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Monday, February 13, 2012

A Leisure Suit for Winter & Room101 Cigars

I haven't had much time lately to leisurely enjoy a good cigar and a movie, good or otherwise. Work has been engaging, and the weather has been frigid. But that's not to say I haven't been able to enjoy a good smoke, because I have. Just not leisurely, because a parka, thermal underwear, and a flappy-eared hat ain't leisure wear.

The local smoke shop has been pretty good about keeping an interesting assortment of cigars on hand. The biggest surprise so far has been the Room101 Cigars 808C (Connecticut wrapper). I've seen several positive #nowsmoking tweets for the brand, so when I saw the 25-count box of 808c (five or six of which had been sold already) a couple weekends ago, it wasn't a big risk to try one. I made it back to the smoke shop this past weekend, and there were only six of those 808C left. Of course I bought 'em.

Besides being a big, fat smoke (6X60), it was as nicely balanced a smoke as I've come across in my brief cigar-smoking adventures. It had a little peppery spice up front, and a rich coffee tone throughout, all without it being too, if at all, sweet. It burned quite well, without noticeable defects. The draw was maybe a touch loose compared to my usual smokes, so I gave it plenty of time between draws to make sure it didn't burn too hot.

Hopefully they'll keep Room101 Cigars in stock, as I will be keeping them stocked in my humble little humidor.

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