Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Romeo y Julieta Habana

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Romeo y Julieta Edicion Limitada (2009)

A very generous friend brought these out for boy's night. Smoking isn't exactly a mentionable hobby, but I excuse myself on the basis that I smoke less than 3 times a year. And I don't touch cigarettes. Anymore. There's nothing that makes you feel so manly as sucking on a smoking stick of stinking tobacco. Even though you end up smelling disgusting and girls find you totally unappealing.

I don't like to cut a lot off the tip of the cigar - certainly, you should take care not to damage the cap. Nothing sucks like an unraveling wrapper as you, well, suck on the cigar. So, about a 2mm cut. Slowly lit, this cigar starts quite easily. Maybe it was due to the fact that it was quite dry. Very subtle smoke at first. Develops some richness, some fig-like aromas. A friend noted chocolate. Maybe. Draws quite nicely, no harshness at all. Burns quite evenly as well, with an acceptable level of ash. Becomes sharp and bitter about 3/4 of the way through.

A nice smoke. Maybe could have benefited from more humid storage, but in any case, a good smoke. Cigars are just as much about the experience of smoking as they are about taste, and this was very enjoyable.

Many thanks to our friend for a great time. Apologies for the awful photos, but I need to include photos of myself puffing away. This looks bad, but we weren't smoking in the parking lot like high school punks sneaking a puff. At this point, it was about 3am and we were gently ushered out of the patio we were sitting in. We smoked for about an hour, so I don't blame them for wanting to close up.

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