I decided to give Rocky Patel another try, an Edge Sumatra this time. I smoked a 6 x 52 torpedo. It is wrapped in cello and once I opened the cellophane I could smell a peppery, sweet chocolate aroma. I like the alternative banding, with just a small band on the foot. The wrapper has some big veins on it. The predraw is good.
I had some trouble lighting this stick, it burned unevenly in the beginning but the cigar burned better quickly. The first flavor is coffee, dark bitter coffee. The darkness and the strength fade away and after about an inch some wood breaks through the coffee and I can also taste some sweetness.
After an inch and a half I am stuck with wood. The sweetness and the coffee are gone, although the sweetness appears again quickly. Wood and sweetness keep switching and halfway the cigar I can taste some leather too. On 2/3rd the flavors are leathery with some wood and every now and then some chocolate. At the end the coffee returns for a few puffs.
The amount of smoke is good, it is medium thick and white. The burn is pretty straight and the ash is quite firm. This medium bodies medium flavored stick gave me a dry mouth.
Would I buy this cigar again? No, I’m not an RP fan and this stick didn’t change my mind
Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 6 / 10
Aroma second part: 6 / 10
Aroma third part: 6 / 10