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Old 02-04-2022, 08:57 PM   #121
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Smoking another 300 Hands maduro lancero.

Similar experience as the first. Not a complex smoke, but a nice one. Standard maduro flavors and aromas. Smooth all the way through with no harshness.

I can honestly see these becoming a regular cigar for me.
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Old 02-16-2022, 09:13 PM   #122
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Giving the 'Cuban Copy' Habano Sun Grown from Cuban Crafters another shot. The first one I smoked didn't impress me, so I pulled a couple out and left them in the low RH humi for a bit.

TL;DR version: leather, wood, spice. Fantastic $3 cigar.


First few draws...nice but typical Habano wrap/Nic filler flavors. A teeny bit harsh through the nose.

About 1" in...man...I have GOT to start resisting the temptation of trying a cigar ROTT. This is a very tasty smoke so far. Good burn with only 1 minor correction, nice white ash, slow burner. Now onto the flavor...it's really nice. I don't have one of those distinguished palates that can taste hints of 7 yr aged Madagascar vanilla, but this is one tasty cigar. Prominent leather flavor on the draw, woodsy on the finish. Leather is one of those flavors that I thought could only be tasted by cigar snobs, but apparently I was wrong.

About 2" in...dominant flavors are still the same, but a very strong anise flavor has come in on the finish. As I sit typing with the cigar between my teeth, the aroma coming from the foot is very nice. It is a woodsy aroma that matches the flavor of the finish.

Around halfway...burn has been damn near straight as an arrow since the first correction. The leathery flavor is still there on the draw and the nose exhale, and the anise flavor on the finish has intensified. It's very present on the palate between draws.

A little past halfway...one more minor burn correction. This cigar has burned really well so far. The leather flavor is gone, having been replaced by the typical flavors for this type of blend. I call it 'Nicaraguan spice.' Y'all know what I'm talking about...that 'strong' Habano wrap, Nic filler flavor made famous by Don Pepin and AJ Fernandez.

Toward the end...Nicaraguan spice on the draw and through the nose, STRONG anise flavor on the finish. The anise flavor is *almost* too much, but never gets to the point of unpleasantness. Let 'er die at just over 1".

Final thoughts...this was, legit, one of the best $3 cigars I've ever smoked. I may just have to snag 10 more bundles and bury them in the cabinet.
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Old 02-17-2022, 08:14 AM   #123
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I love Punch. I love lamp.
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Old 02-17-2022, 08:43 AM   #124
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Sounds like a great stick, Mark. If I had room in the cabinet, I'd be tempted.
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Old 03-22-2022, 04:01 PM   #125
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La Promesa by My Father at my local B&M.
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Old 03-22-2022, 04:56 PM   #126
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La Promesa by My Father at my local B&M.
Tom, i've had my eye on those. how did it smoke for you? did you enjoy it? The reason I'm asking is I love the La Promesa cigars. I still have a few corona Gorda and they smoke great for me. God bless you brother!
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Old 03-23-2022, 04:14 PM   #127
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Tom, i've had my eye on those. how did it smoke for you? did you enjoy it? The reason I'm asking is I love the La Promesa cigars. I still have a few corona Gorda and they smoke great for me. God bless you brother!
I did enjoy it Jason, and I think the guy at my B&M gave me a break on tax...so even better. I'd smoke another one for sure.

And today, with thanks to longknocker for putting this in the humi. Look at the cello.

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I did enjoy it Jason, and I think the guy at my B&M gave me a break on tax...so even better. I'd smoke another one for sure.

And today, with thanks to longknocker for putting this in the humi. Look at the cello.


NICE! HELL YEAH! I didn't even know that this line had a lancero. How was it?
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NICE! HELL YEAH! I didn't even know that this line had a lancero. How was it?
Mild and earthy but very nice flavors, Mark.
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So I did a couple of reviews of the "Cuban Copy" sun grown lancero in this thread (stoopid name for a cigar line). The first bundle were so good that I ordered 2 more bundles after about the 3rd or 4th stick.

These 2 bundles are different. They are 7.5" instead of 7", in cello unlike the first bundle, and they have no pigtails. Hmmm...I'm already a little suspicious. I took a few out of the cellos and put them in my low humidity humidor for a few weeks.

My concerns and suspicions were unfounded. The blend is the same as far as I can tell. Good burn with only a few minor corrections. Good draw.

Great smoke, and a helluva deal at $3.50 a stick. Guess I should order a few more bundles. I have plenty of room in the cabinet.
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Not my favorite of the Aladino lines, but pretty solid smoke.
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Not my favorite of the Aladino lines, but pretty solid smoke.
And another one!

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C'mon back, I've got another Aladino lancero for you!
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