Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler:  Nicaraguan and Pennsylvania
Vitola: Rustic – Robusto (5 x 52)
Brand: Patina Cigars
Factory: Casa Favilli / Mombacho
CigarNoise Price Range: $8-$10
Source: Purchased from CDMcigars.com

Please Note: I have a bias towards Mo Maali of Patina Cigars. Dave and I have both appeared on the Sultans of Smoke podcast and chat with Mo almost daily. It’s been neat to watch his brand come to life.

In the end, all reviewers must overcome bias and I believe that our Community Rating system serves as a check and balance against any persistent bias on my end. If you’ve smoked this cigar as well, I encourage you to Make Some Noise at the bottom of this review and add your thoughts and rating. This will not only keep me in check but will allow future readers to read a more comprehensive review.

Patina Connecticut Rustic – Initial Thoughts

Patina Connecticut

Patina Cigars are made at Casa Favilli, the home of Mombacho Cigars in Granada, Nicaragua. Let’s hear about Patina in Mo’s own words:

“Patina is an oxidation process that, over time, produces a green film over bronze or copper. In the same spirit, our experiences in life shape our opinions, attitudes and beliefs. Just as those buildings underneath the patina retain their original character, we too as human beings will always be ourselves at our core. No matter what happens in life, always be true to yourself.”

Want to hear more of Mo’s own words? Check out this interview I did with him!

The Patina Connecticut Rustic sports a turquoise and copper band. Construction feels solid before lighting up. Aroma from the foot is hay and almonds. On a pre-light draw, I’m greeted with pepper, hay, and cinnamon.

Patina Connecticut Rustic – Flavors

Pepper, Citrus, Spice, Cream, Sweetness, Graham Cracker, Salt, Butter, Almond, Bread, Cinnamon

Lighting up, my initial impressions include black pepper, citrus, and spice on the tongue. Creaminess joins in early and remains throughout. The flavors play well off of each other with pepper, creaminess, sweetness, cinnamon, and citrus notes combining in a melody that harmonizes well to my palate. The sweetness is similar to graham cracker, but sweeter – it’s like Teddy Grahams!

I’m fairly certain there’s some ligero in this Connecticut. It smokes with much more ‘oomph’ than your average Connie. The flavors are bold and strong. It’s not your grandpa’s Connecticut.

Progressing, salt and butter notes join in to make the cigar even creamier. Almond and bread notes jump in and out. Throughout this robusto, pepper and cream continue to take turns at the forefront.

Patina Connecticut Rustic – Construction

There are times the burn gets a little wavy, but nothing that needs correction or attention. Draw is right on point. The ash on this cigar is impressive, stacking up neatly and tightly. I’ve now smoked several of these and the construction is consistently great. You’ll find little to complain about in terms of how the cigar is made.

 

Cigar Reviews: Patina Connecticut Rustic
9.3 Reviewer
9.6 Cigar Noise Network (5 votes)
Pros

Construction led to an effortless smoke

Flavors worked well together

Surprising differences from other Connecticuts

Cons

Not many transitions

Summary
The Patina Connecticut has been described as a "Connecticut with balls," and it lives up to that. If you're usually a Connecticut smoker, the Patina might come on stronger than you're used to. For those who don't usually venture into Connecticut territory, this is a Connecticut worth smoking.
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What Other Folks Are Saying: 5 Make some Noise
The Conn to impress the seasoned smoker
I'm biased as well since I've hung out with Mo on a number of occasions. But truly this is one of the few Conn cigars on the market that I regularly stock in my humidor and is one I recommend to damn near every beginning and seasoned smoker in the humidor. If you aren't a Conn smoker I urge you to try this because it will change your mind on the potential for flavor in a Conn blend.

I have also smoke easily 2 boxes of each size for this blend and his habano blend and have never had any burn issues and little to no construction issues with this cigar. Shoutout to Casa Favilli and Claudio for the skill in working on this with Mo
February 8, 2018, 6:52 pm
Value9
Burn10
Draw10
Flavor9.5
Enjoyment10
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Amazing cigar
The flavors and construction are always on point. Fantastic cigar with your morning coffee or at the end of the day. Doesn't seem to over load your pallet at all. You could smoke 3 or 4 a day and still have your taste buds left over.
October 25, 2017, 10:39 pm
Value10
Burn10
Draw10
Flavor10
Enjoyment10
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Awesome Smoke!!
Love this cigar as it has become one of my favorite to smoke. I love the different flavors you get as you enjoy the smoke. Definitely in my daily if not weekly rotation.
September 11, 2017, 9:43 pm
Value9.5
Burn9.5
Draw10
Flavor10
Enjoyment10
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This was a great smoke
Great flavor
June 2, 2017, 7:23 pm
Value9.4
Burn9.2
Draw9.1
Flavor9.7
Enjoyment9.5
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💨💨
This is a great cigar I've smoked it twice it's flavorful throughout. Great stick for a first cigar of the day
June 2, 2017, 6:56 pm
Value9.1
Burn9.4
Draw9.7
Flavor9.3
Enjoyment9.1
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Cigar smoker since about 2006. I love trying new things. My wife, daughter, and dogs keep me busy when I'm not smoking.
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