Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Rocky Patel Catch Twenty-Two Sixty

I plucked this Rocky Patel Catch Twenty-Two, Sixty right off the shelf on my last visit to Cigar Train. With the high tobacco taxes in WA, and a retail price under $7.00, this Catch Twenty-Two is darn nice stick. 

This 60 ring beast is packed well from head to foot, plus the Honduran and Mexican long fillers are covered in an oily, slightly toothy, Maduro colored Corojo wrapper.

Aromas from the cold foot are a mix of light spice and rich fermented tobacco. Once the cap is clipped, the free cold draw has sweet notes of fermented tobacco.

From the burning cigar, the first large mouthfuls of medium bodied smoke have flavors of oak, leather, cocoa, and more fermented tobacco. In the second half the strength builds into the medium/full range and more flavors join in. There's a bit of black pepper, some peat, earth, brown sugar and burnt oak. 

After seventy-five minutes the Catch Twenty-Two finishes it's burn with flavors of charred oak and chocolate. It was a pretty taste mix.

Overall this Rocky Patel Catch Twenty-Two was a nice cigar. It had a good burn line, balanced flavors and it produce gobs of smoke from both ends. Nice!

Rated 92

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