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Rocky Patel Royale

Dave Royale Status
90
Robusto (5.0”x52): Naturally the best size to start with any cigar line, the robusto comes out of the gates flawlessly. A rich aroma mirrors the almond and espresso notes up front and I’m thinking this could be my new favorite Rocky blend. After about an inch, however, the cigar starts to burn hot and the rich flavors of before are replaced by an unbalanced harsh smoke. What happened? 87/100 [Buy Now]

Toro (6.5”x54): In my opinion, the Toro size doesn’t stray too much from the robusto. Starts off amazing, ends up being disappointing. The last two-thirds just emits a harsh, light smoke that I can’t imagine too many enthusiasts will find appealing. 86/100 [Buy Now]

Colossal (7.0”x62): Naturally, I wasn’t too pleased to fire this size up as my last sample. Am I just going to get more of the same? In a way, yes. The cigar starts off magnificently and then turns. Yet, with the monstrous ring gauge, the harsh smoke of the smaller sizes burns cooler. And while the strength is still amped up, it’s pretty appealing. If you have a lot of time on your hands, this will pair nicely with a rum and coke.