Rocky Patel Catch 22 is less of a paradox than you'd expect. See, logic normally dictates that a cigar like this should run north of $9; but the only catch here is the price tag, which belies its status as a first-rate smoke. Thick with Mexican and Honduran fillers that bring the Rocky oomph you know and love, its rare Corojo wrapper smooths things over nicely. Bargain hunters, rejoice: buy a box of Catch Twenty Two and score a true, value-priced premium that stands tall.
Dark, oily, toothy wrapper with a few veins. Draw started slightly firm, but not uncomfortably so, and it opened up fairly quickly. Began with a sort of burnt cocoa flavor. Shifted toward a deeper woody flavor like oak. This was the main flavor throughout, staying pretty consistent. Smoke got a little hot in the final third with a nuttiness coming in. Perfect burn and ash. Flavor and strength were medium.