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  1. Robert
    December 25, 2012

    Interesting about the painting. I haven’t noticed it with the MX2 (though I don’t doubt you on that point – it is unnaturally dark), but I did recently notice that my RP Olde World Reserve Maduro turned my lips and hands brown! At one point I licked the wrapper and touched it to see what would happen and had a significant coating of brown “paint” – for lack of a better word – on my hand. Can smoking that stuff be good for you? You’d think at the very least that it would negatively affect the taste in that the wrapper hasn’t had the time to ferment properly, correct? At any rate, I tossed it once I started getting painted by it! BTW, I hadn’t noticed this with RP OWRs in the past. Wonder if it’s a new time-saving measure for them?

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  2. Zen Cigar
    December 25, 2012

    @Robert
    Often times wrapper leaf is “cooked” to create a darker wrapper, so that is also a possibility. I have also heard complaints here and there about various RPs in the past, notably the Edge Maduros. This is just one of those dirty little industry tricks of the trade that we can ignore or choose not to support (by not buying the product). Thanks for your comments!

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  3. Steve
    December 25, 2012

    Padilla Obsidian is another Maduro which looks great at the next-best-thing-to-black shade, but soon reveals that it’s been dyed black. It’s not a tasty maduro as it is, but that’s another story.

    Dying a wrapper is simply cheating.

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  4. Robusto Babe
    July 27, 2014

    You really grossed me out about the “dye or painting “. Do you have a list of all cigars that have that ? I’d like to stay away from them. Good write up by the way. Thx

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