Tonight’s smoke was a favorite go to of mine. The Rocky Patel Decade Edicion Limitada Toro. You can bet the farm that there’s always a few of these in my humi. They’re a nice kick in the pallet smoke that will command your time, attention, and a beverage right next to you!
The pre light offered up some dark chocolate and a fruity taste. The foot gave off earth and a little bit of spice. The cigars are always superbly constructed, dark and oily. Lighting it up sends a good amount of pepper for the first few puffs, dark chocolate and coffe flavors.
The first third is nice and strong. The pepper is a big presence. The dark chocolate and coffee are dancing around well. The burn is good and tight and smoke is not a problem, plenty of it. The draw is also something worth noting as it is effortless. The ash holds completely tight and hangs on for a good bit of the stick.
The second third is interesting in that rather than taking anything away it adds. I detect an earthiness in compilation with the dark chocolate and coffee. It’s almost like charred wood and I like it. The pepper still remains in the finish to remind me that this cigar is a great full body beauty. The pepper does seem to become a little milder but it is still a player. At this point I gave it a hit with my lighter, but very minimal maintenance just to keep it even. The draw is still excellent, producing plenty of smoke.
In the final third it’s return of the pepper. It hits the pallet as in the beginning. The dark chocolate is still there but more in the background. The coffee has seemed to become a little bitter, and the charred wood has more emphasis. Another tiny touch up but again nothing that takes away from the cigar. All in all I can’t say enough about this dark colored beauty. Like I said before there’s always room for these fine smokes in my humidor. The Decade line itself is one that does not disappoint. Rocky knows what he’s doing and these smokes prove it! As always I thank you for reading and long ashes to all!