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  1. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Smoked a Carlos Torano Exodus 1959 50 Years tonight, a bombed cigar from the Brain (thanks Ian!). I'd smoked the other lines of the Exodus 1959 and really enjoyed them but hadn't had the 50 years yet so I was really looking forward to it. Prelight: Cut the cigar with a Cuban Crafters...
  2. General Pipe Forum
    Does anyone have photos or links to pressed Meerschaum pipes? I am interested in seeing what they look like v. real, mined Meer.
  3. General Pipe Forum
    I read on here somewhere that pressed Meer is more resilient to ghosting. True or not? If so I was thinking about trying to find a pressed Meer for the sole purpose of smoking Aromatics out of. So one type of aromatic doesn't impart too much flavor on another. Is this just a silly idea? If not...
  4. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Boy,did this cigar take me by surprise! I smoked one yesterday,and was amazed by the overall flavor and burn quality.I just smoked another today,and have to say, it was not a fluke. I don't know why I was expecting less....but what I got was a very well balanced,very flavorful premium smoke! It...
  5. Cigar Questions
    I picked up an Oliva G yesterday that was "box pressed". It was a GREAT smoke for me! I'm curious about the shape, is it just a novelty or is there some reason for it? Mark
  6. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Purchased these on impulse. Good looking stick,very pretty woman on the band! :) It snipped nice..felt soft,but not mushy. The light was somewhat uneven,but settled into a nice smooth burn. Flavors of leather,wood and..molasses!! First cigar I have has this sensation with. Nice,medium...
  7. Non-Habanos Reviews
    Bought these on a whim..as I like box pressed,maduros and Churchills.It's a Very ugly stick,with veins and heavy creasing.Must have been formed in a 10 ton press! I did a full snip on the cap as I read some of the reviews being a hard draw. Good light,Nice draw..with woody,malty flavors..and a...
  8. Cigar News, Videos, Reviews, Interviews, etc
    The cigar looks great, with the great box pressed shape. Wrapper had some marks on it and some lareger veins, so I can't give it a 10. It started... Read the full review here: Oliva Serie G Presidente Maduro Cigar Review - A Tasty Big, Box Pressed Maduro
  9. General Cigar Discussion
    Why? I myself prefer them, but I'm not sure what it is about them that changes anything. I find that it makes the draw much easier, but maybe I'm full of it. Any opinions?
  10. General Cigar Discussion
    Hmmmmmmmmm...................... Is this a good deal? :ask: YES!!!!:beerchug::party::whoo::woohoo::clap2: Cigars International - Joe Cigar Daily Deal
  11. General Cigar Discussion
    I love a good box pressed cigar. What are your favorite box pressed smokes?
  12. General Cigar Discussion
    Quite some time ago after being a cigar smoker for a while I had tried my first box pressed cigar, it was a Rockey Patel Box Pressed Vintage. Back then I felt it was more a gimmick. After all this time I am now finding I am preferring box pressed cigars. I have found that the draw on nearly all...
  13. General Cigar Discussion
    well i havent had to many of the RP line, but this cigar was awesome..everything about was great. and i need some more...that was the last RP i have..:( thought id share..anyone else like this smoke?
  14. General Discussion
    I was just wondering what you guys use, as it looks like I'll be needing one to fit in.
  15. Cigar Questions
    I'm trying a RyJ Viejo E tonight and the flavor is delicious. The smoke on this one seems very 'cool' on the draw. Just getting into it but I hope it finishes well. My question. The draw on this is TIGHT! Is that normal for a box-pressed cigar? It doesn't seem plugged - but a very heavy...
  16. General Cigar Discussion
    OK so really not intentional but sure enough the cooler is full and I do mean full. The foot of the cigar was resting on lip of the cooler and the lid pressed right down on it. I found it tonight when I was rearranging. It used to be about a 48-50 rg now pressed to about a 1/4" rectangular...
  17. Meet the Manufacturer
    Seeing if anyone else has experienced some bad burn on the CAO Italia box Press??? My last 2 have burned lop sided and wanted to see if I am the only unlucky one???
  18. General Cigar Discussion
    Do you like them at all? Do you prefer them over round sticks? Does it affect the flavor? Does it affect the burn?
  19. Cigar Questions
    What are the advantages/disadvantages of box pressed cigars. For example, why would someone buy a box pressed cigar rather than a round cigar and vice versa? Thanks!
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