The Edge Lite Torpedo

The Edge Lite Torpedo

Rocky PatelOrigin : Honduras
Format : Torpedo
Size : 6.0″ x 52
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Grown Connecticut
Filler : Nicaraguan and Honduran
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $7 each
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This review of The Edge by Rocky Patel is part of a mini series of reviews on three varieties of The Edge line of cigars.

This is a good looking torpedo with a creamy, light brown Ecuadorian grown Connecticut wrapper. It is fairly smooth and silky looking with only a few small veins. It is well filled and has a pleasant tobacco aroma. This is a handsome looking cigar.

The Edge Lite starts off very smooth and remains smooth all the way to the nub. The initial flavors were creamy and woody with no spice at all. It was mild and pleasant, but not at all bland. The flavors are light and crisp, and they remain pretty consistent throughout the smoke, nicely complimented by notes of toasted nuts and hints of leather at different points in the smoke. It has a slightly sweet finish that doesn’t linger for too long. The burn was perfect from start to finish. It produced a ton of thick creamy smoke and had a firm white ash. The construction on this cigar was superb.

On his website Rocky boasts that The Edge Lite is the perfect Golf Course cigar. He says you can sit this cigar down for 10 to 15 minutes and when you pick it back up it will still be lit and ready to smoke. I was skeptical so I put it to the test and put the cigar down for a little more than 10 minutes. I picked it up and took a puff… I’m impressed. It had stayed lit and the burn remained straight. I have never had a cigar that could go a whole 10 minutes without a draw and still stay lit. I am a little curious how Rocky has accomplished this, but he tells the truth. This cigar will stay lit, even without you drawing on it for more than 10 minutes.

The Edge Lite has turned out to be a pleasant surprise. It is smooth, consistent and flavorful. I think it is an excellent example of a mild cigar that actually has flavor. At less than $6 a stick, I think this could be a nice cheaper alternative to a Cabaiguan. I am not saying it is a replacement for them, just a cheaper “alternative”.

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3 Comments on “The Edge Lite Torpedo”

  1. I haven’t tried the Lite yet, but after reading this I’m looking forward to it — a cheaper alt to Cabaiguan? I’m on it.

    On the other hand, for a cigar to stay lit unattended for so long is a little, um, unnatural. I hope the reason for it is not unnatural as well… what do you suppose the secret is?

  2. I don’t know, but I am with you. Seems a little strange. I don’t know what they did to it to make it stay lit like that. Ecuadorian Connecticut leaf is a bit thicker. Maybe combined with an expertly bunched filler allows it to stay lit. I have no real insight though.

  3. I have purchased a few 5-packs of the Edge Lite Robustos and have found them to be a consistent well made smoke, mild-bodied, but with some medium flavour.

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