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BSBONO
11-17-2011, 07:45 PM
well its that time of year again. What an amazing year of releases. We are so fortunate to be able to living in a golden era for cigars. The passion that todays cigar makers have is amazing and every year seems to get better. I suggest you pick one cigar from limited releases and one from regular production.

My choice for best limited and in my opinion the best overall cigar this year by a wide margin is Quesada Espana corona. I have had nothing but unforgettable experiences with this bold and flavorful cigar. No cigar in recent memory has reminded me as much as one of my all time favs the Tatuaje black original. Praying that Quesada releases more of these and in the US market. If you ever have opportunity to score some of these do so quickly and without hesitation.

for regular production I will go with a dead heat between Sam Lotano Oval and Tatuaje Fausto.

orangedog
11-17-2011, 07:49 PM
best cigar for me was a CoLa... although that isn't a new release

other honorable mentions are Stanford's 90th and Wolfman

Tnt Cigarguy
11-17-2011, 07:54 PM
Have to go with the Wolfman.....and a close second being 85th Padron.

usmcpurcell
11-17-2011, 07:54 PM
Yeah I'm digging the fausto!

alfbacca
11-17-2011, 07:58 PM
This is a tough one. For regular production sticks I usually go for the Tatauje Black Petite Lancero or the Avion (if I have more time). For limited release, I can't get over the My Father El Hijo's; I've blown through about 2 boxes, looking to pick up another.

danthebugman
11-17-2011, 08:03 PM
Ah the eternal debate...:laugh:.

Hands down the best LE I smoked this year was the Tatuaje Federal 90th. Didn't get a chance to try the Reserva, but the Rosado was freakin' delicious. There are several I haven't tried though so that may change in the next month or so, but I doubt it.

As for regular production...well, I'll have to say the Quesada Espana. Some would probably argue that it's a LE, but I don't see it that way. It's regular production, just for the over seas market and not so much here in the states.

That's my picks :thumbsup:.

Dan

Reeve11
11-17-2011, 08:04 PM
La Verite 2009 was my favorite. But there were a lot of good releases. The 6 x 60 SI Padron is close to top, as well as the my father El Hijo.

FragmagnetEOD
11-17-2011, 08:10 PM
Tat TAA for me. Torano Master comes in a close second.

Okcsmoker
11-17-2011, 08:24 PM
Regular production is hard because of all the new releases this year like the Tatuaje Black PL, Fausto, Avion, Padron Anne, and others. However I am stuck in a 3 way tie with EP Carrillo Maduro, Illusione Maduro and Tatuaje La Riqueza.

My EL choice has got to be Wolfman, TAA and EP Carrillo Dark Rituals.

SecretSanta
11-17-2011, 08:26 PM
I like them all.

jjon90
11-17-2011, 08:36 PM
San Lotano Habano for me

smokinbodybuilder
11-17-2011, 08:39 PM
Santa, did you forget to log off and re log in? LOL

Regular release for me would be LFD Colorado or EPC maduro

LE would be LP UF4

andysc83
11-17-2011, 08:47 PM
Tat TAA or the MK Ultra for me.

BagfullofPings
11-17-2011, 08:51 PM
LE: Tat TAA

CigarSaint
11-17-2011, 09:06 PM
Tat black lancers, AB black market.

CigarSaint
11-17-2011, 09:08 PM
Viaje dt platino and oro?

vivalanation734
11-17-2011, 09:21 PM
My number one new release is the new MK Ultra.

My number one cigar this year was probably the Bolivar Royal Corona.

CAJoe
11-17-2011, 09:32 PM
It's a hard one for me. The ones I have in the running are Tat Black Lance, Perdomo Noir, MK Ultra, Curivari (I know its a brand but they are friggin good) and I am sure one or 2 others I can never choose just one.

thegoldenmackid
11-17-2011, 09:51 PM
Some things that come to mind:
NHC Capa Especial
J. Fuego Sangre de Toro Original
E.P. Carrillo Short Run 2010 No. 4
Cain Daytona Lancero

Best Packaging:
Namakubi (this wins fairly easily)
Zombie (bit problematic for the humidor)
Black Petite Lancero (Regular Release)
Casa de Tobaco

Biggest Disappointment
La Aurora 107 Draper's 124 (didn't think it would be that awful)

D Quintero
11-17-2011, 11:16 PM
limitada - short story maduro & tat taa

reg prod - cg4 maduro & san lotano oval

twas another very good year !

GoingPostal
11-17-2011, 11:24 PM
I don't know CA hasn't told me yet. didn't really try to many new releases but of the ones i did Tat Black PL would take the top spot.

njstone
11-17-2011, 11:26 PM
For new production stuff we're looking at rough order, since with only a few exceptions I haven't had more than a couple ...

Top 10 NEW Regular Production (the ones that REALLY matter):
Tat Fausto
Tat LCC
Cromagnon
Tat Black PL
Tat Avion
Illusione Maduro
EPC Maduro
EPC Elencos
Man o War Puro Authentico
(this list is still in progress, quite a few I haven't tried yet)


Top 10 LEs 2011:
Tat NHC Capa Especial
Tat La Verite 2009
Tat Wolfman
Tat TAA
JGRE LE 2011
MF El Hijo
Casa Magna Domus Magnus
MF LB 1922 "Puff 'n Stuff" corona gorda
Tat M80
EPC Short Run 2011
--Honorable Mention: MF LE 2011 (great, but overpriced)

Top 10 other favorites this year (not new):
Padron 45th
Padron 1926
Tatuaje Barclay-Rex 100th
Casa Fuente
Liga Privada T52 (aged)
Liga Privada #9 (aged)
Illusione Singulare Phantom
Opus X (aged, skinny)
My Father Lancero
Tatuaje Especiales

Top 10 ISOM Favories:
Trinidad Robusto T
Bolivar Corona Extra
H. Upmann Mag 46
RASS
Cohiba Behike
Partagas Short
Bolivar Royal Corona
Bolivar Petite Corona
HdM Des Dieux
Trinidad Coloniales
--Honorable Mention: H. Upmann #2 from 2010

Top 10 Budget Smokes ($4/less, acquired online):
Alec Bradley Tempus Tera Nova (rob)
Man o War Ruination
Padilla 1932
Perdomo ESV '91
DPG Cuban Classic
CAO La Traviata Animados (cg)
La Aurora 107 Corona
Padilla Dominus
Padilla Miami
Diesel Unholy Cocktail
--Honorable Mention: EPC New Wave

Farani
11-17-2011, 11:26 PM
Pepin Puff N Stuff release.

+1 :cjump:

Clint
11-18-2011, 12:07 AM
LE.... got to go with the Tat TAA, with the Tat Fed Rosado in very close second
Reg production...Still love the consistency and profile of the Henry Clay Brevas Finas

Mickeymorris626
11-18-2011, 12:20 AM
For new production stuff we're looking at rough order, since with only a few exceptions I haven't had more than a couple ...

Top 10 NEW Regular Production (the ones that REALLY matter):
Tat Fausto
Tat LCC
Cromagnon
Tat Black PL
Tat Avion
Illusione Maduro
EPC Maduro
EPC Elencos
Man o War Puro Authentico
(this list is still in progress, quite a few I haven't tried yet)


Top 10 LEs 2011:
Tat NHC Capa Especial
Tat La Verite 2009
Tat Wolfman
JGRE LE 2011
MF El Hijo
Casa Magna Domus Magnus
MF LB 1922 "Puff 'n Stuff" corona gorda
Tat TAA
Tat M80
EPC Short Run 2011
--Runner Up: MF LE 2011 (great, but overpriced)

Top 10 other favorites this year (not new):
Padron 45th
Padron 1926
Tatuaje Barclay-Rex 100th
Casa Fuente
Liga Privada T52 (aged)
Liga Privada #9 (aged)
Illusione Singulare Phantom
Opus X (aged, skinny)
My Father Lancero
Tatuaje Especiales

Top 10 ISOM Favories:
Trinidad Robusto T
Bolivar Corona Extra
H. Upmann Mag 46
RASS
Cohiba Behike
Partagas Short
Bolivar Royal Corona
Bolivar Petite Corona
U. Upmann #2
Trinidad Coloniales

Top 10 Budget Smokes ($4/less, acquired online):
Alec Bradley Tempus Tera Nova (rob)
Man o War Ruination
Padilla 1932
Perdomo ESV '91
DPG Cuban Classic
CAO La Traviata Animados (cg)
La Aurora 107 Corona
Padilla Dominus
Padilla Miami
Diesel Unholy Cocktail
--Runner up: EPC New Wave

Great list. Although I cannot attest to the CCs. I personally think the Tat LCCs were my favorite. The TAAs were amazing as well

orangedog
11-18-2011, 12:30 AM
oh, forgot to mention, for new releases, I'd also add the Fuente Hemingway Short Story Maduro

MReschke0626
11-18-2011, 12:42 AM
LFD Colorado Oscuro
LFD AirBender Maduro
Tatuaje TAA
Tatuaje Capa Especial
AB Black Market

PatrickL
11-18-2011, 12:56 AM
Too many for me to really sort through. I will say the El Hijo was fantastic, and I thought the My Father LE2011 was a much better showing than the 2010 version.

It's a great time to be smoking cigars.

njstone
11-18-2011, 05:06 AM
Pepin Puff N Stuff release.

Within the world of cigars, you and I often agree :) Seriously, these are freakishly good. Plan to have one tonight or tomorrow night.

I think 2011 was the best year for LEs since I've been serious into this hobby.

JimmyC
11-18-2011, 06:59 AM
San Lotano Habano for me

+1 Love these!

bugbear
11-18-2011, 07:21 AM
Wow this is tough

Limited I am going with the AVO LE 85th

Production

Tatuaje Black PL

Runner Ups
LE
Tatuaje M80
EPC Limitada Dark Rituals
Tatuaje La Verite 2009
PROD
Illusione Mk Ultra
Fuente Short Story Maduro

bugbear
11-18-2011, 07:23 AM
Although the year is not over and I have high hopes for LP Feral Pig

SurpriseMVP
11-18-2011, 07:42 AM
First thought:
Rp: Tat black pl, fausto
Le: l-40, oro koa
So many great smokes this year I'm probably forgetting at least a dozen.

keinreis
11-18-2011, 07:47 AM
Hands down the best LE has to be the Wolfman. I had not planned on even buying any after the last 2 years releases. I was gifted a dress box, and was real shocked. Smoked another one last night, and I was still in love.

hdroadglide
11-18-2011, 07:50 AM
limited release... uf4

cityblock25
11-18-2011, 08:30 AM
Man, that's tough
LE: toss up Tat TAA and fed cigar 90th rosado (wolfman was close, but needs some more age)
RP: I've got to go with the BPL

smokinbodybuilder
11-18-2011, 09:17 AM
I forgot to add one that actually is my favorite release of the year: La Sirena

Craig Mac
11-18-2011, 09:31 AM
Tatuaje TAA

SuperKrishna
11-18-2011, 09:33 AM
I think the LFD Colorado Oscuro is the best cigar I've had in a long while. It's like Magic wrapped in Bacon. That's how good it is.

CigarSaint
11-18-2011, 09:36 AM
LFD Colorado Oscuro
LFD AirBender Maduro
Tatuaje TAA
Tatuaje Capa Especial
AB Black Market

+1, but didn't really care for the Capa I much prefer the usual brown line!

ciggy
11-18-2011, 09:36 AM
Regular Release:
1. Tatuaje Avion
2. Drew Estate Undercrown

Limited Release:
1. Tatuaje TAA (Love this cigar...I want them all!)
2. Jamie Garcia LE 2011
3. Padron 85th

cucumber.breath
11-18-2011, 09:58 AM
Year isn't over yet. We still have to see how the Feral Pig preforms, and I think it is going to be a monster.

What I think so far though.

Regular Release:
Drew Estate Undercrown
Tat Black PPL

Limited Edition:
Tat TAA
Liga Privada L40 Lancero

Mutombo
11-18-2011, 10:34 AM
Production: Tat Black PL
Limited: TAA

Runners up:
EPC Maduro
Wolfman
NHC Capa
Undercrown

twenty5
11-18-2011, 10:39 AM
Hard for me to pick;

Tatuaje TAA
Tatuaje Wolfman
MF Puff n Stuff

Reeve11
11-18-2011, 10:41 AM
/de-rail

I think interesting that everyone is all about the NHC cappa.. where i still think the natural and reserva are better. I must be broken.

/de-rail off.

love reading these lists

Dan

twenty5
11-18-2011, 10:43 AM
/de-rail

I think interesting that everyone is all about the NHC cappa.. where i still think the natural and reserva are better. I must be broken.

/de-rail off.

love reading these lists

Dan

I was not a fan of the NHC Capa, I thought the reserva was great though.

cmhicksusmc
11-18-2011, 11:00 AM
Best NC: Quesada Espana corona or Viaje WLP 50/50 Oooh or MoW Puro Authentico.

Best CC: probably gonna jump on the band wagon and say BHK-54

Kypt
11-18-2011, 11:10 AM
My favorites:

Tatuaje TAA
Viaje Late Harvest
DE Undercrown
Room 101 Namakubi

drob03
11-18-2011, 11:14 AM
RP: Illusione 88 Maduro

LE: La Verite 2009 or JGRE LE 2011

kockroach
11-18-2011, 11:31 AM
Very hard to say. I have to think about the following list to come up with my winner....

MFLE '11
MFLB CG (Puff n Stuff)
JGLE '11 and "TWD" (I know if it supposed to be next years, but it was in the box this year!)
The Wolf
La Verite 09
Tatuaje TAA
Tatuaje M80
Tatuaje Federal 90th Rosado
Quesada Espana
AF SSM
EPC Maddie
LFD Air Bender Maduro
LP UF4/MF4/JD4 (dunno if it really is a release this year or last)
LP L40 (again, is it official release this year...I would say so)

orangedog
11-18-2011, 11:37 AM
Best CC: probably gonna jump on the band wagon and say BHK-54

These from this year were probably my favorite Behike yet... better than the 52s even.

cmhicksusmc
11-18-2011, 11:52 AM
These from this year were probably my favorite Behike yet... better than the 52s even.

I was actually referring to the one u bombed me with OD.
I am still very thankful for that brother.

Fia
11-18-2011, 11:04 PM
Some things that come to mind:
NHC Capa Especial
J. Fuego Sangre de Toro Original
E.P. Carrillo Short Run 2010 No. 4
Cain Daytona Lancero

Best Packaging:
Namakubi (this wins fairly easily)
Zombie (bit problematic for the humidor)
Black Petite Lancero (Regular Release)
Casa de Tobaco


Got to try some of those NHC capa especial. Onolicious!!!

bigbwalls
11-18-2011, 11:08 PM
Illusione MK Ultra

MKS446
11-18-2011, 11:32 PM
MK Ultra and Tat TAA

y0ukn0wwh0
11-19-2011, 01:48 AM
Liga Privada Line, including undercrown!
Wolfman, Fausto.. Drew and Pete, thats it.
I'm hearing BIG things about the La Palina stuff also..... NOBODY has them in my area though!! DRAT!

heavyd
11-19-2011, 05:47 AM
My vote is Tat Black PL. PJ and clan really did it up right!

SmokeProper
11-19-2011, 09:59 AM
The Tatuaje TAA and Fed 90th Ros are 2 of the best cigars Ive had in years.
Also, I enjoyed the EPC maduro, and definitely the Wolfman.

sonarman
11-19-2011, 10:14 AM
EPC Maduro
EPC Dark Rituals
Oliva V Maduro 2011

CigarMan Andy
11-19-2011, 02:17 PM
Try the Fausto Avion. I went ga ga for it.

aquarich
11-19-2011, 02:42 PM
The Fed 90th Reserva, Tat TAA, and especially the M80 for me.

hdroadglide
11-19-2011, 02:48 PM
Wow. Have to agree with rich. That's scary!

danthebugman
11-19-2011, 03:11 PM
I think the LFD Colorado Oscuro is the best cigar I've had in a long while. It's like Magic wrapped in Bacon. That's how good it is.

Really...bacon you say :drool: :grin:.

Dan

amsgpwarrior
11-19-2011, 09:03 PM
Limited Release: Viaje Tower 45th

Regular Production: LFD Colorado Oscuro
Tatuaje Black Petite Lancero
Tatuaje Fausto 127
Illusione Mk Ultra

Paneotto
11-19-2011, 09:48 PM
858 Sungrown.

musicman
11-20-2011, 12:27 AM
swisher sweet pineapple hands down.

javajunkie
11-20-2011, 12:36 AM
swisher sweet pineapple hands down.

finally! someone to say what we all were thinking! o)

mk05
11-20-2011, 09:02 PM
epc maduro/new wave for 2011 regular release

Fourtotheflush
11-20-2011, 11:04 PM
Best cigars I've had this year.

Anejo Shark - hands down.
Then
Fed 109 Reserva
LP #9

heavyd
11-23-2011, 08:04 PM
A lot of people have mentioned Quesada Espana as their favorite this year....just an FYI, Jack Schwartz has boxes of three different sizes in stock. I ordered the coronas today - only $130 plus shipping. I was surprised they weren't more.

Musterion
11-23-2011, 09:30 PM
Tat M80
EPC Dark Ritual
Padron 85th
My Father Le Bijou Box-pressed beli

Tundrahi
11-23-2011, 09:35 PM
NHC Capa Especial and Liga L40...

TADD
11-24-2011, 07:03 AM
Quesada Espana corona
Illusione -88- candela
Emilio AF2
MOW PA
Tat Anarchy(was this released this year?)

cmhicksusmc
11-24-2011, 10:29 AM
I second MoW PA

Fia
11-24-2011, 06:03 PM
NHC Capa Especial and Liga L40...

Those are quite tasty!!! I actually got my hands on some of those NHC. I give you one next time I see you!!! :)

BEN(SWEDEN)
11-24-2011, 06:33 PM
Diplomaticos No.6 from late 70:s

majicmerlin
11-24-2011, 07:00 PM
2011 my father le !!

thebayratt
11-24-2011, 07:45 PM
Tower Viaje 45th
or Tat Avion
or Crowned Head Four Kicks Robusto

jolietilfire
11-24-2011, 08:23 PM
Thought about it for a couple weeks. The H Upmann Noella E gifted me. Absolutely fantastic. Had a few close others. Don't think one was a NC though.... Tough year for them with me for impressing me. More flavor less power please.

njstone
11-24-2011, 08:36 PM
A lot of people have mentioned Quesada Espana as their favorite this year....just an FYI, Jack Schwartz has boxes of three different sizes in stock. I ordered the coronas today - only $130 plus shipping. I was surprised they weren't more.

Don't see 'em, sold out already? Bummer, I wanted to try these.

orangedog
11-24-2011, 08:56 PM
Don't see 'em, sold out already? Bummer, I wanted to try these.

There is a special link you need... It's up on BOTL somewhere...

strife
11-24-2011, 10:33 PM
Thought about it for a couple weeks. The H Upmann Noella E gifted me. Absolutely fantastic. Had a few close others. Don't think one was a NC though.... Tough year for them with me for impressing me. More flavor less power please.

+1 yep.

Dread
11-25-2011, 01:23 PM
I hate to say it because its a brand I represent and I dont want it to look like Im just doing some marketing here but I can honestly say the El Primer Mundo Epifania is the best 2011 release for me. Willy Herrera is making some phenomenal cigars and the Epifania had everything I look for in a cigar. Medium-full body, full flavor, spicy and complex.

heavyd
11-25-2011, 01:27 PM
I hate to say it because its a brand I represent and I dont want it to look like Im just doing some marketing here but I can honestly say the El Primer Mundo Epifania is the best 2011 release for me. Willy Herrera is making some phenomenal cigars and the Epifania had everything I look for in a cigar. Medium-full body, full flavor, spicy and complex.

I'll try it. Where can I buy?

Dread
11-25-2011, 01:31 PM
Unfortunately nowhere on the west coast and the Epi isnt available online, your best bet would be checking the EPM website and calling a retailer to see if they ship. I know Twins in NH ships and had them in stock last time I was there.

ChazHollywood
11-25-2011, 02:15 PM
I hate to say it because its a brand I represent and I dont want it to look like Im just doing some marketing here but I can honestly say the El Primer Mundo Epifania is the best 2011 release for me. Willy Herrera is making some phenomenal cigars and the Epifania had everything I look for in a cigar. Medium-full body, full flavor, spicy and complex.

Might be cool, actually to hear from people that are affiliated with companies on this. I'd love to know what people thought the best of their brand was this year, as well as who they'd pick if their own cigars weren't in the running.

My hands down favorite this year was the Tat Black PL.

-Charles

Dread
11-25-2011, 02:41 PM
If I had to pick another it would probably be the MK Ultra

Burning Man
11-25-2011, 02:52 PM
More flavor less power please.

+2. My rule of thumb for any smoke!

1camTEG
11-26-2011, 01:31 AM
I second MoW PA

x3 If I had to make a top 10 list this would definitely be on it.
My other favorite releases of the year have been the la verite robusto and possibly the first ELO 1 that I'm smoking right now.

hossdawg
11-26-2011, 06:34 AM
Tat TAA then the MK Ultra

jmvcp
11-26-2011, 07:08 AM
Tatuaje TAA
Tatuaje La Casita Criolla
Illusione Maduro