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"A joy to smoke"
Rocky's got a winner here. A rich full bodied smoke that gets better the longer you smoke it. Typical RP excellent construction. Age it about a month in the humidor to really enhance the flavor.....ENJOY
One Putt in Mo. December 26, 2008
"Excellent Full Bodied Cigar"
If you like GC Serie R or Bolivar Confradia (when they're constructed well), you'll like RP Cuban Blend. Goes well with a strong cup of coffee or a nice, peaty scotch.
RockyJack in North Carolina August 11, 2008
"VERY GGOD STOGEY"
I HAVE DONE ALMOST ALL OF THE RP LINE. THIS ONE IS A KEEPER. BOTH THE NATURAL & MADURO WERE VERY GOOD. THE NATURAL WAS A LITTLE BETTER ALTHOUGH MY PREFERENCE IS MADURO CIGARS. THEY NEED TO SCHOOL UP ON THE MADURO LINES THEY HAVE AND IT COULD BE BETTER.
LEE in NEW JERSEY August 4, 2008
"Suggestion on a Auction"
Please have auctions with a lot of 1 box on this brand. Cuban Blend Toro (Maduro)
Robert in July 9, 2008
This stick really started out rough. As it got down a couple of puffs it actually turned into a decent smoke. It doesn't punch out your taste buds and is pretty smooth once you start getting down to it. I would buy these again but I still prefer my Ghurkas or Monte Cristos.
Glenn Gibson in New York January 9, 2008
"I've liked them"
I was just reading some of the reviews. One of the things I like about Famous is that they will post even the negative reviews ... that's taking a risk for them ... but for me, it adds to their credibility and makes me more likely to use them ... when you have a cigar that has had some mixed reviews on this site, I may be more willing to take a risk myself, knowing that taste in cigars can vary from person to person ... for instance, I have yet to find a "Gurkha" that I really like. Having said the above, I wonder if the negative reviews of the RP Cuban Blend came from a bad batch or incorrectly stored cigars, because the ones that I have had from samplers, I have really liked, so much that the current sale has me really chomping at the bit ... but financially right now, I just can't swing even the sale price of 80 bucks for the toros. Fifty, I could do ... but right now 80 is out of sight. But if my financial situation were different (significant increase in income, lottery, windfall,etc.), there would be no question, I'd go for it. As for why they are called Cuban, I don't know, but a German friend of a friend gave me a Romeo y Julieta corona from Cuba this summer and I really enjoyed it. Within a week I had two cigars that reminded me of that flavor which I have struggled to describe. One was a Rocky Patel Cuban Blend toro. So maybe it's the flavor (as well as construction/appearance) that they are shooting for ... no matter what country the individual component tobaccos are from. Anyway, that's my take. I really like them (properly stored and humidified).
S.P. in Northern Virginia December 13, 2007
"The best from Rocky"
An excellent smoke. In my opinion the best of Rocky Patel. Smooth draw great flavor. What more could you ask for
Randy Stark in Ithaca NY September 30, 2007
"Sneaks Up On You!"
From the start the wrapper is eye candy! Just oozing with oils. Strong pepper up front (maybe thats the bitterness some other reviews suggested) but then smoothed out. Lots of espresso and chocolate. Thick clouds of smoke and a good draw. The only problem was the uneven burn.My guess is that "Cuban Blend" comes from the way the power of this smoke sneaks up on you. You feel it in the belly, a trait I noticed from Cubans I have smoked. Having smoked several in both Corojo and Maduro for some reason the construction seems a little off in the Maduro. All in all a very smooth powerful smoke.
NA Johnson in NY September 21, 2007
"Cuban Blend...What's Mark Got To Do With This?"
Hey...there was no way I was going to write a review without scoping out everyone else's opinions first. Mamma didn't raise no fools.(Well, maybe one, but not me.)-----As I've written in a few other Famous reviews, for years I avoided Rocky Patel cigars. I always thought of Rocky as a Milwaukee attorney who got an ingrown hair in his nether region and decided to make some cigars. His early Indian Tabacs reminded me of those Indonesian boom sticks without the odor. Remember those? You had to wash your hands with Ajax to get rid of the smell.-----Anyway, I bought several of Rocky's The Edge, when they were first released, based on the recommendation of several of my cigar junkie friends. I was stunned. The cigars were extraordinary. How could this be? And, of course, the answer was that Rocky had contracted with another manufacturer...Simple answer-----Next stop was a bundle of Famous' RP Factory Select torps. Incidently, these are Sun Grown, and in the Famous listing of cigars it just says, "RP Factory Select." I guess you're supposed to guess the wrapper until you click your mouse?-----Truthfully, I thought the first bundle I received had been annointed by the Cigar Gods. Every cigar was bee-yoo-tee-full and smoked wonderfully. So, I thought it was time to try a few more of Patel's sticks. I ordered a 20 stick sampler of RP blends that Famous had in their summer '07 sales sheet. That's when I had my first Rocky Patel Cuban Blend Toro in maduro.----- Boys and girls, in some of the other folks' reviews that I read, these sticks are panned pretty emphatically. All I can think of is that some people have a totally different preception of what a medium to full bodied cigar should taste like. After I smoked one Cuban Blend, I thought, "Steve, treat yourself and have another." And, I did.-----No B.S., no hyperbole: These don't taste like Cuban cigars. Okay? Why Rocky and Famous decided to name them Cuban Blend is beyond me. I'd guess that neither Rocky nor Famous actually know the blend of this cigar, so it became the "Cuban Blend." If you read the description, all it says is that it contains "Honduran Ligero". Hmmm....maduro wrapper, Connecticut Broadleaf? Brazilian aparica? Mexican San Andres? Maybe an H2000....Hey...it's a Cuban Blend! I enjoyed the cigar(s) and frankly, think alot of the wrapper, binder, filler descriptions are little more than promo copy. I've got a box of Cuban Blend toros on order. If they're anything like those in the sampler, I'll enjoy all twenty, except for those mooched by friends.
RSteve in Herfers Paradise September 19, 2007
"Rich and aromatic!"
My first exposure to this brand was in the natural and I thought it was a good smoke. But in the Maduro, this cigar is outstanding! Very mellow with hints of coffee and leather. It's consistent all the way thru the smoke with a near-perfect ash. This is my favorite of the Rocky Patel line. I highly recommend you try these cigars.
Greg in Hattiesburg, Mississippi July 14, 2007