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AuTechCoM
04-28-2014, 02:39 PM
Here is a new pass idea different from anything else I have seen on here:
The other day I stopped by a local BOTLs house and dropped a stick off on his desk with a simple message telling him to enjoy the stick and to post a review within 48hrs. Then it got me thinking this would be cool to transition onto Puff. This will be fun and it will also be great to increase the amount of reviews and it might just help nudge someone to write their first review. Or just a good way to get a second opinion on a stick you recently smoked.

My original idea was a PIF review Bomb. But I am sure that might make some people angry to get sticks they didn’t want and then feel obligated to pay shipping and pay for sticks to send out as well.

So here is how it is going to work:



I need at least 10 people to sign up (with at least 1 positive trader feedback) to get this started with no limit on the waiting list and you will remain on the list until you request to be removed.
After 10 people sign up I will randomly pick (1) person to send at least (1) stick for review
There is no limit to how many sticks you send (to keep the idea of the PIF REVIEW BOMB alive) but they only are obligated to review one.
Once contact is made the victim will have the option to pass or play.
The victim will then smoke the stick and post a review in the review section.
For the review to be counted they will need to post a link to the review on this thread
Then that person will pick another person on the list to send at least (1) stick to and so on and so on.
I will update the list as it builds and reviews are done.
After a person has received a stick I will place an (X) by their name so we can keep track of who has gotten one and who has not as to try to be able to spread it out and limit it to 3 reviews per person a month.


I am open for comments and suggestions. Just PM me.


So, without further ado. Let’s get the list started

1. AuTechCoM
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.


Have fun

LGHT
04-28-2014, 03:48 PM
I like the idea, but why not just get 10 people to sign up and send the 1rst person a 5'r so they can pick a stick to review. Then they put in at least 1 stick (or more) and sends it on to the next person on the list. Then we just keep the pass / reviews going. Once the list of 10 is done it goes back to you and you again pick a cigar and do the final review.

Either way I'm in and love doing reviews, but haven't done one in a while.

AuTechCoM
04-28-2014, 04:19 PM
I like the idea, but why not just get 10 people to sign up and send the 1rst person a 5'r so they can pick a stick to review. Then they put in at least 1 stick (or more) and sends it on to the next person on the list. Then we just keep the pass / reviews going. Once the list of 10 is done it goes back to you and you again pick a cigar and do the final review.

Either way I'm in and love doing reviews, but haven't done one in a while.

That sounds good. Like I said i am totally up for suggestions. I just wanted to keep this thing moving forward. I will work on rewording it. and I also wanted to try something out of the ordinary.

Cocker_dude
04-28-2014, 04:20 PM
I like the idea...sign me up

defetis
04-28-2014, 06:04 PM
Sign me up sir as long as were not shipping one stick at a time.

AuTechCoM
04-28-2014, 06:27 PM
Sign me up sir as long as were not shipping one stick at a time.

I am working on hammering out the details out. this is kind of a beta version right now. I want to bring together the idea of a Bomb and a PIF together and get some reviews out on the forum as well. do you have any suggestions.

defetis
04-28-2014, 06:51 PM
I am working on hammering out the details out. this is kind of a beta version right now. I want to bring together the idea of a Bomb and a PIF together and get some reviews out on the forum as well. do you have any suggestions.
I think if people sign up one person sends 5 sticks to someone on list. That person has to review those 5 replace with 5 more and surprise send to the next. Then review those five. You could have themes like Honduran only or vitolas like an only robusto pass cool ideas

AuTechCoM
04-28-2014, 06:57 PM
I think if people sign up one person sends 5 sticks to someone on list. That person has to review those 5 replace with 5 more and surprise send to the next. Then review those five. You could have themes like Honduran only or vitolas like an only robusto pass cool ideas

That is a solid idea! :dude:

defetis
04-28-2014, 07:02 PM
That's what I'm here for!

copper0426
04-28-2014, 11:23 PM
I will be in but I KNOW I don't have time to review 5 cigars it just isn't feasible for me.

AuTechCoM
04-28-2014, 11:25 PM
I will be in but I KNOW I don't have time to review 5 cigars it just isn't feasible for me.

Yeah as of right now the review is only on one stick

copper0426
04-28-2014, 11:28 PM
I am open for comments and suggestions. Just PM me.


So, without further ado. Letís get the list started

1. AuTechCoM
2. copper0426
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.


Have fun

AuTechCoM
04-28-2014, 11:38 PM
I am open for comments and suggestions. Just PM me.


So, without further ado. Letís get the list started

1. AuTechCoM
2. copper0426
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.


Have fun

Beat me too it lol. I was gonna get the list built in the morning when I get to work

Gheldan
04-29-2014, 12:22 AM
Hopefully the Noobie Sampler Pass, or Noob PIF come around my way soon so I can join you in this Jon, seems like a lot of fun.

LGHT
04-29-2014, 01:53 PM
I will be in but I KNOW I don't have time to review 5 cigars it just isn't feasible for me.

I agree I'm open to doing a review, but wouldn't want to commit to doing 5.

AuTechCoM
04-29-2014, 02:23 PM
Here is a new pass idea different from anything else I have seen on here:
The other day I stopped by a local BOTLs house and dropped a stick off on his desk with a simple message telling him to enjoy the stick and to post a review within 48hrs. Then it got me thinking this would be cool to transition onto Puff. This will be fun and it will also be great to increase the amount of reviews and it might just help nudge someone to write their first review. Or just a good way to get a second opinion on a stick you recently smoked.

My original idea was a PIF review Bomb. But I am sure that might make some people angry to get sticks they didn’t want and then feel obligated to pay shipping and pay for sticks to send out as well.

The twist is that you get to choose the victim and any sticks you receive are yours to keep as long as you send at least (5) to the next person.

So here is how it is going to work:

1. I need at least 10 people to sign up (with at least 1 positive trader feedback) to get this started with no limit on the waiting list and you will remain on the list until you request to be removed.
2. After 10 people sign up I will randomly pick (1) person to send at least (5) sticks and mark (1) stick for review
There is no limit to how many sticks you send (to keep the idea of the PIF REVIEW BOMB alive) but you are obligated to send at least (5) sticks and they are only obligated to review the one you have selected.
3. Once contact is made the victim will have the option to pass or play.
4. The victim will then smoke the stick and post a review in the review section.
5. For the review to be counted they will need to post a link to the review on this thread
6. Then that person will pick another person on the list to send at least (5) sticks with (1) marked for review and so on and so on.
7. I will update the list as it builds and reviews are done.
8. After a person has received a stick I will place an (X) by their name so we can keep track of who has gotten one and who has not as to try to be able to spread it out and limit it to 3 reviews per person.


I am open for comments and suggestions. Just PM me.


So, without further ado. Let’s get the list started

1. AuTechCoM
2. LGHT
3. Cocker_Dude
4. Defetis
5. copper0426
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.


Have fun

Tombstone
05-01-2014, 11:21 PM
1. AuTechCoM
2. LGHT
3. Cocker_Dude
4. Defetis
5. copper0426
6. Tombstone
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.

ShaneG
05-06-2014, 10:48 AM
1. AuTechCoM
2. LGHT
3. Cocker_Dude
4. Defetis
5. copper0426
6. Tombstone
7. Shaneg
8.
9.
10.
11.

AuTechCoM
05-06-2014, 01:41 PM
Just a shameless bump to try to get this started

Gheldan
05-06-2014, 01:46 PM
So for this thread when you get the 5 sticks are you picking one at random to review and then adding one and passing the rest on, or do you keep all five, review one that is marked and then grab five of your own to pass on?

AuTechCoM
05-06-2014, 05:22 PM
So for this thread when you get the 5 sticks are you picking one at random to review and then adding one and passing the rest on, or do you keep all five, review one that is marked and then grab five of your own to pass on?

With this all of the sticks are yours to keep as long as you send 5 to the next person. as far as which stick you review that is up to the person who sends you the sticks. I figure this way it will give us a way to get a second opinion from someone else.

Cardinal
05-06-2014, 06:57 PM
We've had a bunch of guys doing great reviews lately, and anything to keep that trend going is awesome. Honest reviews by regular people are definitely one of my favorite things about puff.

1. AuTechCoM
2. LGHT
3. Cocker_Dude
4. Defetis
5. copper0426
6. Tombstone
7. Shaneg
8. Cardinal
9.
10.
11.

defetis
05-06-2014, 07:01 PM
we need this thing filled up tonight! Im ready!

AuTechCoM
05-06-2014, 07:04 PM
Just 3 more spots to get this going. just remember that there is no limit to how many can be on this.

Cardinal
05-07-2014, 09:07 AM
:target: :target: :target: @Laynard (https://www.puff.com/forums/vb/member.php?u=35966) Merovius @cakeanddottle (https://www.puff.com/forums/vb/member.php?u=26536) you guys do great reviews, wanted to bring this pass to you attention in case you hadn't seen it yet. :target: :target: :target:

Merovius
05-07-2014, 10:43 AM
Kind words Tim, thanks. Lots of familiar faces in this group, count me in.

Laynard
05-07-2014, 12:37 PM
No thanks. The next few weeks are going to be crazy for me, so I am going to have to kindly pass on the pass. I appreciate it though. Have fun guys!

Cardinal
05-07-2014, 11:41 PM
Kind words Tim, thanks. Lots of familiar faces in this group, count me in.

Da da da da there goes my hero/watch him as he goes da da da da da da da da

No thanks. The next few weeks are going to be crazy for me, so I am going to have to kindly pass on the pass. I appreciate it though. Have fun guys!

To quote El Guapo - you are no longer under my protection :mischief:

Just kidding, I understand. Just wanted to make sure you saw it.

AuTechCoM
05-07-2014, 11:52 PM
Well let's just get a few more B/SOTL on here. I need a second opinion and am feeling the itch to bomb the crap out of someone. Remember guys it is a 5 stick minimum and they only have to review the one you choose and best of all there is no limit to how bad you can hit the person you choose

Merovius
05-08-2014, 10:53 AM
Looks like we need a few more, let me see if the homeys are up for it.


@Tobias Lutz (https://www.puff.com/forums/vb/member.php?u=33863) @brimy623 (https://www.puff.com/forums/vb/member.php?u=34727) @sullen (https://www.puff.com/forums/vb/member.php?u=35737) @B-daddy (https://www.puff.com/forums/vb/member.php?u=32685) @knilas (https://www.puff.com/forums/vb/member.php?u=35777) you guys are active, have great palates and love cigars; its a perfect fit!

Come join the party :cb

AuTechCoM
05-08-2014, 12:18 PM
Lets give this one more bump... if no one else joins I will just pick someone out of who we have. I am sure a lot of people are unsure of his idea because it is weird to mash-up all of these different ideas.

Once again:

I will start this out by picking one of you guys at random. Then I will send my package of 5 or more sticks to one lucky BOTL with one of the sticks marked for review. that person will then review the stick I have chosen then post a link to the review in this thread and ship out his package to the person of your choosing )I suggest using Random.org but if you feel like bombing someone specific that is fine. my dream is for this to be never ending but lets see how it goes

sullen
05-08-2014, 12:23 PM
my reviews are basically:

review format 1:
sucks
review format 2:
it's okay
review format 3:
very good
review format 4:
holy mother of fvck this one was padron good

so i really can't be of much help guys, sorry, but heres a bump.

brimy623
05-08-2014, 12:46 PM
Unfortunately I'm in the same boat as @sullen (https://www.puff.com/forums/vb/member.php?u=35737) when it comes to reviewing this great love of ours!

I can tell you that I like, love or hate a stick. Or if it's just "OK". But as far as giving you flavors, I'm not there yet.

But thanks for the invite and appreciation of what I do smoke ( Merovius )!

Keeper01
05-08-2014, 12:55 PM
Hey AuTechCoM, sign me up. I knew that this would be fun since you first told me about it and used me as your guinea pig.

SeanTheEvans
05-08-2014, 01:00 PM
If it remains open sign-up, I'll join when I'm done my reviews for the 2 other passes I'm currently involved in. My sticks have all rested adequately so I have a bunch to get to atm, so I can't commit to this right now.

AuTechCoM
05-08-2014, 01:07 PM
If it remains open sign-up, I'll join when I'm done my reviews for the 2 other passes I'm currently involved in. My sticks have all rested adequately so I have a bunch to get to atm, so I can't commit to this right now.

Yeah sean we hope to see you on here when you get a chance. I am shooting for this to be never ending and you can always sign up.

Hey AuTechCoM, sign me up. I knew that this would be fun since you first told me about it and used me as your guinea pig.

Yeah that worked out great. glad to see you join up

AuTechCoM
05-08-2014, 01:16 PM
The list so far is

1. AuTechCoM
2. LGHT
3. Cocker_Dude
4. Defetis
5. copper0426
6. Tombstone
7. Shaneg
8. Cardinal
9. Merovius
10. Keeper01
11. Tobias Lutz
12.
13.
14.
15.

Remember there is no limit to how many people are on the list. and once you get hit you get to choose your victim.

Since including myself we have 10 guys on board I will get this started today.

So my victim is...

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/05/08/p_4006036_0.png (http://s1046.photobucket.com/user/gimpster08/media/Untitled1.png.html)

defetis

Tobias Lutz
05-08-2014, 01:21 PM
I'm always game for a pass (this will be the fifth one this spring :lol: ) Put me down.

AuTechCoM
05-08-2014, 01:39 PM
I'm always game for a pass (this will be the fifth one this spring :lol: ) Put me down.

I got you on the list.

USHOG
05-08-2014, 01:47 PM
I am in
1. AuTechCoM
2. LGHT
3. Cocker_Dude
4. Defetis
5. copper0426
6. Tombstone
7. Shaneg
8. Cardinal
9. Merovius
10. Keeper01
11. Tobias Lutz
12. USHOG
13.
14.
15.

AuTechCoM
05-08-2014, 01:52 PM
I am in
1. AuTechCoM
2. LGHT
3. Cocker_Dude
4. Defetis
5. copper0426
6. Tombstone
7. Shaneg
8. Cardinal
9. Merovius
10. Keeper01
11. Tobias Lutz
12. USHOG
13.
14.
15.

Welcome aboard

Cocker_dude
05-08-2014, 02:00 PM
my reviews are basically:

review format 1:
sucks
review format 2:
it's okay
review format 3:
very good
review format 4:
holy mother of fvck this one was padron good

so i really can't be of much help guys, sorry, but heres a bump.

You guys have me worried. My palette is not very developed since I'm a noob. Hopefully I can contribute something to this. Maybe there are some BOTL's that are interested in comparing their palette with a noob. If so...I'm your BOTL.

AuTechCoM
05-08-2014, 02:30 PM
You guys have me worried. My palette is not very developed since I'm a noob. Hopefully I can contribute something to this. Maybe there are some BOTL's that are interested in comparing their palette with a noob. If so...I'm your BOTL.

Don't worry this is for everyone. I don't care if you just say Good or bad all you have to do is write a review. I have never written one and my palette is very noobish and my writing skills are that of a 5th grader so I am using this as an excuse to write my first review if my name gets picked, plus it is a great way for me to find someone to bomb for no good reason.

knilas
05-08-2014, 03:33 PM
I'm afraid I wouldn't be much fun. I'm fully engrossed in the dark side now...only a few meezly NCs left in my stash. Sounds like a good time tho! Appreciate the heads up Tyler!

Y'all stay groovy! :)

Scott

B-daddy
05-08-2014, 05:47 PM
I'll do it.

Thanks for including the fat kid in your cool kid club.

AuTechCoM
05-08-2014, 06:07 PM
I'll do it.

Thanks for including the fat kid in your cool kid club.

Gotcha

1. AuTechCoM
2. LGHT
3. Cocker_Dude
4. Defetis
5. copper0426
6. Tombstone
7. Shaneg
8. Cardinal
9. Merovius
10. Keeper01
11. Tobias Lutz
12. USHOG
13. B-daddy
14.
15.

defetis
05-12-2014, 05:15 PM
AuTechCoM

Jonathan didn't hold back on his hit.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/05/12/p_4007660_0.jpg (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/defetis/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140512_150434_179_zps43awsze8.jpg.html)

I will be reviewing the Regius Orchant in a couple of weeks. Never tried this brand so I'm looking forward to it.Thanks again for the hit sir! Pm me who to send to next

AuTechCoM
05-12-2014, 05:19 PM
AuTechCoM

Jonathan didn't hold back on his hit.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/05/12/p_4007661_0.jpg (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/defetis/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140512_150434_179_zps43awsze8.jpg.html)

I will be reviewing the Regius Orchant in a couple of weeks. Never tried this brand so I'm looking forward to it.Thanks again for the hit sir! Pm me who to send to next

I think something is missing... Hmmm... That's odd. Lol but anyways you get to choose the next victim. I have no say in that and you are only limited to the names on the list

AuTechCoM
05-12-2014, 05:27 PM
The ball is now rolling. defetis is now on the prowl for the next victim. Happy Hunting.

1. AuTechCoM
2. LGHT
3. Cocker_Dude
4. Defetis Awaiting review
5. copper0426
6. Tombstone
7. Shaneg
8. Cardinal
9. Merovius
10. Keeper01
11. Tobias Lutz
12. USHOG
13. B-daddy
14.
15.

Remember guys this list never closes. So feel free to sign up whenever. and whoever gets hit just Pay it forward to anyone on the list.

defetis
05-12-2014, 06:25 PM
on the move

9505 5000 2228 4132 0000 84

defetis
05-12-2014, 06:28 PM
I only clicked submit once

Tobias Lutz
05-12-2014, 06:30 PM
I only clicked submit once

sure you did :lol:

LGHT
05-13-2014, 02:56 PM
The ball is now rolling. defetis is now on the prowl for the next victim. Happy Hunting.

1. AuTechCoM
2. LGHT
3. Cocker_Dude
4. Defetis Awaiting review
5. copper0426
6. Tombstone
7. Shaneg
8. Cardinal
9. Merovius
10. Keeper01
11. Tobias Lutz
12. USHOG
13. B-daddy
14.
15.

Remember guys this list never closes. So feel free to sign up whenever. and whoever gets hit just Pay it forward to anyone on the list.

Quick question, does the person next on the "hit list" get notified??

AuTechCoM
05-13-2014, 03:01 PM
Quick question, does the person next on the "hit list" get notified??
The person who just received the pif gets to choose in this case Defetis has chosen his target already. but generally The person up next will have to be notified in order for the address to be verified. This way it keeps everyone guessing who is next

LGHT
05-13-2014, 03:06 PM
Ok is the person chosen posted here or do we just wait for the review?

AuTechCoM
05-13-2014, 03:10 PM
Ok is the person chosen posted here or do we just wait for the review?

I think it should be posted here so we know it is. defetis who are you going after?

defetis
05-13-2014, 05:00 PM
Cocker_dude s package in route

AuTechCoM
05-13-2014, 05:22 PM
1. AuTechCoM
2. LGHT
3. Cocker_dude :flame: Incoming!!! :flame:
4. Defetis Awaiting review
5. copper0426
6. Tombstone
7. Shaneg
8. Cardinal
9. Merovius
10. Keeper01
11. Tobias Lutz
12. USHOG
13. B-daddy
14.
15.

Remember guys this list never closes. So feel free to sign up whenever. and whoever gets hit just Pay it forward to anyone on the list.

Cocker_dude
05-15-2014, 07:38 AM
1. AuTechCoM
2. LGHT
3. Cocker_dude :flame: Incoming!!! :flame:
4. Defetis Awaiting review
5. copper0426
6. Tombstone
7. Shaneg
8. Cardinal
9. Merovius
10. Keeper01
11. Tobias Lutz
12. USHOG
13. B-daddy
14.
15.

Remember guys this list never closes. So feel free to sign up whenever. and whoever gets hit just Pay it forward to anyone on the list.

Received an awesome pass in the mail from Joel. He wants me to review the CAO Sopranos edition cigar!!

49119

First person to respond here (other than defetis) will be targeted for and incoming hit.

I cannot get this out today because after work I'm headed to a cigar event. Will for sure get this moving on Friday.

ShaneG
05-15-2014, 08:19 AM
Lucky you I've heard great things about the sopranos cigar

Cocker_dude
05-15-2014, 08:25 AM
Lucky you I've heard great things about the sopranos cigar

Alright ShaneG, you are next on the list since you were the first to respond.

BTW, not sure why my picture is not showing up. I will attempt to resolve that today.

AuTechCoM
05-15-2014, 12:13 PM
1. AuTechCoM
2. LGHT
3. Cocker_dude Awaiting review
4. Defetis Awaiting review
5. copper0426
6. Tombstone
7. ShaneG :flame:Incoming!!!:flame:
8. Cardinal
9. Merovius
10. Keeper01
11. Tobias Lutz
12. USHOG
13. B-daddy
14.
15.

Remember guys this list never closes. So feel free to sign up whenever. and whoever gets hit just Pay it forward to anyone on the list.

Cocker_dude
05-19-2014, 09:32 AM
Sorry for not getting this out sooner.

ShaneG you have incoming.

9114 9011 2308 6172 8537 00

ShaneG
05-19-2014, 09:55 AM
Sorry for not getting this out sooner.

ShaneG you have incoming.

9114 9011 2308 6172 8537 00

That's funny- tracking number on the day it's going to be delivered! I'm super pumped to see what's inside; ill refill and ship out tomorrow, so I suppose I need to come up with a way to choose a victim errrr next recipient. In honor of my first 'old' birthday (30) next month, I'm going to ship to whoever is oldest

Edit; which I thought was publicly available information in the profiles, but is apparently not really; so chime in with your ages folks

AuTechCoM
05-19-2014, 12:06 PM
That's funny- tracking number on the day it's going to be delivered! I'm super pumped to see what's inside; ill refill and ship out tomorrow, so I suppose I need to come up with a way to choose a victim errrr next recipient. In honor of my first 'old' birthday (30) next month, I'm going to ship to whoever is oldest

Edit; which I thought was publicly available information in the profiles, but is apparently not really; so chime in with your ages folks

Yeah I could only imagine what mailboxes would look like if you could see when someones birthday is on here. but I am 29

ShaneG
05-19-2014, 12:30 PM
1. AuTechCoM 29
2. LGHT
3. Cocker_dude
4. defetis
5. copper0426 FOURTY-NINE
6. Tombstone
7. ShaneG 29
8. Cardinal
9. Merovius 35
10. Keeper01 32
11. Tobias Lutz
12. USHOG
13. B-daddy

Come on fellas, who's going to fess up- anyone older than 29?

Merovius
05-19-2014, 12:36 PM
35 here; gonna go out on a limb and say B-daddy has me beat.

Cocker_dude
05-19-2014, 12:37 PM
That's funny- tracking number on the day it's going to be delivered! I'm super pumped to see what's inside; ill refill and ship out tomorrow, so I suppose I need to come up with a way to choose a victim errrr next recipient. In honor of my first 'old' birthday (30) next month, I'm going to ship to whoever is oldest

Edit; which I thought was publicly available information in the profiles, but is apparently not really; so chime in with your ages folks

Sorry for the late notice...my wife and I had a little too much fun this weekend. Concert on Saturday night and a Rockies baseball game with a walk off home run on Sunday!

Keeper01
05-19-2014, 12:42 PM
If I remember right I'm 32.

copper0426
05-19-2014, 12:50 PM
Well as hard as it is to say I'm 49 in august.

USHOG
05-19-2014, 12:51 PM
41 here

Cardinal
05-19-2014, 02:04 PM
I'm not gonna win this one.

LGHT
05-19-2014, 03:38 PM
I already lost

Tombstone
05-19-2014, 04:03 PM
I am 30.

defetis
05-19-2014, 06:26 PM
I am > everyone so far

B-daddy
05-19-2014, 06:51 PM
44 going on 13

ShaneG
05-20-2014, 02:23 AM
I just got blasted. Went over to the neighbors for dinner and my wife mentioned I received a package; I had the tracking number so I knew that, I didn't make it a huge rush I knew I would see it when I got home and didn't think much else till I walked in the door and didn't see a flat rate box.

Heart thumping I grabbed my camera and approached.
49170

I fought the label off and opened it.
49172

Terms accepted, I lifted the paper off and delved deeper.
49174

Holy mother of wow ouch damn! Cocker_dude got me hard. I've never had any of these and I am excited to have them, and can't wait to try them all. I'm not so sure what they all are, can you help with a few ID's?

I'm floored with your generosity!
Tobias_lutz you are the only one who didn't weigh in on your age.
Assuming you are older it goes to you, otherwise it would go to defetis, who I will give the choice to play, or pass it in a different direction.

Thanks again to the so many BOTL who really go above and beyond the call of duty.

AuTechCoM
05-20-2014, 02:31 AM
Holy crap that last hit was crazy. I am glad to see this working the way I had hoped. And I can't wait to start seeing the reviews that come from this.

LGHT
05-20-2014, 12:37 PM
Wow very nice indeed. I think with a selection like that you should consider doing 2 reviews.

ShaneG
05-20-2014, 01:11 PM
49172

Terms accepted, I lifted the paper off and delved deeper.
49174


Wow very nice indeed. I think with a selection like that you should consider doing 2 reviews.

I agree ;)

ShaneG
05-20-2014, 10:23 PM
Well I think I'm just going to shoot it to copper0426 unless we have an objection. Anyone? Tony- can you pm me your address?

ShaneG
05-21-2014, 06:29 PM
Bombs away, but I have to admit compared to what I was just hit with it's more bottle rocket than Heavy ordinance!

9114901230801479905766

Hope you like it!

AuTechCoM
05-21-2014, 06:36 PM
Bombs away, but I have to admit compared to what I was just hit with it's more bottle rocket than Heavy ordinance!

9114901230801479905766

Hope you like it!

It is hard to follow a hit like you took... Don't worry you should have relief from the red cross sometime soon. to help you rebuild your house

defetis
05-21-2014, 06:39 PM
Alright I guess it's time to break the ice here.

I received this cigar from Jonathan AuTechCoM I had never really heard of Regius before so I had a good time reading about it as I lit it up.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/05/21/p_4011657_0.jpg (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/defetis/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140520_150144_042_zpsgrjeifwn.jpg.html)

This cigar from what I gathered is supposed to be cuban-esc due to the fact it's makers are located in London which does not have the ban. The cigar constructions looks and feels nice and does remind me of what I've seen from the darkside. Pre draw the cold inhale is def. very earthy with maybe a touch of leather.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/05/21/p_4011657_1.jpg (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/defetis/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140520_152446_436_zps8ugcy8tf.jpg.html)

After letting it heat up I was a little shocked how little flavor this thing had. The smoke output wasn't great so I gave it time to get going. As I made my way to the end of the first third I started getting hints of earth and maybe a little nuttyness but that is really it.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/05/21/p_4011657_2.jpg (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/defetis/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140520_155207_241_zpsnrwz7ggq.jpg.html)

At half way not a lot has changed except you can tell it has gone from mild to medium. I started reading more about this cigar as well as a couple other reviews out there to see if I was missing anything anyone else picked up.

Forgetting to take a last picture as I wrapped it up due to reading was my bad. The last third of this cigar was the most enjoyable part. The nic kick kind of showed itself for a minute to let me know he was there. The earthyness turned into a peppery earth with a little sweetness of the tongue after the draw. The last third was more of what I was expecting for the whole thing.

Smoke time: 1 hour 10 mins
Age: ?
Rh: 65% since Ive had it

In conclusion this cigar really kind of let me down after I read that the US only recieved 200,000 of the 400,000 made. I was expecting something a little more defined with noticable roots of the country they were trying to imitate. When you pull the band off there is the initials of the 12 people who in my opinion let a product go out that should of been a lot better!

79/100

Thank you again Jonathan for the pass. I'm very thankful for all the great smokes you sent

AuTechCoM
05-21-2014, 06:58 PM
Alright I guess it's time to break the ice here.

I received this cigar from Jonathan AuTechCoM I had never really heard of Regius before so I had a good time reading about it as I lit it up.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/05/21/p_4011665_0.jpg (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/defetis/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140520_150144_042_zpsgrjeifwn.jpg.html)

This cigar from what I gathered is supposed to be cuban-esc due to the fact it's makers are located in London which does not have the ban. The cigar constructions looks and feels nice and does remind me of what I've seen from the darkside. Pre draw the cold inhale is def. very earthy with maybe a touch of leather.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/05/21/p_4011665_1.jpg (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/defetis/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140520_152446_436_zps8ugcy8tf.jpg.html)

After letting it heat up I was a little shocked how little flavor this thing had. The smoke output wasn't great so I gave it time to get going. As I made my way to the end of the first third I started getting hints of earth and maybe a little nuttyness but that is really it.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/05/21/p_4011665_2.jpg (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/defetis/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140520_155207_241_zpsnrwz7ggq.jpg.html)

At half way not a lot has changed except you can tell it has gone from mild to medium. I started reading more about this cigar as well as a couple other reviews out there to see if I was missing anything anyone else picked up.

Forgetting to take a last picture as I wrapped it up due to reading was my bad. The last third of this cigar was the most enjoyable part. The nic kick kind of showed itself for a minute to let me know he was there. The earthyness turned into a peppery earth with a little sweetness of the tongue after the draw. The last third was more of what I was expecting for the whole thing.

Smoke time: 1 hour 10 mins
Age: ?
Rh: 65% since Ive had it

In conclusion this cigar really kind of let me down after I read that the US only recieved 200,000 of the 400,000 made. I was expecting something a little more defined with noticable roots of the country they were trying to imitate. When you pull the band off there is the initials of the 12 people who in my opinion let a product go out that should of been a lot better!

79/100

Thank you again Jonathan for the pass. I'm very thankful for all the great smokes you sent

Thanks for the Great review. I know that they are kinda inconsistent for being such a limited release. I will say that the first one I had was amazing. I had met Akhil the owner of Regius at an event at a local B&M. He gave me my first one of these at that event and i lit it up right there and was blown away by it so after a long conveersatin with Akhil he hooked me up with a great deal on his last box he had with him and in my humi they went. then a few weeks later I tracked down another box just going off of my first experience with it. then ended up mixing them up in my humi so i have no way of telling them apart now. but All I can say is that when I get one that is on it is an amazing experience that holds true to their statement of what they were trying to achive but if not prepare to be disappointed. It is like a game of Russian Roulette. but I can tell you that both boxes came with the same name "Anna *something*" on a little slip of paper in the box either the Torcedor or maybe QC person but i am not sure.

***Edit***
Oh and the number made is far lower. 400 boxes of 10 made only 200 for the USA

defetis
05-21-2014, 07:16 PM
Thanks for the Great review. I know that they are kinda inconsistent for being such a limited release. I will say that the first one I had was amazing. I had met Akhil the owner of Regius at an event at a local B&M. He gave me my first one of these at that event and i lit it up right there and was blown away by it so after a long conveersatin with Akhil he hooked me up with a great deal on his last box he had with him and in my humi they went. then a few weeks later I tracked down another box just going off of my first experience with it. then ended up mixing them up in my humi so i have no way of telling them apart now. but All I can say is that when I get one that is on it is an amazing experience that holds true to their statement of what they were trying to achive but if not prepare to be disappointed. It is like a game of Russian Roulette. but I can tell you that both boxes came with the same name "Anna *something*" on a little slip of paper in the box either the Torcedor or maybe QC person but i am not sure.

***Edit***
Oh and the number made is far lower. 400 boxes of 10 made only 200 for the USA

Good info man thanks. I won't write these off til I try a few more

AuTechCoM
05-21-2014, 07:22 PM
Good info man thanks. I won't write these off til I try a few more

They are HTF but I have some left and so does "Small Batch" but if you want another just shoot me your address and I will let you try another blend as well. I tend to like them best early morning with some coffee.

ShaneG
05-23-2014, 04:09 PM
copper0426 the Internet told me your sticks were out for delivery now- and I found the letter telling you which one to review on my desk this morning. Let me know when they come in and I'll tell you. Well, ill tell you I already told you. You'll see.

AuTechCoM
05-23-2014, 04:43 PM
copper0426 the Internet told me your sticks were out for delivery now- and I found the letter telling you which one to review on my desk this morning. Let me know when they come in and I'll tell you. Well, ill tell you I already told you. You'll see.

LoL I have done that. not with this one but with another trade.

Cardinal
05-24-2014, 03:49 PM
Smoke time: 1 hour 10 mins
Age: ?
Rh: 65% since Ive had it

In conclusion this cigar really kind of let me down after I read that the US only recieved 200,000 of the 400,000 made. I was expecting something a little more defined with noticable roots of the country they were trying to imitate. When you pull the band off there is the initials of the 12 people who in my opinion let a product go out that should of been a lot better!

79/100

Thank you again Jonathan for the pass. I'm very thankful for all the great smokes you sent

Too bad it wasn't great, but still a good write-up on your part. Nice way to kick off the reviews, man!

copper0426
05-24-2014, 03:54 PM
I got smacked by Shane! This is an AWESOME selection of cigars and each one is smack in the middle of my preferred flavor profile.I am really looking forward to trying the mj12 I have never had one. I will let the CAO relax for an appropriate period and review it. Another I have never had. The hitch hikers are very much appreciated as well Jack is a good Buddy.
Trying to post pics right has got me ready to throw my computer so pics to come SORRY GUYS

ShaneG
05-25-2014, 02:03 AM
copper0426 if you need help you can text or email pictures to me if that's easier than posting, just pm for address

copper0426
05-25-2014, 03:02 PM
I got smacked by Shane! This is an AWESOME selection of cigars and each one is smack in the middle of my preferred flavor profile.I am really looking forward to trying the mj12 I have never had one. I will let the CAO relax for an appropriate period and review it. Another I have never had. The hitch hikers are very much appreciated as well Jack is a good Buddy.

Here is the pic finally the little Jack hitch hikers are not present
alas they met their demise last night it was a rough week LOL.
http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/05/25/p_4013506_0.jpg (http://s749.photobucket.com/user/copper0426/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140524_154725.jpg.html)

ShaneG
05-25-2014, 10:23 PM
Here is the pic finally the little Jack hitch hikers are not present
alas they met their demise last night it was a rough week LOL.
http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/05/25/p_4013659_0.jpg (http://s749.photobucket.com/user/copper0426/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140524_154725.jpg.html)
Anyone who has never had that sancho panza extra fuerte you are missing out!
I'm just getting through a week of allergies like crazy so I haven't smoked anything I haven't smoked before, because taste and smell have been shot by the allergy medicine. I am recovering so my review should be happening soon, pardon the delay!
copper0426 you always pull the foil? Is that a thing? I never looked inside at all.

copper0426
05-25-2014, 11:57 PM
copper0426 you always pull the foil? Is that a thing? I never looked inside at all.

Not a thing per say just like it to be naked unless its cello that I cut the bottom of. I am looking forward to the Panza.

Darkavenger
05-26-2014, 01:35 AM
I have yet to write a review and feel this may push me too it. See if writing can help me with defining what I am tasting. I would like to be added

AuTechCoM
05-26-2014, 01:48 AM
I have yet to write a review and feel this may push me too it. See if writing can help me with defining what I am tasting. I would like to be added

Sure that is what I was hoping this would do. I will add you to the list tomorrow when I am at my computer.

Darkavenger
05-26-2014, 01:57 AM
Thank you. I look forward to my attempted reciew

Cocker_dude
05-26-2014, 09:32 PM
Meant to do my review this weekend, but I smoked about 2x my normal amount of cigars and I feel like my palette is overloaded. My wife is going out to dinner on Tuesday with a friend so I will have some alone time to really focus on the cigar.

I did one review on my own on another cigar just to do a dry run. I'm a bit embarrassed to post it though.

AuTechCoM
05-27-2014, 03:08 PM
Sorry I have been slow to update the list. Been super busy this last week.

1. AuTechCoM
2. LGHT
3. Cocker_dude Awaiting review
4. Defetis 1 Review Completed
5. copper0426 Awaiting review
6. Tombstone
7. ShaneG Awaiting review
8. Cardinal
9. Merovius
10. Keeper01
11. Tobias Lutz
12. USHOG
13. B-daddy
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ShaneG
05-27-2014, 03:59 PM
AuTechCoM mark me down for two reviews pending please

AuTechCoM
05-27-2014, 04:01 PM
AuTechCoM mark me down for two reviews pending please

Cool! We will just see them when you finish. That way there wont be any confusion. However I do appreciate you doing more reviews. It is always good to see reviews.

Cocker_dude
06-01-2014, 10:27 PM
Just finished up smoking my pass from defetis .

The cigar is a CAO The Soprano in the associate size (5 x 52).


49326
Prelight
Wrapper smelled of sweet Alfalfa. It took me a few minutes to figure this out, but man was it great. I truly love that smell. Pre-draw was hay and light pepper.

49327
1st Third
Draw was perfect. A little resistance and the smoke output was about average. The flavors I'm catching are a sweet leather and a small nuance of candied cherry finishing with sweet cream. The finish was quite short, but I was really digging the flavors.

I was quite surprised at the finish because I thought it would be a bit more pepper because of the pre-light draw.


49328
2nd Third
The flavor has now moved away from the cream to more of a sweet leather and I'm not getting any of the cherry flavor any longer. The finish is now transitioning between long pepper one puff to short tobacco flavor on the next.

The ash is flowering, but solid and came off a few puffs into the 2nd third. Performance is spot on so far.

49329
Final Third
Once again the flavor has changed slightly. Instead of sweet leather it is now just a toasted leather. The finish is now dominated by pepper and it lasts into the next puff.

Ash and burn are still very solid. Didn't need any tending to keep it burning straight.

Overall
I had a lot of fun smoking this cigar. It kept me on my toes because I was never sure what to expect from one puff to the next. I was feeling the nicotine by the end, but it wasn't knock your socks off. I've been sensitive to nicotine in the past so I was happy it wasn't a powerhouse. I could easily see this cigar going into my regular rotation and I stamp it an enthusiastic BUY!

Total smoke time: 1 hour 20 minutes


Thank you defetis for providing a noob a great cigar experience.

Now to the sad part. Unfortunately this was a limited release cigar and can not be easily found. After the cigar, I spent the next 30 minutes trying to find a online store that had some of these. Unfortunately, I came up empty. :frusty:

The search will continue...

I hope you enjoyed the review as I would like to do more in the future. Since I am a noob, I would like constructive criticism as I would like to get as good as the other BOTL's on this site.

Thank you to AuTechCoM for setting this up.

AuTechCoM
06-01-2014, 10:43 PM
Just finished up smoking my pass from defetis .

The cigar is a CAO The Soprano in the associate size (5 x 52).


49326
Prelight
Wrapper smelled of sweet Alfalfa. It took me a few minutes to figure this out, but man was it great. I truly love that smell. Pre-draw was hay and light pepper.

49327
1st Third
Draw was perfect. A little resistance and the smoke output was about average. The flavors I'm catching are a sweet leather and a small nuance of candied cherry finishing with sweet cream. The finish was quite short, but I was really digging the flavors.

I was quite surprised at the finish because I thought it would be a bit more pepper because of the pre-light draw.


49328
2nd Third
The flavor has now moved away from the cream to more of a sweet leather and I'm not getting any of the cherry flavor any longer. The finish is now transitioning between long pepper one puff to short tobacco flavor on the next.

The ash is flowering, but solid and came off a few puffs into the 2nd third. Performance is spot on so far.

49329
Final Third
Once again the flavor has changed slightly. Instead of sweet leather it is now just a toasted leather. The finish is now dominated by pepper and it lasts into the next puff.

Ash and burn are still very solid. Didn't need any tending to keep it burning straight.

Overall
I had a lot of fun smoking this cigar. It kept me on my toes because I was never sure what to expect from one puff to the next. I was feeling the nicotine by the end, but it wasn't knock your socks off. I've been sensitive to nicotine in the past so I was happy it wasn't a powerhouse. I could easily see this cigar going into my regular rotation and I stamp it an enthusiastic BUY!

Total smoke time: 1 hour 20 minutes


Thank you defetis for providing a noob a great cigar experience.

Now to the sad part. Unfortunately this was a limited release cigar and can not be easily found. After the cigar, I spent the next 30 minutes trying to find a online store that had some of these. Unfortunately, I came up empty. :frusty:

The search will continue...

I hope you enjoyed the review as I would like to do more in the future. Since I am a noob, I would like constructive criticism as I would like to get as good as the other BOTL's on this site.

Thank you to AuTechCoM for setting this up.

Thanks for the great review. Now I have good news and bad news.... The good news. I can get these all day long and now the bad news the b&m that has them in town charges $21 for a single one

defetis
06-01-2014, 10:57 PM
Great review. These are good but not $20 good

copper0426
06-02-2014, 02:18 AM
Gentlemen I am a buffoon, a Dope in short I am an ASS, I apologize to all of you. I neglected to send out my PIF. I decided to send to USHOG Joe can you PM me your info.

ShaneG
06-02-2014, 09:31 AM
Gentlemen I am a buffoon, a Dope in short I am an ASS, I apologize to all of you. I neglected to send out my PIF. I decided to send to USHOG Joe can you PM me your info.

Go easy on him, he's old, remember? ;) ;)

AuTechCoM
06-02-2014, 02:47 PM
1. AuTechCoM
2. LGHT
3. Cocker_dude 1 Review Completed
4. Defetis 1 Review Completed
5. copper0426 Awaiting review
6. Tombstone
7. ShaneG Awaiting review
8. Cardinal
9. Merovius
10. Keeper01
11. Tobias Lutz
12 USHOG :flame:INCOMING :flame:
13. B-daddy
14. Darkavenger
15.

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Gentlemen I am a buffoon, a Dope in short I am an ASS, I apologize to all of you. I neglected to send out my PIF. I decided to send to USHOG Joe can you PM me your info.

Hey no worries. We know that you are good for it and that you are a busy guy. We look forward to your review

USHOG
06-02-2014, 02:52 PM
PM sent

copper0426
06-02-2014, 04:24 PM
Go easy on him, he's old, remember? ;) ;)
:rotfl:You hit that nail on the head. Last two week been working two attempted homicides the O.T HAS ME DRAgging ass.

copper0426
06-03-2014, 01:49 PM
On the way Joe USHOG 9505 5000 1719 4154 0000 28

USHOG
06-09-2014, 01:02 PM
Here is the damage from copper0426. I should be able to get this out today to the next victim.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/06/09/p_4020460_0.jpg

AuTechCoM
06-09-2014, 01:06 PM
Here is the damage from copper0426. I should be able to get this out today to the next victim.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/06/09/p_4020465_0.jpg

Wow what an amazing hit copper0426 I love seeing all of this carnage.


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2. LGHT
3. Cocker_dude 1 Review Completed
4. Defetis 1 Review Completed
5. copper0426 Awaiting review
6. Tombstone
7. ShaneG Awaiting review
8. Cardinal
9. Merovius
10. Keeper01
11. Tobias Lutz
12 USHOG Awaiting review
13. B-daddy
14. Darkavenger
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USHOG
06-10-2014, 06:14 PM
On its way to AuTechCoM tracking # is 9114901189866773762948

AuTechCoM
06-10-2014, 06:21 PM
1. AuTechCoM INCOMING!!!
2. LGHT
3. Cocker_dude 1 Review Completed
4. Defetis 1 Review Completed
5. copper0426 Awaiting review
6. Tombstone
7. ShaneG Awaiting review
8. Cardinal
9. Merovius
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11. Tobias Lutz
12 USHOG Awaiting review
13. B-daddy
14. Darkavenger
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LGHT
06-12-2014, 04:33 PM
On the way Joe USHOG 9505 5000 1719 4154 0000 28

What smoke was selected for the review?? Some nice looks sticks nice pass!

USHOG
06-12-2014, 06:34 PM
I am going to review the San Lotano Maduro Hopefully I can get time tonight

AuTechCoM
06-12-2014, 09:18 PM
Just got smashed on by USHOGhttp://imagestore.puff.com/2014/06/12/p_4022266_0.jpg (http://s1046.photobucket.com/user/gimpster08/media/Puff/20140612_171141.jpg.html)
The only issue is I have is that there is no instructions on what to review

USHOG
06-16-2014, 12:45 PM
San Lotano Maduro Review

Prelight was outstanding with smells of chocolate and earth
This cigar has a beautiful dark brown wrapper and a very solid construction

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/06/16/p_4023717_0.jpg

First Third- Lots of deep maduro flavors coco and a leathery earthiness are very pronounced. The burn is perfect with tons of smoke output.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/06/16/p_4023717_1.jpg

Second Third- More of the same flavors and is picking up a little in strength. Not much pepper on this cigar

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/06/16/p_4023717_2.jpg

Final third- I would call this a medium to full flavored cigar, I am starting to get a roasted coffee along side that great maduro taste. What a wonderful cigar.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/06/16/p_4023717_3.jpg

I give the San Lotano Maduro an A++

AuTechCoM
06-16-2014, 01:06 PM
Sorry For the delay. Had a crazy week I will be shipping out to B-daddy tomorrow hopefully.

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2. LGHT
3. Cocker_dude 1 Review Completed
4. Defetis 1 Review Completed
5. copper0426 Awaiting review
6. Tombstone
7. ShaneG Awaiting review
8. Cardinal
9. Merovius
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LGHT
06-17-2014, 12:25 PM
San Lotano Maduro Review

Prelight was outstanding with smells of chocolate and earth
This cigar has a beautiful dark brown wrapper and a very solid construction
First Third- Lots of deep maduro flavors coco and a leathery earthiness are very pronounced. The burn is perfect with tons of smoke output.
Second Third- More of the same flavors and is picking up a little in strength. Not much pepper on this cigar
Final third- I would call this a medium to full flavored cigar, I am starting to get a roasted coffee along side that great maduro taste. What a wonderful cigar.
I give the San Lotano Maduro an A++

Great review. Never heard of this brand before. I actually prefer cigars with little to no pepper punch so this may be one to try out in the future.

copper0426
06-19-2014, 12:02 AM
http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/06/18/p_4024976_0.jpg (http://s749.photobucket.com/user/copper0426/media/20140617_200838.jpg.html)
I'm reviewing the CAO America Bottle Rocket
I went into it without any expectations.
The construction was excellent, very pleasing to the eye with it's pin stripe barber pole the scent was..... Floral with a sweet tobacco Pre light draw.
The first Third was Sweet tobacco flavor, pretty one note, but pleasant with a good Draw.
http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/06/18/p_4024976_1.jpg (http://s749.photobucket.com/user/copper0426/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-06/20140617_203628.jpg.html)
Thirty minutes in I'm into the second third Burn has been razor straight. Alas the flavor hasn't developed still just a sweetish tobacco.
http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/06/18/p_4024976_2.jpg (http://s749.photobucket.com/user/copper0426/media/20140617_213656.jpg.html)
I'm well into the Last third an hour and half later. The flavor has finally developed I get a nutty sweetness with the tobacco flavor it started coming into itself but it also got real short and hot about 10 minutes from here.
I must say I wish it had developed to this point sooner because this third was pretty good. I don't do number reviews I only decide whether I would buy it or smoke it again. I have to say I wouldn't. All and all not a bad experience just wouldn't bother again.
Thanks for reading
Tony

AuTechCoM
06-19-2014, 01:48 PM
Hey guys I just wanted to apologize to you guys for holding things up. Between preparing for harvest at Work and a pregnant wife with kidney stones at home things have been supper hectic. I have been in contact with B-daddy and will do everything in my power to get to the post office by Saturday to get this thing rolling again.

LGHT
06-19-2014, 03:05 PM
Cooper0426 thanks for the review. I believe I tried one of those some time ago as it was included in a sampler and don't recall liking it much either. Good yard gar at most.

Tobias Lutz
06-19-2014, 03:06 PM
Hey guys I just wanted to apologize to you guys for holding things up. Between preparing for harvest at Work and a pregnant wife with kidney stones at home things have been supper hectic. I have been in contact with B-daddy and will do everything in my power to get to the post office by Saturday to get this thing rolling again.

Excuses, excuses :lol: I hope your wife is doing better, Jonathan, things about to get real for you :biggrin:

huskers
06-19-2014, 03:48 PM
Can I get in on this?

Let me know what I need to do if so.

AuTechCoM
06-22-2014, 04:31 PM
Can I get in on this?

Let me know what I need to do if so.

Sorry I have been away huskers I will add you you the list when I get to a computer

AuTechCoM
06-23-2014, 03:16 PM
1. AuTechCoM Awaiting Review
2. LGHT
3. Cocker_dude 1 Review Completed
4. Defetis 1 Review Completed
5. copper0426 Awaiting review
6. Tombstone
7. ShaneG Awaiting review
8. Cardinal
9. Merovius
10. Keeper01
11. Tobias Lutz
12 USHOG Awaiting review
13. B-daddy Incoming!!!
14. Darkavenger
15. Huskers
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

Remember guys this list never closes. So feel free to sign up whenever. and whoever gets hit just Pay it forward to anyone on the list.

B-daddy
06-23-2014, 08:18 PM
AuTechCoM just friggin smacked me. He sent me more premium crap than I have in my whole humi. Sh1t ain't right. Juss ain't right. I've tried a few of these before but a bunch are new to me. And that Illusione Ultra (which I'm supposed to review) looks so friggin good I might just eat it.

Thanks brother.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/06/23/p_4026788_0.jpg (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/B-daddy2/media/2014-06/C53F29F2-096C-4041-BE5D-DA1A464D879A_zpsvw0whekw.jpg.html)

Keeper01 comin at you next.

AuTechCoM
06-23-2014, 08:37 PM
AuTechCoM just friggin smacked me. He sent me more premium crap than I have in my whole humi. Sh1t ain't right. Juss ain't right. I've tried a few of these before but a bunch are new to me. And that Illusione Ultra (which I'm supposed to review) looks so friggin good I might just eat it.

Thanks brother.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/06/23/p_4026796_0.jpg (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/B-daddy2/media/2014-06/C53F29F2-096C-4041-BE5D-DA1A464D879A_zpsvw0whekw.jpg.html)

Keeper01 comin at you next.

I told you that the longer I took the worse it was going to be. Plus I love to hit people with a heavy hand.

Keeper01
06-23-2014, 08:47 PM
AuTechCoM just friggin smacked me. He sent me more premium crap than I have in my whole humi. Sh1t ain't right. Juss ain't right. I've tried a few of these before but a bunch are new to me. And that Illusione Ultra (which I'm supposed to review) looks so friggin good I might just eat it.

Thanks brother.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/06/23/p_4026801_0.jpg (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/B-daddy2/media/2014-06/C53F29F2-096C-4041-BE5D-DA1A464D879A_zpsvw0whekw.jpg.html)

Keeper01 comin at you next.

Damn, Jonathan got you good! He told me that it was a hard hit, but I didn't know what he sent. I'm looking forward to what you send my way.

defetis
06-23-2014, 08:49 PM
AuTechCoM Can I get back in again?

AuTechCoM
06-23-2014, 08:58 PM
AuTechCoM Can I get back in again?

Once you are on the list you are always a target. I think right now most everyone is trying to spread it around in the first wave.

AuTechCoM
06-23-2014, 08:59 PM
Can I get in on this?

Let me know what I need to do if so.

You are on the list now. All you have to do is wait for someone to pick you and then kiss your mailbox goodbye

huskers
06-25-2014, 10:06 AM
You can take me off of this.

Seem's like it's slowed way down.

I am going to bow out so the people that first signed up will have a better shot.

LGHT
06-25-2014, 02:41 PM
http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/06/23/p_4026788_0.jpg (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/B-daddy2/media/2014-06/C53F29F2-096C-4041-BE5D-DA1A464D879A_zpsvw0whekw.jpg.html)



Wow very nice!! Some tasty sticks in that pass for sure!! Looks like the ante has just been raised another notch!

AuTechCoM
06-25-2014, 02:51 PM
Wow very nice!! Some tasty sticks in that pass for sure!! Looks like the ante has just been raised another notch!

Lol didn't try to raise the bar. Just an apology for taking my sweet @$$ time sending it. Plus I wanted to bomb the hell out of someone.

B-daddy
06-28-2014, 01:53 PM
I'll get this in the mail on Monday, guys.

B-daddy
07-01-2014, 11:19 AM
9505 5214 1931 4181 0001 15

Went out yesterday to Keeper01 . Enjoy Bryan.

In hindsight, I don't think I could have chosen a less efficient way to send this pass around the group. Jonathan sent it to me (california to virginia) and now I'm sending back out to Bryan (in california). I guess if I were thinking, I would have sent it hopscotching back across the country. Maybe start with Tobias (her in VA), then to Joel (in MO). Oh well, live and learn.

AuTechCoM
07-01-2014, 12:06 PM
9505 5214 1931 4181 0001 15

Went out yesterday to Keeper01 . Enjoy Bryan.

In hindsight, I don't think I could have chosen a less efficient way to send this pass around the group. Jonathan sent it to me (california to virginia) and now I'm sending back out to Bryan (in california). I guess if I were thinking, I would have sent it hopscotching back across the country. Maybe start with Tobias (her in VA), then to Joel (in MO). Oh well, live and learn.

Hey that's half the fun. Like I said this is not like any ordinary pass

Merovius
07-01-2014, 12:45 PM
AuTechCoM just friggin smacked me. He sent me more premium crap than I have in my whole humi. Sh1t ain't right. Juss ain't right. I've tried a few of these before but a bunch are new to me. And that Illusione Ultra (which I'm supposed to review) looks so friggin good I might just eat it.

Thanks brother.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/06/23/p_4026788_0.jpg (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/B-daddy2/media/2014-06/C53F29F2-096C-4041-BE5D-DA1A464D879A_zpsvw0whekw.jpg.html)

Keeper01 comin at you next.

Now Im excited! The bar has been set boys...

Keeper01
07-02-2014, 11:11 PM
I got smashed by B-daddy. Thank you for your generosity! All are new to me except the Diesel and La Herencia. He asked me to review the Kafie, so I'm going to smoke it tomorrow and post my review. I'll be announcing who is next in line shortly.
http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/02/p_4031202_0.jpg (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/brsmith2/media/Cigars/20140702_185745_zps1ow0vljd.jpg.html)

AuTechCoM
07-02-2014, 11:23 PM
I got smashed by B-daddy. Thank you for your generosity! All are new to me except the Diesel and La Herencia. He asked me to review the Kafie, so I'm going to smoke it tomorrow and post my review. I'll be announcing who is next in line shortly.
http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/02/p_4031209_0.jpg (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/brsmith2/media/Cigars/20140702_185745_zps1ow0vljd.jpg.html)

Dang! Nice hit. I really didn't mean to set the bar that high.

B-daddy
07-02-2014, 11:26 PM
Cool, bro. Glad they made it. That unbanded one is a RomaCraft CroMag, about a year old. Enjoy.

Keeper01
07-02-2014, 11:27 PM
Cardinal you're on deck. I should have your package out tomorrow.

Cocker_dude
07-03-2014, 12:07 AM
I got smashed by B-daddy. Thank you for your generosity! All are new to me except the Diesel and La Herencia. He asked me to review the Kafie, so I'm going to smoke it tomorrow and post my review. I'll be announcing who is next in line shortly.
http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/02/p_4031232_0.jpg (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/brsmith2/media/Cigars/20140702_185745_zps1ow0vljd.jpg.html)

Very impressive indeed. Looking forward to the review of the Kafe.

Keeper01
07-03-2014, 02:14 AM
I'm curious about what the one that looks like a firework is.

AuTechCoM
07-03-2014, 02:18 AM
I'm curious about what the one that looks like a firework is.

I have had my eye on those. I am very curious about them.

B-daddy
07-03-2014, 08:44 AM
I'm curious about what the one that looks like a firework is.

That's a Room 101 Namakubi Ecuador. I always get this unique spicy sweetness from them. One of my favs.

Cocker_dude
07-03-2014, 08:46 AM
That's a Room 101 Namakubi Ecuador. I always get this unique spicy sweetness from them. One of my favs.

You and me both brother. Shortly after my trade with B-daddy I bought my first box. They are wonderfully unique.

LGHT
07-03-2014, 06:49 PM
That's a Room 101 Namakubi Ecuador. I always get this unique spicy sweetness from them. One of my favs.

Do that put anything on the wrapper? I know a local cigar roller that adds something to end of the wrapper to give it a sweetness on the tongue. At first it was a bit odd, but grows on you after a while.

B-daddy
07-03-2014, 09:28 PM
Do that put anything on the wrapper? I know a local cigar roller that adds something to end of the wrapper to give it a sweetness on the tongue. At first it was a bit odd, but grows on you after a while.

Nope. No flavoring. Just wacky (flavored) tobaccy.

Cardinal
07-12-2014, 09:11 PM
Package received today from Keeper01. Several goodies I've never had before, and one or two I have, including an all-time favorite of mine in the La Aurora Preferidos maduro. I will be reviewing the 1844, which a new cigar to me. Thanks Bryan!

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/12/p_4035624_0.jpg

Keeper01
07-12-2014, 11:24 PM
Package received today from Keeper01. Several goodies I've never had before, and one or two I have, including an all-time favorite of mine in the La Aurora Preferidos maduro. I will be reviewing the 1844, which a new cigar to me. Thanks Bryan!

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/12/p_4035683_0.jpg

You're welcome and again, I apologize for the delay in getting them to you. I hope that you enjoy all of them, especially the 1844.

Cardinal
07-13-2014, 07:41 PM
I've got that contest going through today, so will put this out in a couple days along with the package from the contest to save myself a trip to the PO.

AuTechCoM
07-13-2014, 08:47 PM
I've got that contest going through today, so will put this out in a couple days along with the package from the contest to save myself a trip to the PO.

No problem.

Cardinal
07-14-2014, 09:38 PM
I've PMd Tobias. I've never figured out how to "@" him with the space is his user name..I'll send out either tomorrow or more likely by Wednesday.

Tobias Lutz
07-14-2014, 09:42 PM
I've PMd Tobias. I've never figured out how to "@" him with the space is his user name..I'll send out either tomorrow or more likely by Wednesday.

You just include the space... Tobias Lutz :biggrin:

Cardinal
07-14-2014, 10:07 PM
Unpossible! Tobias Lutz there's no way it's that simple.

Cardinal
07-16-2014, 07:30 PM
Tobias Lutz - 9405903699300221477404

Keeper01
07-17-2014, 02:05 PM
Sorry for the delay, but here is my attempt at reviewing the Kafie 1901 maduro that was sent to me by B-daddy. To be honest, I had never heard of this cigar before, so I was very excited to try it.

First 3rd:
http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/17/p_4037954_0.jpg (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/brsmith2/media/Cigars/20140703_185450_zpsrh5wfkx7.jpg.html)
My first impression was that this is a very well constructed cigar with a beautiful oily wrapper. The foot had a slight cocoa smell to it and the wrapper had a light hay smell to it. After cutting, the cold draw produced cocoa and hay flavors. Once the cigar was lit, it produced plenty of thick aromatic smoke. I was getting a lot of cocoa flavor with a hint of vanilla. The draw was perfect and there was a slight pepper on the retrohale. So far so good.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/17/p_4037954_1.jpg (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/brsmith2/media/Cigars/20140703_190438_zpsba8eo0nh.jpg.html)

Second 3rd:

After getting into the second third of the cigar, the cocoa flavors started to meld with slight citrus and light hay. The draw is still very smooth and producing a lot of thick smoke. So far the burn has been razor sharp with no touch ups required and the ash held tight for about an inch.

Last 3rd:

In the last third the coco flavors have disappeared and it has changed to a rich tobacco flavor, with a slight hint of citrus on the finish. These flavors lasted right down to the nub.
http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/17/p_4037954_2.jpg (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/brsmith2/media/Cigars/20140703_210647_zpssr81xbyy.jpg.html)

My overall impression was this was a great cigar that I would buy in a heartbeat. From the great construction, draw, burn, and flavor, this is a excellent cigar that I would recomend to anyone.

Total Smoke Time: ~2 hours

Score: 93/100

Thanks again to B-daddy for introducing me to this awesome cigar.

B-daddy
07-17-2014, 08:07 PM
Sorry for the delay, but here is my attempt at reviewing the Kafie 1901 maduro that was sent to me by B-daddy. To be honest, I had never heard of this cigar before, so I was very excited to try it.

First 3rd:
http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/17/p_4038143_0.jpg (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/brsmith2/media/Cigars/20140703_185450_zpsrh5wfkx7.jpg.html)
My first impression was that this is a very well constructed cigar with a beautiful oily wrapper. The foot had a slight cocoa smell to it and the wrapper had a light hay smell to it. After cutting, the cold draw produced cocoa and hay flavors. Once the cigar was lit, it produced plenty of thick aromatic smoke. I was getting a lot of cocoa flavor with a hint of vanilla. The draw was perfect and there was a slight pepper on the retrohale. So far so good.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/17/p_4038143_1.jpg (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/brsmith2/media/Cigars/20140703_190438_zpsba8eo0nh.jpg.html)

Second 3rd:

After getting into the second third of the cigar, the cocoa flavors started to meld with slight citrus and light hay. The draw is still very smooth and producing a lot of thick smoke. So far the burn has been razor sharp with no touch ups required and the ash held tight for about an inch.

Last 3rd:

In the last third the coco flavors have disappeared and it has changed to a rich tobacco flavor, with a slight hint of citrus on the finish. These flavors lasted right down to the nub.
http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/17/p_4038143_2.jpg (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/brsmith2/media/Cigars/20140703_210647_zpssr81xbyy.jpg.html)

My overall impression was this was a great cigar that I would buy in a heartbeat. From the great construction, draw, burn, and flavor, this is a excellent cigar that I would recomend to anyone.

Total Smoke Time: ~2 hours

Score: 93/100

Thanks again to B-daddy for introducing me to this awesome cigar.

Glad you enjoyed it brother. Nice review.

Tobias Lutz
07-22-2014, 10:42 PM
Cardinal hit me good!

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/22/p_4039089_0.jpg
http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/22/p_4039089_1.jpg
http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/22/p_4039089_2.jpg

The Oliva V Maduro is from 2008, and I did a review which I will try to get posted in the next few days!

Thanks, Tim

Darkavenger is next
:plane: 9405 9036 9930 0223 4434 38

Cardinal
07-22-2014, 10:59 PM
Tobias Lutz - awesome, can't wait to read it. Hope you enjoy the others!

AuTechCoM
07-23-2014, 10:08 AM
Alright guys. Sorry I have been neglecting my duties. supper busy with the baby and work. When I get to work I will update the list and get the ball rolling again. As far as I can tell Tobias is up.

Tobias Lutz
07-24-2014, 07:04 PM
Alright guys. Sorry I have been neglecting my duties. supper busy with the baby and work. When I get to work I will update the list and get the ball rolling again. As far as I can tell Tobias is up.

Nope- it's on its way to Darkavenger (should land today) :dude:

Tobias Lutz
07-24-2014, 07:08 PM
and here is my review...

Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial 2008 (6 1/2 x 52)
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan Jalapa Valley Ligero and long filler
5,000 Boxes of 10 Cigars (50,000 Total Cigars)

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/24/p_4040139_0.jpg
http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/24/p_4040139_1.jpg

The wrapper was a deep mocha color and had a good deal of tooth. There was a fair amount of oil on the surface of the leaf and a prominent vein was rolled seamlessly in three strips. I got notes of stout coffee and dark chocolate from the Connecticut Broadleaf and more of a coffee bean and hay scent from the foot. Everything seemed rather complex and intriguing. I had to clip a reasonable amount to get a decent draw and still found it to be moderately firm. The cold draw tasted of hay, peat, weak cocoa. I toasted the foot and finished lighting with a cedar spill.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/24/p_4040139_2.jpg

First 1/3:
This stick began with a pleasant balance of leather and coffee which then layered with chocolate and cedar (like when I left a Hersheyís Kiss in my humidor :lol: ) After about an inch the spice settled down and it took on more of a black mocha coffee bean flavor. The burn was solid and straight with ash that hung tightly.


http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/24/p_4040139_3.jpg
The Middle:
The leather returned more and was joined by a splash of toasted cinnamon. This mutated to more of a leathery chocolate as if I took my belt off and spanked a Cadbury Easter bunny :biggrin: The burn wavered a bit but didnít require any touch-ups. The profile remained medium through this point.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/24/p_4040139_4.jpg
The Nub:
Cedar with all its spice and sweet glory emerged as the dominant flavor in the nub. I also got shots of barnyard and a general woodiness like shavings in a shop. I will say that by the last 2 inches the nicotine was beginning to kick my ass a bit. I ate a light lunch before smoking and it just didnít cut it :( . The finish was oily and flavorful.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/24/p_4040139_5.jpg

Overall I think this was a great experience and I really appreciate Tim sending me something that is this hard to come by :nod: If I had it to do over again I would eat a huge dinner and smoke it with coffee, rather than a light lunch and a Dr. Pepper, but hey, you live and learn. For some reason, after starting a new medicine a couple months ago, ligero has been making me woozy. Excellent smoke for those lucky enough to find one. :dude:

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/24/p_4040139_6.jpg

AuTechCoM
07-24-2014, 07:23 PM
Sorry for the delay guys. I will do my best to keep up on this

1. AuTechCoM Awaiting Review
2. LGHT
3. Cocker_dude 1 Review completed. Ready to be hit again
4. Defetis 1 Review Completed. Ready to be hit again
5. copper0426 Awaiting review
6. Tombstone
7. ShaneG Awaiting review
8. Cardinal Awaiting review
9. Merovius
10. Keeper01 1 review completed. Ready to be hit again
11. Tobias Lutz 1 review complete. Ready to be hit again
12 USHOG Awaiting review
13. B-daddy[/MENTION] Awaiting review
14. Darkavenger INCOMING!!!!
15. Huskers
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

Remember guys this list never closes. So feel free to sign up whenever. and whoever gets hit just Pay it forward to anyone on the list.

Darkavenger
07-24-2014, 09:28 PM
I got it in today Don't have much time today, just letting you know it's in, and will try to quickly review the contents tomorrow. I'm going to let it sit for a week and should have a review next weekend. Also I'll pick next one so I can get it out this weekend

Cardinal
07-25-2014, 09:29 AM
Great review and pics, and glad you enjoyed it! I was a little surprised too by how much punch these still pack 6 years later. This was my first cigar with more than a year or two on it, and from what I read about cigars going flat and getting weak I didn't know what to expect, but this one didn't disappoint me.

And lol about spanking the bunny...sounds naughty!

and here is my review...

Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial 2008 (6 1/2 x 52)
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan Jalapa Valley Ligero and long filler
5,000 Boxes of 10 Cigars (50,000 Total Cigars)

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/24/p_4040139_0.jpg
http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/24/p_4040139_1.jpg

The wrapper was a deep mocha color and had a good deal of tooth. There was a fair amount of oil on the surface of the leaf and a prominent vein was rolled seamlessly in three strips. I got notes of stout coffee and dark chocolate from the Connecticut Broadleaf and more of a coffee bean and hay scent from the foot. Everything seemed rather complex and intriguing. I had to clip a reasonable amount to get a decent draw and still found it to be moderately firm. The cold draw tasted of hay, peat, weak cocoa. I toasted the foot and finished lighting with a cedar spill.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/24/p_4040139_2.jpg

First 1/3:
This stick began with a pleasant balance of leather and coffee which then layered with chocolate and cedar (like when I left a Hershey’s Kiss in my humidor :lol: ) After about an inch the spice settled down and it took on more of a black mocha coffee bean flavor. The burn was solid and straight with ash that hung tightly.


http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/24/p_4040139_3.jpg
The Middle:
The leather returned more and was joined by a splash of toasted cinnamon. This mutated to more of a leathery chocolate as if I took my belt off and spanked a Cadbury Easter bunny :biggrin: The burn wavered a bit but didn’t require any touch-ups. The profile remained medium through this point.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/24/p_4040139_4.jpg
The Nub:
Cedar with all its spice and sweet glory emerged as the dominant flavor in the nub. I also got shots of barnyard and a general woodiness like shavings in a shop. I will say that by the last 2 inches the nicotine was beginning to kick my ass a bit. I ate a light lunch before smoking and it just didn’t cut it :( . The finish was oily and flavorful.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/24/p_4040139_5.jpg

Overall I think this was a great experience and I really appreciate Tim sending me something that is this hard to come by :nod: If I had it to do over again I would eat a huge dinner and smoke it with coffee, rather than a light lunch and a Dr. Pepper, but hey, you live and learn. For some reason, after starting a new medicine a couple months ago, ligero has been making me woozy. Excellent smoke for those lucky enough to find one. :dude:

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/24/p_4040139_6.jpg

Aithos
07-25-2014, 12:06 PM
This is a really cool idea, tossing a post in here so that I can keep an eye on it for once I have enough cigars to do a newbie pass and get some trade feedback. My first 5 packs are on their way so hopefully it won't be too long! I also need to get a better grasp of flavors, my reviews would be pretty bland.

LGHT
07-25-2014, 08:43 PM
Great review and great pics to go along with the review. Surprised you didn't mention any hint of cream I usually get a lot of cream on the draw when I spoke those..

Cardinal
07-26-2014, 11:41 AM
Keeper01 - here goes my shot at a review!

Cigar: Estd 1844
Size: Anejado No. 54 (perfecto) 5 5/8"x54
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

Initial Impression/Prelight
The Estd 1844 was a nice looking perfecto with a dark brown San Andres wrapper. It was uniformly firm with a little bit of oil, and the leaf itself was a bit rustic and rough to the touch, but with only small and a few moderate veins which I doubt will affect the burn.

I got a very strong barnyard aroma, and some nice pepper and earthiness on the cold draw.

I've had this cigar in my humidor for about 2 weeks at 65%.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/26/p_4040841_0.jpg

1st Third
I lit up, and got this great acidic black coffee flavor. It was strong and distinct, with a little tanginess to it. Delicious, and a great start. The other main flavor in the first section was a pretty powerful bright earthiness, with solid but balanced black pepper in the background.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/26/p_4040841_1.jpg

2nd Third
The second section got a little sweeter, with a deep, dark chocolate, more coffee, and a nice warm maduro spiciness. The burn was dead-on perfect, which is not always the case particularly with perfectos. The ash held over an inch each time, the smoke output was good, and I marked it med+ flavor and medium strength through 2/3.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/26/p_4040841_2.jpg

Final Third
With about 2 inches left, the flavors changed to an unexpected but pleasant savory meatiness. The black pepper picked up too, and a little retrohale stung my pretty good. I also got little bits of a smoky wood flavor. The cigar got a little hot and bitter towards the end so I let it go maybe 1/4" before I'd normally quit.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/26/p_4040841_3.jpg

Overall Impression
This AJ Fernandez blend was a new cigar to me, and it was a nice surprise. I LOVED the first third especially - I've tasted acidic coffee flavors in cigars before of course, but this was so distinctly tangy that it took me off guard. I would have been happy without a single flavor change from the point on, but the dark chocolate and spices were also nice, as was the savory turn at the end.

Thanks again Bryan, both for the bomb and this smoke. I enjoyed it a lot, and I'm looking forward to getting into the other goodies you sent me! :dance:

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/07/26/p_4040841_4.jpg

iatrestman
08-01-2014, 03:45 AM
Awesome idea and thread! Sorry for being a noob, haven't been on the threads in a while. Do I need to do a NOOB PIF before taking part in something like this?

Darkavenger
08-03-2014, 12:41 PM
First, sorry for taking so long to respond and holding up the pass, this week has been hectic. My package will be sent out Monday morning. Tobias is there a certain cigar you'd like me to review? If not I'll probably select a couple of different ones.

As for what I received, I'm going off memory because my computer died and am currently visiting my mother, there's not a cigar in there that I've tried.
Diesel- I've enjoyed every Diesel I've tried so far, exception Salomon but that was a smoking issue
Perdoma- both of these look like they're right up my ally
Nica Rustica- currently have a couple sitting in my humidor waiting to try
88- probably the one I'm most looking forward to smoking

There are also 5 more, i'll post a picture later this afternoon. Thank you, I can't wait to smoke these

Darkavenger
08-09-2014, 04:15 PM
Also can I be removed, temporarily, from the list. Work has been busy lately. I'm always working while the post office is working.

Tombstone
08-11-2014, 06:01 PM
http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/08/11/p_4047995_0.jpg (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/wizardofgore/media/cigars/20140811_162933_zpstln386pt.jpg.html)
Darkavenger

Great package. Thank you much.

Any particular cigar I should review?

iatrestman
08-11-2014, 06:03 PM
http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/08/11/p_4047999_0.jpg (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/wizardofgore/media/cigars/20140811_162933_zpstln386pt.jpg.html)
Darkavenger

Great package. Thank you much.

Any particular cigar I should review?

Pinolero if you want to review something new, Padron 26 if you want to treat yourself, and the Log if you want to entertain me. :D

Tombstone
08-13-2014, 10:56 AM
Pinolero if you want to review something new, Padron 26 if you want to treat yourself, and the Log if you want to entertain me. :D


I can do the Log, I have had it before and it was enjoyable.

Tombstone
08-16-2014, 10:32 AM
mervious did the package arrive safely to you?

Merovius
08-20-2014, 02:48 PM
mervious did the package arrive safely to you?

Yes, sorry about the confusion. Im fairly busy and the weather doesnt look great for the next few nights. Ill try to get to this asap.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/08/20/p_4052122_0.jpg (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/Merovius19/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140814_133552.jpg.html)

Thanks again for the awesome bomb!

Tombstone
08-20-2014, 03:04 PM
It would have helped had I spelled your name right.

Merovius
08-26-2014, 05:25 PM
Warlock Robusto (54x4.75)

House: Altadis

The release date and storage are unknown. It came into my possession over a week ago and was stored at 65% then dry boxed for 12 hours.

Little information is found about the Warlock Robusto other than that contained in its #9 (https://www.puff.com/forums/vb/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=9) of 25 rating/review in 2011 by the people at CA which states that these were crafted in Condega, Nicaragua by Omar Ortez at Agros Tobacos Industriales, for whatever thatís worth. A quick check on Altadisí site doesnít yield any additional info on the Warlock.

I did stumble upon a box of these over the weekend and took a snap shot of the box label which had this info on the blend:

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Cubano
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Dominican/Nicaraguan

MSRP: $6

The cigar is covered in cello and upon its removal I get a pleasant aroma of hay & rich earth with an underlying cocoa. Some cedar and aged, slightly floral tobacco is present. Very inviting.

There are traces of grease on the wrapper that has faded over time. The fermentation looks pretty good, though slightly uneven by its mottled appearance. The Warlock has some hearty veins and a slightly rustic appearance. The cap is somewhat sloppy but the stick is well filled.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/08/26/p_4054654_0.jpg (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/Merovius19/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140826_140036.jpg.html)

The cold draw first brings a mineral, gritty earth & salt on the lips which is very interesting; followed by a musty, spicy tobacco.

1st-The initial puffs bring what can only be described as a powerful biting Condega ligero zip, followed by a strong dark chocolate, espresso & black pepper on the back of the throat. The saltiness on the lips from the wrapper is now absent. A pleasant sweetness dances the line between caramel and molasses.

The finish is pretty long and you can really taste the soil from which the leaf came and has a tasty lingering dried fruit sweetness. The profile is predominantly Nicaraguan at this point and Im struggling to pull out anything Dominican or Ecuadorian. The first half ends a Medium with signs of coming down.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/08/26/p_4054654_1.jpg (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/Merovius19/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140826_141324.jpg.html)

The draw is damn near perfect with just the right amount of resistance. The burn of the leaf is keeping pace with the filler and is as even as I need it to be. Its also putting out great, though slightly dry smoke and the ash is pretty solid for Nicaraguan tobacco. No complaints on construction which make this cigar all the more enjoyable.

2nd- Really wish that salt was still there but its just not. The black pepper that hit the back of my throat from the initial puffs has subdued and morphed into a softer spice, like black cumin. The profile is now mostly leather, medium earth, raisin, bitter coffee & bakers chocolate. The retro is slightly rough with black pepper and burnt oak.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/08/26/p_4054654_2.jpg (http://s573.photobucket.com/user/Merovius19/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140826_144134.jpg.html)

I put it down with an inch left, and it ends right smack dab in the middle of Medium w/a lil bit of a nic kick.

Final smoke time 1 hour 10 minutes.

I did enjoy the Warlock but I felt like it was teasing me at times and just never really got there. The construction/performance combined with the sweet earthy profile was right in my wheelhouse and kept me interested. Well balanced but not overly complex with much depth. Considering the price point of $6 I could easily recommend this stick as a good knock-around cigar with its strong combustive qualities that allow it to rest for substantial breaks.

Thanks Tombstone for sending a solid smoke I would not otherwise try.

LGHT
08-26-2014, 09:02 PM
Great review, that wrapper looks pretty tasty!

LGHT
08-26-2014, 09:08 PM
I picked up my box yesterday from Merovius and found some nice looking sticks and a few of my favorites!! If you look close you will see a bit of drool on the Tatuaje!

Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial
Viaje Oro Fuerza
My Father Le Bijou
Padron 1926 9 Madura
AF Rosado SG Magnum
50404
Merovius did you have a specific stick in mind to review or should I choose one??

I'll probably try and get the box out this week and do the review next week as the Tuna are on the chew and my freezer is getting low on toro.. Plus I need an excuse to get out of the office for a week or so anyway.

Merovius
08-27-2014, 12:06 PM
did you have a specific stick in mind to review or should I choose one??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9F5xcpjDMU

LGHT
08-27-2014, 03:16 PM
Not sure why the pic didn't show up before, but I'll try it again.

50413

LGHT
08-27-2014, 03:29 PM
AuTechCoM I thought I would update the list since we have have a few reviews and a couple of passes since the last update. Also since each person on the list has hit been hit at least once should I choose a person who has completed a review or once "awaiting a review" or either or??

1. AuTechCoM Awaiting Review
2. LGHT Awaiting Review
3. Cocker_dude 1 Review completed. Ready to be hit again
4. Defetis 1 Review completed. Ready to be hit again
5. copper0426 Awaiting Review
6. Tombstone Awaiting Review
7. ShaneG Awaiting Review
8. Cardinal 1 Review completed. Ready to be hit again
9. Merovius 1 Review completed. Ready to be hit again
10. Keeper01 1 Review completed. Ready to be hit again
11. Tobias Lutz 1 Review completed. Ready to be hit again
12 USHOG Awaiting Review
13. B-daddy Awaiting Review
14. Darkavenger Awaiting Review (asked to be removed from the list)
15. Huskers – asked to be remove from the list
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20.

AuTechCoM
08-27-2014, 06:47 PM
AuTechCoM I thought I would update the list since we have have a few reviews and a couple of passes since the last update. Also since each person on the list has hit been hit at least once should I choose a person who has completed a review or once "awaiting a review" or either or??

Thank you!!! sorry for the lack of attention to this pass guys. Things have been crazy between Work and having a Newborn at home. I have only smoked maybe 4 cigars in the past 2 months or at least that is how it feels. I still have a review to do myself maybe I will get that taken care of this weekend. anyways If someone wouldn't mind taking the reins for the next couple months until we are done with harvest (Late October early November) that would be a huge help.

As far as how to continue. I would say whoever is on the prowl should pick from someone who has completed their review.

LGHT
08-28-2014, 02:28 PM
Thank you!!! sorry for the lack of attention to this pass guys. Things have been crazy between Work and having a Newborn at home. I have only smoked maybe 4 cigars in the past 2 months or at least that is how it feels. I still have a review to do myself maybe I will get that taken care of this weekend. anyways If someone wouldn't mind taking the reins for the next couple months until we are done with harvest (Late October early November) that would be a huge help.

As far as how to continue. I would say whoever is on the prowl should pick from someone who has completed their review.

Ok sounds good. I'll go ahead and pick from the list of those waiting to be hit again and get the pass up to date. My first born is due in mid November, so once that happens I'm afraid I'll have to pass the reins as I'm sure I'll be knee deep with that crumb snatcher starts $%#$%# all of the place!!!

AuTechCoM
08-28-2014, 02:34 PM
Ok sounds good. I'll go ahead and pick from the list of those waiting to be hit again and get the pass up to date. My first born is due in mid November, so once that happens I'm afraid I'll have to pass the reins as I'm sure I'll be knee deep with that crumb snatcher starts $%#$%# all of the place!!!

I will be finishing up season late November then I can take it back. Thank you for stepping up to save the little red headed stepchild of a pass.

LGHT
09-18-2014, 07:56 PM
Ok guys I have some goodies put aside and a nice stick that is just waiting to be reviewed. I Pm'd a couple of guys, but go no response and Huskers dropped out so the pass is at a stand still waiting for someone to hit.
Cocker_dude defetis Cardinal Keeper01 Tobias Lutz

If anyone above wants to do another round please let me know. If not I'll hold on to the goodies until someone new decides to join the fun.

defetis
09-18-2014, 08:01 PM
Ok guys I have some goodies put aside and a nice stick that is just waiting to be reviewed. I Pm'd a couple of guys, but go no response and Huskers dropped out so the pass is at a stand still waiting for someone to hit.
Cocker_dude defetis Cardinal Keeper01 Tobias Lutz

If anyone above wants to do another round please let me know. If not I'll hold on to the goodies until someone new decides to join the fun.

I'm down for some more

DrBob
09-18-2014, 08:19 PM
This looks pretty interesting, can't claim to have the most developed palate, but I am game, Sign me up!

LGHT
09-22-2014, 01:06 PM
I'm down for some more

Sounds good, i'll get a box out for you tomorrow.

LGHT
09-22-2014, 01:07 PM
This looks pretty interesting, can't claim to have the most developed palate, but I am game, Sign me up!

Added you to the list.

LGHT
09-22-2014, 01:11 PM
1. AuTechCoM Awaiting Review
2. LGHT Awaiting Review
3. Cocker_dude 1 Review completed. Ready to be hit again
4. Defetis 1 Review completed. BOX BEING SENT FROM LGHT
5. copper0426 Awaiting Review
6. Tombstone Awaiting Review
7. ShaneG Awaiting Review
8. Cardinal 1 Review completed. Ready to be hit again
9. Merovius 1 Review completed. Ready to be hit again
10. Keeper01 1 Review completed. Ready to be hit again
11. Tobias Lutz 1 Review completed. Ready to be hit again
12 USHOG Awaiting Review
13. B-daddy Awaiting Review
14. Darkavenger Awaiting Review(asked to be removed from the list)
15. DrBob
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17.
18.
19.
20.

ShaneG
09-22-2014, 03:36 PM
I smoked mine last night and should have the review up tonight- sorry about the delay everyone
http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/09/22/p_4062347_0.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/thepirateshaneg/media/4BB9D0EC-1C87-4729-84D6-116D942366F1_zpsyhr2e8dd.jpg.html)

LGHT
10-07-2014, 06:36 PM
Box is in route to defetis had to put it on hold until a care package of goodies arrived from a friend. 9114901159818980158310

Darkavenger
10-07-2014, 07:34 PM
forgot about this. Posting to remind myself to review

LGHT
10-07-2014, 07:49 PM
Darkavenger here is a reminder to do a review as well ;)

defetis
10-14-2014, 05:20 PM
Box is in route to defetis had to put it on hold until a care package of goodies arrived from a friend. 9114901159818980158310

Abel man you sure know how to send one hell of a bomb. Not only did he send me a 12 year aged 858 to review which is crazy in its own, but also loaded me up with awesome smokes and restocked me up on ROBO worms which are awesome for serious bass fishing, thanks man you killed this one! Will smoke this baby soon and see if I can still write a review.

In the meantime, whos next on the list?

LGHT
10-14-2014, 06:22 PM
Glad you liked the selection. The 858 are finally coming around so your in for a treat.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/10/14/p_4071691_0.jpg

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/10/14/p_4071691_1.jpg

defetis
10-18-2014, 03:53 PM
I smoked this cigar, here is the quick review.


Afuente 858 with 12 years, yes...12 years.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/10/18/p_4073475_0.jpg (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/defetis/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20141016_172008_200_zpstdnjr4hw.jpg.html)

The cigar has lost probably a 3rd of the weight these usually have in my estimation which means this thing has been sitting. The oil is so prominent with this thing its hard to ignore, cold draw is a very mild tobacco taste

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/10/18/p_4073475_1.jpg (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/defetis/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20141016_174558_349_zpszkn22dgx.jpg.html)

After getting through the first third there are a few things I have to say here. Damn I have never had such a mild great burning cigar. The ash is bright white holds on for about a third at a time. Im really only still getting a mild tobacco flavor but I don't mind. Also I noticed the smoke output to be a lot more than these usually put off.

http://imagestore.puff.com/2014/10/18/p_4073475_2.jpg (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/defetis/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20141016_180252_504_zpsjja5lc4r.jpg.html)

To the half way point and this cigar is just staying solid as it started. I wasnt sure how the age would affect the smoke time. But it seems to be pretty normal.

I proceed to finish it but my last picture didn't save on the phone for some reason. I was really happy with this cigar and loved the smoke output and way it burned so perfectly. Thank you again LGHT

In conclusion
Personally, the mildness of this cigar makes it one I would not age. But does give me very high hopes for the boxes of fuente I have been sitting on for awhile.

89/100 pretty much for construction, smoke output and burn quality. If you like mild the 12 years makes a cigar i would call 80/100 almost ten points better

Cocker_dude
12-19-2014, 07:36 PM
1. AuTechCoM Awaiting Review
2. LGHT Awaiting Review
3. Cocker_dude 1 Review completed. Ready to be hit again
4. Defetis 1 Review completed. BOX BEING SENT FROM LGHT
5. copper0426 Awaiting Review
6. Tombstone Awaiting Review
7. ShaneG Awaiting Review
8. Cardinal 1 Review completed. Ready to be hit again
9. Merovius 1 Review completed. Ready to be hit again
10. Keeper01 1 Review completed. Ready to be hit again
11. Tobias Lutz 1 Review completed. Ready to be hit again
12 USHOG Awaiting Review
13. B-daddy Awaiting Review
14. Darkavenger Awaiting Review(asked to be removed from the list)
15. DrBob
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

I need an excuse to do another review. Not sure if this is active or not?