Rocky Patel Evolution Toro
6 1/2 x 52 - Natural - Box of 20
Evolution by Rocky Patel cigars are a revolution in flavor. This full-bodied blend has a Nicaraguan longfiller core box-pressed in Ecuadorian Sumatra Claro or Ecuadorian Sumatra Oscuro wrappers. The smoke is earthy, creamy, and full-flavored, underscored by notes of sweet tobacco. If you're a fan of Rocky's luxury editions and similar upmarket cigars, you'll be as impressed by the price as you will by the richness and complexity of this affordable selection. Order these must-smoke cigars now.
I recieved this cigar in a sampler. I will say that it burns well. It has depth in how subtle its flavor is. Give it time and it will rally develop into a very good cigar. Its construction is superior to other brands that I have tried. I watched all but the final 20 minutes of All the President s Men while smoking this cigar. I will buy more in the future.
Others wrote that it is a well-constructed cigar. That is true. But the draw is the thing. It has way too hard a draw to be a decent smoke. Cutting them in half and using the draw poker didn't help. Pass on these.
Got a box of 10 ( the natural) and really did not know what to expect. It is a well constructed cigar and I felt it smoked well. Upon lighting, the first 1/2" was a bit uneventful ( as most cigars are). However, as I smoked it further, the flavours arrived in spades ( creamy / notes of chocolate and earth with a slightly sweet finish). Also became more complex in flavour as I smoked it further. I absolutely loved this cigar and would recommend this highly ( for both flavour and pricepoint value)and will definately purchase more. A definate 8.5 - 9 in my book.
The advertisement is that it is a full flavored cigar. I feel this is untrue. This is a one dimensional smoke through and through, with the exact same flavor profile you would expect to find out of your standard yardgar. A little cedar with a touch of sweetness, a little peppery zing, creamy...not bad, but that's all it ever was. It's one of those smokes that you would hear someone say, you know, "it just had a nice crisp tobacco taste." At 2.00 a stick, which is what I got them for, its a great value. Anything over 3.00 and your paying too much. Give it a shot, just pay the right price. Not bad, but don't spend 4-5$ for a 1-2$ cigar.