April Member Sponsored Geek Critique
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Posted 3/12/2019 12:58 PM (#763721)
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This Geek Critique has been generously sponsored by nirab (Brian)

The Cigar: Casa Turrent 1880 Toro (6.25 x 52) or (6.5 x 54)

The Specs:

Country of Origin: Mexico
Factory: Nueva Matacapan de Tabacos S.A. de C.V.
Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Maduro
Binder: Mexico (Criollo 98)
Filler: Mexico (Criollo 98) & Nicaragua (Criollo 98)

The Hype:

Casa Turrent 1880 premium handmade cigars pay tribute to the year the Turrent family entered the tobacco growing business in their native home of Mexico. Fittingly, it’s made with primarily all Mexican tobaccos that include a San Andrés wrapper, criollo 98 binder, and fillers from a rare vintage 2007 Negro San Andrés crop, along with Mexican criollo 98’ and a bit of criollo 98’ leaves from Nicaragua. This time-consuming, carefully planned recipe results in a smoke that Alejandro Turrent deemed as one of their best blends ever! The well-seasoned cigar aficionado will experience an intensely delicious medium body smoke brimming with highly complex notes of coffee, wood, toasted almond, warm spice, cinnamon, and a rich buttery sweetness on the finish.

Due Date: March 25th, 2019.

Shipping: Lower 48 Only

The Reviewers:

1. benchjockey (Barry)
2. ninfiction (Brian)
3. Beegerply (Byron)
4. Koop (Michael)
5. McBryde (Emerson)

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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benchjockey
Posted 3/12/2019 1:06 PM (#763722 - in reply to #763721)
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I love San Andres wrappers and would like to get in on this.
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Posted 3/12/2019 1:18 PM (#763723 - in reply to #763721)
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I've become a real maduro fan and would love to participate. I did the January Geek Critique so I'm not sure if I'm eligible. If selected, I will PM my current address.
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nirab
Posted 3/12/2019 3:31 PM (#763736 - in reply to #763723)
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Barry, aka benchjockey, you are in! Koop, I am not sure if its too soon. I'll put you on the list if we need a 5th. Thanks!
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ninfiction
Posted 3/12/2019 4:05 PM (#763738 - in reply to #763721)
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Review is due in 2 weeks? That's tight.

I can make it fit if you'll have me.

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nirab
Posted 3/12/2019 4:19 PM (#763739 - in reply to #763738)
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Brian, you are in!

It is tight, I'll get these out on Friday...

Hurry up geeks! I need to dust off my geek calculator!!
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benchjockey
Posted 3/12/2019 4:29 PM (#763740 - in reply to #763721)
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Thanks, Brian!
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Beegerply
Posted 3/13/2019 7:01 AM (#763754 - in reply to #763721)
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I can get it done if you need a body.
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nirab
Posted 3/13/2019 12:52 PM (#763769 - in reply to #763754)
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Byron, you are in!

Koop...you too!!

Need one more geek.
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Beegerply
Posted 3/13/2019 3:35 PM (#763780 - in reply to #763721)
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Thank you sir looking forward to it.
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McBryde
Posted 3/13/2019 3:53 PM (#763782 - in reply to #763721)
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Brian,

I'll do it.

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Posted 3/13/2019 4:12 PM (#763785 - in reply to #763782)
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E...you are IN!

We got our 5...I'll get these out on Friday morning...

Thanks y'all!!
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Posted 3/13/2019 4:24 PM (#763788 - in reply to #763721)
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Thanks Brian, looking forward to it!

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Posted 3/13/2019 5:02 PM (#763791 - in reply to #763723)
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Koop - 3/12/2019 3:18 PM

I've become a real maduro fan and would love to participate. I did the January Geek Critique so I'm not sure if I'm eligible. If selected, I will PM my current address.


PM me your address brother!
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nirab
Posted 3/16/2019 2:38 PM (#764889 - in reply to #763791)
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Cigars shipped out Friday morning...beware!!
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benchjockey
Posted 3/16/2019 2:44 PM (#764890 - in reply to #763721)
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Sounds great. Really looking forward to smoking this stick.
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Posted 3/18/2019 1:24 PM (#765052 - in reply to #763721)
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Package landed in good shape. My thanks to Brian for his sponsorship and his generosity with the travel companions.
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Posted 3/18/2019 1:39 PM (#765053 - in reply to #763721)
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Review cigar received and safely resting in my humidor. Thanks Brian and I also appreciate the hitchhikers!
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nirab
Posted 3/18/2019 1:42 PM (#765056 - in reply to #765053)
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Glad they made it safe n sound.

The Casa Turrent is around 7 months rested, and should not need to sit long at all before reviewing. I've been babying them for this moment!!
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ninfiction
Posted 3/18/2019 8:14 PM (#765067 - in reply to #763721)
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Cigars arrived today. Thanks Brother, looking forward to smoking it!
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Beegerply
Posted 3/19/2019 7:06 AM (#765071 - in reply to #763721)
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Got mine last night all are in good shape. Thanks for the tag a longs. looking forward to smoking them and the review.
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Posted 3/19/2019 11:00 AM (#765074 - in reply to #763721)
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Mine came in yesterday. Thanks for the bodyguards Brian! I’ll get it reviewed in a couple days!

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Posted 3/19/2019 7:55 PM (#765091 - in reply to #765074)
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I'm really excited to hear what y'all think of this!
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Beegerply
Posted 3/22/2019 3:24 PM (#765178 - in reply to #763721)
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My review is done and turned in Brain. Enjoyed it
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benchjockey
Posted 3/23/2019 11:37 AM (#765197 - in reply to #763721)
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My critique is in. Thanks to Brian for giving me the opportunity to experience this cigar!
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Posted 3/24/2019 4:49 PM (#765234 - in reply to #763721)
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My critique is submitted. Thanks Brian for including me - I probably wouldn't have experienced this cigar otherwise. I forgot to add that the smoke time was one hour and 45 minutes in my critique.

Edited by Koop 3/24/2019 4:52 PM
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Posted 3/24/2019 8:21 PM (#765239 - in reply to #763721)
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Mine is finally in, just in the nick of time. It wasn't good though!

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Posted 3/24/2019 8:44 PM (#765240 - in reply to #763721)
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Submitted mine. I found it enjoyable. Surprised it's 7 years old....that's what you said right?
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Posted 3/25/2019 1:49 PM (#765259 - in reply to #765240)
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ninfiction - 3/24/2019 10:44 PM

Submitted mine. I found it enjoyable. Surprised it's 7 years old....that's what you said right?


The tobacco used is all aged 12yrs, and then it had another 7 months tucked away in the shop humidor...
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