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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
Please take a minute to visit Brad's 2014 Marine Toys for Tots drive. He ran a very successful drive last year thanks to the generous brotherhood here at Cigar Geeks. A special thanks goes out to Brad (Longhorn) for running the drive again this year.
November Points Contest is Under Way!By: SenorPablo
The points contest is under way for the month of November. 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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Butera Vintage Maduro No. 6503.5 Star Ratings+j11/25/2014 9:19 PM
Very easy smoking medium exhibiting cocoa and cream as well as some pepper. Draw was just a tad tight but with enough give to make the overall experience enjoyable, although I think the heavier puffing did end up drying my tongue a bit.
88-89 points
Perdomo Patriarch Robusto Maduro4 Star Rating05Venturer11/25/2014 7:39 PM
Got this smoke on a trade with a fellow Geek, it had about 3 1/2 years of age at the time I smoked it.
Deep brown wrapper with a couple small veins. Construction was very solid with a nice feel to the stick.
Pre light draw was cocoa and earth.
Light it up and got typical Maduro sweetness with leather, tobacco and spice, at halfway the leather backed out and dark chocolate tagged in for the remainder. Burn was good and the one wander corrected itself. Ash held on past the 1/3 mark until I tapped it off before it landed in my lap.
Nothing super complex about this cigar, just a damn good smoke.
Smoke time was 1 hr 25 minutes which is very long for me on a robusto size cigar.
Aging Room Havao Largo3.5 Star Ratinglubrix11/25/2014 5:35 PM
A solid feel to this stick.An oily sheen on the seamless wrapper with one vein.The first third were tastes of spice,baked bread,cream and nuts.The mid's were cream,nuts and baking spice.The last third were cream,cedar and spice to the finish.Nice smooth tastes though not too complex.The draw was great,the burn was dead on and the ash held strongly.Mild-medium in body.
Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Serie Papas Fritas4 Star RatingStogieDad11/25/2014 6:50 AM
Very solid smoke.  Nice looking little stick, not very oily, invisible seams, and very light veining.  The cap snipped nicely, and the draw was spot-on.  Smoke, as expected with a Liga Privada, was copious and strong.  The burn line was amazingly straight, especially considering the small RG, and the ash held nicely for about an inch and a half.

Started out of the gate strong, with some black pepper and cedar.  Some nice dark chocolate notes, along with lots of earth combine with the rest to make a very rich short smoke.  There was a good bit more sweetness in this one than I remember in the other Unicos, but not as much complexity.  I smoked it slow to avoid any harshness, although a bit did creep in towards the end.  

Overall a nice short smoke experience.  Gives you a chance to get the general Liga Privada experience for less monetary and time investement.  It’s not as good as the rest, but it is a fine short smoke on its own, and one that certainly gives you a little taste of Drew Estates finest lines.
Cusano 18 Corojo Dominicano Robusto3.5 Star RatingItalianGuido11/24/2014 9:57 AM
I generally like Cusano, but this one was a disappointment. The flavors just didn't jive for me. Construction was fine, but the ash was dark. Stick with the Connecticut, it's much better.
Montecristo 75th Anniversary Blend Edmundo4 Star Ratings+j11/24/2014 1:03 AM
A very easy cold draw through a 9mm hole.
Full bodied from the get-go, exhibiting notes of wood, green leaf tannin, and faint black pepper. When smelling the wrapper during the burn I also get ammonia notes. Tasted pretty fresh overall in spite of dating back to 2009.
Notes of fresh walnuts emerged at the end of the first third, and the strength seemed to dial down to medium-full beginning with the second third. Citrus notes of orange rind then appeared around the midpoint. As the smoke progressed, the flavor profile finally began resembling that of the Desde 1935 Club Selection No. 4. (5x44).
After 80 minutes, once it got to the nub, it starting emitting ammonia notes so I put it out.
Had a slow, even burn, and outstanding construction overall.
89-91 points
Perdomo Habano Connecticut Torpedo4.5 Star Ratingd33rock11/23/2014 3:25 PM
Nice after dinner smoke. Smooth Connecticut wwrapper, no veins, firm feel but not too firm. Nice subtle prelight smell. Clipped easily and easy lighting up. Burn was perfect to the end. Flavors were earthy with hints of wood and leather. Maybe some cocoa and a touch of sweetness too.

Overall a great followup to a great meal. Perdomo is a staple in my humi because they are priced right anx never disappoint.

This was part of a 4-pack my B&M had and was aged about 6 weeks.

Burn: 5
Flavor:4 (one dimensional)
Camacho Connecticut Robusto (Monarca)3 Star Ratingbmac775411/23/2014 1:53 PM
Good presentation as it has just a few small veins, neatly looking roll, and a nice firm feel to it.

The flavors are pretty basic hay, nuts, little bit of pepper and an almost buttery popcorn flavors that lingers in the mouth.  The smoke is that of a medium cigar, leaves behind a flaky dark gray ash, and nothing more than a mild as far as the strength.  This to me was a middle of the road cigar.
Hoyo de Monterrey (Cuban) Petit Robusto5 Star RatingItalianGuido11/23/2014 12:55 PM
First 5 star rating for me! I have smoked other Cubans, but this is the best yet! After the initial blast, this thing is exquisitely smooth and creamy. The cocoa and nutty flavors are delicate. A few baking spices tingle my tounge. Nothing bitter or harsh at all. Slight ammonia that should fade as it ages. Construction and burn are great, the ash flakes a little, but nothing too bad. It's not a bold powerhouse, it's a super fine medium smoke. Jan14 box, 10 months age, 2 weeks in the humi.
Guerra Habano Robusto4 Star Ratingebernabe11/23/2014 10:05 AM
A great cigar.  A good even burn requiring no touch-ups or relights.

Pleasing prelight aroma.  After I lit the cigar, I got a peppery taste which turned to cinnamon with an occasional intense dark chocolate flavor.

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