Bucky McSwensen

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  1. Just saw this! 246lbs 111.6 kg Hope I'm not too late but will participate from the sidelines if I am
  2. Saw it in previews. Waited in long line and won a raffle. 10 buck seats. It was outstanding. Original cast was perfect. Was dying the whole time. I remember in the playbill there was an ad that said "you've seen the play, now read the book!". lds fully embraced it. Saw a second time for full price in la. New cast was still killing it. Highly recommend to anyone with even the vaguest interest
  3. Plmc all day everyday. Fresh or aged. Monte especial, haven't had fresh but 2016 is magical.
  4. Just over a year old, these still need time but it was good to get a baseline. Hit hard with sweet hat and cedar and a touch of coffee. Lots of pepper at the start. Very tight draw. Will open up with some drying out but I won't be touching this again for at least a year. Middle third loses all sweetness. It is all dark coffee wood and pepper. This is robust and strong and enjoyable but I'd like this to a budget NC short smoke and not a high end Cuban. Still pleasant but not hitting it's potential. I get little citrus kicks and touches of cream but they don't last long at all. Final really opens up. Okay maybe I will revisit sooner. Sweet honey, grass, hay, a touch of vanilla, light pepper and heavy coffee. This is what I was waiting for. Good nice young cohiba flavor. It clearly has legs to improve, I got a good baseline, but likely will avoid a while to let it open into it's potential. Value this at 9 bucks Cuba rating 0.71 Cost rating 0.56
  5. Dry draw coffee cinnamon and sweet tea. First light this thing is decadent. Smooth sweet rich tobacco flavors right off the bat. Transitions quickly into oak and cedar notes. These are nicer than I normally get but not my favorite note. Quickly moves to a subtle spice and vanilla coffee with cream. I get little hints of lemon and other citrus but these are fleeting. This has some flavors reminiscent of some aged trinidads I have had in the past. Really enjoying the expedited evolution of each round of puffs. Quickly turns to fresh cut grass and I get some slight tannic bitter coffee notes. This already has some age but will clearly do well with more time down. Maybe I should have dry boxed? Maybe I should have rested longer? I will never know since I can’t afford to do these often but I am fully enjoying this. Retrohale kicks hard with a sour lemon and black pepper. Flavors are those of the best young cohiba. A bit more punch than the aged cohibas I have had in the past but are much smoother and flavorful than any young cohiba in my current rotation. Second third is all smooth hay and grass with some peppery coffee and very light notes of vanilla and orange cream. Almost no evolution here. Just a fine smoke Just towards the start of the final third I get a lot of tea notes. This is going from a mild medium to a medium full bodied smoke in the last third. Sweetness picks back get more coffee cream and honey notes. Final end kicks in hard with bold cohiba flavors with heavy leather and coffee and a bit of pepper. Canoes like crazy as I nub it. So this was an experience. Unfortunately I think I got some rough patches that could have been smoothed out by some dry boxing. It's always tough with aged sticks for me because some need to be dried and some are hurt if they are. I won't say this is the best cohiba I have ever had but it is the best one with most potential. Iv le had aged cohiba that have peaked that were better. This one was outstanding and still has plenty of room to grow. Fun to try, not a waste but my other one will be napping a while longer. Overpriced and overhyped? Yes Worth trying? For sure Worth chasing? Probably not Value this at 60 bucks Cuba ratio 2.05 Coat ratio 0.68
  6. Really appreciate all the feedback. I've averaged out all the input and come to the conclusion that with all the red flags one cannot for sure 100 percent confirm illigitimate stick and since this is a trusted supplier all I can do is express my concerns and why we are sending it back. If this were cheaper reg I may feel okay smoking one to see if Cuba indeed being Cuba. Def seen crazy stuff occur before just not comfortable with bhk. Since this such a high risk stick (cost and reputation for scams) I can only take on this risk solo. If I ever say this in a box pass I'd lose all respect for the person who gave it. Not worth disparaging where I got it because it's near impossible to for sure make that accusation and it could still just be a bottom of the barrel box. Any one issue isn't a huge deal. All added together made me uncomfortble. Healthy skepticism and questioning attitude especially with bhk. Good Moving on. Thanks for all the feedback and Im welcome to more.
  7. That about seals it for me. Thanks guys. I did both. Part of the seal being off was the black light whitewashing. Also seemed lower res. The microprinting was harder to read but also matched. Barcode cam scans apps read the barcode. Works on all boxes and matches number. Wouldn't read this one. Just another flag that it wasn't original seal even though number matched the box. Lots of red flags. Enough to walk away. Thanks everyone.
  8. Haha I meant a full decade. I know we barely coming up to the initial release. Poor word choice on my end. I will edit Also caps seem fine in person. This one just had some overlapping and I'm a shitty cameraman. The idea of if you gonna do fakes why you would skimp on the triple cap part. I have stopped looking for that most times.
  9. No derision taken! 100% agree. That's where I normally am. I do little random barcode and black light checks from time to time for that warm fuzzy of I know my stuff and am doing things right. This one just got me insecure since I'm asking all the questions a buddy is split these with might ask me.
  10. The number of times my mom would say "oh my son would never do that".... I'm having flashbacks to childhood. I trust the source, just don't know who the source trusts. I just know there's others involved in the chain that could have done things. I've heard supply horror stories from the island, lcdhs and other vendors. Just doing a sanity check here as I know some have been smoking bhks for nearly a decade. Mainly looking for validation that this happens or I'm right to be concerned
  11. Thanks fellas. 50 50 response is good. Mainly looking for validation that these things happen or you are right to be concerned. All feedback welcome

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