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Quick Smoke: EO 601 Serie “Green” Trabuco

6 Dec 2008

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief take on a single cigar.

Nearly a year ago, my colleague rated the Robusto-sized EO 601 Serie “Green” La Fuerza highly, calling it “one of the most full-bodied smokes I’ve ever had the pleasure to enjoy.” I couldn’t have agreed more, as the 601 Green rates as one of my all-time favorites. With that in mind I tried its larger brother, the 6 and 1/8 inch by 58 ring gauge Trabuco. The wrapper wasn’t quite as oily as the robusto, but it’s still attractive and nearly vein-free. The flavor had similar roasted coffee and nut flavors, but it wasn’t quite as full-flavored (if the robusto was a ten on the strength scale, this is merely a nine). Still, it is a meticulously balanced cigar for its strength with a base of cedar, earth, and leather. Just like its smaller cousin, this large toro had flawless physical properties.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick S

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2 Responses to “Quick Smoke: EO 601 Serie “Green” Trabuco”

  1. CWS Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 2:07 am #

    The 601 Oscuro is one of the best cigars to enjoy after a large meal. It's not an every day cigar (at least not for me), but I always make sure I have some 601s in my humidor. Whiskey, port and/or a mild coffee makes for a great compliment.

    After taking a break from cigars for several years,I had to work myself back up to a 601 – wasn't really work, but well worth it. The 601s age well . . .

  2. George E. Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 11:13 am #

    Erik and Eddie don't get as much ink as Pete Johnson, but there's no doubt that their work with Don Pepin to create the 601 line resulted in some marvelous cigars. I'm never disappointed when I light one up.