Smallclub

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  1. Explains why my 2017 Petit Robusto taste like bouillon cube. Bleh…
  2. They have to be Coronas Major or Coronas Minor – unless they come from the same source than the glass-top Cohibas…
  3. After all these years I realize that the cigars I miss the most are the small RG ERDMs (GdE, Panatelas Largas, Corona de Luxe) althought I've never purchased them in big quantities. Finding a GOOD box of GdEs was already difficult in the early 2000's.
  4. Do we really need two threads dedicated to Johnny O cigars?
  5. The "jar effect". In the late 90's there was a fashion (in western Europe) that consisted of giving a "finish" to the cigars, a few days before consuming them, by putting them in a humidified jar, preferably a nice porcelain one bought from a famous vendor in Geneva… I sometimes do it with my Piedra and it definitely darkens and smoothes the wrappers.
  6. And "17" is for the year in the current century…
  7. Cut them in 2 halves; you'll get 2 mini robustos that won't have the class of a Monarch but will be smokable. That's what I did with over-filled SLR churchills…
  8. I'm smoking my 7th or 8th box of Half Corona and so far I have encountered a few tight but acceptable draws and 1 (one) plugged that I had to pitch. As for the Lanceros I'm with you, I won't buy it again, rolled at El Laguito or not, this cigar seems to be doomed…
  9. I don't want to be too picky, but why didn't you opened those boxes in the shop? And do you realize that everyone in this thread is telling you that you actually don't have a problem?
  10. If you want them to have a good laugh that's the thing to do… Again, mold can be found at every habanos retailer in the world, from the tiny shops in Spain to the most luxurious outlets in Switzerland or UK…
  11. Box of LGC Médaille d'Or No.3 from 2002. The fragrance is hypnotizing even with few cigars left…
  12. It's a well etablished fact: cigars for domestic sales don't go through the freezing process.
  13. A thermostat??? Anyway these ugly leather boxes have been around for years (10 at least), it's a bogus production from an online vendor…
  14. Last week I smoked a "Robusto EL" (a $9 cigar) that was so bland and mild that I'll bet it was made exclusively from volado leaves… Tourist trap IMHO…
  15. Initially (until the mid 90's, I think) they were spread between different markets: every european country had his favorites; the only place that had them all was France, and maybe Spain. Online sales have put an end to this repartition, as the grey market vendors get their stock from everywhere… As for a rating: I've smoked all of them and came to the conclusion that it depends on the batch: sometimes the Mille Fleur is the best, the year after it's the Super Partagas, etc. If price is not an issue you should stick to the Short which is always one step above in terms of taste.
  16. On this forum we are always complaining about HSA – most often for good reasons; but we have to admit at least one fact in their favor: they're doing a great job with the entry-level cigars. The cheapest Partagas, Upmann, RyJ, have rarely been so good… although the lack of consistency in the same box is always a constant…
  17. That's what I believe. My boxes from 2011 to 2014 were much better than the recent ones…
  18. Because of this thread I purchased 2 boxes from a Spain based vendor who had them on sale, now I must go the attic to find an empty cab of Hoyo PR or Bolivar pc.
  19. I am about to finish my 7th or 8th box of HUHC, and so far I have encountered ONE (1) plugged unsmokable cigar. Tight draws were not rare but were always acceptable. Actually I have a problem with underfilled cigars that I've found in the most recent boxes — they burn too fast, too hot, and taste like cheap cigars…
  20. No. Read the first post again: he doesn't store boxes at 72%, only the singles he plans to smoke in the near future.

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