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JJG
12-10-2009, 09:16 PM
Hey guys, I've been in the mood to try new stuff lately and I'm clueless about Rocky Patel. I know he has a ton of different lines and my neighborhood B&M seems to carry most of them. I smoked an Edge years ago that was decent, but my tastes have changed quite bit since then.

I like smooth but full flavored natural wrapper cigars. Salty, leathery, not a lot of sweetness. Cuban Bolivar and Partagas are my go-to smokes but I also like full flavored Dominicans like LFD and Opus X. Super spicy, nose-burning Nicaraguans are my pet peeve. If it burns my face off, it's not a premium cigar in my opinion.

so, that being said, what should I try? Price isn't an issue since I only plan to buy 2 or 3. Like I said, my local shop seems to have a big selection of RPs but if you recommend something super rare or discontinued I probably won't take the time to search it down.

thanks in advance!

kelmac07
12-10-2009, 09:20 PM
RP Sumatra if you can find them...great smoke. But the Renaisance is also a tasty stick.

KidRock
12-10-2009, 09:22 PM
rocky makes awesome cigars

elderboy02
12-10-2009, 09:34 PM
I like the RP Decade and the Patel Brothers.

icehog3
12-10-2009, 09:36 PM
I like the sophisticated Patel.

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/rocky-patel.jpg

SmokeyJoe
12-10-2009, 09:37 PM
I first got introduced through his Vintage '92 and Vintage '90 lines. Both are still very good to me. :tu

icehog3
12-10-2009, 09:42 PM
Sometimes only the Approachable Patel will suffice....

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/patel.jpg

s15driftking
12-10-2009, 09:44 PM
Edge sumatra
Edge MAduro
Decade (tan label)

icehog3
12-10-2009, 09:48 PM
Edge sumatra
Edge MAduro
Decade (tan label)

Asking Bobby to recommend a Rocky Patel is like asking an Irishman to recommend an alcoholic beverage. ;)

s15driftking
12-10-2009, 09:49 PM
Asking Bobby to recommend a Rocky Patel is like asking an Irishman to recommend an alcoholic beverage. ;)

Don't you mean Gurkha? I'm actualyl not a huge RP fan, regardless, did someone say alcohol? :D

SmokeyJoe
12-10-2009, 09:50 PM
Asking Bobby to recommend a Rocky Patel is like asking an Irishman to recommend an alcoholic beverage. ;)

:r Now THAT is funny. :D

icehog3
12-10-2009, 09:50 PM
Don't you mean Gurkha? I'm actualyl not a huge RP fan, regardless, did someone say alcohol? :D

Busted. :r

ChicagoWhiteSox
12-10-2009, 09:53 PM
Someone said there was Jameson whiskey in here:D

hotreds
12-10-2009, 09:55 PM
Vintage 90 box press

s15driftking
12-10-2009, 09:56 PM
http://christopherdessi.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/drunk-guy-funny.jpg

Robert Mabona
12-10-2009, 10:02 PM
there was only ever one RP cigar that was any good. the edge sumatra. and no, the renaissance is not the same cigar.

icehog3
12-10-2009, 10:06 PM
Someone said there was Jameson whiskey in here:D

Whiskey.....all you want! ;)

RightAJ
12-10-2009, 10:08 PM
Find an Olde World with about 4 years of age on it or a Decade from the original release... Pure bliss!

aj

Pilon
12-10-2009, 10:09 PM
RP Decade Toro or RP Old World Reserve Torpedo Corojo

Pilon
12-10-2009, 10:10 PM
Find an Olde World with about 4 years of age on it or a Decade from the original release... Pure bliss!

aj

:tpd:

JJG
12-10-2009, 10:14 PM
lot of suggestions for the sumatra but it sounds like maybe they aren't made anymore? I'll look for it though.

landhoney
12-10-2009, 10:22 PM
Whiskey.....all you want! ;)

Anybody?....Anybody?.......Trading Places :D

s15driftking
12-10-2009, 10:26 PM
The Asylum is running rampant tonight!!!

leasingthisspace
12-10-2009, 10:30 PM
I really like the Sungrown in the PC size.

Veritas
12-10-2009, 11:04 PM
Decade Toro or the Summer Collection 2008 are good choices, though I doubt the SC08 will be in stock at your local B&M.

RightAJ
12-10-2009, 11:06 PM
Decade Toro or the Summer Collection 2008 are good choices, though I doubt the SC08 will be in stock at your local B&M.

X2 for the Summer 08s... Got only one left :(

aj

Veritas
12-10-2009, 11:08 PM
X2 for the Summer 08s... Got only one left :(

aj

CI still has them. I should order another box. They are really priced right, too. :ss

Dunkel
12-10-2009, 11:08 PM
All the great ones have been listed. Vintage 90 & 92, Patel Brothers, Ren., OWR Maddie and Decade.

newlifetaxidermy
12-10-2009, 11:14 PM
First, I am not a big fan of RP's cigars. They are OK, but for the same money, I can get stuff that I like better. With that said, I was really blown away by the new Patel Bros. I would not have tried it were it not included in a cigar of the month sampler from a local B&M. I will probably buy a box and I highly recommend them.

JJG
12-10-2009, 11:33 PM
Another vote for the Patel bros. I will definitely look for these as well as the rest of your suggestions and let you guys know what I pick out.

baldanders
12-10-2009, 11:37 PM
RP Edge Missile Maduro

icehog3
12-11-2009, 12:38 AM
Anybody?....Anybody?.......Trading Places :D

Thank you Seth. :D

darkninja67
12-11-2009, 11:00 AM
I like the Decade, Olde World Reserve, Vintage 1990 and the Sun Grown lines personally.

Don Fernando
12-11-2009, 11:06 AM
Only RP I really liked so far is the RP Edge maduro double corona.

rlmedic
12-11-2009, 11:11 AM
my 3 favorite RP blends would be Patel brothers, Decade or the maduro edge

TripleF
12-11-2009, 11:58 AM
Try the 1961!! :ss

Barteur
12-11-2009, 12:02 PM
Decade:tu
Sun grown are really good too

Catfish
12-11-2009, 12:19 PM
Winter 08 anything, Edge Toro Corojo, Edge toro maduro, Sun Grown anything, Spring 09 Anything, Patel Bros

Catfish
12-11-2009, 12:21 PM
RP Sumatra if you can find them...great smoke. But the Renaisance is also a tasty stick.

Makes sense that you like them both. :tu :ss

A Very reliable source tells me the Renaissance is the same thing as the Edge Sumatra with a different priming on the wrapper. :D

duckmanco
12-11-2009, 12:35 PM
The Sungrown is the best blend with his name on it, followed by the OWR maduro, which can be had for much cheaper at CI labeled as the RP Xout Liga C maduro.

Damn good blends and two of my go to's for sure.... I don't mess with much of his other smokes as I can't and won't keep up.

Mr B
12-11-2009, 12:55 PM
So far, after trying many R.P.s I like the Vintage 92 best. But only in the Perfecto size. The larger sizes and even the Petite Corona dont have as good flavor as the Perfecto. This is an awesome morning smoke w/ Coffee too.
I liked the Decade too. Very nice flavor but the flavor did not change at all through the entire stick.
I wolud still like to try the Edge Sumatra. I did not like the other Edges.

JJG
12-11-2009, 05:09 PM
Makes sense that you like them both. :tu :ss

A Very reliable source tells me the Renaissance is the same thing as the Edge Sumatra with a different priming on the wrapper. :D

what is priming? never heard that term used in reference to cigars before.

Powers
12-11-2009, 05:29 PM
RP Sungrowns are :dr

roughrider
12-11-2009, 05:42 PM
I enjoy the Sun Grown.

bigswol2
12-11-2009, 05:44 PM
I like the OWR and Sungrowns too!

Catfish
12-11-2009, 06:28 PM
what is priming?

If I remember correctly, priming refers to when, in the life cycle of a tobacco plant, when the leaf is harvested. The lower on the plant, the younger the leaf, the more mild the flavor is.

I complained to my bud about the wrapper leaf of the Renaissance being too thin and easily damaged. He explained the lower priming ( earlier harvesting of a younger, thinner wrapper leaf ) was a possible cause.

Titan410
12-12-2009, 09:24 AM
The Rocky Patel Summer 2009 is probably one of the top five cigars I've ever had. I can't buy enough.

RevSmoke
12-12-2009, 09:34 AM
I like the Edge Corojos - toros and torpedos.

Bubba - NJ
12-12-2009, 11:20 AM
This looks like a good one - :D

Starz26
12-12-2009, 11:25 AM
"Primers"" as they are referred to can be seen {link removed} harvesting tobacco. Harvesting refers to removing the mature ripe leaves from the plant. When the leaves begin to turn yellow, it is time to harvest them. Harvesting tobacco can be done by machine or by hand. These workers have chosen to do it by hand. Tobacco that is harvested by hand is either primed or stalk-cut. Bright-leaf tobacco that is hand harvested is primed. Priming involves picking leaves as they ripen. Leaves ripen and are harvested from the bottom of the stalk upward. Priming requires several harvests because the leaves ripen at different rates. Some growers use a pre-harvest chemical which causes yellowing of the leaves so more can be harvested at one time.

JJG
12-12-2009, 11:48 AM
I see, thanks for the info! I continue to learn new things everyday on this board.

The thing with "recommend me a ...." threads is that they tend to result in hundreds of suggestions. Everyone's got a different favorite and there never seems to be majority consensus on what is the "best" of the brand. I appreciate everyone's input and I think I'm going to pick a few based on which lines got the most recommendations.

joeobx
12-12-2009, 02:33 PM
I go through a lot of EDGE MAD. OWR MAD. and VIN.92. RP factory selects are some that I keep around also. Honduran Classics aren't bad with a little time on them and be had at a deceit price at auction at FAMOUS

Tredegar
12-14-2009, 02:10 PM
I am a huge fan of the Renaissance, Vintage 90, Decade and OWR Maduro.

Scottw
12-14-2009, 02:19 PM
Got two boxes of Original Release Decades. Yummy.

BC-Axeman
12-14-2009, 02:23 PM
Another vote for the V'90 and the Edge Sumatra and I also like the Edge Light, which is only light compared to the other Edges.

bleedingshrimp
12-14-2009, 02:47 PM
Sometimes only the Approachable Patel will suffice....

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/patel.jpg

I see your "Approachable Patel" and I'll raise you "I'm on vacation Patel"

http://www.absolutecigars.com/images/Cigars/Rocky_Patel_cigars_ad.jpg

Blueface
12-14-2009, 03:11 PM
I see your "Approachable Patel" and I'll raise you "I'm on vacation Patel"

http://www.absolutecigars.com/images/Cigars/Rocky_Patel_cigars_ad.jpg

I'll see both your "Approachable Patel" and "I'm on vacation Patel" and raise you "Hanging with Blueface Patel".

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s167/cmach_photo/CIMG0804.jpg

Catfish
12-14-2009, 06:08 PM
Went to a birthday event turned herf this weekend. Fuente's, Padron's, Oliva's, and Camacho's galore and I wound up buying a majority Patels.

I guess I really am a Patel Ho.


I'll take that. I've had worse labels. :tu


Not to mention one of my newest buds is a Patel rep and me likes supportin' my bud.

Chemyst
12-14-2009, 09:33 PM
There are too many RP blends. But that's another thread.
My favorites are Edge Missiles(either wrapper), OWRs(either
wrapper) and Renaissance. The Decades are good, but not
worth the coin, IMHO. Some of the seasonal blends are OK,
and several of my local BOTLs love last Winter's blend.
I've tried the Ocean Club, Royal Order, SG, Vint. 90/92 and
others, but always gravitate to the first 3 blends mentioned.
I just obtained a Patel Bros. to try. The list goes on, and on...

Chemyst :cool2:

bruceolee
12-15-2009, 10:10 AM
Just tried a Rocky Patel Rosado Toro from "Famous" and enjoyed it thoroughly. It had that classic RP taste with a little twist to it. So, I enjoyed it and would recommend it. My:2

coastietech
12-15-2009, 10:21 AM
I'm suprised only one person said the '08 Winter blend... They are great!

If you like them then try the Patel Bros. I hear they are pretty much the same blend. ;)

Tuxguy
12-15-2009, 10:24 AM
sun grown

St. Lou Stu
12-15-2009, 10:39 AM
Sometimes only the Approachable Patel will suffice....

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/patel.jpg

I like the American Market Selection.

But, The Michael Jackson Line (advertised in Tom's photo above) is also good.

Chemyst
12-15-2009, 09:24 PM
How could I forget the RP Fusion and RP Double Maduros?
What others did I forget? The list goes on and on...

LOL

Chemyst :cool2:

Ratters
12-15-2009, 09:34 PM
I'm suprised only one person said the '08 Winter blend... They are great!

If you like them then try the Patel Bros. I hear they are pretty much the same blend. ;)

I love the '08 Winter Blend, fantastic cigar. Too bad they are really hard to find now. Luckily one of the local shop has some. Got a Patel Bros but haven't tried it yet. My other favorite Rocky is also gone, the Edge Sumatra. Love that smoke.