Monday, June 20, 2011

Cubao No.5 - 6.1 X 50

Light drizzle falling on Saturday night, too boring to hang around Kirkland, so we head up to the Snoqualmie Casino. I told myself that tonight we'd try something a little different: Craps! When we were in Vegas I played this game once and lost my shorts so fast that I didn't know what hit me. Anyway, since then I've done a little research on how the heck you play and I think I kind of get the drift now, hopefully I won't look like a total dork when I step up to the plate.

Moment of Truth
The casino has a bunch of craps tables and all of them are pretty full, but I find an open spot towards the end of one of the tables. I put my money on the table and they pass me my chips with the customary "Good Luck!" My lovely wife is standing right behind me, she really has no clue as to how this game is played, so as the evening went on I would tell her which numbers to pray for. :)

To make a long story short, I was pretty nervous at first, but I think I got the hang of it quite quickly - I actually tripled my money! No shito Sherlock! There were a couple of shooters that were rolling everything except sevens, so we did GREAT! It took a long time, but it really paid off. I decided to quit while I was ahead - heck, I could have played all night! What was really amazing were the guys that were gambling right next to me. Holy Crap, these guys were putting down some BIG money and of course winning big money in return.

Amazing... definitely my new game of choice.

So after an exciting and stressful venture over at the craps table, it was time for a cigar at the Lit Lounge. Naturally when we arrived it was standing room only. No worries though, our usual hangout in the corner over by the bar is available.

Anyway, I brought along a Cubao No. 5, from Espinoza y Ortega Brand (EO Brands). Pretty good size cigar, big ring as well, feels comfortable in my hand, not too firm, not spongy, yeah, it feels just right. I give it a cut and light it up .Nice, very nice... full of flavor, medium bodied, smooth, creamy smooth. I like it! My lovely wife helped me smoke it as well and she thought it was quite good. This is a big cigar, so needless to say it lasted a long time. Towards the end the flavor turned a little peppery and I think the nicotine kicked up a couple of gears, so I had to slow it way down. Overall I really enjoyed it, but I highly recommend that you take your time and don't rush it, it'll sneak up on you if you do.

Would I buy one of these again? Heck Yes!

My Rating: 8+

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