Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Nimmy D

Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Nimmy D

Rocky Patel Cigars
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaragua (Habano)
Filler: Honduras
Binder: Nicaragua & Honduras
Size: 6 x 60
Strength: full bodied
Price: $8.40

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Overall Rating: 8.6

Say what you want about Rocky Patel cigars, but few people have done as much for the cigar industry in recent years as Rocky has. Now his brand has expanded to include a line called Patel Family Cigars with blends made by his brother Nish and cousin Nimish. The Nimmy D is one of two releases under the Patel Family brand name. (This is actually Nimish’s second cigar; his first was the Thunder by Nimish.) It is a flavorful high quality full bodied cigar that Nimish should be proud of. Fans of Rocky’s previous cigars should enjoy the Nimmy D.

Pre-Light: I really love the look of this cigar; it manages to be both recognisable Rocky Patel while also looking new and different. The blue, silver and white Nimmy D double bands stand out nicely against dark Nicaraguan wrapper. There is a interesting tint reddish tint to this cigar’s wrapper that gives it an appearance of vintage leather. A few small veins are noticeable on the nice oily wrapper.

Off the wrapper there is a very nice chocolate aroma, while off the unlit foot there are cocoa and natural tobacco scents. There is a smooth and easy pre-light draw to the Nimmy D Sixty that lets through flavors of cocoa and oak.

Burn: The draw on the Nimmy D is very easy. There is a lot of smoke production. At times the Nimmy D Sixty burns slightly uneven, but it always corrects itself with no need for touch ups.

Flavor: The Nimmy D starts out with a good deal of chocolate flavor. There is an earthy grass that remains in the background of the Nimmy D. An inch into the Nimmy D Sixty hints of cinnamon and almonds enter into the background behind the chocolate. At the transition to the second third of the cigar there is a spice that begins to develop in the background. Black coffee flavor dominates the second third of the cigar with chocolate, spice, almonds and mild pepper in the background. The spice and pepper pick up in the final third of the Nimmy D as the cocoa and coffee flavors mellow slightly. Pepper and spice are the main flavors during the last inch or so of the cigar.

Overall: When it comes to Rocky Patel cigars, there are some that I love and some that I just can’t stand. The Nimmy D falls somewhere in between. It is a good full bodied cigar with flavors of chocolate, coffee, spice, nuts and pepper to it. Though I’ve tried the Nimmy D in a couple of sizes, I find the Sixty to be the most enjoyable to smoke. Personally, I’ll probably revisit the Nimmy D from time to time.

Pairing: The best pairing with the Nimmy D is a dark roast coffee of some kind. For those looking for something strong should try a sipping rum such as the Zafra 21 or Papa’s Pillar.

Reviewed by Jonathan David (@JonDavid1210)


  1. Charlie H.

    You smoke more of these Nimmy’s? I personally think all Rocky’s are crap.

    • It’s really about what’s good for you. I’m not a fan of the idea that all of one brand is crap. I don’t smoke a lot of Rockys, Gurkhas, AJs or General products in my free time. Still the Super Ligero (Rocky), Havana Blend (Gurkha), New World (AJ) and original Foundry (General) are all good cigars in my opinion. I have a friend who likes to say, “It’s about pleasure not about suffering.” If Rockys aren’t for you, then don’t smoke them. Still, if you want to give a decent Rocky cigar a try then try the Nimmy D or Super Ligero.

  2. I had one of these the other day and it was very good, I think most of the Rocky patels i have had have been good. nice review

    • Daniel Ardeline

      RP for the most part, is not a bad deal for what you get. Like CAO, they pass on economies of scale to the consumer. I personally feel that there’s more names and sizes than there is substance in the business. My Dad and I love the Decade, feel it’s largely unmatched, but they are $32 here. We are Canadian citizens, in Canada we really get the shaft with US brands: most places have only 20% of the selection of a good US cigar store: there are importers and marketing people who decide which of them make it north, and they are priced in US dollars.

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