Just lit up a 5 Vegas Cask Strength.....

jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,324 ✭✭✭✭✭
...and it has an excellent draw with a great ash. I guess the name had me a bit worried but it is not over powering at all. I can already taste the flavors trying to come out. Good smoke but I think aging is going to make it better then good. A keeper for sure...
Bill Whittle "Look It Up"

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  • ToombesToombes Posts: 4,489 ✭✭✭
    Age only makes them better. I had one with just over a year on it and it was smooth as warm buttah. I was even picking up a slight bourbon flavor on the finish. I do agree that the name is a bit disconcerting, though.
  • VulchorVulchor FloridaPosts: 4,755 ✭✭✭
    One of the only two 5 Vegas sticks I think are very good.
  • EchambersEchambers B'Ham Posts: 4,139 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Vulchor:
    One of the only two 5 Vegas sticks I think are very good.
    What's the other? I like either the series a or the triple a (I actually forgot which one is which and might have to try them both again). Of course I will admit to liking the gold when I'm in the mood for something pretty mild or who smoking around people that don't like cigars so much.
    -- "There's something that doesn't make sense. Let's go poke it with a stick."
  • VulchorVulchor FloridaPosts: 4,755 ✭✭✭
    The 5 Vegas Miami------which as I look here, lol, is apparently no longer made.
  • SleevePlzSleevePlz Goodrich, MIPosts: 6,249 ✭✭✭✭
    Echambers:
    Vulchor:
    One of the only two 5 Vegas sticks I think are very good.
    What's the other? I like either the series a or the triple a (I actually forgot which one is which and might have to try them both again). Of course I will admit to liking the gold when I'm in the mood for something pretty mild or who smoking around people that don't like cigars so much.
    Honestly, I find the 5 Vegas line to be one of the better bargain lines out there. The Miami, Relic, and AAA are all really good and can be had easily for under $3 a stick. If you are not aware, they are blended by DPG, Quesada, and AJF, respectively. So if you like their other stuff, you'll probably like their 5V.
    LLA - Lancero Lovers of America
  • EchambersEchambers B'Ham Posts: 4,139 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I agree. While they are not the most interesting cigar they are some of the most consistent I've had as a brand. Rarely any construction problems, rarely any burn problems, etc. I just tossed two RPs because I was tired of having to relight them over five minutes...
    -- "There's something that doesn't make sense. Let's go poke it with a stick."
  • prosspross Posts: 874 ✭✭✭
    The AAA is one of my go to smokes for consistency and price. I enjoy the cask strength, but think it is a bit over rated.

  • jadeltjadelt Posts: 766
    SleevePlz:
    Echambers:
    Vulchor:
    One of the only two 5 Vegas sticks I think are very good.
    What's the other? I like either the series a or the triple a (I actually forgot which one is which and might have to try them both again). Of course I will admit to liking the gold when I'm in the mood for something pretty mild or who smoking around people that don't like cigars so much.
    Honestly, I find the 5 Vegas line to be one of the better bargain lines out there. The Miami, Relic, and AAA are all really good and can be had easily for under $3 a stick. If you are not aware, they are blended by DPG, Quesada, and AJF, respectively. So if you like their other stuff, you'll probably like their 5V.
    Agree..... I enjoy the Classic too.....I always keep some 5V Classic Torpedo in the humi. Nice stick and great for non smokers who want to join in.
  • bigharpoonbigharpoon Posts: 2,963 ✭✭✭
    There was a time when the Cask Strength (II) was a top contender in my rotation. My tastes have changed to much mellower cigars so I'm not smoking them any longer but they are an excellent value, as is the entire 5V line. I didn't really like how they aged, though. I thought they hit their peak right around a year old. After that, they started to lose some of their flavor and become more one dimensional.
  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,324 ✭✭✭✭✭
    bigharpoon:
    There was a time when the Cask Strength (II) was a top contender in my rotation. My tastes have changed to much mellower cigars so I'm not smoking them any longer but they are an excellent value, as is the entire 5V line. I didn't really like how they aged, though. I thought they hit their peak right around a year old. After that, they started to lose some of their flavor and become more one dimensional.


    Good to know....and humidor is so marked.
    Bill Whittle "Look It Up"
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