Smoking/Vaping/& Etc Lounge

The place to talk about cigars, vaping, and any other things that are related to smoking.

I personally am very much into cigars, just picked these up a few days ago.

A mix of Man O War, and a couple different Olivia Master blend cigars for $85 total (when each one typically goes for anywhere between $7-13 give or take). I’ll also probably be repurposing my Ryzen box soonish to be a Humidor so that will be interesting, for now I will just get a few humidor bags to store these cigars safely until then.

If you have questions, thoughts, different things you enjoy, feel free to share :smiley:
I’ll also likely be doing mini… reviews? of the various cigars if anyone’s interested here and I’ll probably be getting another sampler soon, much bigger this time though so that will be interesting as well. Though it may take… a while to go through them all considering it’s been an average of -10 F over the past few weeks lol but still.

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Didnt end up having a celebratory cigar yesterday but I’m at work today so having an Olivia Master Blend 3.
Interesting little thing, has coffe and espresso notes along with chocolate flavors. Also has some spice to it which is an interesting blend of flavors, quite good though.
Its one of the smaller cigars in the OP in the left most bag.

Drank quite a bit of busch (free beer is good beer) and had a few Jagerbombs which turn out to be extremely tasty.

Are you sure you arent still feeling the effects of them lol… Because see thread title :stuck_out_tongue:

Lol: Alcohol lounge


Well then… :upside_down_face:


decided to do a thing so am making this

into a thing for these

first steps will be sealing it with a gasket to make it airtight, and seasoning it. Then should be good to go mostly.
May line it with Spanish Cedar at some point to turn it from an OK humidor into a quite good one.


I only smoke cigarettes. Switched to rolling them myself a few months ago.
First Manitou tobacco, now Pueblo. Cheaper, doesn’t have that stinky perfume. And I smoke less cause I have to decide if I’m not too lazy to roll them.

I’m too impatient for cigars or pipes. They’re also not ideal for on the go when I just want to have a quick smoke.


Realized I had $75 in amazon cards, and found a good deal on a humidor that’s pretty big and has good reviews so. Also got a couple bovedas for it to keep it humidified

will see how they are when they arrive.


Super awesome channel on anything you could possibly ever want to know about cigars;

wow, this thing is NICE
some cigars and boveda packs for scale

now to season it and everything.

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Sooo I did a thing and wow
The guy I bought this sampler from … Damn. This is next level. Got a literal brick of cigars that are all high quality (anywhere from $5-15 a stick normally) for $80 shipped because the guy I got them from is awesome.


also pic and list of the damage lol

*Ave Maria Argentum
*Alec Bradley White Gold
*Bahia Blu
*Oliva Serie V
*Perdomo 10th Anniversary
*Chillin Moose
*Franks Way
*Undercrown Shade
*Torano Exodus
*Alec Bradley American Sun Grown
*Black Pearl x2
*Rocky Patel Connecticut
*Herrera Esteli by Drew Estate
*Gilberto Oliva
*5 Vegas Gold
*Ave Maria
*Qeusada Oktoberfest 2015
*Aurora Escogidos Maduro
*Nica Rustica
*Genesis The Project
*Corojo Red
*RP Special Reserve Maduro
*Brick House Maduro
*Oliva Series O
*Man O War Ruination
*Camacho Criolo
*RP Velvet

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Notes for the Aroura Escogidos maduro (for myself to remember later and also for those interested here):

Start of cigar is bready, with hints of chocolate and espresso along with some kick to it. Not so much spice.
Through the first third the chocolate and bread flavors continue, getting sweeter as it gets closer to the second third.
Second third is like a dark chocolate espresso, with some bitter notes and spice popping up.
The last third of it continues that and gets stronger.
Rather short notes as its a short cigar and also its windy so that burned through the cigar a bit faster than usual (40mins as opposed to the hour it usually is for similar sized cigars).

Goes really well with coffee, or Irish cream. Also probably would make a great dessert cigar.

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With some cigarette brands I found them to taste like the cone from ice cream.


Next up:
Rocky Patel Special Reserve Sungrown Maduro

First light; Stronk but not in a bad way, combined with the rich chocolate and dark espresso flavors it’s quite good. Has a background creaminess as well, though it’s not that evident at this point in the cigar.

Getting farther down, the strength eases up a bit and the creaminess takes hold. Now tastes like a really good dark chocolate expresso, with a few other flavors floating about that are similar in profile that I couldn’t quite make out.

Getting into the second third, the cigar is still strong but the creaminess really pops here, and the dark chocolate is still the main with expresso as more of a side thing. Getting a bit of spice but nothing too noticeable, quite an interesting mix of flavors. Also dat ash tho

Now farther down, and the cigar is bare. The strength reappears as does the expresso notes, while the dark chocolate takes on a richer, creamier note than before but it’s still there. Spice really starts being more noticeable, but nothing that intense. plays well with other flavors mentioned.

Finishing the cigar was mostly the same as above, and as I got to the end the cigar really started picking up in spice as the only major difference.

Overall my favorite medium-full cigar yet, it’s very well balanced with a smooth draw and some awesome flavors. Would say 9/10.
Total time for it was 45mins. Did not pair with any drinks, just smoked the cigar- though it would go really, really well with coffee, probably also Irish cream as well. Have not tried it with whiskey, so can’t say if it would make it better or worse.

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Had a black pearl yesterday and it was Kind of OK. Not good enough for me to write a review on it yet though I do have another to try so will see.

This on the other hand, the Alec Bradley White Gold. Is some awesome stuff. Really well balanced mild cigar thats bready, sweet and with just enough of a kick to balance out the above two flavors. So far my favorite mild cigar.

Also dat ash.

“Its fing cold out at 230am in the morning and also quite dark outside still” cigar pic

Good cigar tho

(Oktoberfest 2015 for anyone that may care)

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its been so cold I haven’t had anything in weeks thread lol
Oh winter. How awesome you are :stuck_out_tongue:

the person i got the samplers from is a madman, lol

so much good stuff.
i would list it all but theres so many :stuck_out_tongue:
resulting humidor: