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Cigar: Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure #2
Date Purchased: 07 February, 2012
Source: Shlomo
Cost: $0.00
Date Smoked: 28 February, 2012
Drink: Coffee, Pepsi Lime, MinuteMaid Grapefruit

Notes: I chose this to smoke during the drive home from my brother's house. This was my first robusto, which came to me in a bomb from Shlomo. He likes to call it "payback"; I like to call it "how to get 4 cigars in exchange for two" but I'll let him think of it however he wants to.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7...et-72157628294213567

The Epi#2 gave me a nice mellow tobacco flavour. I struggled, as usual, to identify any particular flavours, but could not. Nonetheless, I was an enjoying the experience, and it was pairing well with the coffee.

I still had at least half of the Trinidad Reyes from the aborted smoke with my brother yesterday. I had clipped it and stuck it into a tubo, and it occurred to me that I could do a "James Suckling" with it and the Hoyo, remembering the instance when James lit up a HdM Epi#2 and a PSD4 at the same time, and puffed on them alternately.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qorulkgkJqs

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7...t-72157628294213567/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7...t-72157628294213567/

To be honest, I realized this was not a fair comparison, as the Reyes was a butt that had sit in my car all day yesterday and overnight (frozen). Since I was out of coffee, I stopped at a service station and picked up a Pepsi Lime and a MinuteMaid grapefruit. Not quite the same as the mojito James was drinking, but the closest I can come. As it turned out, I couldn't distinguish any difference between the two cigars, which maybe gives a dubious edge to the Reyes, given that it is a day old butt. The Hoyo went out about half way through, and I did not relight it. I enjoyed this cigar and will definitely try it again.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7...t-72157628294213567/
 
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Nice pics and link. Thanks...
 
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I have about half a box left from 2006 I believe. They are smoking really well right now.
 
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Must get me a box.....
 
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These cigars are an absolute blast, indeed, very mellow and mild power but with an amazing complexity to them. I love them!
 
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Waiting for them right now too. Cant wait to try one
 
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Nice review!

Nasty things happen when you put a half smoked cigar in a tube and save it for later. Big Grin

It probably messed up your taste buds for the Epi.
 
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Originally posted by davidjbillo:
Cigar: Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure #2
Date Purchased: 07 February, 2012
Source: Shlomo
Cost: $0.00
Date Smoked: 28 February, 2012
Drink: Coffee, Pepsi Lime, MinuteMaid Grapefruit

Notes: I chose this to smoke during the drive home from my brother's house. This was my first robusto, which came to me in a bomb from Shlomo. He likes to call it "payback"; I like to call it "how to get 4 cigars in exchange for two" but I'll let him think of it however he wants to.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7...et-72157628294213567

The Epi#2 gave me a nice mellow tobacco flavour. I struggled, as usual, to identify any particular flavours, but could not. Nonetheless, I was an enjoying the experience, and it was pairing well with the coffee.

I still had at least half of the Trinidad Reyes from the aborted smoke with my brother yesterday. I had clipped it and stuck it into a tubo, and it occurred to me that I could do a "James Suckling" with it and the Hoyo, remembering the instance when James lit up a HdM Epi#2 and a PSD4 at the same time, and puffed on them alternately.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qorulkgkJqs

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7...t-72157628294213567/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7...t-72157628294213567/

http://www.cubancigarsbest.com/


To be honest, I realized this was not a fair comparison, as the Reyes was a butt that had sit in my car all day yesterday and overnight (frozen). Since I was out of coffee, I stopped at a service station and picked up a Pepsi Lime and a MinuteMaid grapefruit. Not quite the same as the mojito James was drinking, but the closest I can come. As it turned out, I couldn't distinguish any difference between the two cigars, which maybe gives a dubious edge to the Reyes, given that it is a day old butt. The Hoyo went out about half way through, and I did not relight it. I enjoyed this cigar and will definitely try it again.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7...t-72157628294213567/


Thanks for share these excellent pictures

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