Rocky Patel “I” Press

Rocky Patel I Press

Rocky PatelOrigin : Honduras
Format : Toro
Size : 6 x 52
Wrapper : Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Binder : Honduran
Filler : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : ~$6 each

I was able to surreptitiously obtain this target with the help of my asset on Twitter @doc8466. Thanks for sending this character safely for me to interrogate! Oh, and accompanying this target was some libation that I have since consumed. Be jealous.

This target vexed me. So much so that I shaved its head with my Spy Cigar Scissors and lit its foot on fire. I figured the square disguise was just a ploy to piss me off.

Square. Dark Maduro wrapper. Solid construction. Small veins. Sweet “barn-ish” scent.

As this target started speaking, the whole experience became… edgy. Pun intended. Perfect draw, weird feel in the mouth though. That’s what she said. Fantastic burn. Nice razor thin burn line. Marbly, strong ash.

Sweet Maduro flavors. Medium bodied mouth feel. Short finish. Lacks complexities found in some Nicaraguan tobacco blends. Weird room aroma. Boringly enjoyable.

I have an ambivalence towards Rocky Patel blends. In short, I love certain blends and I loathe others. Rocky Patel I Press lacks the flavors I have come to expect and enjoy from Rocky, especially in a Maduro cloak. It’s just not enough. I need more results to put together a proper interrogation, and this cigar never rallied in the flavor department. I rallied in the flavor department once, and security escorted me out.

Total Points: 86

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3 Comments on “Rocky Patel “I” Press”

  1. Good review, thanks. Based on that I don’t think I want to try it so I’ll avoid this one all together.

  2. This is definately my least favorite Patel. I like the seasonal blends, Vintage blends, Sun Grown, and the CI Orange label. The I-Press was just awful. Maybe I got a bad batch (got 3 in a sampler), but every time I tried them, before I could get halfway through, I threw up. NEVER have w/any other stick, and I did w/all of the I-Presses I got.

  3. I’ve found the suspects I’ve taken care of to be minimal on the info but cooperative overall. Worth the cost when you can get a good deal on them.

    I agree with the strange feel do to the shape… just not right.

    Set them on fire and they make up for it!

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