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“I am a novice to the cigar world so I tend to enjoy the mild smokes. This one was smooth with an easy draw and plenty of smoke. It was smooth and mild for about 3/4 of the way then the last 1/4 was what I call a little hot. Still enjoyable to the point that I smoked it down to a stub. If your like me and enjoy the milder type of cigar you'll enjoy this one.”
“I don't know why I should be surprised that these Rocky Patel Connecticut cigars are sooo good. I've tried them in different samplers and was impressed. Finally ordered a box and found it difficult to wait for the order to come in. Had to have one immediately after opening and was rewarded with the taste and smoothness I'd expected. I'm usually a mild to medium cigar smoker but these beauties deliver everything their stonger cousins provide. It was nice to get the freebie of other sizes and shapes and have been enjoying them just as much.”
“I JUST HAD ONE OF THESE TODAY (Rocky Patel Connecticut). I SWEAR, NO KIDDING, IT ACTUALLY GOT SMOOTHER AS IT BURNED. IT STARTS OUT SMOOTH AND GETS BETTER AS YOU GO. I'M NOT A RELIGIOUS MAN, BUT I'M SURE THESE ARE MADE IN HEAVEN, OR AT LEAST THAT'S WHERE YOU ARE WHILE SMOKING IT. ROCKY, YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!”
“I ordered the one day special sampler pack, and was knocked off my feet! After just one smoke, this is my new favorite mild cigar (Rocky Patel Connecticut), and one of the best I've ever had”
“I ordered the special last week and I gotta' tell you, I'm pissed. If I had any idea these smokes were so good I'd have loaded up. Rocky Patel Connecticut is a great cigar! Smooth and mild, yeah, but the flavor is outstanding. I lean more towards medium / full bodied, but I'll smoke these any place, any time. I don't know how y'all do it, but please do it again. I'm in. Thanks again!”
“(Rocky Patel Connecticut) Killer smoke! And to think it's selling for less than 5 bucks, thats also a steal.”
“Dumb me! I knew I should have ordered more (Rocky Patel Connecticut)! I first tried this in a sampler package last summer. I thoght I liked it so I bought some more. you just can't beat Rocky! Especially when you get them at a steal!”
“Great cigar (Rocky Patel Connecticut)! just got through smoking my first one, i think it's time to light up a second. As a new cigar smoker (hey i'm working on that) this one left me with high hopes for my other RP's sitting in my humidor. buy at least 20 of these, you'll need them!”
“I got a sampler pack for Christmas containing a bunch of different cigars. This was one of them.(Rocky Patel Connecticut) I consider myself more of a medium to full guy but since I smoke them all the time I figured I change of pace would be nice. I was really impressed and overjoyed with this. It was cool and had notes of nuttiness. I was a huge fan, and am definitely considering getting more of these soon.”
“Just got my RP Connecticut robusto from CI today, and could not wait to stoke one up.
I am a big fan of the RP line and this one did not let me down. First, the wrapper is
smooth and creamy, second, the burn was perfect, and third, the draw was flawless.
If you are looking for a change, you cannot go wrong with the RP Connecticut, mild
with great aroma, have to go and stoke up another one.”
“The aroma of this cigar (Rocky Patel Connecticut) just captures you. If you like a milder cigar that has an outstanding aroma, this cigar is "the one"! It is one of the BEST I've ever smoked!!!!!”
“I smoked one right out of the box and i was not impressed. The Conn. wrapper was a little dry and had a grassy taste. So i just put them in the back of the humi. About a month passed and i thought it might be time to revisit the smoke. Glad i did. The Conn. wrapper had developed into a creamy, nutty version of its former self. paired with the tasty fillers it had developed into a nice tasty, light stick. Bravo R.P., sorry i doubted you”
“This is probably the mildest cigar made(Rocky Patel Connecticut). A little too mild for my taste. A good morning cigar, with a little more flavor it could be a great cigar.”
“This is the smoothest smoke(Rocky Patel Connecticut) I've ever tried. You can inhale this puppy with no problem down to the nub. This is the mildest cigar I've ever tried and it smokes the exact same from the start to the finish. Outstanding construction and cool clean burn. Rocky has another outstanding cigar for those who like extremely mild cigars.”
“What a great smoke (Rocky Patel Connecticut)! I've been a fan of the RP 1992 Vintage and I was honestly worried that this one wouldn't live up to the standard. This is a perfect draw, and a cool smoke. I was grinning from ear to ear thinking about the next time I'd smoke this one again.”
“What a smoke !! This gem (Rocky Patel Connecticut) smokes like some of the $10 and up smokes I have tried. Great smoke, even better price. Tastes good, smells good, silky as velvet and doesn't leave that nasty after taste in your mouth like some cheaper made cigars do.”
“This is an excellent and tasty mild cigar (Rocky Patel Connecticut) which is nicely constucted and burns evenly to the nub.”
“Rocky's the man. This cigar (Rocky Patel Connecticut) is the real deal, smooth and silky, yet with a flavor kick. Now I just need to hit the lotto so I could smoke this baby all the time.”
“Just got this in a sampler. They advertised the torpedo but sent me the one in the picture, I think the toro. In either case the cigar was ok, at best. Better than alot of the junk but not something I would ever order. It was fairly bland with just a hint of flavor. I give it a 80. You can do better.”
“I have to admit that I wasn't a huge Rocky Patel fan. But this Connecticut line is extremely tasty. The cigar itself is beautiful with a perfect draw and had nice tight ash. Mild and flavorful with lots of thick white smoke. This cigar made a believer and a fan of Rocky Patel out of me! Cheers!”
“First off, I have always thought of myself as a medium-full bodied cigar smoker. This cigar sort of made me re-think the whole mild cigar thing.(Rocky Patel Connecticut) This is a good example of a mild bodied cigar with a really nice flavor profile. This is the perfect afternoon relaxing on the deck smoke. I picked up a sampler, and have enjoyed all the sizes. I am a true believer that the time of day you smoke a cigar can make or break your experience. For me, the Connecticut has been my perfect first-cigar-of-the-day smoke. Looks like I may have to order some more!”
“I got a bundle of these (RP Connecticut) with some fusions that I bought and really didnt expect much from them. After smoke this RP my faith is restored in connecticut wraps. I love nice oily maduro wrapper but this connecticut I could smoke anytime, anywhere with a smile on my face. It starts a little slow but if you give it a few minutes it settles in really nice.”
“Wow! This is exactly what a mild cigar (Rocky Patel Connecticut) should be. Just tons and tons of great flavor without the head-bang. Floral, woodsy, buttery, creamy. Started perfect, then just got better. Go Rocky!”
“Mild yet flavorful. (Rocky Patel Connecticut) Good taste; clean tobacco flavor. The burn is great, too. An excellent morning or mid-day cigar.”
Now this was a fine smoke (Rocky Patel Connecticut). Tried this in the Connecticut Clash.. vs Monte Cristo.. A very in depth puro. Full of cool flavors .yet mild. Expertly constructed.. and for the price.??. BINGO!!
“I had purchased a bundle of Connecticut by Rocky Patel through Joe's cigar special and all I can say is WOW Rocky has done it again. This mild but real flavorful cigar has got to be my favorite smoke to date. The flavors that this cigar produce without burning your tongue are amazing. With a great burn, ample clouds of smoke, easy draw, and a super pleasant aroma ( even to those around who are not smoking, as evidenced by their compliments ). I have treated many of my cigar smoking buddies to this fine cigar and they are all fascinated by this fine smoke. These will always be in my humidor, which is becoming quite full thanks to the great deals that CI are always offering. Keep up the great work CI as you have become my cigar supplier of choice, as you always offer the best deals on my favorite brands at the prices that I want to pay. Your shipping is the best I have ever experienced as evidenced by my placing an order at 11:30 am one morning and recieving my shipment at 1 pm the next afternoon keep up the great work.”
“i grew up in the conn. valley around portland and weatherfield ,ct.every spring the conn.river would overflow its banks and fertilize the tobbacco fields.my first job was working in the fields suckering tobbacco leaves.i never new then that the tobbacco grown here is one of the best.rockies conn.is well appreciated now .and what a taste this cigar has .thanks”
“As a special offer, I purchased a RP Conn. mega sampler a short while back. After letting them sleep in my humi I finally gave three a try. I would compare it to a Montecristo White but substantially less expensive. Not too complex, which is what I look for in a mild-med cigar. The burn was even, cool and slow w/ a crisp flavor that was easily identified as creamy w/ hints of toasted nuts and a sweet finish.
All in all, the RP Conn. is a consistant cigar you could have any time of day and one I will continue to keep an ample stock of.
Thanks CI for making the Rocky Patel Connecticut sampler available at such an affordable price.”
“i have tried many cigars over the years,but i have found what i consider the best [not counting diamond crown]. rocky patel connecticut. all i have to say is if you try it you will like it. enjoy”
“Got my first (Rocky Patel Connecticut) in a sampler, been hooked ever since. Has all the hallmarks of an RP premium; flawless construction, smooth draw, consistent high quality. I kicked myself (several times) for buying only one box the last time they were on sale. That won't happen again. A top shelf smoke at an everyday price. Thanks, CI!”
“WOW.....the fastest box of cigars I have ever smoked! I could not stop. (Rocky Patel Connecticut)
so I just ordered more...muhahaha
mild cigar fans rejoce..”
“Rocky Patel Connecticut has been one of my go-to's since i tried my first one, and i am not much a fan of mild. of the many of these i have passed out to people with various body/flavor preferences, all have said nothing but good things. its going to be hard to save the one i have thats spent some quality time in my humi, they seem to almost pick up a slight cedar note after you leave em in the box for a while”
“Not too long ago I boughta box of RP connecticut on a whim .(Rocky Patel Connecticut)came with a bonus sample pack of connecticuts too .5 of each size .. I smoked all of thease cigars up fast .. The were just too pleasing not to .I almost do not want to open the box Of RP connecticuts up just yet .. Why you ask ?/ well I know I will burn through half the box in no time at all . If anyone is thinking of buying a box you will not regret it .. one of the best cigars I have ever smoked .”
“A good regular smoke (Rocky Patel Connecticut), similar to the '99, but not quite as smooth or as costly. Got a buch on the last special they were on - very happy....”
“I was introduced to this mild, mellow cigar (Rocky Patel Connecticut) while visiting downtown Bethlehem, when I wandered into what seemed to be Heaven-on-Earth. I asked the sales guy for a nice, mild smoke, and was directed towards this beauty. I just received my box of 20, along with my freebie of ten Vintage 1992s. The freebie alone is worth the price of the entire order. I highly recommend this cigar.
PS...I wouldn't do business with any other cigar seller...bar none!!”
“If you take the label off, replace it with a White Label Monticristo, and generously pass these out to your buddies...you've got buddies for life. It may not have the prestige (or the high price) of the Monticristo, but with your first draw, you're in, my friend. There's no turnin' back. This cigar is great in the morning (YES! MORNING!!...try it with your coffee, trust me on this) and great in the evening. It's like a beautiful woman that never complains...you always want it.”
“I started smoking cigars about a year ago. Since then I've tried about a hundred never finding one that I wanted to buy a box. Well my first Rocky CT was from the CI Mild/Med sampler pack. It blew me away. So much so I ordered the Churchhills with the upgrade. Even knowing that sometimes that next cigar from the same company never tastes the same. Not in this case, wow. Handing them out to friends with same reviews. Mild taste that lasts for hours in your mouth. Only cigar that comes close is the Oliva Serie V. The Churchhills alreardy on backorder, hope that's not a sign of shortage. BEST CIGAR EVER!!!!!!!!!”
“I first got this cigar (RP Connecticut) as part of the mild and mellow sampler. Well I got through most of the pack and was down to the Rocky Patel Connecticut. I did not even get through half the cigar before I knew this would be my new favorite. I immediately went on line and ordered a box of toros. This cigar is well constructed with a nice firm wrapper, the draw is perfect with an even burn, add to that flavors that build up through the burn and I am sold. The best part about mild cigars is you decide how strong they get. At the start it is all a mild cigar should be, towards the middle flavors intensify becoming a little more spicy and at the end it will satisfy the med to full smoker in me. Best of all is the aroma without leaving a heavy taste in my mouth.
“Wow! Mild and Delicious. Very even ash, draw is consistent, and taste is just right. Slightly earthy with a smooth creamy taste that mellows the mouth and soul. Got it in one of the samplers and was I in heaven. Smoked it down to the nub. One of the best mild cigars I had in a long time.”
“Getting away for a bit to smoke a cigar here in Baghdad is my chance to get away from the war and relax. I gave a 5Vegas "A" (which is my mainstay) to a friend and in return I was given a RP Connecticut. I've never really been impressed with milder cigars, they've just kind of been "meh". I put in my humidor here for about a month (you think it gets dry stateside? Try Iraq in July) and although I was skeptical, the cigar was quite soft and gave no signs of being dehydrated. I'm not going to lie, the RP Connecticut is a beautiful cigar, absolutely beautiful. The Connecticut wrapper is flawless and simple. It drew perfectly from the beginning, and it burned evenly the entire way. The ash held perfectly, and was pretty dark. Lots of charcoal with a little bit of sepia tones in it. I'm guessing there was quite a bit of magnesium in the soil. Honestly, it was one of the most finely crafted cigars I've ever burned. There was quite the bit of smoke as well.
HOWEVER; I could not get past the flavor. There were no surprises it, and not for the better. From the start it was bitter and grassy. I still can't describe it right as I've tried to wash my hands of it. There was no sweetspot. Quite the opposite really. I tried my hardest to be patient with it. I burned it up until about 2 inches and I just couldn't hadle it anymore. The last few draws made me gag.
WELL BUILT CIGAR, BEAUTIFUL CIGAR. CRAP FLAVOR.
It would take alot of influencing to get me to try another one of these.”
“A friend of mine gave me a RP connie, Churchill, to try. I usually like darker shades but I like RP so I lit it up. I was impressed by the nice even burn and fine smoke. The taste was a little too mild but still pleasant. It was a good outdoor smoke, no problems staying lit and no "cupping". The friend told me the price for these cigars so that sold me. The taste, the burn, and the price makes it a good everyday cigar that you dont mind lighting up and gifting out during backyard BBQs and during the game. It has a solid spot in my humi lineup.”
“I've tried quite a few cigars from the RP lineup, but this is one of the best I've had. It had a smooth, creamy, almost caramel-like flavor for the first third, with lots of smoke, and a pleasant aroma. Around the last third, there's a bit of heat, but in my opinion, it just added to the total experience. I'm not embarrassed to say that I smoked it down until I hit a not-so pleasant burnt paper taste. Don't worry, though. It was just me hitting the ring.”
“Excellent cigar!! I enjoy Rocky Patels, all kinds, but this by far is one of his best in my opinion. Very mild with a very nice flavor. I would describe it almost as a cream flavor with a hint of coffee and then your more traditional cedar flavor towards the end. Very nice smoke and burns very well with decent ash. I have a preference for Connecticut Shade and this is one of the best out there! Would reccomend this cigar to anyone looking for a nice, flavorful, mild smoke.”
“The Rocky Patel Connecticut is my new mild cigar of choice. I ordered the mild sampler from CI, and with out dough, this is my new favorite mild cigar. This cigar is and excellent smoke from start to finish. It has a consistent flavor, nice and steady burn, excellent appearance, smell, and texture. This is definitively a keeper!”
“The Rocky Patel Conneticut is just flat out an excellent cigar. It doesn't matter what brand or strength you prefer, this cigar will win you over.”
“Connecticut by Rocky Patel. This is a very mild selection with very little flavor variance. The overriding theme was a smooth, mild tabacco flavor with an ever so slight hint of nuts that got a little more pronounced in the last 1/4 of the stick. Solid construction. Steve-O's description of knocking off ask vs tapping is accurate. This smoke would go well with a nice cup of coffee and steamed milk.”
“the rp connecticut is an outstanding mild body cigar. I can't imagine a more flavorful mild cigar. It has a great burn. A true classic!”
“I just got this torpedo out my humidor this evening and what a great cigar! Just as soon as I lit this cigar I noticed how smooth of a draw it had and the pleasant aroma of the the smoke. The taste was mellow and smooth and left a nice after taste after I was done smoking it. Rocky Patel's Connecticut is certainly one of my favorite cigars.”
“I hate when I am the first one in awhile that goes against the flow of other reviews. It makes me feel like I'm wrong, or received a bad cigar. Nevertheless, I have to be honest with myself, and to others who read my review. After smoking the RP Connecticut, and the Hoyo Excalibur #1. The latter is far superior in construction, flavor, smoothness, and and any other area. In addition, there is not much different in price between the two, which makes the Excalibur a better purchase. That is not to say that the Connecticut is a poor quality cigar, it is just that you can get a much better cigar for your money. Let me suggest that you make a purchase of 5 RP Connecticuts, and 5 Hoyo Excaliburs. Both cigars need to rest in your humidor for at least two weeks, and I can't stress this enough. Then, you do your own comparison to see if I'm right or wrong. Regardless, both cigars are quality in nature, and should be givien consideration when you place your next order.”
“"As a guy that likes full bodied cigars, I was not sure how I would like this. I ordered the sampler pack of 20 and It did not take be long to appreciate this well made, mild, but tastie blend! With over 300 cigars in my humidor, I found myself craving this cigar almost daily. I just new the stick was going to draw perfectly every time and deliver a creamy smooth taste that did not take long to appreciate!"”
“I picked up some churchills in a sampler. Good cigar. It had a very distict burnt toast flavor. Taste was the same all the way through. Lots of smoke. Even burn. Long 2 inch ash. It had an easy draw. Great smoke for a long day at a bbq”
“Even with the 40+ positive reviews, I felt compelled to post after I smoked this beauty. The construction, look, feel is perfect on this cigar.
It was a mild cigar the introduced a steady flavor, with a perfect draw from start to finish. Each puff was a thick lingering cloud of smoke that was smooth to the taste and neve hot. RP continues to set himself apart from the pack. He just gets it! Saying this is a great cigar is an understatement.
“Burn, great. Draw, great. Flavor...well it was ok. This cigar kept me looking for something different the further down I got, but to no avail. The flavor was exactly the same from start to finish. For a mild cigar the flavor was good but lacked some complexity. This would be a great cigar for golf or other activities where concentrating on a cigar's complexity or flavor is not the first thing on your mind.”
“I guess I'm the odd man out - unlike most of the other reviewers, I was unimpressed by these. The mild flavor is decent but with no depth and disappears almost instantly. Loose pack smokes quickly, though it wasn't hot or uneven. Overall not a bad cigar but not good enough to pay money for.”
“great cigar!!! enough said.”
“Wasn't a big fan. Lot of smoke, not a lot of flavor. Decent at best.”
“...afficianado returning after 10 yr sabbatical starting at the mild-medium level..re-build my palate step by step...received this 'RP Connie' as part of the "Mild & Mellow Sampler #4"...very smooth flavor profile...actually seemed to get smoothier...creamier...better as it burned down to a 'finger burning' nub!! I'll order a 5'er to make sure it's a consistent smoke, but it looks to be an addition to my early rotation!! I still prefer the Graycliff 'G2' overall!! ...at $2.99 cents per stick in this sampler CI continues to make 'toasting a foot' within every man's budget!! THANKS CI !!!”
“I really enjoy mild smokes, and this is one of the best I've had. I got an e-mail weekly sampler and this was my favorite stick in the bunch. Great job and keep up the good work!”
“Just received my Rocky Patel Connecticut sampler along with my humidor. I couldn't resist the urge to smoke one and I must say, what a delicious cigar. I usually don't smoke too early in the day, but as I say, I couldn't help myself and I was rewarded with a very good smoke indeed. Thanks CI! You guys are great! Definitely a cigar for people getting into cigar smoking and not wanting anything strong to start with.”
“Just ordered the Vintage last week. After I go through those I'm ordering these, can't wait to try them!!”
“Very easy draw. My brother gave me half a box worth of torpedos. I see this as a good golfing cigar, but there's very little flavor in here. Good starter cigar, but nothing outstanding.
Personally I can't recommend these if your purpose is just relaxing and having one. I like the mildness to it, but there's just no flavor to the smoke.”
“RP Connecticut Toros are one of my everyday smokes. Reliably solid construction and a good draw, along with a generally even burn. At CI's prices, if you like a quality smoke that's on the milder side, these are awfully hard to beat.”
“I received this cigar in a sample pack, I have to say it was the worst out of the bunch, taste was good but...uneven burn, came all to pieces, almost impossible to smoke it all. I will not buy these again for sure. It doesn't matter how good it tastes if you can't smoke it.”
“It's easy to forget how good something is after trying several samplers and getting used to a draw like a lemon seed stuck in a straw and keeping a burn needs torching and turning. After treating my palette like a men's room floor, my RP Connecticut Sampler showed up at the door.
An easy smooth draw and a nice mild blend, I burned that puppy down to its end.
As I stood in the yard and drew my last toke, I thought to myself what a wonderful smoke!
I flicked the little nub into the field, bowed my head in humble silence and vowed to stray no more, no more........ snif, snif... snork.”
“Very easy to light. Excellent construction, draw and burn. Very little resistance on the draw. Heavy smoke output but thin and slightly dry on the palate. Nice aroma. Mild strength with mild to medium flavors. Flavors of light caramel, cashew nuts and vanilla with a faint, sweet cedar on the medium length finish. Tobacco is slightly sweet and salty on the lips. Despite being mild, the flavor profile is very nice and blends well in this cigar.”
“Very easy smoke, mild but not as smooth as others like R&J Vintage or Montecristo white label. Good value cigar.”
“My all time favorites.... My go to smoke... Great price”
“Very nice and smooth cigar.”
“For those who like the RP Vintage 1999, you will enjoy RP's Connecticut for 1/2 the price. A nice substitute for the 1999 if your cigar allowance is tight for the month. Stay lit my friends.....”
“Warning....this is a newbie's alert... I really enjoyed this smoke. A very mild smoke with a nice aroma. It has a reasonable burn time with a very smooth draw... I'll be buying more of these stogies...for my humidor!”
“Overall, most of cigars were harsh, and did not burn well. The few that were "good", were excellent. Although a great deal, won't buy again.”
“Perfect burn... Relaxing, and delicious... Thank you CI...”
“Very nice cigar I'm more of a darker cigar person but this was pretty good bang for buck”
“Love this cigar! Great for golfing or sitting around with my buddies. Mild and long lasting.”