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The Arturo Fuente Between the Lines is the French Poodle of the cigar world: small, fabulous looking, immaculately groomed, pretentious, and expensive. I decided to humble my Between the Lines by pairing it with a cup-o-joe in a styrofoam cup with powered milk-like creamer. Imagine a street bum walking a well-groomed French Poodle. That's what I was going for here.

I made a bee-line to my local cigar shop while my girlfriend and her sister were working on a feast for the Chinese New Year. Note to men: act utterly helpless in the kitchen, it'll cause your woman to tell you to "just get out of the way". Now that you have been deemed useless and a bother in the kitchen, it is safe to escape to have a cigar, drink a beer, watch the game... whatever.

Anyway, I sparked up my first BTL by lighting the little toe, and then settling back to enjoy the experience. It's a mellow tasting cigar, which lit quite quickly and easily. Did I mention that it is a beautiful-looking cigar? The wrapper for the cigar is a natural wrapper, and then a strip of Maduro wrapper is winded around the stick, giving it a candy cane appearance that's quite distinctive.

The taste of this cigar is good, if not exceptional. Imagine the spice from a 1 star Thai takeout meal, with mellow hints of chocolate, and an even milder overtone of sweet cloves. It's certainly an enjoyable tasting cigar, a premium but mild smoke -- but it isn't anything particularly special in the premium cigar class, in my opinion.

About halfway through the cigar, the maduro wrapper because a little wet near my mouth and started to come loose a bit; I could have unwound it from the whole cigar if I'd wanted to! I also had the cigar canoe on me unfortunately, which caused the ash to be curved downward like a flaccid *****. The bulging tip of this cigar added to that rather unfortunate effect. I looked around quickly to see if anyone noticed my unfortunate predicament, and then furtively torched the unburnt side to bring it back to a respectable shape. ahem.

The ash was quite solid, a nice grey color, and the cigar had an easy draw that gave off volumes of sweet smelling smoke quite easily. I'd suggest that everyone who loves cigars buy two of these Between the Lines: smoke one to satisfy your curiosity, and keep the other in your humidor for eye candy. It's a good tasting smoke, better than most that are out there actually, but there are better cigars available for the money.
 

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moki said:

I also had the cigar canoe on me unfortunately, which caused the ash to be curved downward like a flaccid *****. The bulging tip of this cigar added to that rather unfortunate effect. I looked around quickly to see if anyone noticed my unfortunate predicament, and then furtively torched the unburnt side to bring it back to a respectable shape. ahem.
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nice review. I have a couple sitting in my humidor right now. From what Ive heard, they tend to be more enjoyable to look at than to smoke.
 

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nice review. I have a couple sitting in my humidor right now. From what Ive heard, they tend to be more enjoyable to look at than to smoke.
Well, yes and no. They are good smokes; but they aren't anything that'll knock you over with great tastes.
 

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Again, nice review Moki. I have one of these in the humi now. I do not plan on smoking it. I will trade it eventually for something I like. They are rare so people seem to get giddy about them which creates hype.
 
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