Cigar Asylum Cigar Forum  

Go Back   Cigar Asylum Cigar Forum > Cigar Forums > Cigar Discussion > All Cigar Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-25-2016, 09:00 PM   #1
cmitch
I'm nuts for the place
 
cmitch's Avatar
2
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NW Alabama by the river
Posts: 2,565
Trading: (23)
Montecristo
cmitch is a jewel in the roughcmitch is a jewel in the roughcmitch is a jewel in the roughcmitch is a jewel in the rough
Default Avalon Cigars

My first experience with this brand was back in 2010 where a B&M I used to frequent were washing out a boatload of these. Up for grabs at the time was a box of Hellhound Black Cat bone, a fat cigar about 5 inches in length, maybe a 60+ ring gauge. I got them for about 2.50 a piece, smoked one and was not that impressed. I eventually filed the remaining sticks away and forgot about them. As I upgraded to 2 600 count Bellemont humidors, I ran across these darlings and thought, "what the hell, I'll give them another try." Holy cow, what a phenominal smoke. Full of medium to full flavor, cedary. I shared one with a vet friend of mine who used to frequent here and he agreed that these cigars were great enough we need to find some more.

Throughout my endeavors to locate some Black Cat Bones, I ran across some Juke Habano torpedoes and thought I'd try a box. These cigars were so damned good, a bunch of us got together of split bought 3 more boxes. I've since ordered another and have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one. I am enjoying one now as I write this. Too bad they're out of business. The Hellhound BCB and the Juke habano are fantastic cigars. If anyone runs across these at a B&M, I highly recommend another look. If you do find some Hellhounds, shoot me a pm where they're at.
__________________
No matter what one's status is in society, cigars are the great equalizer where the affluent and common share a love for the leaf. - Me.
cmitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2016, 08:28 AM   #2
sigsauer
Have My Own Room
 
sigsauer's Avatar
2
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
First Name: Tom
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,014
Trading: (61)
Partagas
sigsauer has a spectacular aura aboutsigsauer has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Avalon Cigars

https://www.jrcigars.com/item/flor-d...ke/habano/avjh
sigsauer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2016, 11:07 AM   #3
longknocker
Ain't Never Gonna Leave
 
longknocker's Avatar
12
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Greg
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Posts: 9,991
Trading: (73)
Cohiba
longknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant future
Default Re: Avalon Cigars

Thanks, Tom! Just Ordered A Box!
longknocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2016, 11:08 AM   #4
longknocker
Ain't Never Gonna Leave
 
longknocker's Avatar
12
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Greg
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Posts: 9,991
Trading: (73)
Cohiba
longknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant future
Default Re: Avalon Cigars

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmitch View Post
My first experience with this brand was back in 2010 where a B&M I used to frequent were washing out a boatload of these. Up for grabs at the time was a box of Hellhound Black Cat bone, a fat cigar about 5 inches in length, maybe a 60+ ring gauge. I got them for about 2.50 a piece, smoked one and was not that impressed. I eventually filed the remaining sticks away and forgot about them. As I upgraded to 2 600 count Bellemont humidors, I ran across these darlings and thought, "what the hell, I'll give them another try." Holy cow, what a phenominal smoke. Full of medium to full flavor, cedary. I shared one with a vet friend of mine who used to frequent here and he agreed that these cigars were great enough we need to find some more.

Throughout my endeavors to locate some Black Cat Bones, I ran across some Juke Habano torpedoes and thought I'd try a box. These cigars were so damned good, a bunch of us got together of split bought 3 more boxes. I've since ordered another and have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one. I am enjoying one now as I write this. Too bad they're out of business. The Hellhound BCB and the Juke habano are fantastic cigars. If anyone runs across these at a B&M, I highly recommend another look. If you do find some Hellhounds, shoot me a pm where they're at.
Sounds Delicious! Thanks For The Info!
longknocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2016, 11:24 AM   #5
sigsauer
Have My Own Room
 
sigsauer's Avatar
2
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
First Name: Tom
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,014
Trading: (61)
Partagas
sigsauer has a spectacular aura aboutsigsauer has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Avalon Cigars

they sound awesome
sigsauer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2016, 03:03 PM   #6
Tio Gato
Uncle Kitty
 
Tio Gato's Avatar
7
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Jeff
Location: South East of Disorder
Posts: 1,535
Trading: (9)
RA
Tio Gato is a jewel in the roughTio Gato is a jewel in the roughTio Gato is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Avalon Cigars

Quote:
Originally Posted by longknocker View Post
Thanks, Tom! Just Ordered A Box!
Please post what size JR sends you. Wish I could pick a specific size. Thanks.
__________________
"You stink like cigars Uncle Kitty!" Said my Boo age 3.
"Kid, take care of your family and the hell with anyone else" My Grandpa Bubba.
Tio Gato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2016, 03:46 PM   #7
cmitch
I'm nuts for the place
 
cmitch's Avatar
2
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NW Alabama by the river
Posts: 2,565
Trading: (23)
Montecristo
cmitch is a jewel in the roughcmitch is a jewel in the roughcmitch is a jewel in the roughcmitch is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Avalon Cigars

You may could call them and ask for the size you want, but they say on the website they don't know what's in the box. That's horses!it. The box clearly says what size they are. But I'm sure they are all good. They're shipping is a lot to be desired. Those bastages will throw a box of cigars in a box twice the size, put no packing around it and send it out. JR does not have the hellhounds tho.
__________________
No matter what one's status is in society, cigars are the great equalizer where the affluent and common share a love for the leaf. - Me.
cmitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2016, 04:14 PM   #8
The Poet
Il megglior fabbro
 
The Poet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
First Name: Thomas
Location: Madison, NJ
Posts: 7,396
Trading: (2)
The Poet is a splendid one to beholdThe Poet is a splendid one to beholdThe Poet is a splendid one to beholdThe Poet is a splendid one to beholdThe Poet is a splendid one to beholdThe Poet is a splendid one to beholdThe Poet is a splendid one to beholdThe Poet is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Avalon Cigars

Uh, I have received literally hundreds of shipments from JRs, and only once did a free "bonus" 5-pack arrive damaged. One toll-free call to their service number got a replacement sent out the next day.

Folks seem to badmouth JRs a lot around here, yet with my extensive experience with them I truly do not understand why.
__________________
Ninety percent of everything is crap - Theodore Sturgeon.
The Poet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2016, 05:07 PM   #9
cmitch
I'm nuts for the place
 
cmitch's Avatar
2
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NW Alabama by the river
Posts: 2,565
Trading: (23)
Montecristo
cmitch is a jewel in the roughcmitch is a jewel in the roughcmitch is a jewel in the roughcmitch is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Avalon Cigars

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Poet View Post
Uh, I have received literally hundreds of shipments from JRs, and only once did a free "bonus" 5-pack arrive damaged. One toll-free call to their service number got a replacement sent out the next day.

Folks seem to badmouth JRs a lot around here, yet with my extensive experience with them I truly do not understand why.
I've ordered 5 boxes of these Avalons in 3 different orders. All were packaged as I described and all had damaged cigars in the boxes. The torpedo ends were split but I had no issues with smoking them. I did complain but it was of no use. Whats a little newspaper? Why throw the boxes in a much larger box, put one paper wad in it and send it out?
__________________
No matter what one's status is in society, cigars are the great equalizer where the affluent and common share a love for the leaf. - Me.
cmitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2016, 05:32 PM   #10
The Poet
Il megglior fabbro
 
The Poet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
First Name: Thomas
Location: Madison, NJ
Posts: 7,396
Trading: (2)
The Poet is a splendid one to beholdThe Poet is a splendid one to beholdThe Poet is a splendid one to beholdThe Poet is a splendid one to beholdThe Poet is a splendid one to beholdThe Poet is a splendid one to beholdThe Poet is a splendid one to beholdThe Poet is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Avalon Cigars

I have never ordered Avalons, torpos or otherwise, but dozens of other marcas and vitolas over nearly twenty years, including some figurados with pointy little heads, and have only had the single problem I noted above. This makes me wonder if you are blaming JRs for what might be the fault of the maker and not the middleman shipping it to you.

Or maybe I just live a lot more right than I credit myself with.
__________________
Ninety percent of everything is crap - Theodore Sturgeon.
The Poet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2016, 05:28 PM   #11
longknocker
Ain't Never Gonna Leave
 
longknocker's Avatar
12
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Greg
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Posts: 9,991
Trading: (73)
Cohiba
longknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant future
Default Re: Avalon Cigars

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tio Gato View Post
Please post what size JR sends you. Wish I could pick a specific size. Thanks.
Here You Go, Jeff! Got Them In, Today, In Great Shape!
Packing:




Cigars
longknocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2016, 05:29 PM   #12
longknocker
Ain't Never Gonna Leave
 
longknocker's Avatar
12
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Greg
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Posts: 9,991
Trading: (73)
Cohiba
longknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant future
Default Re: Avalon Cigars

Not Bad For $62, Including Shipping!
longknocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2016, 07:02 PM   #13
sigsauer
Have My Own Room
 
sigsauer's Avatar
2
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
First Name: Tom
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,014
Trading: (61)
Partagas
sigsauer has a spectacular aura aboutsigsauer has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Avalon Cigars

Greg
let us know how they are....
sigsauer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2016, 07:16 PM   #14
longknocker
Ain't Never Gonna Leave
 
longknocker's Avatar
12
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Greg
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Posts: 9,991
Trading: (73)
Cohiba
longknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant future
Default Re: Avalon Cigars

Quote:
Originally Posted by sigsauer View Post
Greg
let us know how they are....
Will Do! I Plan To Rest Them 3 Weeks Or So.
longknocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2016, 05:35 AM   #15
Tio Gato
Uncle Kitty
 
Tio Gato's Avatar
7
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Jeff
Location: South East of Disorder
Posts: 1,535
Trading: (9)
RA
Tio Gato is a jewel in the roughTio Gato is a jewel in the roughTio Gato is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Avalon Cigars

Thanks for sharing, those look good.
__________________
"You stink like cigars Uncle Kitty!" Said my Boo age 3.
"Kid, take care of your family and the hell with anyone else" My Grandpa Bubba.
Tio Gato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2016, 07:59 AM   #16
cmitch
I'm nuts for the place
 
cmitch's Avatar
2
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NW Alabama by the river
Posts: 2,565
Trading: (23)
Montecristo
cmitch is a jewel in the roughcmitch is a jewel in the roughcmitch is a jewel in the roughcmitch is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Avalon Cigars

Quote:
Originally Posted by longknocker View Post
Here You Go, Jeff! Got Them In, Today, In Great Shape!
Packing:




Cigars
Packing looks about right. Glad yours aren't damaged. I hope the cigars are as tasty as the ones I got are.
__________________
No matter what one's status is in society, cigars are the great equalizer where the affluent and common share a love for the leaf. - Me.
cmitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2016, 08:56 PM   #17
sigsauer
Have My Own Room
 
sigsauer's Avatar
2
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
First Name: Tom
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,014
Trading: (61)
Partagas
sigsauer has a spectacular aura aboutsigsauer has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Avalon Cigars

anyone willing to sell me a 5 pack?
sigsauer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2016, 03:50 AM   #18
longknocker
Ain't Never Gonna Leave
 
longknocker's Avatar
12
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Greg
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Posts: 9,991
Trading: (73)
Cohiba
longknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant future
Default Re: Avalon Cigars

Quote:
Originally Posted by sigsauer View Post
anyone willing to sell me a 5 pack?
Incoming PM.
longknocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2016, 12:14 PM   #19
sigsauer
Have My Own Room
 
sigsauer's Avatar
2
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
First Name: Tom
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,014
Trading: (61)
Partagas
sigsauer has a spectacular aura aboutsigsauer has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Avalon Cigars

nice..thanks Greg
I never do this buy I smoked one the same day they arrived...
it is an absolutely awesome smoke.....great burn...toothy wrapper.....incredible taste!
sigsauer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2016, 05:55 AM   #20
longknocker
Ain't Never Gonna Leave
 
longknocker's Avatar
12
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Greg
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Posts: 9,991
Trading: (73)
Cohiba
longknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant futurelongknocker has a brilliant future
Default Re: Avalon Cigars

Quote:
Originally Posted by sigsauer View Post
nice..thanks Greg
I never do this buy I smoked one the same day they arrived...
it is an absolutely awesome smoke.....great burn...toothy wrapper.....incredible taste!
Agreed! Smoked One This Morning After Tom's Review. Great Smoke!
longknocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All content is copyrighted jointly by Cigar Asylum and the content provider.