm but, after clipping the draw is superb. The cold draw is earthy with a light spice note evident. After lighting this cigar produces great amounts of rich smoke and is a full medium from the start with notes of coffee, earth, leather and a light spice note and a dash of pepper on the retro-hale. Not a lot of changes with flavors but, the cigar did intensify a bit towards the end and there was always a light sweetness lingering on the tongue making this a very enjoyable smoke.
Solid construction and my first Nomad. Cinnamon spice and slight bit of earth. I might have been dreaming when I tasted something sweet too. Never got nasty or required touch ups, so I might be a repeat customer.
The Series JJ, IMHO, is one of the best lines by DPG. Beautiful looking cigar, chocolate brown wrapper, little veining, solid construction. Cold draw is semi-sweet, light hay. Clip both ends, easy to light with the salomon shape. First hot draw is full and easy. Similar to the cold draw there is a strong sweet flavor with some light woody flavors. There is a richness and semi-creaminess to this I haven't had in other vitolas. Burn line is perfect and the rate makes this a good hour and thirty minute to near two hour cigar. Rest of the cigar remains very rich with some complexity on a milder level.