After being featured in Guest Review #3, Bryan joins us once again for a review of the Rocky Patel Edge Lite.
Rocky Patel Edge Lite Toro
I’m a big fan of the RP Edge line. Particularly the Maduro. But I also like a lite, soft smoke every now and then. So when I first heard about the Edge Lite, I knew I had to get my hands on some. I ordered a 5 pack from cigarplace.biz and was treated very well. I actually received more than I paid for. My first thought was, a mistake had been made. But then I read more about what some others have said about cigarplace.biz and found out it was no mistake at all. Extra sticks were sent on purpose.
Really all you need to know about this cigar is said on the band. Well, actually it doesn’t say all of it on the band because the only thing on the band is “Rocky Patel Lite”. So, what you need to know is, this is a Lite Edge. Like a Lite Beer. Except this cigar holds more characteristics and flavor from is predecessor than the Lite Beer does from its. It smoked just as well as the real thing. The smoke was nice and full, not quite as heavy as I like it, but it was more full than some other lite bodied smokes.
If you like the Edge, and enjoy a Lite smoke every now and then, this will be something you will want to pick up. If you like the Edge and don’t need it to be lighter (like ace), then you will not need to waste your money. Although, the price is not bad at all. About $5 each, retail.
Throughout the wrapper I noticed a couple places of imperfection. The wrapper had begun to crumble in the final third, and right before the burn line reached the beginning of the final third another place actually cracked open. The burn went through it quite well and had no problems correcting itself in any situation. One thing I wanted to say about the burn; it was quite amazing. Watching it go . . . the line was so defined, it appeared as if the wrapper itself were just slowly melting. The burn line can totally ruin a cigar experience for me. I hate a burn line that doesn’t stay even on all sides.
So anyways, the first and second third were great, tasted just like I was smoking a Lighter version of the Edge. But when I reached the final third, something strange happened. I’m not one that can easily decipher flavors that derive from any one cigar experience. This flavor however, was unmistakable. I could taste finger nail polish remover. It was so odd. I had never encountered a flavor even similar to that in any of my cigar experiences.
Though that final third was not something I enjoyed, I will still be giving this stick another try to see if that flavor is duplicated. I still think it is a great smoke for a change of pace, and the price is not bad at all.