February 07, 2015

Rocky Patel Prohibition San Andres Toro (6 1/2 x 52)

Video review HERE.

This cigar was introduced at the 2014 IPCPR in Las Vegas. For their presentation the cigars are packaged with loose tobacco in Rocky Patel branded mason jars reminiscent of the Prohibition-era moonshine bootleggers. The jars are also packaged in crates reminiscent of the Prohibition era. Each jar contains 16 cigars.

The Prohibition comes in one size, a toro with a size of 6 1/2 x 52. It is also available in a Connecticut Broadleaf version.

The binder and filler incorporate Nicaraguan tobacco grown on the Rocky Patel farms.  The cigars are also being made at Rocky Patel's Tavacusa factory.

Wrapper: San Andres Mexican
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

The cigar's wrapper has a slight sheen. The cigar is quite dense.

After cutting the cap the test draw was very good. The initial flavors were noticed quickly. They were a sweet, juicy orange citrus, milk chocolate, coffee, and black pepper rated at a 7 1/2.

About 1 1/2 inches in the orange citrus has changed to a boysenberry and cedar mix. It is still very sweet. There are also plenty of milk chocolate notes and coffee at the base. There were also some dry wood notes. There is some richness in the milk chocolate and boysenberry/cedar mix. The cigar is medium bodied. The finish is a pronounced sweet cream with some lingering black pepper. 

Just past the midpoint with about 3 inches remaining the main flavors are cedar and creamy cocoa and both are still very sweet. The coffee notes have made a huge jump forward. The boysenberry notes have gone away. The milk chocolate is overshadowed by the intense coffee notes. The black pepper is up to an 8. The finish is unchanged. The cigar is medium to full bodied but barely. It is just at the line of medium to full bodied.

At the end the sweet cedar really came out and even had a few notes of dry cedar. The creamy cocoa took a backseat to the sweet cedar. The milk chocolate came back. The coffee remained very good and the pepper remained excellent. The finish was unchanged. The cigar ended at medium to full bodied. This cigar had a lot of sweet dark notes. The Rocky Patel Prohibition San Andres is available at Famous Smoke Shop and sells for $8 each.

Score: 92


Cincy Brian said...

I'll have to give this cigar another try. My first one was not tasting or burning well.

Anonymous said...

Tim, great review, as always! Feel like you're doing yourself a disservice for not adding "cigar review" to your titles on YouTube. People search for cigar reviews in general, also for specific reviews. Your reviews only come up on those specific "Rocky Patel prohibition" search. I subscribe to your channel, you're one of the best. Add "cigar review" to your titles :-)

Tim Rollins said...

Thanks for the tip. I'll add it to the "tags" and hopefully that will help. I may also add it to the title but if it's in the tags it should work in a search. Thanks.