Just A good solid smoke. Not too strong,not too weak. It starts out smooth with A little spice and builds from there. Very consistent in flavor, I thoroughly enjoyed this cigar. My personal rating for this cigar is 93.The corojo wrapper gives it the extra punch I desire in A smoke. A great aroma finished this experience very well.
Got these in the post yesterday after ordering a five pack from the Monster. I made the mistake of smoking my first one this morning over coffee on an empty stomach - not my usual habit. The short of it: Way to full bodied and wonderful for breakfast! This is a cigar for after dinner (preferable steak) and definitely to be enjoyed with a friend. Hats off (again) to Patel for making a another wonderful cigar. I already have an appointment to meet my best friend ocean side this evening. These are to good to smoke alone.
From the mediocre ratings, wasn't expecting much, but was blown away. Beautiful wrapper, incredibly easy draw, very even burn. After 20 minutes, it wasn't even half gone, but I had such a strong nicotine buzz I had to stop. Clouds of savory smoke at every turn. Maybe the taste wasn't at the Padron Anniversario level, but for the price these are tops.
I got one as part of a sampler. I will be buying more.
very enjoyable.the natural is my favorite. the rockey patel is the standard i use to compare all my smokes to.
I've been sampling many cigars from RP to try to draw a bead on my favorite RP. I was going with Patel Bros Robusto until I tried this one. The maduro gives it a nice punch of sweetness, but not too much like say, an Ashton Aged Maduro. Draw is important to me, and this one does not disappoint. I have marked these as "BW", box worthy in my own personal rating system. Enjoy!
This had everything I enjoy in a cigar. Great taste, from the first puff I could taste the spicy goodness. Nice easy draw. Huge white clouds of smoke from each puff. Nice even burn. I have to get more of these.
I received this RP Cuban Blend robusto in a sampler pack won by auction and expected a decent smoke based upon previous experience with Rocky Patels. This little smoke did not disappoint. It had a good, even draw and consisent taste throughout. It was medium in strength and a very pleasent flavor. Considering I paid about $2.40 I think I got more than my money's worth!
Good taste, nice burn. Perfect for the drive home in traffic after a tough day.
I ordered a 5 pack of these when they came up on monster last week (I thought they were going to be the maduros when I first ordered them, but I read the ad wrong). I tried one tonight and was pleasantly surprised. At first it was a little difficult to light and didn't taste great for the first 1/2 inch or so, and had a slight canoeing problem, but after that it smoothed out and was a very flavorful smoke. Fairly spicy with hints of what I think was oak and a long white ash. The other 4 will sit in the humidor for a while as I am sure they will only improve. To early to tell if I will order again.