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Old 08-21-2012, 08:47 AM   #41
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Nice review Tom! Looking forward to hearing an update on the semi-aged ones!
If I can remember, they will start about February 2013, Bill.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:09 PM   #42
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Tom,

I agree with Larry on this one. Most of the other October Tats that I've smoked were FAR and away better with a little time on them. The pepper mellows out quite nicely and it has a far more earthy profile.

If you'd like one, I think I still have a Boris or two and a couple Wolfmans left I'd send you to try.
Adam not only sent me a Boris and a Wolfman, but added in an '07 Tat Noella, an '09 Cabiguan Guapa Guapa, a mysterious mystery stick, and some of Louisiana's favorite coffee. Look like a couple (not Lil) Monster reviews are coming before Feb.

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Old 08-23-2012, 06:19 PM   #43
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No problem, hope you enjoy them! Reviews, por favor!
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Looks like I will get to re-do the Lil Monster reviews in 6 months thanks to Black Coral (John), Larry (Ogre) and the FLA Crew.
You are so welcome Icehog. Look forward to smoking them and seeing a new review.

We know you loved the first round!!

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Old 08-24-2012, 12:22 AM   #45
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You are so welcome Icehog. Look forward to smoking them and seeing a new review.

We know you loved the first round!!

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Old 08-25-2012, 01:48 AM   #47
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Yes, Joe, and it turned me into a newt.


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Old 05-04-2013, 11:42 PM   #48
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Looks like I will get to re-do the Lil Monster reviews in 6 months thanks to Black Coral (John), Larry (Ogre) and the FLA Crew.
OK, took 8 1/2 months, but I finally broke open the "rested" Lil Monster stash tonight.

First up was the Lil Drac, the last one I smoked on the first go-round.

The pepper has faded, so that is the good. So has the complexity, that was the bad. Most of the cigar was a mild, mainly straight tobacco profile. About half way through I got an unpleasant sour flavor for a bit, which thankfully faded after a few minutes. Got one of the strangest flavors I have ever gotten from a cigar at another point, tasted like a McDonalds regular hamburger. Unfortunately, I don't like McDonalds.

Frankly, I remember enjoying the Lil Drac more when it was "fresh"....though I am not a big fan of pepper, it smoothed out with some decent complexity last time, and all the things that were enjoyable about it last time were gone.

So far, the theory that resting these for 6 (or more) months will improve them isn't holding true for me.

I will try to get to the next one early next week.
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thanks for giving us an update Tom! I have been curious how these were going to age.
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I really loved the drac and the wolfie I had when they were fresh. But I don't know if it is my palate changing to mostly love CC's or them changing but I have tried a wolfie and was alot less happy with it this go around last week.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:08 PM   #51
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Adam, the sour part was short-lived, maybe 4 or 5 draws, but very pronounced.
And even though it was short lived the part that sucks is now every time you think of that stick when its mentioned that is what your mind will revert back to.
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I liked some of these but pitched the Drac about halfway through and made it that far through willpower alone. I have another sitting if you want it, Tom
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:02 AM   #53
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And even though it was short lived the part that sucks is now every time you think of that stick when its mentioned that is what your mind will revert back to.
No worries, I will never smoke another one of these again.

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I liked some of these but pitched the Drac about halfway through and made it that far through willpower alone. I have another sitting if you want it, Tom
Refer to my above comment, Matt.
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