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I had to try one of these right off the truck...all 20 were well constructed very firm cigars that you would expect from Rocky Patel. The flavor was rich and creamy not quite as spicey as i like but a very good cigar for the money. Those of you who are wondering whether to buy these need not fear these cigars are real Patels. I assume a little time in the humidor on the cedar the spice will come around. I will definatetly be buying more of these.
Rob in Tennessee August 12, 2010
"Good Taste, Good Price, Flimsy Wrapper Leaf"
Have been very happy with the RP brands purchased before (Cameroon Legend, 1990 vintage, Cuban Blend, Sun Grown, Rosado, etc). While this cigar is tasty, draws well, and has a full -bodied taste, the problem is with the very thin wrapper leaf. In a bundle of 20 at least every 3rd cigar from the bundle had the wrapper leaf crack and unravel about halfway through the smoke. It appeared the wrapper leaf was very thin and fragile. Don't think I'll re-order this bundlw again.
Gerry in Chicago July 20, 2010
"Decent little torpedo..."
Buying cigars online seems risky but I ended up choosing two bundles: these corojo torpedoes and the Famous Nicaraguan 3000 torpedoes. I was afraid of these b/c of a mediocre experience with the RP Decade toro (I smoke mostly Cubans and most others seem a bit wimpy or else rough and uncivilized). These Rocky Patels are a good little smoke. They start off tasting a bit dry and Dominican/Honduran, but start to pick up some really tasty flavours, with hints of sweetness and habano characteristics. Great for a day in the garage/back yard. Construction was great, pre-light a bit barn-ey, smoke a bit blue and somewhat smelly (says the wife), with slightly yellowed ash, but the key thing is they taste good. Way better than the Famous Nicaraguan 3000, at least at this young stage. I just can't figure out why so many non-Cubans seem so hard (firm) before they're lit.
Adam in Canada March 15, 2010
"On second thought..."
I wrote the review that started with "I dropped one right out of the bundle." After going through more of the cigars, I have found them absolutely delicious. There is still construction problems, but they have all been smokable. One of them took some chewing to keep the draw easy, two others were a bit bland, but they aren't too bad. The point is, they have a wonderful flavor. I've changed my mind and would buy them again. One of them was probably one of the best I've ever had, so consistency is an issue. That's probably why Rocky made these seconds.
Mark in Florida November 7, 2009
"Enjoyable taste, terrible construction."
I dropped one right from the bundle and cracked the end open. The cigar splits as it is smoked. It is the thinnest wrapper I have seen. I used a V cutter on the cap and cut it perfectly, but the wrapper started unraveling, thankfully the binder was holding well enough...poor construction. However, the taste is very nice and the draw is very good. As long as the cogar holds together, they are pretty nice. I won't order these again. It's easy to see why these are Rocky Patel seconds. Cheers to Famous for an accurate description though.
in November 2, 2009
"A full flavored, smooth, good value!"
Caught these on sale a few weeks back, and they arrived a little dehydrated. They perked up well with some humidor time, and are my favorite for the money! Next time they're available, I will order more...
Bob E. in Arkansas February 10, 2008
"Paired with a Magic Hat Mystery beer"
Perfectly paired with a flavorful Magic Hat Mystery microbrew, I found the RP FS Corojo Torpedo to be pleasant, smooth, with a rich slight sweetness that showed it to be an excellent cigar, well worth the discount price.
Given the opportunity, with a good conversation, I'd enjoy it again. And again. And again.
S.P. in Northern Virginia January 16, 2008
"Very Pleasant Surprise"
After reading so many posative reviews, I broke down and ordered a bundle. My anticipation was rewarded with a truly great tasting cigar. A finishing taste that reminds me of a Cuban. Bravo!
Mike in Oceanside, NY January 9, 2008
"So Stupid, I missed the sale"
I love this cigar, I bought 2 bundles a couple of months ago when they went on sale, I should have bought more(who knew). It never gets acidic like most low costing cigars. The burn is even with lots of smoke, true to the end. This cigar is a finger burner. As things would happen someone in our development downloaded a virus that took our internet provider a couple of weeks to fix, meaning, I missed the last sale on this great smoke. Being on a budget I can only hope they go on sale again.
Christopher Coffee in NJ November 30, 2007
"why are these sold as factory seconds?"
I just ordered two bundles of the Rocky patel factory selects and I swear I don't understnd why theses didn't make (the top of the line) These are truly awesome smokes. Thanks for becomeing my neighborhood smoke shop.
arnie vaughn in huber heights November 8, 2007