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6th Annual Cigar for the Troops DriveBy: SenorPablo
The 6th Annual Cigars for Troops drive is underway! If you would like to donate, please visit the following thread:

All donors will receive the coveted "Troop Supporter" badge. Last year's total was 1,343 cigars, and we would like to surpass that with your support. If you have any questions beyond what is addressed in the thread above, please reach out to Nathan (nwb).
Toys for Tots DriveBy: SenorPablo
This year's 2014 Marine Toys for Tots drive is over, and the very generous brotherhood here pulled together for an amazing $1,595.16. This is a great accomplishment that will go to a great organization that provides gifts for those less fortunate children in time for Christmas. A special thanks goes out to Brad (Longhorn) for running the drive again this year.
April Points Contest is Under Way!By: SenorPablo
The points contest is under way for the month of April. The 35 members with the most points for the month have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to CI. You can read the details HERE. To view the previous month's contest results see here.

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San Cristobal Elegancia Corona4.5 Star RatingJay'D4/25/2015 9:43 PM
What can I say other than i enjoyed this cigar, for such a small stick and ring size it had a great burn and draw and produced an excellent thick rich looking smoke. The pull was spot on, not lose and not tight. Flavor was nice as well, not a strong cigar, borderline medium if you ask me. Over all a very good cigar and good for those that like them mild, probably would not favor those that like the strong powerful smokes.
E.P. Carrillo INCH No.702.5 Star Ratingntanner4/25/2015 3:27 PM
     Well this thing is huge. I got it from Nirabs figs, twigs and bigs pass. He required a large RG cigar in there and this is what I got. Cant say much though since I sent one to I think Don for my part of the pass. It has some serious weight to it and look's like it probably took two bunchers working together to get this thing assembled. The wrapper is actually a pretty nice specimen and the cannon is very solid which makes me a little nervous about how long it's going to take me to smoke it. Well I had to hunt a bit to find something to cut this with and after locating a V-cutter that I could fit the end in it cut's well and the draw is very open. Practically had to start a fire in the ashtray to get a big enough flame to actually toast this behemoth but after a bit of work it takes an even toast.
     My first flavors are of almond and cream with a bit of spice in the retro. A very mild start with a nutty room aromatic. Actually getting a little floral and some sugar cane too and a nice tobacco in the aftertaste.
     Well it's been around 50 minutes now and I am a third of the way through. The main flavor now is tobacco and the spice has picked up a little plus there is a slight chocolate note.
     The last third is more of what the first two were. It took about 2 hours and 50 minutes to smoke this and between the lack of complexity and mild flavor profile I wasn't overly impressed. Dont think I will be looking for any more of these.
Ave Maria (Core line) Barbarossa4.5 Star Ratingebernabe4/25/2015 12:11 PM
Great cigar I got on cbid.  Appearance was nice.  Nice prelight aroma and good draw.  Cigar burned even requiring no touch up or relights.  

Flavors were a sweet and spicy most of the cigar.

Will smoke again.
Crowned Heads Headley Grange Corona Gorda3.5 Star Ratingebernabe4/25/2015 12:02 PM
Cigar had a nice looking wrapper.  Good draw with an even burn requiring no touch up or relights.

To me the cigar was full bodied.  The flavors I got were earthy and a little leather.  Later on I got a very peppery spice.
Partagas (Cuban) Mille Fleurs4.5 Star Ratingcmmayo4/25/2015 10:41 AM
I overpaid for this cigar in Canada and smuggled it into America 3 days before the President made it legal. Now I'm on the patio of a beach condo next to the Gulf of Mexico, enjoying the great flavors. It's a tasty cedar, vanilla and coffee bean blend that builds in strength to a hearty but smooth medium strength. Great quick smoke after a big breakfast.
1502 Ruby Lancero4 Star Ratingpkbowen4/24/2015 9:32 PM
It was a solid stick with enjoyable flavors. The first third saw quite a bit of red and black pepper with ample nuttiness and a nose that smelled of campfire. The second third had a mouthwatering (almost acidic) flavor that I couldn't quite place in addition to the black pepper. The final third tasted primarily of charcoal and woody pepper (without the accompanying tongue-tingle) and the foot smoke smelled like grilling meat. Neat! Probably wouldn't run out and buy a box, but this was a good smoke. I would rate it "very good," 86/100. Paired well with a decaf coffee.
Crowned Heads The Buckingham (Proyecto 5)4.5 Star Ratingninfiction4/24/2015 6:56 PM
Solid feel and rustic look to this cigar. No band, they come in mazos of 10.

Initial blast of pepper gives way to tobacco and dark roast coffee. Pepper hangs on the tongue but the retro is smooth. Pepper mellows in the middle of the cigar.

In the second third there are hints of chocolate added to the coffee/tobacco/earth notes. Going into the third there was an almost grapefruit note that peaked in. The pepper came back in the last third.

Perfect construction and burn. Solid ash that held on over an inch at a time. Excellent draw and nice smoke output.

The cigar reminded me of the Jericho Hill, probably due to having the same wrapper.

Total smoke time 1:50.
La Gloria Cubana (White Box) Wavell2 Star Ratingpromtbr884/24/2015 5:36 PM
Ok Construction, a little crooked. Burned fine. Just a pretty forgetable stick. Old leather and wood. Some pepper. No change as the burn progressed. Would not try another.
Romeo y Julieta (Cuban) Petit Churchills4 Star Ratingtimmytip4/24/2015 2:20 AM
Beautifully presented small cigar.   Lighted evenly and somoked with a well formed ash.  Pleasant draw, perhaps a little tight by some standards.  Typical R y J flavours from the outset, quickly developing into wonderful cedar, spicey noted smoke.  Flavours and volume surprisingly full for ring gauge.  25 mins of pure enjoyment - an ideal morning or post-lunch smoke.  This one was enjoyed after lunch on the beach of Nurai Island, Abu Dhabi.  :)
CLE Connecticut 11/184 Star RatingWHO0TER4/23/2015 5:56 PM
Mild but not boring.  Has nice pepper taste and consistent all the way through.  I only do mild cigars and this one is currently in my top 15%.  Even burn, with medium gray layered ash.  It is an easy draw and you can work over the end without it falling apart which I find important for when I am on the mower and can't always hold it between my fingers.

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