March 11, 2009
Format : Toro
Size : 6.0? x 52
Wrapper : Corojo
Filler : Nicaraguan, Honduran, and a “Secret Country”
Binder : Nicaraguan
Price : $7 each
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.
The Corojo has a toothy leather wrapper. It has an oily sheen and plenty of small veins crawling across its surface. It is firm and well filled. I don’t know why but it looks large. It is a toro just like the maduro I smoked, but for some reason, maybe it is its ample heft, this cigar just looks like a monster smoke. It starts off with spice and pepper and it is a little tannic. It has a short finish with a hint of sweetness. It has a very full feel on the palate letting me know right off that this is going to be a robust smoke. That is what I was thinking at the start. It mellowed out a bit once I got about two inches into the smoke. The spice and pepper faded, replaced by a strong woody core complimented by leather and black coffee. I picked up flashes of clove every now and then. It didn’t really change until I neared the end where it started to pickup again. It got very spicy and full like it was at the start. The sweetness in the finish remained consistent for the duration of the smoke.
I agree that this cigar is not for beginners but once again, like with the maduro, I found the “For Professional Smokers” label to be more hype than anything else. It isn’t any more powerful and robust that a Camacho Corojo. It is a full bodied and robust cigar but I didn’t find it to be over the top in power. I thought it was a decent smoke but not something I feel compelled to smoke again. I enjoyed the Maduro and the Lite much more than the Corojo. Still, I can can feel good about giving this cigar a “B”.
December 27, 2014
Cigars are only as good as what the reviewer is looking for. In my case the edge lacks chocolate. Other wise I find it to be a very good cigar. At a slightly lower price point it would be a great every day smoke. It is better than the mentioned camacho as it is less dry and is more complex. It’s a RP 1992 without the vanilla but with the cream. Very satisfying with an imperial stout or Bushmills.
September 20, 2014
Very nice Cigar. They say this cigar is for the seasoned smoker ONLY, due to the spices, strength and explosiveness. It is very rich in flavor and aromas. I think I handled it quite well, actually. But I am sure the more seasoned I am, the more I will recognize its uniqueness. It does vary in flavor and gets tough. Somewhere in the center it kicks in flavor and aroma. The best way I can describe is, it had a hint of orange and other scents. I was thoroughly impressed because it is probably the most flavorful cigar that I have had.
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