Man, I was so excited about visiting a friend over the holiday break and having a great smoke with him. He was really excited about these Ashton Maduros he bought. We decided to step out into the chilly Woodland night and herf a couple of those bad boys. Mine looked pretty and I'm normally a maduro lover but this thing was pure dog rocket once I got into it. The first 1/2 inch was decent but after that it was acrid and harsh. The flavor was absolutely boring. I'm afraid the dark side has my deep in its clutches but sitll, this thing was not even on the radar. It really made for a dissappointing evening. Thought I'd share my grief. Misery loves company. Anyone else with a major dissappointment lately?