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post #46 of 1358
Oh, bookmark these two Pages:

http://www.cigarcyclopedia.com/comparisonshopper/
That contains a list thats updated about once a week for every cigar price. Absolutely awesome tool.

http://www.mbcl.org/consuegra/
If you buy a bundle of connies, you can see their corresponding firsts there.
post #47 of 1358
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Originally Posted by seanohue View Post
Heh, you guys wanna read some funny stuff on Acids? Read this: http://www.cigarpass.com/forums/inde...howtopic=27404
These guys are funny. He got the only Nasty in the world that tasted like...nothing! I like the next thread where another guy says I can't wait for your "review" on the Kuba Kuba. Memorable pix below:






[QUOTE=seanohue;2501747]Oh, bookmark these two Pages:

http://www.cigarcyclopedia.com/comparisonshopper/
That contains a list thats updated about once a week for every cigar price. Absolutely awesome tool.

That is amazing! Here is the report link. A box of Kuba Kubas for $94???!!!
post #48 of 1358
Since we're merging reviews into this thread, I'll post it here.

Just got done a Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 Toro.



A beautiful cigar, hardly any flaws in the construction. I clipped it with my royal P.O.S. cutter (can't wait for my palio) and took a couple pre-light draws. Very distinct chocolate and coffee taste. I lit it up and took a few puffs. Smoke was surprisinglu thin, I was hoping that this would have a little more volume. Smooth, creamy and leathery the first half was. The burn remained straight for the first inch but after I tapped it, it got really ugly.



It started to go out, so a purged it for a few minutes and it revived itself. The remainer of the cigar became bitter for about a 1/2 inch then mellowed out to a distinct leather and coffee blend. The smoke also picked up and became much more volumous. I smoked it down to the 1992 and put it out. I wish I had more time to finish it but I smoke so damn slow.



All in all, it was a change of pace from my normal sweet and spicy cameroons. I definitely want to try the sun grown next and I could see more of these added to my collection.

I'll give it a 4 outta 5
post #49 of 1358

Acid Roam



Acid Roam: 4.4
Taste: 4.3
Construction: 4.7
Draw: 4
Aroma: 4.2
Finish: 4.6

Ring Gauge: 48
Length: 7
Wrapper/Color - light CT Shade sweet oak cask cured
Light/Burn - easy to light/fast initial burn
Overall construction - impeccable
Taste - Creamy with slight oak aftertaste
Draw - easy in the beginning becomes firm. requires repunch. sometimes inconsistent
Most similar to: Acid Blondie, but with easier draw and more creamy vanilla flavor, slight floral aroma

At first glance you may be surprised to pay $9 retail for an Acid Cigar, but this is a cigar with a purpose. It is one of the most consistently mild cigars in a churchill size. The creamy yet oaky flavors follow the cigar down to the very end, and I smoked it so long, I had to set it on an outside table, run into a Starbucks for my Doppio and return to finish it. This is a good cigar to relax your palette from other more robust cigars that you may have smoked. It provides a nice contrast. Being more infused with botanics than herbs, the aroma is slightly floral. And no it does not smell like your grandmother's perfume! I really enjoyed this smoke; it provides a nice change from the Macanudos or CAO's I smoke. I mentioned it is a cigar with a purpose. When you are entertaining clients, it is often better to err on the side of a mild cigar if you have to make a choice, since the smoker may not want to reveal their (lack of) smoking experience, but want to participate. The Roam is just that cigar. I would see myself carrying a couple of boxes to an event, this one and perhaps a box of Ashton VSGs.
post #50 of 1358
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Acid Roam: 4.4
Taste: 4.3
Construction: 4.7
Draw: 4
Aroma: 4.2
Finish: 4.6

Ring Gauge: 48
Length: 7
Wrapper/Color - light CT Shade sweet oak cask cured
Light/Burn - easy to light/fast initial burn
Overall construction - impeccable
Taste - Creamy with slight oak aftertaste
Draw - easy in the beginning becomes firm. requires repunch. sometimes inconsistent
Most similar to: Acid Blondie, but with easier draw and more creamy vanilla flavor, slight floral aroma

At first glance you may be surprised to pay $9 retail for an Acid Cigar, but this is a cigar with a purpose. It is one of the most consistently mild cigars in a churchill size. The creamy yet oaky flavors follow the cigar down to the very end, and I smoked it so long, I had to set it on an outside table, run into a Starbucks for my Doppio and return to finish it. This is a good cigar to relax your palette from other more robust cigars that you may have smoked. It provides a nice contrast. Being more infused with botanics than herbs, the aroma is slightly floral. And no it does not smell like your grandmother's perfume! I really enjoyed this smoke; it provides a nice change from the Macanudos or CAO's I smoke. I mentioned it is a cigar with a purpose. When you are entertaining clients, it is often better to err on the side of a mild cigar if you have to make a choice, since the smoker may not want to reveal their (lack of) smoking experience, but want to participate. The Roam is just that cigar. I would see myself carrying a couple of boxes to an event, this one and perhaps a box of Ashton VSGs.
Wow steve, excellent review, would that I did not have this cursed cold/flu/whatever the heck it is, then I could tap out my checking account and indulge in those myself.
post #51 of 1358


This is what I used to have in my box when I smoked regularly. I have been smoking for at least 10 years now and still love a good stick now and then.

I really love the Hoyo Dark Sumatras and the La Gloria Serie Rs. They are a strong smoke which I love.

Personally I guillotine my cigars as punching seems to inhibit the draw and results in a more acidic finish to me. I used to have a huge custom mahoghany humidor with close to 300 sticks in it.

As for keeping them fresh I always go by 70/70 for temp and humidity.
post #52 of 1358
Got a lot of yummies in there Is that Opus a power ranger or a super beli?
post #53 of 1358
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Got a lot of yummies in there Is that Opus a power ranger or a super beli?
Perfection #2 IIRC.

I recall paying over $30 for an Opus X double corona way back when they first came out. So complex and full flavored. I love the Hoyo family now though. The Excalibur 1066 and the Dark Sumatra Series really may me grin.

underneath you can see my Avo Tubos

Too bad you are in Maryland dude. Give me a call if you are even in Boston.
post #54 of 1358
I have an excalibur sitting in my humi waiting but I can't decide when I want it. I'm a real big fan of cameroons, and the Don Carlos series are my absolute favorites I'm a little scared to smoke my opus since my nicotene tolerance is so low. I have power ranger that could easily kick my butt.
post #55 of 1358
Heres a really good christmas present for someone who appreciates fine cigars:
http://www.holts.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ListSamplers

Carlito's Way Sampler

AF Anejo Cameroon Shark
AF Hemingway WOAM
Ashton VSG Wizard
FFOX Power Ranger
FFOX Perfecxion X

$50, awesome deal for those sticks.
post #56 of 1358
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Originally Posted by seanohue View Post
Heres a really good christmas present for someone who appreciates fine cigars:
http://www.holts.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ListSamplers

Carlito's Way Sampler

AF Anejo Cameroon Shark
AF Hemingway WOAM
Ashton VSG Wizard
FFOX Power Ranger
FFOX Perfecxion X

$50, awesome deal for those sticks.
Thank you!!!

Ok, here's a quick review of the Cold Infusion Tea:

Acid Cold Fusion Tea: 3.1 (run very far away from this stinker)
Taste: 2
Construction: 4
Draw: 4
Aroma: 2
Finish: 4

Ring Gauge: 48
Length: 7
Wrapper/Color - light CT Shade
Light/Burn - easy to light
Overall construction - very good
Taste - awful, slightly bitter taste
Draw - easy, consistent draw
Most similar to: nothing - thank goodness!

At first glance this cigar looks like a Roam, (a sweet, buttery cigar with a floral taste), but, let me tell you the taste is a slightly bitter, herbal one, without the usual Acid's complex, yet tasty flavors. You really wonder how Acid can make such a delicious cigar like the Roam or a nice full bodied one like the Kuba Kuba and still have this in the line up. Give this one to someone you don't like, or just use it to freshen up the kitchen garbage pail.
post #57 of 1358
Anyone try the Fuente God Of Fire line?

Also, where do you guys buy online? I like www.jrcigar.com and www.paylesscigars.com
post #58 of 1358
post #59 of 1358
What would you kids think of this sampler as a gift?
Are these "quality" cigars?

$15.00 shipped:
http://www.cigarsinternational.com/p...p?item=SP-CA01
post #60 of 1358
Most of the cigars they are offering in that sampler to me taste cheap and harsh. YOu can get far better samplers from different retailers than what cigarinternational has.

pipesandcigar samplers
jrcigar samplers
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