Filler: According to the Rock Patel website the filler it is secret.
Shape: Box-pressed Torpedo
Size: 6 1/8″ x 52
Price Range: $7.50
Flavors/Notes: Predominantly salty, lightly spicy, pepper with hint of sweet citrus,
Ash: Gray ash with some darker areas.
Draw: Decent draw
Burn: Even burn
Appearance: light brown – tan wrapper that is sparsely veined
Other Comments: Started with a v-cut but the draw was not producing enough smoke. A straight cut was a good move as it really opened up the draw. The profile is unique and enjoyable but, in order for someone to enjoy this cigar one might need to like a salty smoke.
Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro - smelled of strong manure
Size: 5.5 x 44
Price Range: $7.oo
Appearance: Rough texture on wrapper, clean cap, really no veins
Flavors: Nice and potent spice, warm cedar, smooth spice later on, earthy, turns more nutty near last third, salty, leather
Draw/Smoke: average, nothing too easy or hard
Burn: Fairly even all the way
Ash: Semi-firm, white and grey mixed
Other Comments: The Patel Bros NP Churchill was an easy going long cigar that was smoked to the nub. Take your time on this one. Great wood campfire aroma, Rocky Patel collaborated with his brother Nish Patel for this cigar
Size: 6.5 x 52
Price Range: $8
Flavors/Notes: Ginger Bread, spice, more wood tones and leather flavor toward the end
Ash: White to dark gray
Draw: Easy draw
Burn: Even to wavy
Appearance: Mild brown with gold tones
Other Comments: Light smooth smoke with an easy draw, very comfortable to hold and easy to hold in the mouth, most importantly has great flavors
Size: 7 x 48
Looking for something thats affordable but, compares to a slightly mid range pricey stick? Well, the mild Rocky Patel Connecticut might be the cigar for you. This cigar is firm to the touch and the pre-light draw is very smooth and a tad airy. The wrapper had a small amount of light veins upon it and had a great make-up that made for a great look on the cigar. Pre-light flavor was a smooth cedar with very mild tobacco. The initial draw had a great amount of smoke that gave a nice aroma of light tobacco and I got flavors of almond and a toasty flavor like ground up coffee beans. The first third had the initial light flavors along with a mild earth tone and just before transfering into the second third the smoke becomes more creamy and voluminous in the amount given off. The second third the cedar and earth almost completely vanished but, the warm, toasty flavor was still there with a mild tobacco flavor. A slight pepper peaked in a went away and as for the burn it was flawless with no touch ups needed. The last third and finish remained the same as before with the nuttiness coming back a bit and I saw stop just under the 1/4th mark unless you like a harsh taste in your smoke. The ash throughout the smoke was firm and could remain up to an inch without falling off. Overall this cigar is for someone looking for a decently cheap stick with mild in flavor and complexity. Also one that enjoys a nice, simple Connecticut wrapper smoke that is a everyday stick I consider.