Cigar thread

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 107 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Jun 6, 2022 2:57 AM

Side note....I let my humidor dip down to 55%, maybe even 50%, for 1-3 months this winter.  I fixed it, and gave my cigars several months to recover.

Lost cause.  Smoked OK, but the tasty oils were gone.  They were a bit crunchy, and I ended up trashing about 15 premium cigars.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 231 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Jun 6, 2022 7:29 PM
posted by gut

Side note....I let my humidor dip down to 55%, maybe even 50%, for 1-3 months this winter.  I fixed it, and gave my cigars several months to recover.

Lost cause.  Smoked OK, but the tasty oils were gone.  They were a bit crunchy, and I ended up trashing about 15 premium cigars.

Damn, that's a kick in the junk.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 231 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Jun 6, 2022 7:31 PM
posted by gut

F**king stoked [no pun intended].

The "Honey" add-on found a coupon that saved me $25.  All said and done, I got 25 premium cigars for about $4.50 each.

It's Rocky Patel[20] seconds, so jury still out but sounds like 99.9% as good as retail.  Super excited - maybe this afternoon I'll dip in.Also, I think I finally found my favorite Partagas[5] with the silver label.  I'll update how it goes.

The RP Vintage 1990 is one of my favorites.

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 107 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Jun 6, 2022 9:20 PM
posted by justincredible

Damn, that's a kick in the junk.

Ehhh, I didn't love them fresh, so it gave me an excuse to buy some new ones.

Half were Partagas Black, which I thought I loved but now thinking [hoping] it might be the Extra Oscuro's I just bought.  The other half were RP Decades, which were pretty good but not nearly as rich as I had remembered.


gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 107 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Jun 6, 2022 9:21 PM

Justin,

In your opinion, how consistent is the flavor profile/quality on premium labels year to year?  I wouldn't think it varies very much, but maybe the RP Decades I had last year just weren't quite as good as I remembered.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 231 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jun 8, 2022 7:26 PM

I really haven’t noticed a difference but I probably don’t smoke enough to truly form a good opinion. 

Speaking of decades…

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 107 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jun 8, 2022 7:36 PM
posted by justincredible

The RP Vintage 1990 is one of my favorites.

Smoked one yesterday.  It was quite good.

Devils Advocate Brudda o da bomber
4,899 posts 96 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jun 8, 2022 9:11 PM

Workimg on a Ciboba Exquistos right now. 

Not awesome. But I might be able to force it down to a nub

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 231 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jun 9, 2022 8:25 PM

Went with the 1990 Vintage tonight. 

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 107 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jun 9, 2022 8:30 PM
posted by justincredible

Went with the 1990 Vintage tonight. 

Had the RP Broadleaf last night and liked it even better than the 1990 Vintage.

Actually very similar, but a bit more flavorful and smoother.  But you could have fooled me they were same cigar (similar profile, apparently).

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