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I've been thinking of stocking up on a box of 50, but read somewhere the strength has been tone down to suite modern smokers. Is this true? I love the strength of a good lusi from before the millenium. How are the recent batch smoking?


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I don't find them strong. All the Bolivars I've had are stronger. I was expecting more out of them. Even compared to Shorts, 898s, and Mille Fleurs they aren't strong.


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I don't find them strong. All the Bolivars I've had are stronger. I was expecting more out of them. Even compared to Shorts, 898s, and Mille Fleurs they aren't strong.


+1, not strong at all. They're grandpas cigars for me.
 
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RA Gigantes if you want a strong churchill/DC. The Luisi is medium to me.


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Thanks for the input. Maybe I should trade some before committing to a cab of 50. But man its a sight to behold. I still have a couple of RAG left. It seems its true then that the lusis has lost its charm as one of the strongest.


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I went through a cab from 2008. Very good. Solid medium body smoke (at best). Not powerful by any means.
 
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Post 95 Lusis not very strong. Those from mid 08 are the best post 95s I've smoked. The Churchill sized Bolivar Corona Gigante is much strong than most DCs. 01 & 09 SLR DCs pack a nice kick.


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I had a few boxes from late 90's. They were all gone now. I remember them to pack quite a punch especially in the second half, right up there with monte2, bbc, RASS, bgm and such. That's too bad. I had bcg from time to time, but never had a box yet. I am just thinking of stocking up on a box of 50. Its an awesome box to have in your collection. Thanks though. Now I just have to find a few to try before committing.

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Post 95 Lusis not very strong. Those from mid 08 are the best post 95s I've smoked. The Churchill sized Bolivar Corona Gigante is much strong than most DCs. 01 & 09 SLR DCs pack a nice kick.


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Fantastic. Just got MAR 12 box.
 
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Fantastic. Just got MAR 12 box.


Would be interested in knowing how strong they are. 08s are running low. 09 & 10 didn't impress.


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I had a box of 10 from Jan 11. As this would be my only experience with the stick, feel free to take this with a grain of salt. I would say that it was definitely on the milder side, had a very tight draw, and was not terribly expressive.

The last one from the box was downright disgusting. I kept hoping it would get better, but I eventually abandoned it as it tasted like it had been assembled from partially smoked cigarettes. I ended up smoking a Monty2 to get rid of the taste.
 
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All DC's have been "watered down" for about the last 10-12 years or so. None are as strong as they used to be...with two exceptions: The SLR DC (which was never strong to begin with) and the Punch DC...IMO the strongest DC and the strongest Punch cigar still in production.


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Now that you mentioned the punch DC, I am sad. This is the shipment that I lost a few months back. It has some age on it too. Sucks big time.

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All DC's have been "watered down" for about the last 10-12 years or so. None are as strong as they used to be...with two exceptions: The SLR DC (which was never strong to begin with) and the Punch DC...IMO the strongest DC and the strongest Punch cigar still in production.


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The 2011 Cab I am 6 sticks into has been great.

First two sticks had a sick spot after the 2nd 3rd that last 5-8 puffs. Then turned around for a fabulous finish.

This is my first Cab so I do not have a point of reference.

Strength is definitely medium.
 
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Thanks Dan Smile
 
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Sorry my friend, I deleted it. Not directed at you. Strada's post which was originally above mine got deleted.

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I had to laugh as I saw who you had intended the response towards.... just never opened it. Pretty funny.
Back to the Lutsi's... did you age your 08 box? Or buy it aged? I am already realizing that the cab I have will not make it to "aged" status. Thinking of another to lock up
 
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The 2007 RA Gigantes are just incredible.

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RA Gigantes if you want a strong churchill/DC. The Luisi is medium to me.
 
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I bought it aged. I figure it doesn't make sense financially to age my own cigars. Aged cigars are readily available, usually at a slight premium to current production. If aged cigars float your boat, then pay the premium.
I figure if you earn 10% on your money for 5 years, you'll double your money, so a box that you age for 5 years actually cost double what you paid.

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I had to laugh as I saw who you had intended the response towards.... just never opened it. Pretty funny.
Back to the Lutsi's... did you age your 08 box? Or buy it aged? I am already realizing that the cab I have will not make it to "aged" status. Thinking of another to lock up
 
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