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Rocky Patel Burn, Naples Florida

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Thanks to Patrick V, of Rocky Patel CIgars, for sending me a couple samples. To my knowledge, the original Burm was exclusive to the Rocky Patel Burn Lounge. Since then, the blend changed, and this cigar can now be found in a wide variety of cigar shops.


Wrapper: Honduran Habano

Binder & Filler: Honduran

Size: Robusto 5 x 50

Price: Around $7.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper was velvety smooth, and had virtually no flaws. Off of the wrapper, I picked up a mild barnyard odor, and a sweet bitterness from the foot. The cigar was solidly and evenly packed. The draw was a little snug, but it fell just within my tolerance. The pre-light flavor was dark, bitter coffee, and wood.

After lighting the cigar, the snug draw became less of an issue. The burn required one small correction, and the ash held for over an inch.

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The first third started off with rich, dark, bitter sweetness, accompanied by a nice peppery blast. After an inch or so, the boldness of these flavors calmed down. This revealed wood and slight earthiness.

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Black coffee joined in the second third. Bitter cocoa mixed with a tingly spice followed. Retrohaling revealed a zingy pepper, and a lingering aftertaste. Wood and earthiness stayed in the background.

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The last third saw no change in the flavor profile. The gradual increase of strength and body took things to the full range.

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This was a good medium to full bodied cigar. Rich, bold flavors, and good construction, leave nothing to complain about. There was no real wow factor, but I enjoyed it. If you see the Burn at your local cigar shop, I think it is worth a try.

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