true Cubans?

greetings, new to the forum and I have a question. (shocker)

I inherited several plastic wrapped boxes of 2003 Habanos Cohiba limited editions double corona. I have only been smokin a year so no experiance. I have looked online and have found limited info on these smokes. They are pre hologram. I opened one box and really have no frame of reference to know how good/bad they are. They are not dry or moldy, I even sacrificed one to see if it was long leaf, it is. They are triple capped. I guess I am looking for someone with knowledge of cubans to tell me what else I can look for. Are they worth smoking or should I sell a box. Thanks in advance for any info.

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  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 7,753 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Post pics. But there is no plastic wrapped boxes of cohibas
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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,759 ✭✭✭✭✭
    OK.  First, I know zip about cubans.  However, there are many here who do know.  

    So

    If you really want these questions answered, you're going to have to give some more info.  I know this because I've seen this conversation take place many many times. 

    First, inherited from whom?  Not their name, but Uncle?  Grandpa?  Dad?  Aunt Betsy?  And, what do you know about their cigar habits?  Did Aunt Betsy get them from her dear departed brother and stick them in the attic?  

    Or, were they Uncle George's and he was a meticulous cigar fanatic who adapted a series of refrigerators to provide perfect climate control, where they've been for the last 16 years?

    Next, you need to put up some pictures.  Good pictures.  Pictures of the cigars, the boxes, in focus etc.  

    Then, you were willing to "sacrifice" one, I assume you're referring to a dissection of some sort.  Did you get photos of that?  If not, search Daniel Z. Reyes for ideas on how that works.

    Finally, since you were willing to slice one up, have you smoked one of them?  If so, describe that experience to the best of your ability.  If not, why not?  You've got several boxes, right?  You're a cigar smoker, albeit not with much experience, right?

    Let us know.  
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  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 6,607 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'd be willing to pay between two and five hundred dollars per box.
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  • IamIuruIamIuru Posts: 16
    Inherited, Childhood friend who has smoked for 40+ years and recently quit and I was given his collection.

    Pics will be posted soon.

    Cut tip to tail to see inside. 

    Smoked half of a box, I would put them on par with say Padron, very rich and I would say that they tend to get thick, heavy, gooie  in the last third again I have very limited experience. I Only took up the journey because of the inheritance. If there is one amongst the flock who would like to review one I would be willing to send one out.
  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis South DakotaPosts: 5,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Show more pics. Cigars, bands  and box code from the bottom would be helpful. 
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  • ShawnOLShawnOL Near BostonPosts: 864 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You came to the right place if you want to send out a Cuban.
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  • 84CJ784CJ7 Augusta, GAPosts: 313 ✭✭✭✭
    @IamIuru ,

    @Martel would be a good one to send a cigar to.  He does a pretty good job writing reviews.  At least you would read about the nuances of the cigar.
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,196 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 20
    IamIuru said:
    Inherited, Childhood friend who has smoked for 40+ years and recently quit and I was given his collection.

    You really haven't given any detail on his storage situation. What kind of humidor or humidors did he have? Was he meticulous about humidity and temperature, or did he let things slide for the last eight, of those forty years? Very curious. Also curious for details about your friend's entire collection, Are we talkin' hundreds of cigars or 1000 plus. Are they all Cuban?   
  • IamIuruIamIuru Posts: 16
    edited June 20
    Bob_Luken said:
    IamIuru said:
    Inherited, Childhood friend who has smoked for 40+ years and recently quit and I was given his collection.

    You really haven't given any detail on his storage situation. What kind of humidor or humidors did he have? Was he meticulous about humidity and temperature, or did he let things slide for the last eight, of those forty years? Very curious. Also curious for details about your friend's entire collection, Are we talkin' hundreds of cigars or 1000 plus. Are they all Cuban?   
    As far as storage went, He had a large commercial (maybe 4ft tall x 2ft wide) and several smaller desktops. I received two 400/500s ( more for the beauty/craftmanship then the function) and a 100 desktop. His house probably never fluctuated more then 2 degrees all yr. I should have been clearer in that I was not given all his smokes or accoutrements. I turned down thousands. I was not a smoker then and have only just started. These cubans are the only ones I was having difficulty verifying as authentic.  Bob Luken if you would like to write up a review for all to see I will send one, pm me if interested. As for the unopened box a fair offer and they can be yours as these are wasted on me.

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  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 7,753 ✭✭✭✭✭
    pics of unopened box. Include the bottom and the tax stamp number
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    -- Winston Churchill
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,196 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 20
    IamIuru said:
    Bob_Luken said:
    IamIuru said:
    Inherited, Childhood friend who has smoked for 40+ years and recently quit and I was given his collection.

    You really haven't given any detail on his storage situation. What kind of humidor or humidors did he have? Was he meticulous about humidity and temperature, or did he let things slide for the last eight, of those forty years? Very curious. Also curious for details about your friend's entire collection, Are we talkin' hundreds of cigars or 1000 plus. Are they all Cuban?   
    As far as storage went, He had a large commercial (maybe 4ft tall x 2ft wide) and several smaller desktops. I received two 400/500s ( more for the beauty/craftmanship then the function) and a 100 desktop. His house probably never fluctuated more then 2 degrees all yr. I should have been clearer in that I was not given all his smokes or accoutrements. I turned down thousands. I was not a smoker then and have only just started. These cubans are the only ones I was having difficulty verifying as authentic.  Bob Luken if you would like to write up a review for all to see I will send one, pm me if interested. As for the unopened box a fair offer and they can be yours. 

    Thanks but no thanks. My experience with cubans is limited.
  • PatrickbrickPatrickbrick Lake Zurich IlPosts: 5,046 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Usaf06 said:
    pics of unopened box. Include the bottom and the tax stamp number
    This please, plus the full seal.
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    Where the hell is Rodney @miller65rod
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  • Oyam123Oyam123 The Kardashian of Cigars Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 20
    Plastic wrap boxes? They don’t have plastic in Cuba. Fake!
    “Or should I SELL a box” that’s what this post is about IMO. 
    Just sayin 
    Also the band is a forgery, just look at the white checks.
  • Oyam123Oyam123 The Kardashian of Cigars Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭✭✭
    peter4jc said:
    I'd be willing to pay between two and five hundred dollars per box.
    I got a bridge in London to sell ya. 😁
  • IamIuruIamIuru Posts: 16
    Oyam123 said:
    Plastic wrap boxes? They don’t have plastic in Cuba. Fake!
    “Or should I SELL a box” that’s what this post is about IMO. 
    Just sayin 
    Also the band is a forgery, just look at the white checks.

    your the first to say fake, any more info?what is wrong with the band? It is not about selling them, sorry to disappoint. If these are authentic, I have already smoked 15-20 of these and with my amateur pallet they are wasted on me. Thanks for all the info and time. 
  • Oyam123Oyam123 The Kardashian of Cigars Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 20
    IamIuru said:
    Oyam123 said:
    Plastic wrap boxes? They don’t have plastic in Cuba. Fake!
    “Or should I SELL a box” that’s what this post is about IMO. 
    Just sayin 
    Also the band is a forgery, just look at the white checks.

    your the first to say fake, any more info?what is wrong with the band? It is not about selling them, sorry to disappoint. If these are authentic, I have already smoked 15-20 of these and with my amateur pallet they are wasted on me. Thanks for all the info and time. 
    White checks never touch the gold on the band, have some black in between.
    habanos doesn’t celo anyboxes. 
    could still be cheaper Cuban tobacco and decent to smoke, but people fear floor sweepings you find in many fake cigars. 
    MKO is the 2003 cohiba factory code. 
  • Oyam123Oyam123 The Kardashian of Cigars Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭✭✭
    IamIuru said:


  • Oyam123Oyam123 The Kardashian of Cigars Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Got this fake in Cuba last year. They do try, dont they. 
  • Oyam123Oyam123 The Kardashian of Cigars Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Real? YES
  • IamIuruIamIuru Posts: 16
    Oyam123 said:
    IamIuru said:


    Those two bands are not even close. Bottom is cheap looking. anyway I guess Ill just smoke them. Thank all for the help.
  • Oyam123Oyam123 The Kardashian of Cigars Posts: 2,024 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just enjoy them and hand out a few to friends after they have had a few drinks. 😀
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