4 out of 5
As good as the non-counterfeit? No, of course not. But at half the price, it's still a great cigar that I always keep a box of in my humidor. The construction is great, the flavor is rich, it definitely feels like a Rocky Patel cigar should feel. Every once in a while I get one that doesn't burn quite right, but it's rare, and not really an issue. When I give one to friends, they appreciate it as a premium cigar. A winner!