Saturday, May 14, 2011

Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Toro Maduro Review (Saturday Morning Smoke)

Wrapper: Costa Rican Maduro
Filler: Combination from Nicaragua, Panama, and Honduras
Price: $9.00 - $10.00

To me, there is nothing more relaxing than getting up on a Saturday morning and sitting outside with a nice cigar and a cup of freshly brewed coffee. So for now on I am going to do a weekly Saturday Morning Smoke, weather permitting of course.

Before I lit this stick up I gave it a nice look over. The wrapper had a few thick veins in it, but posed no problem throughout the entire smoke. The wrapper was jet black but smelled wonderfully sweet. The smell of the cigar resembled a combination of aromatic pipe tobacco and cedar. The cigar cut very easily and cleanly, and lit with no effort at all.

Upon lighting up this stick, the flavors jumped out almost immediately. At first it had several very earthy tones to it, but the prominent flavors tended to be the hints of black pepper and coffee. After about an inch and a half or so, the smoke leaves a thick creamy layer on the palate.  The flavors combined perfectly with the coffee I was drinking to mix into the most delight flavor on the palate.

After the first third rounded out, I didn’t think the flavors could get much better because the stick was perfect thus far. But I was wrong. Now, the pepper flavor subsided, giving way to new delicious flavors. The coffee flavor was greeted with bits of nutty flavors. The smoke also became very thick and creamy around the half way mark. The cigar became much sweeter when hints of chocolate came into the picture.

Now when I got down to the last few inches of this cigar, the flavors were very similar to the second third. Although the flavors became much stronger and much sweeter. The flavors were very consistent throughout the last five inches of this cigar.

Even though this cigar was jet black, it wasn’t as strong as it looked at all. The cigar was easily a medium to full bodied cigar, but it was teetering on that line. Now at first the draw wasn’t easy at first, but as the cigar progressed, the draw got much easier. The wrapper was oily and flavorful throughout the entire stick.

The aroma was very similar to the flavors. I could definitely smell the sweetness throughout all of the smoke. This cigar had a very good finish and I feel this cigar deserves a 8.25 out of 10.

Enjoy your smoke,

Zack the Stogie Man

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