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Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 09-04-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 21,055
Posted By oldforge
Re: Lancero love

Cigarpage finally has the Nicaraguan Overrun Maduro Lanceros back in stock--total steal at two bucks a stick:
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 08-24-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,822
Posted By oldforge
Re: Is La Riqueza done?

It looks like Pete really wants to imitate Habanos--eliminate great smokes from regular production.... :-(
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 08-12-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,664
Posted By oldforge
Re: Aged NCs

I have a lot of aged (some 10 years) NCs.
The Room 101s have all aged beautifully.
Other winners:
--Oliva Vs
--Crowned Heads
--old Murcielago
--Flor Dominicana ligeros and double...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 07-29-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,973
Posted By oldforge
Re: Top Maduro

My favorite maduros these days:
Fuente Anejo
Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder
Oliva V Maduro
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 07-06-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,563
Posted By oldforge
Re: Starting place/FAQ/website for newbies?

I normally give newbie friends a sampler with different sizes, wrappers etc. to get them started. I also give them a cheap cutter and a boveda...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 05-07-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,733
Posted By oldforge
Re: Your first box purchase?

El Rico Habanos back in 2004.

I _still_ like them after all these years--but they need a few years to mellow out properly.
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 02-26-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 21,055
Posted By oldforge
Re: Lancero love

These are 6.5 x 40 and called panatelas found here:

The panatelas are seconds of the La Barba Reds.

These are very...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 12-09-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,435
Posted By oldforge
Re: Cigars Fading?

I have some old NCs (ten years plus) that are smoking great. These include El Rico Habanos (still strong), all the Room 101s, anything Pepin, Fuente Anejos and Oliva Vs.

Folks here had warned...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 12-02-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 21,055
Posted By oldforge
Re: Lancero love

These lanceros look interesting:
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 10-08-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,675
Posted By oldforge
Re: New releases

For small winter smokes--I have been waiting for these and Atlantic finally got some:

I just tried one--these met my...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 09-02-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,244
Posted By oldforge
Re: Camacho

Camacho is a shadow of its former self--those old corojos were _so_ good.

The Barrel Aged are the best of the current bunch imho--but not in the same league as the old corojos.
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 08-23-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 328,700
Posted By oldforge
Re: Show your latest NC purchase IV

The Estellas are solid smokes--you will enjoy them.
Forum: Sports 08-08-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,642
Posted By oldforge
Re: 2019 MLB Thread

Chris Davis, also known as the $161 million dollar man, is back in the news. :-)
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 07-31-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,906
Posted By oldforge
Re: Cornelius and Anthony 2nds

This has been a bit below the radar, but in the past couple of years four states (Arkansas, Utah, Maine, North Dakota) have banned online sales of cigars.
This trend is likely to get a _lot_...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 07-31-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,868
Posted By oldforge
Re: What’s your favorite seconds

My consuegras are _really_ old at this point (ten years +) and they are all over the place, from excellent to terrible and everywhere in between (sorta a normal curve distribution).
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 07-29-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 116,552
Posted By oldforge
Re: pnoon's what cigar did you smoke today VII?

I found an _old_ box (ten years +) of Padron Delicias buried deep in a coolerdor.

Yellow/brown cellos on the remaining Padrons in the box--and the smoke was _very_ good and actually had a long...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 06-22-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,659
Posted By oldforge
Re: What was your first box purchase?

NC: El Rico Habano--one NC that ages beautifully for years and years--still like them.
CC: Bolivar PC
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 04-22-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 116,552
Posted By oldforge
Re: pnoon's what cigar did you smoke today VII?

Cornelius and Anthony seconds Maduro Lonsdale--I had reviewed the line a couple of months ago here. The Maduros have calmed down and are smoking very well.
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 04-11-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,420
Posted By oldforge
Re: El Trovador corona gorda

I have tried most of the PDR smokes when Cigarpage has them on sale (dirt cheap). Most have been surprisingly good.

_This_ is the one exception. I just can't get _any_ taste out of...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 02-27-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,906
Posted By oldforge
Cornelius and Anthony 2nds

Here is the CI link:

Most of these are new (CI shows 2/2019) and halfwheel did not show any official announcement by C & A. ...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 02-15-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,084
Posted By oldforge
Re: Losing some love for Pepin lately

Earlier this week I cracked open a box and smoked a five year old JJ natural.

It took my breath away--amazing.

I haven't bought any new Pepins in the last few years--so can't comment on the...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 02-02-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,719
Posted By oldforge
Re: Favorite Kristoff?

I have tried almost all of them.

While normally I prefer maduros in this case the Habano wrapper is a better match for the Kristoff taste profile (and worth a try).

The Pistoff is much...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 01-28-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,838
Posted By oldforge
Re: Flavours you don't like in a cigar?

I am surprised no-one mentioned the horrific peanut taste of the CAO Colombia--the worst cigar ever by CAO by a factor of ten.
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-28-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 21,055
Posted By oldforge
Re: Lancero love

Thanks for your reviews.

I just placed an order with the Serious folks.

Cigarpage had some Nicaraguan Overrun lanceros (maduro and habano) that were excellent--unfortunately they sold out...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 07-11-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7,549
Views: 747,203
Posted By oldforge
Re: What cigar did you smoke today VI?

Padilla Cava Maduro Toro--I got these as yard gars and they have outperformed my expectations.
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