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tullius

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result: perfect draw, good to excellent burn, full spicy floral cedar on the light, robust chocolate malt base with still floral topnotes in the mid, french roast coffee and campfire marshmallow finish. Thoroughly enjoyable, if robust smoke. Time has taken most rough edges off this blend.
 

GreenDragon

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Wow, I was really impressed by this stic. Rolled about 6 weeks ago and has been resting in my dry humidor. Due to the use of Flojo Seco and Viso, which I've found has to be brought into medium case to work with easily, these required extra time to dry out and equilibrate. Regardless, I decided it's been resting long enough and took one for a test run tonight. The taste profile is hard for me to express: It's not a "strong" cigar either in flavor or Nicotine, but smooth, complex, and nuanced. Notes of chocolate, cinnamon, and cedar with some white pepper at the end. And while the flavor is not strong, it's very pleasant and keeps you coming back for more. This is really what I'd call a relaxing cigar; you can puff at a your leisure and contemplate the day and feel the tension slowly leach away. Suddenly an hour has passed and you're smoking a nub. Good times.

All leaf WLT:
Filler equal parts of Flojo Seco, Flojo Viso, C. V. Corojo Viso, Piloto Cubano Ligero
Binder: Vuelta Abejo
Wrapper: Corojo Obscuro

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waikikigun

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Wow, I was really impressed by this stic. Rolled about 6 weeks ago and has been resting in my dry humidor. Due to the use of Flojo Seco and Viso, which I've found has to be brought into medium case to work with easily, these required extra time to dry out and equilibrate. Regardless, I decided it's been resting long enough and took one for a test run tonight. The taste profile is hard for me to express: It's not a "strong" cigar either in flavor or Nicotine, but smooth, complex, and nuanced. Notes of chocolate, cinnamon, and cedar with some white pepper at the end. And while the flavor is not strong, it's very pleasant and keeps you coming back for more. This is really what I'd call a relaxing cigar; you can puff at a your leisure and contemplate the day and feel the tension slowly leach away. Suddenly an hour has passed and you're smoking a nub. Good times.

All leaf WLT:
Filler equal parts of Flojo Seco, Flojo Viso, C. V. Corojo Viso, Piloto Cubano Ligero
Binder: Vuelta Abejo
Wrapper: Corojo Obscuro

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My martini must have been a triple: I didn't even recognize equilibrate as an actual queen's English word.
 

nict

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Those look super sweet with those shaggy bloomers.
I trimmed the first 4 from the mold. Came back a few days later to finish, and while trimming the head for the cap, realized it looked pretty good with that shaggy foot. I suspect they'll make a mess in the humidor long term.
 

waikikigun

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I trimmed the first 4 from the mold. Came back a few days later to finish, and while trimming the head for the cap, realized it looked pretty good with that shaggy foot. I suspect they'll make a mess in the humidor long term.
Worth the mess. With that interesting shape and the skirt, these things are really pleasant to look at.
 

Yvan the terrible

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Have been busy for the past two weeks adjusting and trying new ways to fine tune my rolling routine. Didn’t focus much on wrapper shine this time but on bunching. One thing that I have stopped doing is rotating the dolls in the mold, I bunch and bind fill the mold and apply moderate pressure now. Turning the sticks after 30 mins in the mold caused way to many cracks and rips somehow.
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MarcL

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Have been busy for the past two weeks adjusting and trying new ways to fine tune my rolling routine. Didn’t focus much on wrapper shine this time but on bunching. One thing that I have stopped doing is rotating the dolls in the mold, I bunch and bind fill the mold and apply moderate pressure now. Turning the sticks after 30 mins in the mold caused way to many cracks and rips somehow.
Try rotating the first and second times at two minutes. then go to 30 minutes. rotate at 110 degrees.
 
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