Monday, September 15, 2014

Bold By Nish Patel

Nish Patel Bold Robusto Cigar
Last weekend was Little Smoke 2014 put on by Legends of Fire at Northern Quest Casino. I'll write more about the event over the next couple days.

This Bold By Nish Patel has special meaning. Not only did I meet and spend some time talking with Nish Patel, I met Rocky Patel at the same time. Rocky personally handed this cigar to me just to review. So here goes.

Let me tell you, this is one nice looking cigar. The Oscuro colored Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper covers dual San Andres Mexican and Connecticut binders plus it's packed full of Nicaraguan fillers. It's stout, oily, toothy and has fairly fine veins. You can see in the picture that the seams are hard to find; the construction is that good. Plus, it has a nice triple cap. From the foot of the cold cigar there is a mild fermented tobacco aroma, but don't let that fool you, once the cap was clipped the free cold draw was a bold mix of fruit and spice.

After toasting the foot and lighting this stick up, the first flavors were full bodied black pepper and ripe tree fruit. It's also worth noting the cigar produced loads of thick chewy smoke. As the Bold burned on, the complex flavor mix really showed it's stuff. There were notes of brown sugar, oak, toast, coffee, leather, cocoa, dark chocolate, espresso, charcoal and with pepper, lots of white pepper. There was an underlying hint of white pepper spice full length. The sixty minute burn finish with a mix of dark chocolate and charcoal. Very tasty!

Overall this was a fantastic cigar. It had a razor sharp burn, a full bodied, complex flavor mix and the pepper wasn't overpowering. I suggest you try this cigar, it's a good one! You can find them online at Famous Smoke Shop for a mere $8.60 each.

Rated 94