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Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 02-15-2018, 10:42 PM
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Posted By borndead1
Re: Famous Nicaragua Robusto

I remember those! I liked them quite a bit but people weren't really buying them, so they weren't out for very long.
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 02-04-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By borndead1
Re: Casa Fernandez Aganorsa Leaf toro

Yep! Can't cut them with a cheap cutter. And removing the bands is a delicate surgery.
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 02-04-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By borndead1
Casa Fernandez Aganorsa Leaf toro

No in-depth review...these cigars are awesome. That is all! Great blend, great aroma, nice depth to the flavor. Fantastic cigars.
Forum: Wine, Beer, and Spirits 02-04-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 90,525
Posted By borndead1
Re: The Wine Thread

Heyyyyyyyyy folks.


So growing up, I always thought wine was that stuff in a big jug for $5.99. Wasn't a fan. But I moved to the middle of Wine Country, CA about 3 yrs ago, and after going...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 01-26-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,054
Posted By borndead1
Re: Moncada cigars?

HAHAHAHA this is one of the weirdest threads I've read on CA in a long time!

So...how are these Moncada cigars? Any good? :r
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-24-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By borndead1
Cigar Bundles of Miami Habano blend lancero

Another recent buy from the excellent CBOM. At $100 for a bundle of 25, these are a great value.

Nice looking wrapper. Head isn't perfect but the cut is fine and the draw is really good for a...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-23-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By borndead1
Cigar Bundles of Miami Connecticut blend torpedo

Cigar Bundles of Miami is a great vendor with fantastic customer service. I found them a couple of years ago while Googling cigars made in the USA and have purchased from them several times. Their...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-22-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By borndead1
Bayuk Broadleaf by Drew Estate toro

Ever win a couple of single cigars or a single 5-pack and you feel like paying the full shipping amount is a ripoff, so you blind bid on something you've never heard of but seems like it might...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 10-30-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By borndead1
Herrera Esteli Norteno toro

I love the original Herrera Esteli line, so I grabbed one of these to check them out.

This is one fantastic looking cigar. Beautiful wrapper, easy cut, perfect draw.

First few draws...lots of...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 10-28-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By borndead1
Gilberto Oliva Reserva Blanc robusto

Snagged a fiver of these to try them out.

Attractive cigar. Nice wrapper. Nice cut, perfect draw. The cigar is well-rolled and heavy in the hand.

First few draws...pretty standard mild...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 09-30-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By borndead1
Re: Joya de Nicaragua Rosalones Reserva Robusto

I tried these a while back and liked them quite a bit. Unique flavor.

Thanks for the review. I should grab some more of these.
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 08-29-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 937
Posted By borndead1
Re: Vegas de Santiago D8 Robusto

Thanks for the review. I ordered a sampler from this factory many years ago. I remember enjoying the cigars. I'm gonna look them up again!
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 04-25-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By borndead1
Re: Plasencia Reserva Organica Limited Edition 2001 Torpedo

Those are the regular Reserva Organica line. The EL 2001 were a one-batch release. The regular ones are great too, but these were special.
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 03-23-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By borndead1
Re: Plasencia Reserva Organica Limited Edition 2001 Torpedo

I went through box after box of these until they were gone. They weren't selling at retail ($150/box of 15), so Famous started throwing them on their auction site and I was snagging them for...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 03-04-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,586
Posted By borndead1
Re: Betsy Ross Cigar - 100 Year Old Cigar

Awesome review and pics! Thanks!
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 03-04-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 504
Posted By borndead1
Aguila...toro?

Garbandz sent me a couple of Aguila cigars to review. This is a large toro sized cigar. Looks about 6.5" and 54 RG.

Nice looking cigar. It's heavy in the hand and well-rolled. Perfect draw....
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 02-07-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By borndead1
Oliva Serie V Melanio torpedo

I'm not a fan of the Oliva V. But the ratings of the Melanio have been so high that I decided to grab a couple and try them out.

Nice looking cigar. Veiny but evenly colored wrapper. Good draw....
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-26-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By borndead1
Re: Sobremesa Short Churchill

Your review made me pick one of these up. A toro.

Nice smoke. A definite contender for a box purchase!
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-12-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By borndead1
Re: Davidoff Nicaragua Robusto

Thanks for the review. I was gifted one of these a while back (a diadema). I thought it was fantastic. But I agree with you on the price point. If I win a scratch off lottery ticket or find some...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-11-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,722
Posted By borndead1
Re: Casa Fernandez Miami toro

Smoking another one of these now. What a great smoke. I gotta get some more!
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 12-23-2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 952
Posted By borndead1
Padilla 1932 Black torpedo

I remember when Padilla first came onto the scene, almost all their stuff was gold. Then they had some problems and the quality started to fall off. The Padilla Hybrid, for example. Those were...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 12-12-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 854
Posted By borndead1
AVO Tesoro Limited Edition '08

I believe this is the first AVO cigar I've ever smoked. I've heard some people sing the praises of AVO and others say they're overrated. I decided to see for myself.

A nice looking cigar. Nice...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 11-19-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,620
Posted By borndead1
Re: Nica Rustica Short Robusto

Thanks for the review. I like these. Interesting blend.
Forum: Accessory Discussion / Reviews 11-16-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,091
Posted By borndead1
Re: Should I send it back?

Did you get it on eBay? I've seen a lot of garbage "humidors" being sold on eBay.
Forum: Entertainment 11-10-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,232
Posted By borndead1
Re: Leonard Cohen Dead At 82

This is sad news. He was a truly unique individual and a great songwriter.
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