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Robusto
04-07-2009, 05:52 AM
Still three months before I go to Cuba, and I'm thinking hard about which 200 cigars to buy out there.

I'm a Robusto man, but have smoked a few BLOCKBUSTERS over the last three months and have enjoyed them all.

I'm beginning to think it would be absurd NOT to buy a box of BIG cigars when out there, so am seeking advice about which Cuban cigar, or cigars, to go for.

I won't list the big ones I've smoked. I'd like to see what you say.

All I'll say is that I like cigars to smack me up quickly, rather than to tickle me 45 minutes in.

(And I like the show-off factor of a MONSTER now and again). :smoke:

If you have time, folks, could you suggest your ONE favourite BIG smoke - and say WHY it's your favourite?

Many thanks.

Bryan

cj121
04-07-2009, 06:57 AM
Punch Churchill this end Bryan.
Why? Because it's the only 'bigger' smoke I've had to date. Had one earlier this year and from memory, it was enjoyable. Not overly strong, or spicy though, so it may not fit you bill.

I've an Esplendidos sitting in the love nest, but saving it as I only bought one whilst away in Jan.

I'm sure you'll get some feedback on this thread mate.

Stevieboy
04-07-2009, 07:17 AM
MC Sublime
Lusitania
Hoyo DC
RA Gigantes
Cuaba Diademas (9" long and 57RG at its widest IIRC)
MC 'A'

The last two are incredible posers cigars so I'm sure you'll love 'em Big Boy :)

I've smoked loads of most and they're all excellent cigars....but if I had to pick one I'd have to say...MC Sublime..or RA Gigantes :tongue:

Robusto
04-07-2009, 07:33 AM
This is great advice, my men. Thank you. :cowboyic9:
PLEASE contribute, folks, because I'd lke to see if there is a favourite.

whisky77
04-07-2009, 08:23 AM
Difficult question Robusto.If forced into choosing then I would probably go for the Partagas Lusis or Salomones,MC Sublime or Siglo VI, and as Stevieboy already suggested the RA Gigante.

Robusto
04-07-2009, 02:50 PM
Gentlemen

I've had wonderful smokes with a number of the biggies you have mentioned above, which are - in no particlar order:



Cohiba Esplendidos
Montecristo Sublime
Partagas Lusitanias
Cohiba Siglo VI
La Gloria Cubana - a Cuban one, and a monster

I'm very tempted by all the others, but probably most by the Ramon Allones Gigante because I adore anything RA.

Do Juan Lopez make any monsters? And Bolivar?
I know I could look that up but thought men into monsters might know!

I intend to make MONSTERS my everyday smokes of choice when on the island.

British modesty - and prices - can come later. :smoke:

Stevieboy
04-07-2009, 04:47 PM
I'm very tempted by all the others, but probably most by the Ramon Allones Gigante because I adore anything RA.

Do Juan Lopez make any monsters? :smoke:

Get the RA Bry - you won't be disappointed :hail:

The biggest JL in regular production is the #1, a gorda, and it's every bit as good as the #2.
They also produce a Swiss only Maximos. I've got a box and a half and I can honestly say they're one of the best smokes I've ever had:hail::hail:

JL are also bringing out a UK only MONSTER this year: a doble robustos 52RG and nearly 7" long. I imagine they'll be about 18 per stick and I for one cannot f'ing wait :)

cohibaIV
04-07-2009, 05:18 PM
I would suggest the Hoyo de Monterrey Churchills...bloody well nice smokes:41:

Deano
04-07-2009, 05:44 PM
What I have in my cuban pics all the time - Punch double corona. Oh yehhhh.

HabanoSy
04-07-2009, 08:14 PM
I know you said just one recommendation!!! but honestly anyone of the below and you won't go far wrong...

1. Cohiba Double Corona LE03
2. Montecristo Double Corona LE01
3. Punch Double Corona (06 box date)
4. Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona
5. Vegas Robaina Don Alejandro
6. Ramon Allones Gigantes
7. Partagas Lusitania (04 box date)

Hope this helps in your decision making...!?!

Cheers, HabanoSy

yankeefan
04-07-2009, 09:57 PM
here is my 2 cents robusto rj churchill, hd double corona or churchill, and as mentioned earlier punch. i know you said only 1 but these all pack a punch and should knock your socks off. good luck and enjoy your trip. :41:

Robusto
04-07-2009, 11:57 PM
Come on then, men.

When do you smoke a monster?

For me, it will have to be a special occasion, or when I have a whole day off.

I do love them now and again, but they take so fucking long to smoke! :smoke:

cj121
05-07-2009, 12:39 AM
Come on then, men.

When do you smoke a monster?

:smoke:

In true style: "whenever you farkin want" Bryan:rock:

whisky77
05-07-2009, 04:33 AM
Agree with CJ on that one.I don`t think there is a specific time when to smoke one.

It is nice to have something ready for that special ocassion, but in general it is if the mood takes me.:41:

Stevieboy
05-07-2009, 09:08 AM
Agree with CJ on that one.I don`t think there is a specific time when to smoke one.

It is nice to have something ready for that special ocassion, but in general it is if the mood takes me.:41:

I agree with CJ and Whisk Bryan...suit yourself but obviously don't spark up a Party Salomones in your 15 minute tea-break :p

Kdot
05-07-2009, 12:46 PM
Nothing quite like a big cigar to kill a couple of hours...Below are some that I have enjoyed in the past.

Cuaba Solomones
Trinidad Robusto extra
Monte A (felt the burn wasnt too great)
Hoyo Double Corona
RyJ, Hoyo, Punch, Bolivar Churchills are all quality big smokes

TJCoro
05-07-2009, 01:15 PM
I agree with CJ and Whisk Bryan...suit yourself but obviously don't spark up a Party Salomones in your 15 minute tea-break :p

I agree with Mr. Whisky,:cheers:

young steventheboy, :playball:

senor serious, :nerd:

senors dot: and CJ, :kev: :pipe:
Cohiba IV, :rock:

young yankeedoodle, :usa:

Habanospy, :spy:

and anyone else who might post here...:grouphug:


:bandit: Names TJ, TJCoro, and :doh:DAMN IT!!! I forgot what I'm agreeing too!:dontknow:

cohibaIV
05-07-2009, 05:27 PM
Come on then, men.

When do you smoke a monster?

For me, it will have to be a special occasion, or when I have a whole day off.

I do love them now and again, but they take so fucking long to smoke! :smoke:

Right now, whilst basking in the sun...:41: