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Got this guy in a sampler pack auction, two to be exact. The sampler with humidor "Famous Traveler 16" pack I bought was filled with good cigars, from the Carlos Torano Silver, to the Griffin's, but this baby was the best. They are reasonable in price, but phenominal in quality. Excellent wrap, presentation, burn and flavor. My punch went through smooth as silk, and ironically that's how I can liken the taste. It was a silky smooth, creamy and complex smoke with hints of cocoa, earthy tobacco, and a hint of caramel. These will always been in my humidor, they've made a buyer out of me.
M. Smookler in PA July 13, 2007
"Perfect After Dinner Smoke"
I've previously enjoyed the RP 1990's for a couple of years and ordered the RP sampler a few months back. Smoked a '92 fresh and found it had nice taste as the '90s but had just a bit of a bite to it. Well I've had them in my humidor for a couple of months and now it smokes just beautifully. Very smooth for such a deep flavor. I'm hoping that the extremely harsh Cuban Blend comes around; I'm giving them a full year.
Gregg in Concord, NH April 13, 2007
"whats a good sign of a great cigar?"
O.K.for me, it's for 1) the taste, 2) the draw, 3) the burn, of course, if you have good draw and burn the construction must be good, as well as appearance, 4)consistency, meaning each and every cigar should be the same, now I have found all of this in the Vintage 1992's and there is this as well (which is, to me a surprise and I'm not sure how it would be rated) I can not smoke in my house it is my wifes only request since I refuse to quit smoking cigars, so I smoke on the front porch, so I go out tonite and light up a R.P. Vint. 1992,I get about 3 puffs between each commercial break, which is a little less then 1 minute between puffs, (I prefer at least 1 minute but I'm also fond of prime time T.V. so I push it) but the thing that has really pleased me about this is that when I got back out approx. 8 to 9 minutes later I find the cigar still burning! and burning even at that, now this is the 4th or 5th of these that I have smoked and they have all been the same except this 1 or any other cigar brand I have smoked, don't remember any cigar still being lit for more then a couple minutes, so I get my 3 puffs and go back in to the boob tube, now this time I timed it 9 minutes, I got out pick up the gar and yep still lit, and the ash is now 1 inch long, thats a great cigar! o.k. my 9 minutes is up going out for more!
John M Cascone in MO February 22, 2007
"very smooth and great burning"
One of the finest cigars I ever had. I now send them to all my cigar smoking clients and they all enjoy them.
J Barreiro in NY December 18, 2006
WOW what a smoke. For the money or not a great cigar.
Bill in Reno NV December 1, 2006
"Good, but not a new favorite"
Dark wrapper, slightly veined, handsome presentation, box pressed, firm draw, firm cap notched perfectly. Starts spicy, rich and dry, with a nutty aftertaste and an even burn. Very nice secondary aroma. Gets more leathery and stronger. Complex at first, then got even stronger and lost some of the flavor. Not quite as good as I hoped nor as outstanding as the reviews I've read. To each his own, I guess. Certainly a good cigar.
Overworked in CA April 29, 2006
When I bent my neck, I didn't have anything to do. Thank God Rocky Patel saved me from probably sinking into depression. Hints of leather and wood made me rise like a phoenix. I now own 6 Subway franchises. SOLD
Candy Pipesmith in Norway March 26, 2006
"My New Smoke of Choice!"
I first picked up a couple of the 1992 vintage Robustos and found myself going back every few days for a couple more, until I ordered a box and getting ready to order another box. For the money you will be hard pressed to find a finer cigar. Overall for price, construction, burn, taste and feel...one of the finest cigars I have ever smoked! The Sumatra wrapper is like velvet between the fingers and butter to the lips!
Keith Piper in Richmond, Virginia August 26, 2005
Fantastic smoke. Great burn. Great taste. Although the 1990 vintage supposedly got the better rating, I prefer the 1992 (I've smoked several of each). Can't go wrong with this smoke.
Chris Stark in So Cal August 25, 2005
"Very nice, but needed a little time in cedar"
Tried one right out of the cello, and was a bit disappointed. Left the other 4 in the humidor (out of the cello) for about 3-4 weeks. Major improvement! Pretty tight construction, but a nice ash, good bold flavor, and even burn. I'd probably choose these over the 1990's.
Doc Arnold in Reno, NV July 25, 2005