Personal Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Sixty Toro

No comments

Cigar Details: Rocky Patel Sixty Toro

  • Vitola: Toro Extra
  • Length: 6.5″
  • Ring Gauge: 52
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Factory: TAVICUSA
  • Blender: Rocky Patel
  • Price: $17.00
  • Release Date: September 2021
  • Source: Developing Palates via Havana Phil’s

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Pre-light Experience

The Rocky Patel Sixty Toro has three bands which cover about 80% of the cigar. The primary is red, gold and black and has the company logo. The secondary is red and gold and designates the line name. The foot sleeve runs from under the second band all the way to the foot and has a section with an image of a tobacco field in black and white and then what looks like a normal foot band in black and gold with the number 60 on it. After sliding off the foot sleeve from the rectangle pressed cigar, you can see more of the lightly marbled, medium brown wrapper. There are some lightly raised veins, the seams are smooth and the caps have some lifting edges. The aroma from the wrapper is dark earth and bakers chocolate while the foot brings stewed fruit, cedar and mild spice. The pre-light draw brings an airy mix of cedar and stewed fruit along with a mild spiciness on my lips.

First Third

The cigar begins with lightly toasted oak, dark earth and vibrant black pepper. At a half inch in, all of the components have an equal fullness. The retrohale is toasted oak, zingy black pepper with light earth. At an inch and a quarter, the earth becomes a bit dry. As the third wraps up, the profile is an even mix of toasted oak, dry earth and vibrant black pepper. The strength was medium-full.

Second Third

As the second third begins, the black pepper mellows a bit. At a half inch in, a light mustiness joins the profile. The retrohale is now an even mix of toasted oak and dry earth with light black pepper. At an inch in, the mustiness transitions to a light creaminess. As the third comes to a close, the toasted oak is just ahead of the dry earth with the black pepper a bit further behind and a light creaminess in the background. The strength has dropped down to slightly above medium.

Final Third

As the final third begins, the black pepper is now pretty mellow. At a quarter inch in, the earth comes back to even with the toasted oak. The retrohale is now toasted oak and dry earth with light mustiness. As the cigar wraps up, the toasted oak and dry earth are even up front with black pepper and creaminess in the background. The strength remained at slightly above medium.

Burn

The burn line was straight throughout and the ash held on in inch and a quarter increments.

Draw

The draw was slightly tighter than I prefer, but didn’t cause any issues with the smoking experience.

Overall

The cigar began with lightly toasted oak, dark earth and vibrant black pepper. The second third saw a light mustiness join in, which later transitioned to creaminess. Construction was near perfect with just a slightly tight draw. The Rocky Patel Sixty Toro had an average flavor profile throughout with just some slight transitioning to the levels of flavors that were focused around toasted oak, earth and black pepper. This is the second vitola in the line that I’ve reviewed, and I prefer the Robusto a bit better as it started off on a higher note. I don’t really see myself coming back to this cigar.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.60

Cost/Point

$3.04

Scoring System

Aaron
Very GoodPre
Light
AverageFirst
Third
AverageSecond
Third
AverageFinal
Third
AmazingBurn
Very GoodDraw
AverageOverall
Personal Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Sixty Toro
Aaron LoomisPersonal Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Sixty Toro

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *