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Quick Smoke: Rocky Patel Connecticut Toro

6 Jun 2009

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief take on a single cigar.

Rocky Patel Connecticut Toro

Perhaps more than any other cigar I’ve smoked in the past few years, I wish the Rocky Patel Connecticut tasted more like its resting smoke smells. This Toro (6 x 52) gives off a wonderful aroma of roasted almonds and cream as it sits in the ashtray between puffs. But, falling into the trap that plagues many Connecticut-wrapped sticks, the actual flavor includes the same sour, chemically aftertaste as the Robusto. While the physical properties are top-notch and the price is friendly (about $4 apiece), those attributes aren’t enough to merit a recommendation.

Verdict = Sell.

Patrick A

photo credit: Stogie Guys

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3 Responses to “Quick Smoke: Rocky Patel Connecticut Toro”

  1. Adam Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 2:46 am #

    In all honesty: I love my Rocky P's. For me it is the Rocky Patel Sun Grown Junior. The taste and the draw is great and they are not that expensive. Really good to enjoy myself.

  2. Jimmy B Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 3:36 am #

    Generally, I buy these on sale for $2.50-3.00 / stick and for that price they're fabulous…

  3. bdwill Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 9:08 am #

    Good review of a really good cigar!