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Rocky Patel Royal Vintage

Sean G Royal Vintage
Robusto (5.5" x 50) A perfect burn and draw confirmed this was a Rocky made blend as its rich, robust notes of spice build from start to finish. Maintains an earthy finish with a cool smoke and slightly sweet nuance in the aftertaste.

Torpedo (6.1" x 52) Construction was flawless as the complex flavors between earth and pepper fought for dominance. The smoke emitted could have been a bit thicker and the sweet nuances found in the Robusto size were not as prominent, although many hints of espresso were recongizable.

Toro (6.5" x 50) Offered an easy draw and cool burn but was relatively one dimensional in terms of flavor. Notes of white pepper easily masked the earthy characteristics and the strength continued to build through the last inch. Finish was very long.

Churchill (7.1" x 48) Initial light tasted dirty and the draw was tight. However, it opened up after an inch and delivered an intense wave of pepper to the palate. The smoke had a cedary aroma but the tasty earthy characteristics found in the other sizes seemed to be lacking as pepper overwhelmed the senses.