San Lotano Oval Maduro Review and the Rocky Patel Burn Special Reserve Review
Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

User Rating: / 6

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A.J. Fernandez packed a decent amount of flavor into the Oval Maduro Robusto, but it is not quite as tasty as the original Oval. Still, it is quite enjoyable. The first third features a nice burst of pepper and sweetness. The pepper intensifies in the second third and mixes with more sweetness and a rich cocoa flavor. The final third is a mixture of milder pepper, cocoa, leather, and espresso. Medium to full-bodied seems like a perfect description as far as the cigar’s strength is concerned.

I was impressed by the San Lotano Oval Maduro Robusto. It’s a nice stogie to have around when you want a little bit of a peppery kick along with rich cocoa and sweetness. You can find the Oval Maduro Robusto in boxes of 20, with a single hovering around the $8 to $9 mark. It is a tad pricy to be considered an everyday smoke, but pick one up to enjoy on the weekend. Fans of medium to full-bodied cigars and Maduro wrappers should keep the Oval Maduro Robusto in mind.

The San Lotano Oval Maduro Robusto earns a rating of 3.5 out of four stars.

Rocky Patel Burn Special Reserve Robusto


Rocky Patel is no stranger to releasing new cigars to the market, and his Burn Special Reserve is a just another addition to his already impressive portfolio. The Burn Special Reserve is named after Patel’s Burn cigar lounges that were introduced in 2010. Spread across the United States and set to hit two more continents in the future, Burn lounges supposedly give cigar fans a chic place to enjoy their favorite stogies. The Burn Special Reserve’s distribution is limited to Patel’s cigar lounges, but I was lucky enough to get my hands on one for this review.

The Rocky Patel Burn Special Reserve Robusto measures 5 x 50. The cigar’s components begin with a Nicaraguan filler and binder and end with an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. Each Burn Special Reserve is finished off with a triple cap. As far as strength is concerned, Rocky Patel lists the Burn Special Reserve as medium to full-bodied.


-2 # San LotanoRichard H 2012-05-31 05:38
I have to disagree with this review.
I found this cigar very lacking in complexity , I had a irreguglar burn, and it ended harsh.
There are many better cigars on the market than San Lotano.
Don't waste your money.

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