Cigar Review: The Edge A-10 Toro by Rocky Patel

Initial Thoughts:

Made to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Edge line of cigars by Rocky Patel, The Edge A-10 is a barber-pole cigar I’ve been looking forward to for a while now.

The A-10 is wrapped with two different wrappers, a Maduro and a Corojo leaf, and it feels a bit rustic. While I’ve been a Rocky Patel fan for nearly 15 years, this cigar seems… odd. As soon as I removed it from the cellophane, the Corojo leaf started to peel off of the Maduro, so I’m not sure I’m getting the full effect of having these unique leaves on the same cigar.

After the first 1/2 inch, I’m cautiously optimistic, but not overly hopeful.


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Brand: Rocky Patel
Line: The Edge, A-10
Size: 6 x 52
Cut: Punch
Light: Torch
Price: $8
Wrapper: Honduran Corojo, Costa Rican Maduro
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras
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Final Thoughts:

Plagued by an uneven burn, peeling barber-pole wrapper, and mediocre flavors, the Rocky Patel Edge A-10 was a major disappointment.

I’m not sure if this stick wasn’t humidified properly before I got it or if the flavors were just lack-luster all around, but I did not enjoy this cigar. What’s worse is that about halfway through it, I wanted to put the A-10 down and move on to something else.

Because I wouldn’t smoke this again, and, in fact, I’d steer you away from it, I give The Edge A-10 by Rocky Patel a CigarScore of 1.

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