Arturo Fuente' Hemingway Classic ......... ho hum .......

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my first cigar in 11 days as I have been cutting back on consumption this year, quite successfully :) as I burned 188 cigars last year = too many for me

My experience with the AF Hemingway Classic to date has typically been fairly positive but this one was like a 'swing & a miss' :mad:

This one had burn issues which I typically do not experience with the AF Hemingway Classic, and the flavors & the room notes were off.

Once again, to pen a baseball metaphor; 'swing & a miss' ................... ho hum ....................... but I did punish myself for 2 hours :rolleyes: ................

Better luck next time? :mad:

Pictured below @ lighting, 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, and 120 minutes.

# AFHC lighting - 00.jpg# AFHC 15.jpg# AFHC 30.jpg# AFHC 45.jpg# AFHC 60.jpg# AFHC 75.jpg# AFHC 120.jpg
 
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Floyd?

Floyd the Barber ("oh my") from Mayberry, Pink Floyd, or just 'Floyd?'


 

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That's too bad.
I really like the Hemmingway line and especially the Classic.
Thankfully haven't had a bad one yet
 

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See if you can find a Destino, little pricy but several notches up on quality and taste.
 

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I've smoked Anejo's and OpusX's over the years, but honestly the Hemi's never did anything for me. Sorry yours was a let down.
 

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I've smoked Anejo's and OpusX's over the years, but honestly the Hemi's never did anything for me. Sorry yours was a let down.
I'm the exact opposite. Don't care for the Opus X and Anejos, but have loved every Hemmingway I have had
 

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Which is why the saying "....smoke what you like, like what you smoke..." makes so much sense. I just always thought it odd that I couldn't get with the Hemi's, but as they say there's no accounting for taste..... 😀
 

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As I stated in the OP, my experience with the AF Hemingway Classic to date has typically been fairly positive.

And then, there is the below excerpt (taken from a Halfwheel review) which just proves everyone has a different palette. :D

"There are a lot of special Fuentes we smoke that aren't good. I still don't understand the first release of the Gran AniverXario. I find Casa Cuba to be a bit bland."

I'll just have to settle for the occasional lack luster Hemingway & suffer ;) ...........
 

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fast forward nearly 40 days later: I smoked another Hemingway Classic this afternoon, from the same box as the OP smoke.

The Hemingway Classic I smoked today was worlds apart better than the one from the OP; same box & a 180.

The one I smoked today was actually one of the best Hemingway Classics I recall ever smoking.

Arturo Fuente has some serious issues with their blend consistency, or rather lack there of. I have been saying this for years in regard to the Anejo blend but as time goes forward I am seeing AF continue to become less quality/consistency oriented.

YMMV


# AF H 1.jpg


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