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"What a difference a few months make"

Review by: RBekk
Review Date: 08/19/2005
Rating: 7.67
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Review Notes: I reviewed this cigar several months ago and was sorely disappointed. Construction was appalling, and the flavors were dull and muddy. Wow, what a difference a few months in the humi make! After my first impression, I buried the remainder deep in the humi, only to be brought out in extreme emergency. Since Iím running low on my favorites, I thought now would be a good time to resurrect these and give them a second chance. Construction was still off, with slight unraveling, and slight tunneling, but at least this stick was smokable, and I ended up nubbing it! That is a distinction only a handful of cigars have impressed me enough to burn down to my fingers. Iím not sure if the year spent in my humi infused the flavors of my favorites into these, or if the flavors blossomed on their own, but I was enthralled with the complexity of flavors, and potent but not overpowering body of this stick. If the next few are as good as this one, I might even move them up alongside my other favorites.

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"Tunnel to nowhere."

Review by: RBekk
Review Date: 03/10/2005
Rating: 2.5
Criteria 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Appearance
Construction
Flavor
Value
Overall Experience

Review Notes: This box pressed stubby has a richly colored wrapper, and outwardly appeared beautiful. Unfortunately the construction of the stick was so bad as to be laughable. I knew it was a bad sign when I opened the head, and the cap fell off in my hand. Fortunately I have had this experience before (due to my own mistake the first time), and knew what to do. I peeled back about 1/2 inch of the wrapper, being careful not to tear it, and moistened the underside with my tongue. Then rewrapped the cigar and thoroughly moistened the head. This procedure has saved me before and it worked fine here also. Had that been the only problem with the cigar I would have overlooked it, but unfortunately it portended a series of major flaws yet to come. Lighting the stick was as usual, and I settled in for a quiet walk around the block as I generally do. The problems however, started almost immediately. The stick started burning down one side, twice as fast as the other, and after about a Ĺ inch it was clear there was a major problem. Hoping to save the lions share of the cigar, I cut it at the base of the ash, but before I relit it, I noticed a hole, off center and deeper than I could see the bottom. ĎAm I smoking a straw?í I thought to myself, as I relit the cigar. Again after another few puffs, the stogie had burned down into the hole, practically leaving the edges untouched. I have never experienced this before, and decided to smoke it down and see if it would self correct. By the Ĺ way point it was clear there was no saving this cigar as it had burned a trench down one side. I finished the cigar with the leaf ends of the cut still intact. I was so busy futzing with the poor construction, I never focused my attention on the taste, but I recall the first few draws were harsh and biting, and then it settled into a bitter, muddy flavor.

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