Rocky Patel Cigars
Rocky Patel Decade in Robusto by Rocky Patel Cigars

Vitola: Robusto
Length: 5.0
Gauge: 50

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaragua
Factory: El Paraiso Factory, Danlí Honduras
Country: Honduras
Purchase Source:
Date Purchased: December 22, 2021
Price: $3.50
Date Smoked: January 8, 2023
Quantity: 2

Rocky Patel Decade in Robusto by Rocky Patel Cigars


COVID-19 Day 736
 Box-Pressed, Ecuadorian Sumatra, Robusto, Rocky Patel, Rocky Patel Cigars, Rocky Patel Decade, Sumatra Once lit, earthy tobacco flavors and subtle leather and baking spices with a zingy white pepper spice on the retrohale at the first third come to me.

Approaching the halfway point, earthy tobacco flavors dominate with some minty spices along with a spicy leathery retrohale.

Truth be told, I was hoping for more, but it didn’t appear to me. Maybe I should try the Toro next time…

Stay Tuned
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COVID-19 Day 658
Today was my first time with this highly touted Rocky Patel Decade in Robusto by Rocky Patel Cigars. I was excited to try this Rocky Patel; first, because I haven’t smoked that many of them considering their portfolio of cigars is fairly extensive; two, this kind of starts my Sumatra Wrapper Journey that I’m going to partake in 2022. So, here we go!

The first thing that I noticed was a very open draw that offered very little resistance delivering earthy tobacco flavors up-front along with black pepper, dark coffee, and baking chocolate… The retrohale as you might expect is full of black pepper. Is there a touch of leather in there too?

As I near the second third, I’m noticing that the smoking experience is a tad bit astringent. I had been warned that some Sumatra blends tend to have a “dry” mouth feel… is this proving to be correct? I’m kind of nonplussed at this point… I was hoping for fuller and more complex tobacco flavors from this often-praised cigar.

I’m glad I purchased a 5-pack. I have four more to try.

Until next time…
Stay Smoky
Stay Chill

The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Loose
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Mild/Medium
Body: Mild/Medium
Finish: Complex
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 4

The Cigar

Chocolate: 2
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 4
Grass/Hay: 1
Leather: 2
Pepper: 1