How do you take a 95-rated classic and make it even better? Ask Rocky Patel - he just did it with the Decade Cameroon. A tasting session at Rocky's factory allowed the team to add a Cameroon wrapper to the mix, while retaining the Nicaraguan inner workings of the Decade. The result was, in a word, astonishing. The new wrapper leaf lets this Decade smoke smoother and sweeter, yet still medium to full in body. Buy a box - this is Decade at a higher level, and a premium to a T.
Construction wise, this stick is fantastic. No touch ups should be needed after the initial light.The Cameroon wrapper itself is one of the better Cameroon s that I have ever had. To give you an idea as to how well this Cameroon performs in relation to others, I would say that this currently sits a close second behind the H. Upmann in Cameroon. The wrapper is aesthetically pleasing, sporting a nice light brown hue with a slightly oily sheen.There are three prominent flavors within this stick, two of which are provided by the filler, and one unique flavor that you can only get from Cameroon wrappers. The first third of this stick is very woodsy, cedar being the most prominent of the wood flavors. The cedar transitions into a very nutty and creamy flavor for the last 2/3.The Cameroon wrapper provides a unique flavor that I can only describe as a metallic zing throughout the entire stick. Don t let this description scare you away from the stick, just think of it as a traditional pepper zing with muted pepper notes leaving only a sensation or tingling on the tongue.Lastly, this stick is a medium body, with light to medium strength. This stick will not blow you out of the water with strength or give you much of a buzz which I like .Overall, this is a stick that is worth the $9.60 price tag and one that I may definitely return to in the future if I am in the mood for Cameroon. You should at least experience this once.00