Cigar Review: Patel Bro’s Next Generation Robusto

Patel Bro's Next Generation Robusto

Tonight I smoked a Patel Bros Next Generation that I recently purchased in the Rocky Patel & Amilcar Perez 12 cigar sampler for just $20. So far I’ve had two: the Vudu and tonight the Next Generation. I wasn’t planning on reviewing this cigar until I started smoking it and was completely blown away.

Here are the specifications for this blend:

Binder: Honduran

Filler: Honduran

Wrapper: Habano

Appearance and Construction:

The habano wrapper, as described on Famous-Smokes is a rich brown with a reddish hue.  There are very few noticeable veins, the texture is smooth, and the cigar is packed firmly, but not tightly. After clipping the cigar using a straight cut, the draw is perfect. The label is sharp and attractive.

Great construction – I only ashed this cigar twice

Smoking Characteristics and Taste:

This cigar produces thick smoke, and throughout the hour-long smoke I found that it didn’t burn hot.  Construction throughout the smoke was completely flawless. What I found to be most compelling about this cigar, though, were the distinct tastes that were noticeable in the medium bodied smoke. The cigar kicked off with a bit of spice, and tastes of wood, coffee, and dark chocolate. Very rich and very enjoyable.  The second third of the cigar took on more woodiness and a bit of leather.   In the final third, the spice really drew back to a sweet woodiness.  I wouldn’t have minded returning to the first two thirds, but I was still enjoying the cigar immensely.

It was a shame to put this cigar down.

Conclusion: A

This was, hands down, a great cigar that I would highly recommend. Perfect construction, great taste—a great experience. Pick some of these cigars up sometime.  I would highly recommend checking out the 8-cigar sampler for just $15. You can find that here.

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  1. […] Specifications for this blend: Binder: Mexican Filler: Nicaraguan Wrapper: Habano Appearance and Construction: Fair. A few noticeable veins. The label, in my opinion, is not very attractive. There are a few minor blemish. On an upnote, the draw is, as is usually with Rocky Patel cigars, excellent. The wrapper is dark brown – a bit lighter than the image you will find on Famous Cigars. The cigar review notepad Smoking Characteristics and Taste: 1/3: This cigar kicks off with a pretty good deal of spice, though it is initially medium-full bodied.  Opening tastes are spice, black pepper, and natural tobacco. Certainly not the smoothest cigar, but I enjoy the spice and the complexity. 2/3: The spice pulls back for a minute or two, but is back stronger than before–a bit too much for me, honestly. This cigar reminds me a bit of the Perdomo Habano, though I think the Habano is a bit more well-balanced.  The spice continually builds and even becomes a bit acidic. I hope it backs off a bit. 3/3: By the last third of this cigar, I’m starting to really feel the tobacco. This is really a cigar to take slow. Smoke it too quickly and the smoke will heat up. The heat ended up becoming a pretty big problem, so I let the cigar rest earlier than usual. The innovative dress-shoe cigar holder Conclusion: This isn’t a bad cigar, but it definitely isn’t my favorite flavor/strength profile. Main flavor notes here are natural tobacco and black pepper behind it. If this is a flavor profile you are interested though, this cigar is definitely worth a try.  I’m definitely a much bigger fan of the Vudu and the Patel Bro’s Next Generation (you can find that reviewed here). […]

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