Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary Short Cigar Review

I received this cigar from Cigars Direct – purveyors of premium cigars. As always, all reviews are my own. Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano   |   Binder: Nicaraguan   |   Filler: Nicaraguan   |   Box of 20: $189.00; Single: $10.50  |   Toro   |   6 ½″ x 52 0/3: This cigar has received a number of accolades […]

Rocky Patel Decade Short Cigar Review

I received the cigar for this review from Cigars Direct. All Reviews are my own. Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra   |   Binder: Honduran   |   Filler: Nicaraguan   |   Box of 20: $200.00; 5 Pack: $50.00   |   Torpedo   |   6 ½″ x 52 0/3: This is definitely one of my favorite Rocky Patel […]

Thunder by Nimish Cigar Review

Samples from BnB Tobacco used for this review. All reviews are my own. This is just another Rocky Patel, right? Keeping track of all the offerings from Patel is a full time job but, amongst all that chaff, there are some genuinely good cigars. I like the 1992 and the Decade and have heard good […]

Rocky Patel Puro Cubano Cigar Review

While it is not a particularly good-looking cigar I can safely say that I am not too worried. Sure, there are some rips in the wrapper, it feels dry, it’s a little misshapen by the foot and there are some pronounced veins on the wrapper. The reason why I am not worried about the quality […]

Rocky Patel The Edge Corojo Short Cigar Review

Pre-Smoke: My only problem with Rocky Patel cigars is that their wrappers seem to want to unravel all the time and this wrapper looks no different. There are a few imperfections on the wrapper – some discolorations and an 1/8″ diameter hole a mere two inches from the cap. It has a couple of pronounced veins and the wrapper isn’t very oily. The wrapper feels like a late fall leaf; thick and smooth. I’m smoking the Toro 6″ x 52 vitola.

Smoke: From the first puff you know that this is an awesome cigar. At first you get hit with a ton of spicy flavors. Then, after an inch and an ashing, it settles down. Woody and meaty flavors. There is still a good helping of spice that is sticking around. What I really like about this cigar is that it is very flavorful.

After-Smoke: I took a walk after smoking this cigar to clear my head. While it is a medium-full bodied smoke it does have some strength to it. What I didn’t like about this cigar is that it mellowed too much for my tastes.

4 points