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Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews Yesterday, 11:59 PM
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Posted By borndead1
Plasencia Alma Fuerte Generacion V Salomon

I've enjoyed Plasencia's cigars for many years now. The El Paraiso factory has made quite a few highly rated cigars over the years, and also a lot of budget-friendly cigars. The Alma Fuerte is the...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion Yesterday, 06:23 PM
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Posted By borndead1
Re: Buying cigars directly from manufacturers?

They got back to me today. Apparently, my cigars were 'inspected' by Customs and returned to them. :confused:
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 02-18-2019, 10:48 PM
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Views: 332
Posted By borndead1
Re: Buying cigars directly from manufacturers?

Thanks. I sent an email a few days ago asking if they still ship to the US. No response yet. I ordered a couple of samplers from them many years ago and I remember liking the cigars a lot.
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 02-18-2019, 04:47 PM
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Posted By borndead1
Re: Buying cigars directly from manufacturers?

I placed an order with them back in December. They never shipped it and wouldn't answer my emails, so I had to initiate a chargeback with the credit card company.
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 02-16-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 947
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

Cigar Bundles of Miami Tampa Blend lancero (7.5" x 38)

I was granted a really special request and had 2 bundles fresh off the table sent to me. Excellent! :ss

Really great looking wrappers. ...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 02-16-2019, 08:48 PM
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Posted By borndead1
Buying cigars directly from manufacturers?

Hey all, call me paranoid, but I think the FDA will someday crack down on cigars so hard that buying them in the US will be extremely difficult and expensive. Aside from CCs, have you ever bought...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 02-15-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 947
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

^ Nice! Thanks! I think a sampler or two is in my immediate future!
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 02-11-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 947
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

Tatuaje Miami Especiales (7.5" x 38)

Nice looking cigar, well-rolled, good draw.

Nice smoke at first, but about halfway this thing starts tasting nasty as hell. Strong chemical/ammonia...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 02-10-2019, 09:25 PM
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Views: 199
Posted By borndead1
Re: Healrun online supplements store

One of the best South Park episodes ever.
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 02-07-2019, 10:29 PM
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Views: 947
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

I've tried a few Oliva Vs and didn't like them. If I see some lanceros I'll grab one.
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 02-06-2019, 09:01 PM
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Views: 947
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

Casa Fernandez Aniversario 2015 lancero (7.25" x 40)

Really beautiful cigar. Flawless wrapper. Easy cut and perfect draw.

More 'kick' than the toro sized Aniversario 2014. Really great...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 02-05-2019, 09:29 PM
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Views: 947
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

7-20-4 Maduro Lancero (7.5" x 38)

Nice looking wrapper, nice roll, good draw. The cedar sleeve has transferred its scent to the wrapper.

First few draws, there's a bread-like flavor I've never...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 02-01-2019, 10:32 PM
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Views: 947
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

Nice. I will keep an eye out for those.
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 01-27-2019, 04:39 PM
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Views: 459
Posted By borndead1
Losing some love for Pepin lately

Had a couple of nasty My Father lanceros, a really bad Cuban Classic, and I just snuffed out my first La Duena. Has production taken precedence over quality? The tobacco in all three of these cigars...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-26-2019, 11:23 PM
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Views: 947
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

I never tried those! But I was a huge fan of the Casa Torano tubos. They were a lonsdale-ish size and were amazing. Those and the Tribute were my favorites.
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-26-2019, 11:09 PM
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Views: 947
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

Smoking another Crafted By Casa Fernandez lancero now. These cigars are really great. I've already blown through my cigar budget for the month, but Serious has these for $44 for a bundle of 10...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-26-2019, 08:22 PM
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Views: 947
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

The Torano Tribute were some of the best cigars I've ever smoked. I even used to smoke the original Dominico bundles, the ones with the skinny plain black band. I tried the new CI version and they...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-26-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 947
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

Torano Virtuoso lancero (7.5" x 38)

I used to smoke Toranos fairly often back in the day. Then, over the years they sort of became a CI/Cbid bargain brand and I lost interest.

I haven't...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-22-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 947
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

My Father #4 lancero (7.5" x 38)

Nice looking wrapper with a faint floral aroma similar to the RP Sun Grown. Heavy in the hand, good construction and perfect draw.

Honestly, this one was a bit...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-21-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 947
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

Rocky Patel Sungrown maduro lancero (7.5" x 38)

I stopped buying RP stuff a few years ago after too many bad experiences (poor construction, inconsistent blends). But I took a gamble that the...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-21-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 947
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

Alec Bradley Coyol Petite Lancero (6.5" x 41)

The size is more of a lonsdale, but oh well.

Nice looking, well-rolled cigar. Perfect draw. Woodsy in the nose with bit of "baking spice" on the...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-21-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 947
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

I've never smoked a 2 hr lancero, but a 2 hr Cohiba lancero sounds amazing.
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-20-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 947
Posted By borndead1
Re: Lancero love

La Palina Classic (7" x 38)

Nice looking cigar, medium brown wrapper, good construction and draw.

Fairly typical medium bodied Habano wrap flavors. Not a bad smoke but nothing mind-blowing. I...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 01-20-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 947
Posted By borndead1
Lancero love

I've always liked lanceros, and it recently dawned on me that I rarely buy/smoke them. So I've been buying and smoking quite a few lanceros. So I'm gonna smoke a few lanceros today, and post short...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 01-16-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By borndead1
Re: Vegas de Santiago

Thanks Bob! :ss
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