I think it was the late 90's when I was just learning about cigars, and I was in a "no Jack Schwartz" level cigar store in Chicago asking about these famous Opus X that CA said tasted like blueberries. Zero Opus, but the guy was hard selling me on Lars, talking about the long lasting serious flavor. Even for a novice, something seemed....off. I did try one on a dare at some point a year later, and didn't taste anything that bad again until last year when, like a dumbass, I sampled a fancy tubed giant Gurkha that tasted like if you filtered Cointreau through a rag you were using while you worked on your lawnmower. A friend got it from a "high roller regular" at his restaurant who swore it was the greatest thing in production.