Well family, today I will be reviewing the Rocky Patel Royal. This is a continuation of the LeeMack912 versus Rocky Patel series. I am smoking a series of Rocky Patel cigars to see if there is a reason that some people claim not to like all Rocky Patel Cigars. Today’s specimen is a 6 x 52 box pressed beauty which features an Ecuador Havana wrapper. It also has a set of contrasting binders; a Connecticut shade, typically mild and a Connecticut broadleaf which imparts an earthy flavor. The fillers are both Honduran and Nicaraguan. This cigar is rolled in Rocky Patel’s Tabacalera Villa Cubana S.A. factory, located in the, Estelí, Nicaragua. I paid approximately $8.50.
Upon snipping the tip, I notice that the draw is very loose. It’s like sucking through and empty straw. The pre-light draw yields absolutely no flavor. Upon light, the room is instantly filled with a thick cloud of smoke. My mouth is coated with a very oily slick of Chocolate, coffee, nut and light pepper.
This is a medium +/full bodied cigar. On the retrohale you get a nice coffee flavor with the same dose of light pepper.
That’s about it family. The cigar is pretty tasty, but not very complex. The box press is a little squishy and draw is very loose, but the cigar smokes very well. It is a tasty little smoke bomb.
Would I smoke it again? Absolutely!!
This is a Rocky Patel cigar that is worth a try. I have to admit that this round goes to the unanimous winner… ROCKY PATEL!
Price – 3/5 I think $8.50 for a robusto is a bit expensive
Flavor – 4/5 The flavors were decent and consistent all the way through
Complexity – 3/5 The complexity is average
Construction – 4/5 The loose draw and loose wrap contributed to this rating
Total 7.0/10.0 on the LeeMack912 scale.