June Member Sponsored Geek Critique
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Posted 4/24/2018 7:11 PM (#738236)
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This Geek Critique has been generously sponsored by bstessl (Brian)

The Cigar: Blind Review..Please list the cigar under Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story when you submit your review . It will be changed once the secret is revealed.


Due Date: May 25th., 2018

Shipping Restrictions: US addresses only please.

The Reviewers:

First 5 Active Members to call it. ACTIVE: Check in every few days or so. Veteran or plus status. Must not have done a Geek Critique review in March, April.,or May, or be schuduled for July's.

1. Cap10 Morgan (Jeff)
2. Mautrak (Jeremy)
3. Beegerply (Byron)
4. junglepete (Pete)
5. headfirst (Gary)

Note: A reviewer who posts their review late will receive neutral feedback. A reviewer who does not post at all will receive negative feedback. There are always exceptions to the rule and a reasonable excuse for tardiness or a no show will be respected and thus not counted against the reviewer. Our sponsoring members and our administrators make the choice of who is to participate in any particular Geek Critique and can be better informed of their choices with this initiative in place.

Thanks again to Brian for taking this one on and providing the cigar. THANKS!! And happy smokin'
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Cap10_Morgan
Posted 4/24/2018 7:14 PM (#738237 - in reply to #738236)
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I'd definitely be interested. Never done a blind review.
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Mautrak
Posted 4/24/2018 7:23 PM (#738240 - in reply to #738236)
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A blind review? I like that idea. I haven't done a review this year. I check in often but post infrequently. But if you'd have me, I'd gladly participate.
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Posted 4/24/2018 9:52 PM (#738249 - in reply to #738236)
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Any tasting notes?
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Posted 4/25/2018 2:34 PM (#738281 - in reply to #738236)
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Posted 4/25/2018 4:03 PM (#738282 - in reply to #738236)
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Beegerply
Posted 4/25/2018 4:28 PM (#738283 - in reply to #738236)
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I'll walk blindly into this review if there is a spot.
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Posted 4/26/2018 8:46 AM (#738296 - in reply to #738236)
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Hey guts, I'm going to have to pull my name out of the hat. Got some news yesterday that's going to cut into my free time.
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Cap10_Morgan
Posted 4/26/2018 4:36 PM (#738309 - in reply to #738296)
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AustinMike - 4/26/2018 9:46 AM Hey guts, I'm going to have to pull my name out of the hat. Got some news yesterday that's going to cut into my free time.

Hope everything is ok, man.  Hopefully you got news that you're just going to be too busy enjoying life?!
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Posted 4/26/2018 6:41 PM (#738315 - in reply to #738236)
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Blind reviews are always fun!

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junglepete
Posted 4/27/2018 3:49 PM (#738352 - in reply to #738236)
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Jeff, Byron and Jeremy...you're all in...two more reviewers still needed.
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Posted 4/27/2018 4:02 PM (#738353 - in reply to #738236)
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Looking forward to this review thanks for having me.
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Posted 4/27/2018 8:15 PM (#738361 - in reply to #738236)
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I don't see well anyway - so I guess blind is appropriate. I'll give it a shot if any openings left.
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Posted 4/29/2018 12:26 AM (#738418 - in reply to #738236)
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This sounds like a great way to try new cigars, I'm in, I've heard Afuentas are great!
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Posted 4/29/2018 8:29 AM (#738430 - in reply to #738236)
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Thanks for having me. Look forward to it.
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Posted 4/29/2018 8:35 AM (#738431 - in reply to #738236)
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Thanks, Pete. Ready and waiting.
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Posted 4/30/2018 1:55 PM (#738513 - in reply to #738431)
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Sorry Roberto...Veteran status needed. You'll get there soon enough if you're active. Welcome to the site!
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Posted 4/30/2018 7:25 PM (#738536 - in reply to #738513)
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Since there are so few volunteers on this one, I'll jump in.
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Posted 4/30/2018 7:37 PM (#738537 - in reply to #738236)
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Posted 5/1/2018 9:21 PM (#738576 - in reply to #738236)
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Posted 5/1/2018 9:41 PM (#738580 - in reply to #738236)
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Hard to believe it's this difficult to give away cigars. I just did April or I'd jump in.
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Posted 5/1/2018 11:07 PM (#738582 - in reply to #738236)
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Are you kidding? This always blows my mind that it's ever a struggle to get people to sign up for this. I did January and I'm slated for September, so I don't think I'm disqualified but I was planning on deferring since I'm already doing 2 this year. If nobody else wants this I'll help turn one of these to ash...
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Posted 5/1/2018 11:09 PM (#738583 - in reply to #738281)
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bstessl - 4/25/2018 1:34 PM

nope, just blind


If it's not considered full or a pepper bomb, I'll throw my hat in the ring.
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Posted 5/1/2018 11:41 PM (#738584 - in reply to #738582)
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Gary you're in...thanks.
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Posted 5/11/2018 8:38 PM (#740250 - in reply to #738584)
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Just wondering if these have been mailed out?
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Posted 5/11/2018 9:54 PM (#740253 - in reply to #738236)
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Brian, my address changed recently, sent you a PM
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junglepete
Posted 5/12/2018 5:48 PM (#740270 - in reply to #740253)
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Jeremy, Brian needs your address.
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Mautrak
Posted 5/12/2018 6:05 PM (#740271 - in reply to #738236)
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Brian, I sent a message to you with my address.

Thanks Pete.
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Posted 5/12/2018 6:29 PM (#740278 - in reply to #740271)
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Posted 5/13/2018 12:30 PM (#740303 - in reply to #738236)
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Everyone should have their sticks by Tuesday, sorry for the late package.
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junglepete
Posted 5/13/2018 8:44 PM (#740317 - in reply to #740303)
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Cap10_Morgan
Posted 5/14/2018 7:57 AM (#740330 - in reply to #738236)
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Thanks Brian! Looking forward to it!
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Posted 5/14/2018 10:34 AM (#740334 - in reply to #738236)
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I'll be watching for it
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Posted 5/15/2018 7:15 AM (#740364 - in reply to #738236)
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Posted 5/15/2018 1:58 PM (#740381 - in reply to #740364)
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Mine landed this morning. Thanks for the smokes Brian...smoking a tag along right now
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Posted 5/15/2018 10:25 PM (#740413 - in reply to #738236)
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Got mine today. Thanks, Brian! I'm going to wait until last minute to smoke the review stick. Gonna give it time to rest after it's trip, but don't worry I will have it done on time. Looking forward to the blind review.
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Posted 5/17/2018 9:11 AM (#740481 - in reply to #738236)
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Package received, thanks for the hitchhikers!
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Posted 5/19/2018 6:35 PM (#740561 - in reply to #738236)
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Brian, my cigar finally landed today. Thanks for the hitchhikers as well!
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Posted 5/20/2018 2:44 PM (#740574 - in reply to #738236)
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I'm glad they all arrived safely, sorry Jeremy, if I had your address with the rest of them it would've got there earlier
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Mautrak
Posted 5/20/2018 2:46 PM (#740575 - in reply to #738236)
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No worries. I'll keep blaming the Post Office whether it was their fault or not!
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Posted 5/20/2018 9:48 PM (#740597 - in reply to #740575)
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Smoked mine tonight. Reminds me of a few different blends. My curiosity is peaked. I'll spare the details so as not to influence others.
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junglepete
Posted 5/21/2018 8:18 PM (#740634 - in reply to #740597)
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My review is in, thanks Brian!
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Posted 5/22/2018 11:16 AM (#740653 - in reply to #738236)
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Cool, thanks Pete! Just let me know when you want the cigar info.
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Posted 5/23/2018 7:42 AM (#740697 - in reply to #738236)
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My review is in. Forgot to thank you for the extra's Brian, so THANKS

Edited by Beegerply 5/23/2018 7:43 AM
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Posted 5/23/2018 9:10 AM (#740705 - in reply to #738236)
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Review done, thanks Brian.
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Posted 5/24/2018 11:59 AM (#740784 - in reply to #738236)
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Review is in. Can't wait to find out what it was.  Thanks, Brian!

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Posted 5/25/2018 8:47 AM (#740824 - in reply to #738236)
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Critique submitted. Thank you for having me. And I'm very curious as to what it was . . . .
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Posted 5/25/2018 12:38 PM (#740836 - in reply to #740824)
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Thanks gents for getting these all in on time! They will be posted on the 1st, or close to, with the revealed name
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Posted 6/3/2018 8:16 PM (#741472 - in reply to #740836)
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So there we have it. It's Punch. It was good. My second guess after something AJ would have been something General Cigar Co.
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Posted 6/3/2018 11:40 PM (#741476 - in reply to #738236)
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I was leaning towards LGC myself...
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Posted 6/4/2018 8:19 PM (#741515 - in reply to #738236)
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I thought this would be a good blind review, I had my doubts when I first had it, but was surprised. For the money, it's not a bad smoke at all.
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Posted 6/4/2018 11:49 PM (#741517 - in reply to #738236)
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I'm honestly surprised a Punch was that good...and I'm glad to see I got the country of origin right...with a Nic filler, binder, and wrapper, that was a slow pitch I better not miss!
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Posted 6/5/2018 1:20 PM (#741522 - in reply to #738236)
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This was a lot of fun. Thanks again, Brian. I'm just glad I found plenty of other reviews around the web that said cherry/dark fruit. Was beginning to think I was crazy with the "cherry nougat" flavor I got. Also read a LOT about inconsistent construction. Based on the various reviews, I would say that is definitely a thing. Some had issues, some didn't. The construction of mine was absolutely perfect, and the main reason for such a high score. Couldn't take off anything for construction or lighting/burn.
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