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Old 01-01-2007, 04:42 PM   #1
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K. Hansotia Symphony

This afternoon, I was looking for a milder smoke since I hadn't had dinner yet. I remembered this one that was part of my Cigar of the Month club a while back. I typically smoke medium to full bodied cigars so this one wasn't high on my priority list. I decided to light it up. Since it is a new year, I figured I'd try something new and review the cigar. It's my first review so be gentle...

It's a Connecticut shade wrapped cigar with very few veins. I smoked the Toro. Kinda smelled grassy with my prelight draws. I lit it up and didn't really taste much of anything the first few puffs. Then it got really creamy. I haven't yet tried a Graycliff yet so I haven't really had any cigars that could be described as creamy. This one certainly fit the bill. After the first inch or so, the grassy flavor I tasted prelight came back with a vengeance. I really do not care for that particular flavor, so I was not very excited. Luckily it only persisted for about five minutes and then became really creamy again. As I smoked, a spice started to build with a bit of cedar. It never got harsh even though I was probably puffing a bit faster than I should. The burn was perfect. The draw was as well. What was also amazing to me was the amount of smoke this thing put out. It was about a 50 ring gage, and put out smoke like it was even bigger. I put this thing out once it started to burn my fingers.

All in all, it was a very enjoyable experience. Even with my rather empty stomach at the time, it did not give me any sort of light-headed sensation or nausea. I would definitely smoke this one again. I smoked it with a cup of English Breakfast tea that complimented it extremely well. Highly recommended.
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:41 PM   #2
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nice review, thanks a lot man
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:44 PM   #3
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Re: K. Hansotia Symphony

Originally Posted by acharpe
a cup of English Breakfast tea that complimented it extremely well
Well good show olde chap, pip pip and all that rot....

(boy you Navy guys got it made.....english breakfast tea, harumph)
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Old 01-06-2007, 11:41 AM   #4
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Re: K. Hansotia Symphony

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a cup of English Breakfast tea that complimented it extremely well
One of my New Years resolutions was to drop a little bit of weight (the uniform was getting a bit tight). I typically smoke with either a good bourbon, a single malt, or less frequently, a red wine or dark beer. For some reason, I've never been a huge fan of coffee with a cigar. Obviously, all of the above are not really conducive to dropping excess poundage, so I decided to get some tea and give it a try. It's been a pretty good match with nearly everything I've smoked. Harumph.
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Do you hold your pinky out while you sip it AubrEy?
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:03 PM   #6
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Good to see this review. The symphony is still available and I might not have any- tho I swear I saw one in my stock. If it wasn't for one rather expensive Gurkha, I could say I never met a Gurkha I didn't like.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:14 PM   #7
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I looked and found a few of them in my stock, but they are Gurkha Symphony rather than K. Hansotia. I do know that the two are synonymous, but are the cigars the same ?
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