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    Default Rocky Patel Decade Robusto

    This was a beautiful cigar. A dark, flawless wrapper with a matte sheen. No visible defects. It is box pressed, with a pretty gold label. There were only faintly visible veins in the wrapper.

    I really like RP's cigars. I started out smoking a lot of his stuff, and there is good hype about this cigar, so I had high hopes. I was a little disappointed in the end though.

    The prelight aroma was nice and the draw had a chewy deep earthy tobacco taste. The burn and draw were good and there was a lot of nice thick smoke. Ash held on fine, so the construction was good. It was full bodied and earthy. Charry and peppery, with notes of oak and a little licorice bite. The flavor held pretty steady throughout the smoke, though the peppery bite picked up in the nub. A nice cigar for sure. Just not as great as I envisioned it to be.

    My complaint is that it was a bit dull and flat. One sided. It was strong, but the flavors did not seem that complex.

    I will try one again, but at this point this cigar wasn't worth the price. I prefer the Vintage series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenyth View Post
    This was a beautiful cigar. A dark, flawless wrapper with a matte sheen. No visible defects. It is box pressed, with a pretty gold label. There were only faintly visible veins in the wrapper.

    I really like RP's cigars. I started out smoking a lot of his stuff, and there is good hype about this cigar, so I had high hopes. I was a little disappointed in the end though.

    The prelight aroma was nice and the draw had a chewy deep earthy tobacco taste. The burn and draw were good and there was a lot of nice thick smoke. Ash held on fine, so the construction was good. It was full bodied and earthy. Charry and peppery, with notes of oak and a little licorice bite. The flavor held pretty steady throughout the smoke, though the peppery bite picked up in the nub. A nice cigar for sure. Just not as great as I envisioned it to be.

    My complaint is that it was a bit dull and flat. One sided. It was strong, but the flavors did not seem that complex.

    I will try one again, but at this point this cigar wasn't worth the price. I prefer the Vintage series.

    Next time try the Decade Torpedo instead of the Robusto. The Torpedo's got quite a high rating from Cigar Aficionado some years back and that's why I tried that vitola, I'm usually more of a Robusto guy.

    I do know that the Decade Torpedo's are one of my favorite RP cigars. I like the Vintage 1990 Robusto's quite a bit too. Come to think of it, I'd be hard put to find an RP I didn't like.........or one that was rolled as badly!
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    I get a feeling I just got a bad mix on this one. It happens. One cigar is mediocre or bad, and the next one is great. I had that happen with two Camacho Criollo's I smoked sometime back. One was downright awful and the other was very nice.
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    Thanks for the review. I've smoked two boxes plus of the torpedos... Great smoke to me. I will agree it is not a complex cigar. Smooth and rich come to mind.


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    My second one of these was much better. It started with the overwhelming tongue tingling pepper like my first one. But this one mellowed out into a nice balanced flavor profile after a half inch or so. Either my palate was off the first time or there was some extra Ligero in it.

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