Today’s Smoke 2018

Discussion in 'General Cigar Discussion' started by jbfurdog, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. I try my hardest to give my honest opinion, but will also say if you think of a Cigar, and a bottle of Wine have one similarity.
    Each of us have different taste sensors, so just because Cigar "A" cost say $20.00/Cigar, but Cigar "B" cost only $5.00/Cigar. If you personally don't like the $20.00 stick, but love the $5.00 stick.
    You are not crazy, you just prefer the taste or flavor profile of the lesser expensive stick. High price don't make anything great, or only so so, it your personal taste buds say to you this taste great.
    We have this B & M is Scottsdale, AZ who has a big on-line business. They have mayber 14 -20 house brand rolled for them by several big name Cigar makers. I have personally had 3 or 4 of the offering, all are price under $4.00/stick. Really good house blend, by big name maker, for the price point smoker.
     
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  2. Thoughts

    Thoughts Forehead wrinkle king

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    I’ve gotta try some of my local B&M’s cigars. They are all unbranded so as a new smoker I’m a little iffy to try them right now until I get through some of my samplers but I am interested in them for sure. But you are correct about profiles. For example the illumination I’m smoking tonight was hailed through many cigar reviewers for its pepper on pepper on pepper. But for me this cigar had stupid pepper in the first few puffs and mellowed out into a delicious feast. Right now I favor the cheaper ends until my job picks up so it definitely helps.
     
  3. Gavin

    Gavin Reviresco

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    Handsome pup you got there.
     
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  4. Johnny B

    Johnny B Well-Known Member

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    Oliva V Melanio Torpedo IMG_20180514_214941.jpg
     
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  5. Maduro Clint

    Maduro Clint Livin the dream

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    71D6B48A-6ED3-45E6-B671-FA5DA4ADCCBB.jpeg AF Casa Fuente. Smoked beautifully...thanks jfields!!
     
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  6. Well I being patriotic this A.M., with a, CAO - American - Torpedo. This is something I got in the mail last week with an inbound order when I decide to pull the trigger on this stick because of the blend & fancy banding.

    Sorry for the poor picture quality but shines stuff is hard to photograph. Yes the wrapper does have it own barber pole design where the wrapper appear to have a light stripe running down it.

    This is a well constructed stick, that burns even, ashes up even, and even has a foot band to add a little class. Very interesting sweetish flavor profile. Best part is it is a sub $7.00 price point.

    CAO IMHO is a brand of Cigars many times people forget or ignore to explore, my personal experience with them is they are a good value brand.

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  7. tone-ny

    tone-ny I smoke therefore I am!

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    Do I see a Carolina hat next to a Clemson towel?
     
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  8. CigSid

    CigSid Love this place...

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    Yes, GO COCKS!!
     
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  9. Johnny B

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    Yeah I was thinking the same thing... I guess everyone needs a throwaway towel for those nasty jobs.
     
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  10. thinde

    thinde Lobsta; the other white meat!

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    #2. Glad I got it in before this shat weather we’re getting! Even under the porch the rain was coming in sideway.....
     
  11. 57Strat

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  12. Pugman1943

    Pugman1943 Well-Known Member

    7C4F8585-EBA7-432E-B2CD-F5F0B2AB4B33.jpeg Ok there Johnny B Good, I’ll raise you an Oliva V maduro!
     
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  14. Johnny B

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    Both are very tasty smokes! :)
     
  15. Maduro Clint

    Maduro Clint Livin the dream

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    Cocks hat...no Clemson :p Daughter going there next year.
     
  16. Johnny B

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    Some Don Carlos action courtesy of @Acclaym. Thanks again brotha! IMG_20180515_220452.jpg
     
  17. tone-ny

    tone-ny I smoke therefore I am!

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    Since I got my place in SC, I now know Carolina, Clemson and Costal Carolina sports colors. Great schools, with reasonable tuition for out of state students. Good luck to her!
     
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  18. thinde

    thinde Lobsta; the other white meat!

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    Scap Well-Known Member

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  20. Something always consistant, Oliva Series O - Torpedo.

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