Cigar: Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure #2
Date Purchased: 07 February, 2012
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.
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.
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.
Nice pics and link. Thanks...
I have about half a box left from 2006 I believe. They are smoking really well right now.
Must get me a box.....
These cigars are an absolute blast, indeed, very mellow and mild power but with an amazing complexity to them. I love them!
Waiting for them right now too. Cant wait to try one
Nasty things happen when you put a half smoked cigar in a tube and save it for later.
It probably messed up your taste buds for the Epi.
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