Rocky Patel “Cargo”


Hello everyone, today I am reviewing a cigar called “Cargo” by Rocky Patel. I came across this cigar at and decided to take my chances at winning a five pack for a bid of $7.00. As lucky would have it, I scored and the rest is history. So with the history behind us, I am now ready to give you my verdict on if it passes the mighty “Stew” test or not.



WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Connecticut

BINDER & FILLER: Nicaraguan / Nicaraguan

Length/Ring: 6 X 58

Strength: Mild to Medium

Price: Approximately $4.80 to $5.oo per stick.    

My Observations: This cigar is really nothing special to look at when you first lay your eyes on it. The cigar is medium brown in color that is very rough and toothy to the touch. Add in the medium size veins that appear to give the cigar a sloppy appearance, and most cigar snobs “as Tom from TomsCigars would say” would most likely skip it. But before you do remember that great cigars are not always about their appearance. So watch out before you give this one the skip.

Now on the finger touch inspection, I found no soft spots to speak of and now its time to see if the inside is better than the outside.  

  • Over all “C” in the grading department 


Cigar Label: Very nice touch by Rocky. I say this because of its rich red, black, and white colors that draw your attention to it.

Snip: Straight cut. 

Pre-Draw: Coffee.

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of a sweet spot that reminded me of sugar, small hints of spice, wood, and earth. The 2nd third continued with these flavors with no other changes. The last third continued with these flavors but seemed to get bolder that immediately move this stick into the medium range with its bolder hintts of spice.

Draw: Perfect

Burn line: Jagged at times.

Liked it: Yes

Recommend it: Yes.

Hint: Give it a try and for the price point its a true winner!

Over All  

Until Next Time


Published by Stew

I love politics, sports, good food, great wine, fine cigars, and good conversation.

One thought on “Rocky Patel “Cargo”

  1. Not a fan of Rocky Patel, but from what you have said, if I come across one, I’ll try it. Good review, thanks.

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