ROCKY PATEL HONDURAN CLASSIC TORPEDO
Size:5 x 54
Wrapper Leaf Type; Honduran Corojo
Price per stick; around 3;00$
PRE LIGHT; the test sample i chose had a crack running from the tip of the head to just about where the shoulder is. I had smoked 4 of these before and none had any flaws. however I decided that if I were in the store and picked this out to buy without noticing, then I should test this anyway.the body is firm and has a slight box press to it.(something I like)the wrapper has a coffee color that is described as carojo natural and was virtually vein free.I had a great day to smoke this on my front porch with 78 + temps and sunny.
THE WHOLE SHEBANG; The short torp. ignited with ease and the initial draw was flowing with easy plumes of smoke being generated. The crack had no ramifications whatsoever as most of it was clipped off(and not intentionally either !). I was greeted with strong notes of delicious coffee and ceder that had me jonesing for a nice double espresso. this pleasure lasted for just over an inch and was replaced with equally strong notes of pepper and rich spice.The bodie was medium through out the smoke and the flavor was always full and full on embracing my pallet.The ash was dark and banded and clinged to this Honduran classic like a shipwrecked sailor to his life vest! I have not had an ash cling so strongly and for so long for quite a while. It finally gave up the ghost and sank to the deck of my porch just shy of the band. I nubbed this one as if embracing a lost lover. WOW.
THE FINISH; well I think by now you all know how much I liked this blend. Its going into regular rotation. The construction,baring the cracked one,on all the ones ive smoked has been flawless. Much kudos to the rocky Patel teams who roll these. It’s a damned good smoke and one I can recommend that you try. There are some very good things coming out of Honduras these days on quality tobacco’s. rocky has a lot to be proud of on this one.
NOTE TO READERS; I will be attending cigarfest on friday.I will be in split rock most of the week. If you’re attending and you see me (ill be wearing a dorky neck thingy with SMOKIN’ JOE on it). please do not hesitate to stop and say hi. I mean it. I am always appreciative of every one who takes the time out to read the reviews on this site(all of us are) and also to those of you who reply. I would very much like to say hi and thank you in person. ALL THE BEST. SMOKIN’ JOE