Review: Rocky Patel Catch 22 Connecticut

The Catch Twenty-Two represents a line extension to the 2014 release of the original Catch Twenty-Two.

The Catch Twenty-Two Connecticut has been released in 4 sizes which mirror the original release. They’re sold in 22 count boxes, with the Rothschild coming in 50 count boxes. The Rothschild (4-1/2x50), Toro (6x52), Sixty (6x60), and the Double Corona (7-1/2x52).

 

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Vitola: Rothschild

Size:  4-1/2” x 50 Ring Gauge

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut

Binder: Undisclosed

Filler: Undisclosed 

Cigars Smoked for this Review: One

Price Point: $4.75 MSRP

Cigar Purchased: Manufacturer’s Samples

Quick Note: For this review we used Logan’s rating system. You can view it in detail here.

 

“The Rocky Patel Catch Twenty-Two offered a perfect burn, and will have a broad appeal to Connecticut Shade smokers.”

 

 

 

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Review: 

I nosed the wrapper on the Catch Twenty-Two and picked up a spiced, honey sweetness. On the foot some subtle hay.

Using my Xikar V-cutter the draw was towards the tight spectrum. The cap did feel quite packed when I rolled it between my fingers.

I picked up some initial notes of cedar, spices, with some sweetness underneath. On the retrohale I get some spice, sweetness, and hay all with a quick, clean finish. At the 5 minute mark the cigar seems to be burning quite quickly. I start to get a subtle herbal component on the retrohale with some drying hay on the post draw.

 

 

As the Catch Twenty-Two moves into the middle third the hay picks up to take over the profile. On the retrohale the sweetness evolves to a syrupy sweetness. At the halfway point of the cigar some subtle cocoa is detectable underneath the hay and sweetness.

Moving into last third some intense cedar starts to come through, mixing in with the hay, faint cedar and the syrupy sweetness on the retrohale. As the last third settles in, the herbal notes come back on the retrohale to push the flavor strength of the syrupy sweetness down.

Total smoking time was 54 minutes.

The Rocky Patel Catch Twenty-Two offered a perfect burn, and will have a broad appeal to Connecticut Shade smokers. At a price point under $5.00, these are going to do very well in a B&M.

 

Surgeon’s Rating:  85 AKA “A Couple”

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