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Hint of manure?

So... I was reading this review and something caught my attention:

"the wrapper has a strong earth aroma with a hint of manure. This is what I expected maduro corojo cigar."

Hint of manure? I mean - yeah some cigars, I guess smell like sh*t, but really? Idk. I personally think of other terms to describe the smell I'm getting. Most of the times its not manure when you think about it. It reminds me of the dried out hay or whatever they feed the animals with (not corn)... I associate it with a barn. Yes, there is manure, but idk...

How many of you and how often do you come across this "hint of manure"?

I personally would not find a cigar appealing if I see this in a review... Anyway... It just sounds odd...

Hint of manure.... Hint of manure... Manure essence... Pleasant hint of manure... idk...

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  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,633 ✭✭✭✭
    the word he was looking for was "barnyard"


    i read an opinion oce from a guy that said only the best cigars smell like cow ***.

    i smoke some good cigars, and there is a disproportionate amount that DO smell of barnyard.
  • MarkHMarkH Posts: 120 ✭✭
    Absolutely, I have my nose up to a Gurkha Monogram right now and by God it smells like a horse barn. Which is NOT bad mind you.
  • undulacundulac Posts: 1,129
    There is no way getting around it. It is fertilizer and can and will aid to the aroma of a cigar. After changing multiple diapers for the past 3.5 years, I guess I don't smell the poop in my cigars, but I'm sure it's there.
  • LasabarLasabar Posts: 4,473 ✭✭✭
    jeff_connors should be pooping in his lawn to make those plants really unleash!
  • VulchorVulchor FloridaPosts: 4,849 ✭✭✭✭
    Lollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll0----I dont know why but this has struck me as one of the funniest posts or quotes I have ever seen-----and rather appropriate actually for many Gurkhas and every Victor Sinclair I have ever seen
  • Matt MarvelMatt Marvel Posts: 930
    kuzi16:
    the word he was looking for was "barnyard"


    i read an opinion oce from a guy that said only the best cigars smell like cow ***.

    i smoke some good cigars, and there is a disproportionate amount that DO smell of barnyard.
    I agree, a lot of them do. I remember that was everyone's take on the Nub Maduro. For some reason, I've found most of the darker wrappers have that smell. That could just be me though.
  • gmill880gmill880 Posts: 5,947
    Matt Marvel:
    kuzi16:
    the word he was looking for was "barnyard"


    i read an opinion oce from a guy that said only the best cigars smell like cow ***.

    i smoke some good cigars, and there is a disproportionate amount that DO smell of barnyard.
    I agree, a lot of them do. I remember that was everyone's take on the Nub Maduro. For some reason, I've found most of the darker wrappers have that smell. That could just be me though.

    Having grown up on a farm the cigars with a 'barnyard' smell bring a smile to my face ...and most of them are damn good ...I'm just sayin ...
  • Renaissance_ManRenaissance_Man Posts: 972
    Interesting comments here... I too found this quote rather funny and interesting. I guess I would have to agree that most cigars have this smell, but I still cannot freely call it "hint of manure"... I'd rather "barnyard". Is it really mostly maduros with this smell? Any ideas on why that is? Who here was a chemistry whiz?
  • gmill880gmill880 Posts: 5,947
    Renaissance_Man:
    Interesting comments here... I too found this quote rather funny and interesting. I guess I would have to agree that most cigars have this smell, but I still cannot freely call it "hint of manure"... I'd rather "barnyard". Is it really mostly maduros with this smell? Any ideas on why that is? Who here was a chemistry whiz?

    Manure ....Hint of Barnyard ...You guys are so damn uppity ;)
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,633 ✭✭✭✭
    its the fermentation process of the maduro process will do that. its a very slow and controlled break down of tobacco.... not too unlike a stomach breaking down veggies/grass...
  • rmccloudrmccloud Posts: 160 ✭✭
    My girlfriend regularly tells me that I smell like $hit after I have smoked a maduro cigar. Tasty!!
  • andrewhandrewh Posts: 97
    I actually thought the same (as did my girlfriend) about the Rocky Patel Autumn. It was a great smoke though
  • Lasabar:
    jeff_connors should be pooping in his lawn to make those plants really unleash!
    HA! the way/what I eat!! i would most likely take out half the neighborhood !!!!
  • Renaissance_ManRenaissance_Man Posts: 972
    jeff_connors:
    Lasabar:
    jeff_connors should be pooping in his lawn to make those plants really unleash!
    HA! the way/what I eat!! i would most likely take out half the neighborhood !!!!
    Come on man! Its a sure way to get that super full body camacho style ;)! And some toast in the "aftertaste"...
  • a heavy nutty overtone?
  • Ksnyder211Ksnyder211 Posts: 9
    Noticed the same thing about the smell.  Interestingly, the best cigars I've smoked to date, have smelled like what come out of a cow's @ss.
  • Far_North_64Far_North_64 AlaskaPosts: 925 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The first review I read for Davidoff's Yamasa said the wrapper tasted like dog ****. Hopefully I'll gain the expertise to distinguish between dog and cow **** as my palate develops further. 
    Now this is not the end of the cigar. It is not even the beginning of the end of the cigar. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning of the cigar.

  • ShawnOLShawnOL The People's Communist Republic of MassachusettsPosts: 5,532 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Think grassy s*** vs.  meaty s***. :D
  • Diver43Diver43 South FloridaPosts: 1,914 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So that is what they mean by "Barnyard"  I have been wondering for a while now
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  • VegasFrankVegasFrank Real ManPosts: 12,916 ✭✭✭✭✭
    a heavy nutty overtone?
    "That's undertone, you idiot!"

    (Sorry @jeff_connors, you're not an idiot.  It's a quote from a cigar commercial on a podcast  B) )
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  • YaksterYakster herf wardenPosts: 19,808 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today. 

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  • Far_North_64Far_North_64 AlaskaPosts: 925 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Does Ghurka's have sacred undertones then?
    Now this is not the end of the cigar. It is not even the beginning of the end of the cigar. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning of the cigar.

  • variant2variant2 <---- Don't Believe Him!Posts: 880 ✭✭✭✭
    Sometimes the bunchero washes his hands after going to the bathroom and sometimes he doesn't.

    Worst case scenario would be finding a piece of corn in the cigar.

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