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AKA Respect 2013 Hooah Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, August 12, 2013
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AKA Respect 2013 Hooah Cigar Review

This 5.5×50 stick features a very dark brown mottled wrapper with a firm pack, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, triple cap, fine tooth and wet wood aroma. First light reveals a loose draw with copious amounts of smoke showing medium-full bodied flavors of cream, sweet earth and musty tobacco especially through the short clean finish. The first third changes things completely, with a natural oily sweetness, cocoa and cinnamon on the draw, going to a smooth spice on the finish with a tingle left on the lips. Construction is still perfect, burning fairly quickly and evenly. Finishing the 2nd third at the 30 min mark, flavors and performance are unchanged. Ending at 45 minutes down to the nub, the whole cigar proved to be very consistent with excellent construction. Thank you to AKA Cigars for providing this sample for review!

  • swj045

    is this a new cigar or one you just now getting to review.sounds great,but I don’t know if my cigar shop carries these..

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      • swj045

        Bryan,this is the first time I caught you on line and I want to thank you for all of the work you do on your web site. I use you as a teacher on learning more about cigars. keep up the great work that you do so well.

  • Jason Isbaner

    the cigar sounds like a must try, thanks Bryan

  • gtclark

    Flavors sound great – thanks for the review! I’ve heard the company donates part of the proceeds to the troops, so smoking one of these counts as a civic duty to boot, right?

  • rgmenke

    I’ll smoke anything in “Hooah” size 😉

  • NeverTwoOld

    Shades of Al Pacino in a cigar… I can dig it.

  • Fabbio

    That’s a unique choice for backing music. Lol

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