Burned, melted rubber deliciousness?
So I caved in and bought one of those trust-us-we-wont-tell-you-what-youre-gonna-get-but-youll-love-it grab bags from another catalogue. $12 for 13 cigars. Immediate regret, yes yes two good cigars and a bunch of lousy ones (including a nude house brand I have no idea what Im smoking!). I grabbed one Id never had and went for my nightly walk. The first third wasnt bad, and was what I like in a Dominican cigar toasty, buttery, creamy, nutty, but a little too mild, even for a Dominican. But very suddenly, about 15 minutes into it, it started tasting like a tire fire. You know that jackass neighbor who peels out at 5:30 in the morning, or that skinny guy who does doughnuts in the Jack in the Box parking lot*? That thick, grey smoke that lingers and gets up your nose? It was like that. It didnt get any better in the second half. It was the first cigar I couldnt finish. I stammered home and looked up what I just smoked, expecting the typical defensive posturing cigar catalogues take when selling cheap cigars (why pay for fancy packaging? This stuff is as good as the expensive stuff, trust us! etc.) but it wasnt! It actually got a 92 in CA and isnt exactly cheap. My question to you guys is this a common ailment indicative of a particular flaw in a cigar? Or are my rookie cigar tastes just not refined enough to appreciate gusto del caucho? I did a search for rubber on these boards and found one entry that sounded like my problem, and a lot of entertaining conversations about something completely different. *If you are that guy, Im sorry about your ****.