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Quick Smoke: Hammer + Sickle Robusto

7 Nov 2010

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”


Much of the talk about the Hammer + Sickle cigar seems to focus on the use of a symbol used, even though the creator of Hammer + Sickle  insists the name, which comes from the brand of vodka he owns, is about the Russian people—not communism. Sensitivities in the area are understandable given the Cuban history that permeates cigars, but when I grabbed this Robusto (5 x 50) from my humidor the only thing that concerned me was if the cigar was any good. It’s a distinctly mild smoke, but a complex combination of cashew, cream, subtle cedar, and pepper makes it interesting. With excellent construction, the $7 Hammer + Sickle is a strong buy for fans of mild cigars.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick S

photo credit: Stogie Guys

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One Response to “Quick Smoke: Hammer + Sickle Robusto”

  1. Bill Monday, November 8, 2010 at 10:39 am #

    Why not just name it the “Che” or the “Fidel”. Maybe put some other murderers face like Mao or Osama Bin Laden on the band?

    Could be the best cigar in the world and I wouldn’t smoke one.