first full review in a while
This time it’s a Rocky Patel Decade. Named as such as it was created to celebrate 10 years of Rocky Patel.
It has a dark Sumatra wrapper with a “secret” blend of filler tobaccos.
Taste of pre-lit cigar is creamy and sweet, with some chocolate notes.
Lighting up the flavors are very chocolatey and expresso, while being very creamy and medium bodied. A massive amount of smoke, which is quite nice.
Moving farther into the cigar, the tastes stay more or less the same but the creamy flavors also develop a bit of a cake/bread flavor while the coffee and chocolate are still the main flavors. Very nice so far.
Past the first third, the profile has stayed creamy, chocolatey and coffee for the most part.
About halfway into the cigar, the tastes get a bit stronger, and I went and grabbed a cup of coffee to pair with it and it mixes very well with the taste of the cigar. Still the same flavors but the coffee and chocolate flavors are more intense. Cigar is also a medium-full strength and at this point it starts hitting pretty hard with the nicotine effect, about 45 mins in to the smoke.
The remaining parts of the cigar stayed pretty much the same in flavors with some slight changes to how strong each flavor was until the end. Pic of about halfway to the end of the cigar.
Overall awesome tasting cigar, with a great taste profile and a surprisingly strong smoke for how it tastes (so take time with it for sure). Ended up being a 2 hour long smoke for me because of this.
Would say 9/10 score.