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Rocky Patel Connecticut Torpedo Cigar Review

Posted on Friday, August 14, 2009 in Cigar Reviews

This 6.5×50 torpedo stick had a very soft supple wrapper showing the underlying leaves. Burn and draw were both excellent, with perfect performance all the way down. Flavors started out mild and grassy, progressing to a smooth creamy nutty flavor. Body was mild-medium with a very clean short finish offering a hint of spice on the tounge. Just over 1 hour to the band point, great for a morning smoke! Than you very much to for generously donating the stick for review!

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  1. Mike - KnightRid says:

    Great review. I like these sticks also in the morning! Great mild stick to start the day off right ;)


  2. Dave says:

    One of my favorite smokes. This is the cigar I recommend to people just starting out, but other more experienced smokers will appreciate them as well. I have smoked a lot of these and they are always a lovely mild smoke.

  3. docfender says:

    This stick is a major sleeper/player in the cigar world. The Robustos are very nice also.

  4. CHRIS GRACE says:

    Brian, I had to dig for this review as I just had one of these in Robusto size and wanted your take on it, so thanks! I had one question for you as I don’t yet have the most refined palette yet. The first third you described is exactly as I experienced it, however the second third tasted only what I can define as “chemically” to me. Can you give me some insight into this? Am I off-base? Thanks in advance!

  5. Bryan Glynn says:

    Hard to say, I don’t know if you had an issue with your sample, or perhaps it was getting too hot, or maybe it’s just your taste? About the only time I get that kind of taste is when a stick gets too hot, and I end it, usually thats around the band point. Each stick is different, how long it likes to be drawn and sit between them, for optimum burn quality and temperature. 1-2/min maximum is usually the norm.

  6. CHRIS GRACE says:

    Thanks Brian. It must have been the sample. I usually take long slow draws to keep from overheating, and only take about 2 a min. I guess it will remain a mystery until I try another!

  7. Rishi says:

    Review was accurate, I agree that it makes for an excellent morning smoke. My preference is the robusto and have not experienced any ash issues.

  8. kain says:

    Brian do you know if this one is identical to the “Rocky Patel American Market” ? if there any difference but the names ?

  9. gsidebob says:


    Novice – been at this about 6 mos. and just followed along to see if I am understanding the “lingo” – your review of this helped a bunch – thanks.

  10. pirateteaparty says:

    I had one of these a few days ago, nice and mild.

  11. new2sticks says:

    The toro size in this line is my preference, and I still watch this when I smoke them. 4 years ago this August you posted this video, wow. Any thoughts on a 5 year anniversary Cigar Obsession herf or festival? Maybe Cigar Cave could host with some of the Florida based brands you’ve reviewed over the years?? Just a thought.

  12. danzig777 says:

    Just got some of these from my buddy, I cant wait to light em up soon.

  13. Boston Fireguy says:

    I just finished my 2nd Rocky Connecticut Toro. I detected a slight sweetness to it which is great. Not Swisher Sweets sweet, but it was there from about the midway point on.. The too hot/too bitter point began closer to the nub than other inexpensive cigars. A nice, mild cigar. It’s a keeper.

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