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post #1 of 24 Old 03-02-2011, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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601 Green Habano Oscuro Tronco Review

I've fallen behind on my reviews this week. Work really has a way of getting in the way of things sometimes, but at least it keeps me in cigars.

Construction

This Nicaraguan puro is a very hefty cigar that is firmly packed with no prominent veins.

1/3
The first third begins with a wonderful coffee flavor that is full-bodied but smooth. The finish reveals hints of pepper that balance very nicely. This third begins to remind me of Thai coffee about an inch in as a subtle sweetness enters the profile.
The draw and burn are both excellent.

2/3

There is very little change in the transition, which I am happy about. I was not ready for the deliciousness of the first third to end. The ash is very strong and remains until I knock it off to prevent it from falling in my lap.
Deeper into the second third the coffee flavor is replaced by a nice cedar and the draw tightens up a bit, but it loosens up again by the time we get to the final third.

3/3
Aside from a subtle addition of spice, the flavor profile does not change much during this third. This remains a very well balanced cigar throughout. I purchased 10 of these on free fall and immediately begin looking for deals on more.

Overall

This is a fantastic cigar that will always have a place in my humidor, and I can't wait to try one paired with a nice Thai coffee this weekend.

I highly recommend this cigar to anyone who enjoys full-bodied smokes.
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Re: 601 Green Habano Oscuro Tronco Review

This the new ones by RP or by DPG?

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This the new ones by RP or by DPG?
This one was a DPG.

They say they blend hasn't changed, but I've been hoarding all of the DPG versions I can find just in case.
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Too full-bodied for me, but CI is still selling the DPG version, if anyone's interested.

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Re: 601 Green Habano Oscuro Tronco Review

Thanks for the review Mike, was a bit nervous as I picked up 20 of these blindly on Free Fall last week, but you have made me feel better about my purchase.

I sleep a little, drink a great deal, and smoke cigar after cigar, which is why I am in 200% form -Churchill
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Thanks for the review Mike, was a bit nervous as I picked up 20 of these blindly on Free Fall last week, but you have made me feel better about my purchase.
Rest easy, brother. You made a wise choice.

If for any reason you aren't happy with them, I'll gladly trade or buy them from you.
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Rest easy, brother. You made a wise choice.

If for any reason you aren't happy with them, I'll gladly trade or buy them from you.
Your review sounds as if they fit my flavor profile very well so I am sure I will enjoy them. How much rest have you given yours before indulging ?

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Re: 601 Green Habano Oscuro Tronco Review

Well, I normally like to rest my cigars for at least a month, but since these had the older bands, I figured they already had a decent amount of age on them. I let them rest in my humidor for ~ 10 days before smoking to acclimate to my preferred RH.
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This one was a DPG.

They say they blend hasn't changed, but I've been hoarding all of the DPG versions I can find just in case.
In any case the old bands look better

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In any case the old bands look better
Without a doubt.

I hate the fact that RP is involved with 601 now.

I don't like his cigars, and I hope he doesn't screw up one of my favorites.

Those bands are a bad sign. I've heard they are already changing them again.
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