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TASTE:Nutty, creamy, woody, leathery
HOBBIES:Rap, making music, basketball, comedy
STRENGTH:Medium to full
H. Upmann Hermans Batch Toro 6 * 52
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Welcome to Herman's Batch! Let's jump right into this fabulous smoke. With a beautiful shiny light brown wrapper, this cigar gives you a milk chocolate look, pleasing to the eye. Unlike many other cigars where you would get leather notes towards the end, this one hits you with them right off the bat. An overall tasty Dominican stick bringing you mild cocoa flavor as well as a peppery backing, just like Mexican chocolate! For an average smoker you might say this is not a heavy cigar but be aware that this stick does carry a bit of a punch for a medium-body smoke. As I made my way to the mid way point there was a subtle change in flavor as I really started to experience a lot of oak and cedar. Still holding on to the aforementioned cocoa and peppery notes, this was making for a great combination! But wait! There's more. Just when I thought it was over, a new flavor made its way to my palate. A pleasant toasted cashew and walnut was present as well towards the end. Definitely one for the books for a smoker in need of a complex stick full of flavor. From beginning to end, Herman's Batch greeted me with note after note, all of which were delicious. And if you're a coffee fan, smoke this stick paired with an espresso or black coffee to really set it off. Picked on 08/08/2022
Arturo Fuente Hemingway Signature Sungrown 6 * 46
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Ah at last! As a new face to the cigar world, I am finally diving into the Hemingway Sun Grown from Arturo Fuente! Due to the recent worldwide events, this once easily sought after cigar became somewhat coveted. I had heard quite a slew of people comment highly regarding the Hemingway line over the course of my short time here at Neptune so trying it out was a must. Upon first light, almonds and soil touch my palate, as well as a mild spice to the tongue. Appearance wise this cigar has a sleek perfecto touch giving it such a smooth draw from start to finish! A delicate sweetness can be detected for the first half of this stick. For the second half, I start to detect much more oaky notes as well as a beautiful aroma of toasted almonds. "Man, this is a phenomenal gar!" There was a slightly noticeable uneven burn throughout but the overall quality of this stick out rules this factor, I almost smoked this one down to the tip! All in all, I'm happy I finally got to try out this requisite stick, and I can fully understand what all the hype is about! Pair with some quality cognac for the ultimate experience... Picked on 06/14/2022
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