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  • ...But a good cigar is a SMOKE!

    I was just wondering...I'm sure there are a lot of you out there who do not indulge, but for those of us who do, what cigar do you enjoy after a wonderful repast? Please specify size/strength/country

    For me, a nice corona, about 5.5 X 44-48, full bodied, Perhaps a nice Dominican or Nicaraguan. A Montecristo #4 seems to fit the bill as well.

    How 'bout YOU?


    ARRRR! International Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19th
    IN MARE IN COELO

  • #2
    I'm not a fan of large cigars (presidentes, etc.) Takes too long. When I do toke a cigar, I usually have only thirty minutes to indulge. I prefer tiparillos and stubbies. Dominicans are good. Florida Cubans, from Tampa/St Pete are also good. And there's a few very tasty cigars coming out of Puerto Rico these days, too.
    I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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    • #3
      I recently started again after 14 years. Since then quit again.

      Prefered Brazil or Sumatra corona.
      Usually smoked Dominican for the two weeks that I was smokeing again. These were running 2.50-2.90 Euro per and smoking 5 or 6 a day just wasn't in the budget. After such a long break in smoking I notice a rapid deline in my cardio condition. My wife bought me a Havana. Some what disappointed. Very mild and even draw and flavor but a bit lite in tastes. At 12.50 Euro per it didn't fit the income, being a rich retiree in a socialist State. That's a $17.00 roll of tabaco. Still a fan of cigars but have put them back on my list. Life is hard.
      "Ask not what your country can do for you"

      Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

      you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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      • #4
        No smoke since I was 14, been 20 years without it. Can't say I miss it at all.
        All warfare is based on deception.
        Sun Tzu - Art of war - Chapter One - Laying Plans


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        • #5
          I enjoy what I call a good "5 dollar cigar." Anybody who wants to experience a quality, satisfying cigar-smoking experience should go to a tobacconist and get your stog's out of the humidor.

          I forget what the size is named that I like to smoke, but I don't want anything too huge.

          The main thing for me is the natural-leaf wrapper (that nicotine-stimulation through the lips.).

          Mostly I enjoy cigars from the Dominican Republic, or one of those other small island countries in the West Indies close to Cuba (next best thing right?). I haver never been disappointed with a cigar from that area, as long as it was a fresh-product, which is key for a truly enjoyable cigar-smoking experience.

          Avoid the packaged mass-market crap available in stores. Those aren't real cigars. They have paper in them. Lots...of paper. They're dry, and taste like crap.

          A good cigar is going to cost a few dollars for one at least, but it is worth it.
          Life is precious, but also cheap. For without war, there is no peace. GS ~ A Soldier's Ghost. A Warrior's Soul.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cap. Teancum View Post
            No smoke since I was 14, been 20 years without it. Can't say I miss it at all.
            Hooray for you Cap.T , I wish I could dump the cig habit .
            SPORTS FREAK/ PANZERBLITZ COMMANDER/ CC2 COMMANDER

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            • #7
              ...hard to do but doable. After 33 years smoking a pack and a half of Marlboros a day I'm happy to say that I haven't had one for over 14 years. Cigars are a different story entirely. I really can't tolerate more than one or two a day. You don't have to inhale. (I sometimes do but not often) and the tobacco usually does not have paper or additives in it. BIG difference.
              ARRRR! International Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19th
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              • #8
                I like Macanudo, H. Upmann (my favorite), Punch, and C.A.O. the most. I'm partial to Doninican and Honduran smokes in Connecticut wrappers. Robusto is about the only size I smoke, although I do like Coronas also.

                My humidor:



                ...and me from when I was on the road:


                The smoke is a Romeo and Julieta Medallas de Oro
                If you can't set a good example, be a glaring warning.

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                • #9
                  Wow you can tell im from Rochester NH when I say simple and sweet, Acid with infused tea leafs.
                  Life is Expensive Bullets are cheap anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice.Me
                  I'm not lying I'm Just Improving the truth

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                  • #10
                    I bought one that's supposedly Cuban, as we're in Iraq and we're not allowed to buy any and take them home I assume it really is.. Any way, it's called Romeo and Juliet, just wondering if it's any good. I bought it for my promotion on Wed. I hope it's good. It smells great.
                    It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls, by God we go, and we do the best that we can. - R. Lee Ermey

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 6thInf grandson View Post
                      I bought one that's supposedly Cuban, as we're in Iraq and we're not allowed to buy any and take them home I assume it really is.. Any way, it's called Romeo and Juliet, just wondering if it's any good. I bought it for my promotion on Wed. I hope it's good. It smells great.
                      It should be an authentic Cuban, although counterfeiting has run rampant in the last few years. Cubans are usually a stronger smoke and a R&J should be great. What size is it? We always hit the smoke shops when I was in Kuwait and Korea.
                      If you can't set a good example, be a glaring warning.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Freightshaker View Post
                        It should be an authentic Cuban, although counterfeiting has run rampant in the last few years. Cubans are usually a stronger smoke and a R&J should be great. What size is it? We always hit the smoke shops when I was in Kuwait and Korea.
                        Why didn't you buy while you were here? I had my first and perhaps my last Cuban a couple weeks ago. Extremely mild but easy draw. But at 12.50 Euro, no thanks. I found some Sumatra's that I like. Not as mild as most DR and not as strog as. Ya can always try a John Wayne cigar, the kind you bite off the end. Marsh Wheeling's, but I believe they are no longer being made.
                        "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                        Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                        you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Half Pint View Post
                          Why didn't you buy while you were here? I had my first and perhaps my last Cuban a couple weeks ago. Extremely mild but easy draw. But at 12.50 Euro, no thanks. I found some Sumatra's that I like. Not as mild as most DR and not as strog as. Ya can always try a John Wayne cigar, the kind you bite off the end. Marsh Wheeling's, but I believe they are no longer being made.
                          I came home for a day during a Hoenfels rotation (gotta keep me from getting separation pay...) and my wife had bought a box of Cubans and a rack of Hochstift for me. What a great surprise!! I've never been a great fan of Cubans but I do like an authentic Cohiba when I can get them.
                          If you can't set a good example, be a glaring warning.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Freightshaker View Post
                            I came home for a day during a Hoenfels rotation (gotta keep me from getting separation pay...) and my wife had bought a box of Cubans and a rack of Hochstift for me. What a great surprise!! I've never been a great fan of Cubans but I do like an authentic Cohiba when I can get them.
                            The R&J is about 4-5 inches long, not big at all, I don't smoke much so I got a small one. I had a Cohiba here back in January. Our Staff Sgt. got promoted then and bought us all a cigar. It was great. Nothing like a bunch of Marines sitting around at night smokin' and jokin', talk about building friendships. Goodtimes!
                            It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls, by God we go, and we do the best that we can. - R. Lee Ermey

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                            • #15
                              H. Upmann Cigars

                              Upmann
                              Not only do I like these mild and smooth cigars as they fill the middle field so well.
                              Smaller cigars (cigarillos etc.) often are too sharp to be really enjoyable
                              Bigger cigars often are too heavy, take too long and are forbiddingly expensive to really enjoy.

                              Secondlly as a historian I also like the story behind these Upmann cigars: a German banker in the 1840s who liked his cigars so much he practically switched careers and moved to Cuba in order to establish himself in the cigar industry.
                              He made his dream come true (and obviously had the means to do so
                              BoRG

                              You may not be interested in War, but War is interested in You - Leon Trotski, June 1919.

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