Log Bitch: Rocky Patel Connecticut
Maybe I’ve had a little too much coffee today, but I will vent, anyhow..
Just bought a $4 Rocky Patel Connecticut Toro
at Houston’s finest liquor store (Spec’s downtown – though I am always appalled at the clerical psychodrama that’s always going on in the humidor there)
and am smoking it now. Patel has a big reputation, but this stick isn’t backing that up. Tastes merely ok, and has some hints of depth beyond the usual “mild” natural wrapper cigar (ie.a Por Larranaga or 5 Vegas Gold), but not an extra dollar’s worth. My biggest bitch is the construction. This sucker is burning very unevenly, is full of veins, and the tip is pooching up like a goddamned California prune. The stick is also burning very hot: guess I should have laid it down in the humi for a couple of weeks :-[. This is far less than satisfactory, and no doubt far less rewarding than the $4 Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Corona I bought at the same time and will be smoking next.
PS. To top things off, Jack Palance died today, too! Sheeeit.
PSS. And Mike’s Cigar’s website crashed Firefox while I was composing this. I’m in Hell, I tell you!