Name: Rocky Patel Twentieth Anniversary Maduro Toro
Size: (6 inches x 52)
Strength: Medium to Full
A BOTL suggested I try this stick. He pointed at the cigar he was smoking and said, “This is wow.” He didn’t need to say anything more. The way he said it made it clear that I had to light one up right there and then. And that’s what happened.
Branding: Loved the silver and gold branding. The gold makes it look like a prize-winning stick. The grey, however, reminded me of a gravestone, especially with the 1995 – 2015 on it. But it only makes the cigar look more serious.
Construction: Well-built. Wrapped firmly and beautifully. No comments.
Pre-light: Medium-roast coffee, leather, pine.
Cut: Straight cut.
Burn: A little uneven when I lit it, but it was all good before I reached the first third.
Duration: I smoked it slowly. Almost 120 minutes.
Smoke: Medium. Could have been thicker.
Flavor: Coffee, leather, licorice, pepper.