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Quick Smoke: American Eagles Robusto

26 Feb 2012

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.”

To say it would be easy to dismiss the American Eagles as a gimmick would be an understatement, but when I heard that Davidoff’s Henke Kelner blended the cigar, and that a portion of profits go to the Semper Fi Fund, I figured it was at worth a try. The cigar’s unique “camouflage” wrapper consists of Ecuadorian shade-grown Connecticut, Connecticut broadleaf maduro, and Central American candela, which surrounds a Dominican blend. The medium-bodied smoke has good balance, savory flavors, and its kept lively by the subtle changes in flavor that result from the different combinations of wrapper leaf you experience. At $10 each, its proof that a cigar can be a gimmick and a good smoke.

Verdict = Buy

Patrick S

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4 Responses to “Quick Smoke: American Eagles Robusto”

  1. Billk Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    I may have to bring a few of these next duck hunting season.

  2. Francis Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    I just can't get past how gimmicky it looks. I guess I'm kind of old school when it comes to cigars, so there's no way I would buy something that looks like this — especially for $10 — unless a trusted source recommended it. Patrick S: I consider you a trusted source, so I'll break out of my shell and give this a try.

    • Patrick Semmens Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

      Everyone will have to decide for themselves, but if you like the fuller bodied Davidoff cigars (like Millenium Blend and Puro D'Oro), then I think you might also like American Eagles. Similar profile and it gets bonus points for a good cause. Try one and see what you think.

  3. Paul Monday, February 27, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    Great mild smoke, keeps things interesting as the flavors shift as it burns. Throw in the charity it supports and its a real winner no matter the gimmick look of it.
    Working at a cigar shop I see and try a lot of different cigars this one is a cigar I would actually buy… And there aren't many out there that I can say that about.