Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

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rockyxtre1 Robusto cigars are the theme of the pair of reviews we have on tap for you today. We will take a look at the Rocky Patel Xtreme Sumatra first and follow it up with the Augusto Reyes Signature Series.

Rocky Patel Xtreme Sumatra Robusto

Rocky Patel is a brand that certainly has no shortage of selection for its fans. It seems as if they put out a new cigar every month. In fact, if you take a look at their website, you won’t even see many of the lines that have become available to the public. Maybe its purposeful or perhaps they can’t keep up with the production! Regardless, it is not a complaint, as the more the merrier. The Xtreme Sumatra line was created especially for Famous Smoke Shop. I am not exactly sure where the name comes from, but I doubt it was chosen to describe the cigar’s strength or power. Whatever it is, it does call for attention.

The Xtreme Sumatra Robusto measures 5 x 50. Rocky Patel also offers the line in the following sizes: the 6 x 52 Toro and the 7 x 48 Churchill. The cigar’s filler consists of aged tobaccos from Honduras and Nicaragua. Its binder is Honduran, and an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper is the final piece of the Patel puzzle. The Xtreme is listed as being medium to full-bodied in strength.

In terms of appearance, the Xtreme Sumatra Robusto is a good looking stick. The band near the head features the Rocky Patel logo and the Xtreme Sumatra moniker. The maroon and gold colors of the band blend nicely with the dark and oily wrapper that also has a slight reddish tint. The Robusto has a very neat cap and feels firm to the touch. I notice no soft spots whatsoever. It is also quite smooth to the touch. My pre-light inspection concludes with a scent and cold taste that is earthy.

Once in action, the Xtreme Sumatra Robusto burns like a champ. This is nothing new, as most Rocky Patel smokes that I have tried have never let me down in the burn department. The ash is solid and gray in color. There’s a good volume of smoke and the burn is nice and slow. The draw is neither too tight nor too loose. No touch-ups or re-lights are needed. Maintenance-free is the name of the game here, and that is always music to my ears.


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