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Old 11-23-2006, 07:52 PM   #1
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Brand that always falls short

Was curious as to what other peoples opinions are on certain cigar brands that always seem to disappoint. Before I get this thread started I want to stress that this is not a platform for bashing any labels, brands or manufacturers. Thats not my reason for starting this, I am just curious what other people think on this subject.

For me it's Perdomo, I am sure that Nick Perdomo is a talented guy, his products are enjoyed by a lot of people but for myself, they just don't ever grab me. I will admit that I have had some box pressed Perdomo Cameroons I enjoyed but thats about it.

Yours?
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Old 11-23-2006, 11:04 PM   #2
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Same. I don't think I've ever had a Perdomo I liked. They all had a metallic taste and seemed young. It doesn't make much sense because their products, like everybody else's, use different tobaccos, but it doesn't change my experiences.
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Old 11-24-2006, 03:11 AM   #3
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Pueblo Dominicano doesn't suit me.

Justin, I'm surprised that Perdomo doesn't "do it" for you; a man that loves White Owls as much as you should like almost anything ...

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Old 11-24-2006, 03:38 AM   #4
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I am not a big fan of Onyx cigars. The flavors just seems to be grassy and sooty. I'm glad I don't have any of these. This isn't to knock the brand because I know some people may like them. This just isn't the cigar for me.
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:21 AM   #5
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I will agree with Perdomo, but I have not had a lot of their stuff.

I will say that while I love most CAO products; some fall fairly flat for me; mostly their cameroon stuff. Just not the flavour I like.
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Old 11-24-2006, 11:13 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Big Paintbrush
Justin, I'm surprised that Perdomo doesn't "do it" for you; a man that loves White Owls as much as you should like almost anything ...

I KNOW!! Its crazy and I don't get that either.
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Old 11-24-2006, 12:53 PM   #7
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There are several Perdomos I dont prefer, but if you have not tried the new Lot 23 then I must highly recommend it. It is unlike anything they have made to date.
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:09 PM   #8
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I enjoy the Perdomo Reserve Champagne line. It has a great filler and a smooth wrapper.
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:55 PM   #9
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Alex, I remember you mentioning those cigars after the RTDA. Will order a couple of those in the next couple of days, can't hurt to try a new smoke.
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:55 PM   #10
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I have a few of them try that I put in my "must try bag" in my humi. I have heard from others that dislike Perdomo cigars that the Lot 23 is good.
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Old 11-25-2006, 05:26 AM   #11
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I second the Lot 23 - really nice smoke - ugly band, though. LOL!
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Old 11-25-2006, 06:11 AM   #12
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I think the Opus X line is dispointing. If I'm gonna spend that kind of money on a cigar I'll buy a Padron 64 or 26.

I do like the Power Rangers though....Still over priced for what they are.
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Old 11-25-2006, 06:15 AM   #13
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Perdomo cigars have always been a strange bird.
They really need to be stored at the right RH or they don't taste right. Alex and I were talking about this very thing the other day.
I think they only smoke well at a very low RH. (54%)
I can't imagine owning a humidor for just one brand.
I haven't smoked the new 23 yet, so I can't say.
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Old 11-25-2006, 10:00 AM   #14
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I agree on the Opus X. Just do nothing for me.
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Old 11-25-2006, 11:00 AM   #15
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For me? I have never enjoyed Punch. Most I have smoked had terrible burn issues, and had a very salty finish. Although, I do keep a box on hand for the holidays and people stopping by. Punch is well known and enjoyed by many cigars smokers, just not this one.
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Old 11-25-2006, 01:45 PM   #16
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I will have to add CAO to this list. Probably the only one that I have had that stood out was the mx2. Recently I tried the Criollo, in my opinion, at or just above average. I've tried most of their line and my uncle is an avid Italia smoker...just not for me.
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I am not a Big Punch fan but do like the Cojrho ( or how ever you spell it ) I like the taste of the Prodomo line but have issues with the burn, seams like none of them burn with the acutity of an Opus but I still like the tatse , there isnt a line that i dont care for at all other than Helix , or any Flavored stick, How ever I do enjoy an Avanti at times , just not all that often, over the years I think I might have smoked just about everything out there at one time or an other, but with all the new stuff comming out all the time I just dont have the time to try them all with out forsaking one that I like for a new one , so I limit myself to just a few New cigars a weektoday I will be firing up my First ESG from Ashton, & I love the VSG so I will be paying close attention to this new one for me , next up will be a Camacho Select, one of my favorite Sunday afternoon smokes , time to push the press on the coffee pot & pour the single malt !

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Old 11-28-2006, 02:42 PM   #18
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i think id have to go with the pueblo dominicano. I have had a few of these and they are OK but it just seems like there should be more to it.

maybe the series II will bring something more to the table
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:48 PM   #19
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iminaquagmire, It is funny you say your thoughts on Perdomo like that as I think I have not had a Perdomo I didn't like.

I'll probably be shot for this, but I think the Rocky Patel are over rated. The 1990 is about the only one I sort of like. I do have a REO in my humidor that I have not tried.

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Old 11-28-2006, 09:26 PM   #20
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Blasphemy! Smoke what you like. But I have yet to find a RP I don't like. I didn't like the 1992 at all, but after giving it another chance, I do now. I still prefer the 90 but don't hate 1992 anymore.
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