I’m a huge fan of the Rocky Patel Edge line which includes the Corojo, Maduro, Candela, Sumatra and Lite lines. At any given time I have at least 15 Rocky Patel Edge Maduro’s aging in my humidor. When I heard about the Rocky Patel Edge Sumatra I was eager to get my hands on them. Unfortunately as a Canadian, it’s not just as easy as walking into my local B&M to pick some up. So on a previous trip to Denver, in January 2014, I went into Jerri’s Tobacco Ship & Fine Wines and snagged various singles for later review.

The Rocky Patel Edge Sumatra comes in only two vitolas. The Toro (6” x  52 RG) and the Torpedo (6” x 52 RG). They are sold as singles, 5 packs, 20 count boxes and also 100 count chests.

 

Vitola: Torpedo

Size: 6” x 52 Ring Gauge

Wrapper: Sumatra

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru

Cigars Smoked for this Review: One per Reviewer

Price Point: $6 - $7

Cigar Purchased: Jerri’s Tobacco Ship & Fine Wines in Denver

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

 

 

 

Overall Cigar Federation Average Review: 88 AKA “A 5 Pack”

“If you’re a fan of the Rocky Patel Edge series this is a must buy for you.”

 

Surgeon’s Review:

The nose on the Rocky Patel Edge Sumatra is cinnamon, cedar, pepper when I deeply inhale. Coffee and spices emanate from the wrapper. This is undoubtedly one of the most complex noses I’ve come across to date.

The cold draw is pepper with sweet tobacco. At this point I’m definitely eager to light up.

My initial flavor impressions are sweet tobacco and pepper. There are some great spices that come in to finish each draw. I find the pepper, spices and sweetness settles in nicely to not overpower each other. Everything is at about a medium strength. I also picked up chocolate and coffee through the retrohale.

The middle third has the sweetness increase to a medium-full level as it picks up. The retrohale transitions to become more pepper. I’m tasting a significant amount of wood in the primary profile with spices again rounding it out. Again, very balanced throughout the entire middle third.

The last third has a flavor profile that is very consistent to the middle third. I’m picking up hay and spice on the retrohale.

If you’re a fan of the Rocky Patel Edge series this is a must buy for you. There definitely isn’t as much ligero pepper as the Maduro line but adds some interesting spicy notes and overall I think more flavor complexity. I’ll be on the lookout for a few 5 packs of these the next time I travel down to the United States.

 

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Comment by Docwill on November 4, 2014 at 8:17am

John, the entire Edge series is always 4 for $20 here in Grand Rapids and usually at Christmas they bump to 5 for $20. I smoked a ton of the Corojo for years. I just wished they offered it in a smaller RG.

Comment by Charlie on November 4, 2014 at 8:17am

LOL RP. I think you better stick to the maduro.


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Comment by Cigar Surgeon on November 4, 2014 at 8:36am

Hey Doc, just going off the MSRP. I definitely can find them for really great deals even as low as under $4. Pretty good value for the money.


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Comment by The Nothing on November 5, 2014 at 9:41am

When I started smoking cigars, the Edge Sumatra was my go-to cigar. They've never been easy to find. Ih can't remember the last time I've had one...

Comment by Fast Jimmy on November 5, 2014 at 8:45pm
Wow, so funny to see this on here tonight. Just got a text from a friend I mine, Said he was in the US and grabbed a few RP edges for me as he heard I liked them, so I lit my last one in the humi tonight, sat down and opened this.

Has a blue ring, the maduro, I believe... Great cigar. Not too strong but a lot of nice subtle nuances.

Great review buddy
Comment by Charlie on November 5, 2014 at 10:30pm

Where are you from Jimmy that you cant get a hold of a RP?

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