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Old 01-19-2020, 11:02 AM   #1641
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Isabela Christmas Sampler and 2 extra sticks tossed in for free!

Okay so this one is a bit different. I wasn't initially sure about posting in this thread because they were a Christmas gift from my mother, so I had stashed them away and forgot to post them.

I had mentioned to her in passing that a site i like that reviews cigars (Katman) had reviewed an odd brand very highly and that I was curious about them. Sure enough, she ordered me this sampler! I know Katman has been sponsored by Isabela but generally speaking, my cigar preferences seem to mirror that Katman dude quite a bit, so I felt inclined to at least check these out.

Unfortunately it appears that they sweeten their caps, but not heavily so and while the barberpole wrappers come off as kind of gimmicky, as long as they smoke well I could give 2 flying ducks what they look like. Also, I've read that the tobaccos in these cigars have been extensively aged before being shipped out.

I'm curious though, has anyone tried these before? I'm going to try to give them another month or so before I test drive one of the smaller ones.
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Old 01-19-2020, 12:53 PM   #1642
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Some nice looking cigars. I guess sweetening of the caps is an old tradition but as long as the cigars are using good tobacco that’s just an oddity for today.

I’ll be curious to see your thoughts upon smoking one.




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Isabela Christmas Sampler and 2 extra sticks tossed in for free!

Okay so this one is a bit different. I wasn't initially sure about posting in this thread because they were a Christmas gift from my mother, so I had stashed them away and forgot to post them.

I had mentioned to her in passing that a site i like that reviews cigars (Katman) had reviewed an odd brand very highly and that I was curious about them. Sure enough, she ordered me this sampler! I know Katman has been sponsored by Isabela but generally speaking, my cigar preferences seem to mirror that Katman dude quite a bit, so I felt inclined to at least check these out.

Unfortunately it appears that they sweeten their caps, but not heavily so and while the barberpole wrappers come off as kind of gimmicky, as long as they smoke well I could give 2 flying ducks what they look like. Also, I've read that the tobaccos in these cigars have been extensively aged before being shipped out.

I'm curious though, has anyone tried these before? I'm going to try to give them another month or so before I test drive one of the smaller ones.
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Old 01-19-2020, 01:13 PM   #1643
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I hope they're paying royalties to DLR for that picture, I heard he needs the money.
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I hope they're paying royalties to DLR for that picture, I heard he needs the money.
The artwork is definitely colorful! At risk of sounding like a moron, is DLR an artist or photographer maybe?
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The artwork is definitely colorful! At risk of sounding like a moron, is DLR an artist or photographer maybe?
David Lee Roth. That picture is from the cover of "Eat 'em and Smile".



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Old 01-19-2020, 06:00 PM   #1646
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Ahhhhahahah THAT DLR!!! How could I have not deduced it was the man, the myth & legend, Diamond Dave himself!
I never really followed him much outside of Van Halen hence not recognizing the cover but yeah I have to agree, that is a pretty blatant rip off!

@ Dave (not the Diamond kind) yeah I read that the sweetened cap is a sort of nod to the past. They also talk at length about trying to recreate the profiles of Cubans from the early 90s, so I'll be interested to see if that is just a lot of marketing hype or if they actually live up to it. I'll be sure to post back in the daily smoke thread once I get around to trying them out!
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