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I'm so sick of Brocatus. Every one of these Churchills is a flavorless chore.
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From CI:

"Last month I realized that for over 2 years I’ve been selling the daylights out of Brocatus and had never even smoked one. I had received some emails telling me how much people liked it, then came more emails, and even more until I finally took notice and grabbed a box to smoke. Damn right! This no-nonsense handmade is quite mellow with some nutty, oaky flavors and a balanced, consistent character. The long-fillers are all Dominican while the wrapper is a smooth Connecticut-seed Ecuadorian leaf with a nice sheen."

Listen to WK. Don't believe the hype.
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Kevin Keith wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:50 pm
From CI:

"Last month I realized that for over 2 years I’ve been selling the daylights out of Brocatus and had never even smoked one. I had received some emails telling me how much people liked it, then came more emails, and even more until I finally took notice and grabbed a box to smoke. Damn right! This no-nonsense handmade is quite mellow with some nutty, oaky flavors and a balanced, consistent character. The long-fillers are all Dominican while the wrapper is a smooth Connecticut-seed Ecuadorian leaf with a nice sheen."

Listen to WK. Don't believe the hype.

They do have a nice sheen. We can all agree on that.

They are mellow, all right, too. So mellow that they are like inhaling pure New Orleans air. Lit or unlit.

The only thing nutty in this review is the guy who typed it. Oaky? Okey-dokey! Yes, they have a balanced and consistent character----zero is the absolute middle of any extreme.

Sometimes nothing plus nothing equals something, and a cigar has to have something if I'm going to smoke a whole box of them.

In the case of Brocatus, they've got nothing. Unlike Billy Preston, I'm going to stick with a cigar that has nothing for the rest of the box but then this brand and I are done for good. I'm always looking for something to complain about. That's something.



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I had a tasty White Lightning Crook last night while watching the kids blowing up their fireworks.
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Three of my favorites.. I think I'm gonna eenie meenie miney mo these bad boys and step out on the porch.
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After Dinner Maduros were the first box of cigars I bought for myself.

Punch makes a good cigar. So much so that even Mrs. King knows Mr. Punch on sight. She hides the bobblehead I have of him and when I finally find it and put it back on the dining room mantle she says, "What is Mr. Punch doing back here?" I think he classes up the place. I have never told her his name.

I don't know if his real name is Mr. Punch. He may be like the Michelin Man, who's real name is Bibendum.

I've just always thought of him as Mr. Punch and no one has ever told me likewise, not that this is a topic that comes up in regular conversation. Hello, PSF! He looks so much like Punch of Punch and Judy (go figure), and I am always respectful of my elders, and the name of the cigar box is Punch, that I've always called him Mr. Punch, the way I would if were addressing the puppet. "Lovely day, today, isn't it Mr. Punch? It's a lovely day to have a cigar." Then he'd say something and beat me with his club.

Fun fact: Punch's voice is made through the use of another obscure instrument: a swazzle. Look it up on Wikipedia. I only know because this because the Wikipedia article on nose flutes links to the entry on swazzles. I learned this fun fact last week and here we are talking about Punch cigars. What a country!

I need to buy myself a box of After Dinner Maduros. I'm overdue. I'll take Punch over Brocatus any day!

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I get a kick out of this freaky little fellow too. He was a popular cartoon character in Cuba apparently. I found him at savers.. Brought him home and put him on the shelf.. He stares at me while I sleep. Now you got me looking up swazzles on eBay. Thanks a lot Mr. King.. Lol
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After Dinner Maduros were the first box of cigars I bought for myself.

Punch makes a good cigar. So much so that even Mrs. King knows Mr. Punch on sight. She hides the bobblehead I have of him and when I finally find it and put it back on the dining room mantle she says, "What is Mr. Punch doing back here?" I think he classes up the place. I have never told her his name.

I don't know if his real name is Mr. Punch. He may be like the Michelin Man, who's real name is Bibendum.

I've just always thought of him as Mr. Punch and no one has ever told me likewise, not that this is a topic that comes up in regular conversation. Hello, PSF! He looks so much like Punch of Punch and Judy (go figure), and I am always respectful of my elders, and the name of the cigar box is Punch, that I've always called him Mr. Punch, the way I would if were addressing the puppet. "Lovely day, today, isn't it Mr. Punch? It's a lovely day to have a cigar." Then he'd say something and beat me with his club.

Fun fact: Punch's voice is made through the use of another obscure instrument: a swazzle. Look it up on Wikipedia. I only know because this because the Wikipedia article on nose flutes links to the entry on swazzles. I learned this fun fact last week and here we are talking about Punch cigars. What a country!

I need to buy myself a box of After Dinner Maduros. I'm overdue. I'll take Punch over Brocatus any day!

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I get a kick out of this freaky little fellow too. He was a popular cartoon character in Cuba apparently. I found him at savers.. Brought him home and put him on the shelf.. He stares at me while I sleep. Now you got me looking up swazzles on eBay. Thanks a lot Mr. King.. Lol
I got a new Mr. Punch bobblehead the other day. This new one's colors are darker and richer than previous models. Maybe they're going all Batman with Mr. Punch, making him darker and grittier. He still has the same smile, though, so he is still at home in my house.
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A pox on the House of Brocatus. I put my hand, blind into my humidor and pulled out-----a Brocatus! "Oh, great," I thought to myself, "Another hour/hour-and-a-half inhaling baby's breath."

I haven't lit it yet. Why bother? I hate that I was snookered into buying a box of these cigars. Familiarity breeds contempt.
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Aw! Jeezum Crow! Again?

A pox on the House of Brocatus!
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Those are 1918 dollars.
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