March 9, 2009
Origin : Honduras
Format : Toro
Size : 6.0? x 52
Wrapper : Corojo
Filler : Nicaraguan, Honduran, and a “Secret Country”
Binder : Nicaraguan
Price : $6 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 maduro offering of the Edge certainly looks intimidating. Its appearance might make you think the silly “professional smokers” warning on the box might have something to it. The cigar is dark and oily. The espresso like aroma and beefy ring gauge all add to the effect.
The first few puffs deliver a nice robust blast of black pepper. After that it mellowed out a bit. I’d say this cigar is a solid medium bodied smoke with simple flavors of black coffee and your typical maduro flavor and sweetness. I picked up occasional flashes of charred wood. Overall I found the cigar to have simple, enjoyable flavors. A little one dimensional, the cigar never did anything to change things up but it was still a good cigar. It is a strong smoke though. It will give you quite a nicotine buzz. While I’d agree this cigar probably isn’t a good choice for the novice, it doesn’t quite live up to the hype it has received as a full-bodied powerhouse. Still, not a bad cigar.
September 28, 2015
This month’s herf cigar was the Rocky Patel Edge Toro Maduro. This was really an awesome smoke. Like several other Edge cigars I have smoked before, this one was dark in color, but still smooth in taste and boldness. I don’t care for cigars that are too dark in boldness, they get old before I am done smoking them, most of the time. These are the cigars that you hear people talking about when they say, “…don’t smoke this on an empty stomach”. In my opinion, if you have to eat something in order for the cigar to not make you sick, then it is too strong. Of course everyone has different tastes and what is too strong for me might not be too strong for someone else, but you get what I am saying.
The Edge series of Rocky Patel’s are the perfect blend. They have plenty of smoke, they stay lit if you put it down for a couple of minutes, and the taste is outstanding. I tasted earth- flavors during this smoke; right now I can’t place the exact taste, as it was 4 days ago when I smoked this. I guess I will just have to smoke another one.
August 13, 2013
I just got around to this RP offering about 2 months ago. I also enjoy a full-flavored smoke. While The Edge doesn’t exactly reach that plateau, i do fing it quite nice coupled with a mild afternoon on the porch with a dram of my favorite scotch.
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