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Old 02-07-2011, 07:27 PM   #1
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I've been fortunate enough to receive two of these, by different BOTLS (yet hadnt smoked either). This particular one was gifted to me by Tim (TRicker) back in December, in honor of my daughters birth. The condition was we would smoke them together after she was born (he would smoke the Maduro).

After, what has already been a long winter, we finally decided to light these up yesterday at a B&M nearby, that I rarely frequent.

The presentation on this cigar is beautiful. It is presented in it's own individual coffin, with the two beautiful Opus bands (probably one of the prettiest NC bands).

Pre-draw was easy, and had hints of raisin, with an almost overwhelming spice. I really dont care for spicy cigars, and was really expecting to be disappointed in this rare cigar.

The cigar lit easily, however once past the "nipple" the cigar had problems staying lit. I had to constantly touch-up and re-light, which was a minor nuisance. A half inch into the the cigar the burn evened out and it really opened up creating a huge volume of thick, chewy, smoke-ring-smoke.

While I was expecting to be overwhelmed by spice, I was amazed at how smooth this cigar was. Im not very adept on picking out flavors in burning cigars, but creamy would better describe this cigar than spicy. I was able to nose exhale this entire cigar without fear of burning out my sinuses. In the end this probably ended up close to a 2 hour cigar.

Thanks Tim for a wonderful smoking experience!
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:44 PM   #2
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It sounds like you had a pleasant experience with the Opus. Congratulations on the birth of your daughter!
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:47 PM   #3
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Sounds yummy!! Tim got the maduro..lucky Tim!!
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:01 PM   #4
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Nice review, Moe, good to hear about this one.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:10 PM   #5
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Sounds yummy!! Tim got the maduro..lucky Tim!!
Actually, he didnt seem to enjoy his all that much... he kept eying my natural!
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sounds like it was pretty good
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By all accounts, they are just an Opus. Hard to justify the price given they are not that different. That said, I would probably buy one just to experience it. So I guess Fuente's marketing gets me once again.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:57 AM   #8
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Actually, he didnt seem to enjoy his all that much... he kept eying my natural!
Opus envy
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:26 AM   #9
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By all accounts, they are just an Opus...
Just an Opus!?!? Fine by me.
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How about a REAL PRETTY Opus?
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Sounds like a great smoke. A great way to celebrate.
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Just an Opus!?!? Fine by me.
Don't get me wrong, I love Opus. As a matter of fact I would love all FIVE opus that I could smoke for the same amount of money. Now a BBMF maduro, that might be another story.
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