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Quick Smoke: Rocky Patel R4 Double Corona

2 Dec 2012

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”

I have no idea how I ended up with these smokes, though I’m not surprised one sat in my humidor for two years. I don’t smoke many Rocky Patel cigars, and I have no idea how I ended up with this one, though I imagine it was in some giveaway or other. It’s a cheap smoke: $55 for 20 from Cigars International, which seems to be its home. With a corojo wrapper and Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos, you’d expect some flavor. You’d be wrong. While not unpleasant, the R4 is monochromatic and, at this size in particular (7.5 x 52) boring. Burn, draw, and smoke production were all fine. Just not much taste. I also didn’t notice significant difference in the aged version and the younger one I smoked.

Verdict = Sell.

-George E

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