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What am i doing wrong?

Im kinda new to cigars but ive found a few i like. I joined cigar .com monthly cigars. Ive had 2 so far that taste horrible. It leaves a horrible taste at the end like black tar looking. Any help is appreciated


  • genareddoggenareddog Posts: 4,004 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In my opinion I would look at the threads hear on what you’re smoking and maybe get a few singles or a five pack. Let us know what you have liked and we can suggest some others accordingly.

  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat Posts: 8,353 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What were the few you liked, and which ones were problematic?

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  • peter4jcpeter4jc Posts: 15,187 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I get the idea of a COTM thing and went with a few back in the day, thinking I'd get a variety of smokes and 'hone' my palate. The problem is, there are very few of those that are worthwhile. They all stuff some less-than-good are very mediocre cigars in the pack. I'm convinced most retailers that off COTM's use them to get rid of their slow movers.

    If you had cigars that actually tarred up, we've all had that happen. There are conflicting ideas on why it happens... when it does the remedy is to cut a little more off.

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  • Usaf06Usaf06 Posts: 10,885 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Smokeinn and smallbatch probably the only 2 worth cotm. Maybe stogiebird if that's still a thing

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  • ShawnOLShawnOL Posts: 8,151 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Are you back, @jliu or is this a hit and run?

  • juanestjuanest Posts: 4

    The tar taste, could be a few things – maybe they're too wet, or you're puffing too fast. Try letting them rest a bit before smoking and take it slow. Also, cleaning your palate with something like sparkling water might help.

  • YaksterYakster Posts: 25,258 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Eating an apple really cleans the palate.

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