Revolution

Revolution Toro

As I mentioned in the previous two Revolution reviews, this cigar was part of a sampler with three sizes. I smoked the short robusto and the robusto previously. And they were night and day, even though both scored low with a 79 and an 82 score. Today, I’ll be reviewing the toro. And hopefully the progress continues, but my expectations are low.

If it wasn’t for the mixture of Nicaraguan and Mexican tobaccos in the filler, this cigar would have been a Mexican puro. The binder and wrapper are from Mexico. And the cigars are made at the Nueva Matacapan de Tobacos from A. Turrent.


The wrapper is extremely rough and that combined with the simple ring makes it an unappealing cigar. The construction feels good though and the aroma is strong, very strong. Barnyard, farm animals and swamp is what I smell.

The cold draw is great. I taste a little wood, some pepper, and tobacco. After lighting, I taste wood with cinnamon and leather. The cinnamon is quite nice, but there’s an overall flavor that makes that the cinnamon doesn’t shine. A little stale harshness. After a centimeter, I taste cinnamon with leather, sweetness and a little salt. The sweetness has some vanilla notes in it. I taste also some grass and a hint of chocolate. The salt gets a little stronger. The final third starts with a nice, sweet, coffee flavor with some green herbs and pepper. The cinnamon returns with earthy flavors and wood.

The draw is fantastic. The firm ash is white. The smoke is okay. The burn is good. This is a medium bodied, medium flavored cigar. The smoke time is an hour and fifty minutes

Would I buy this cigar again? Nope, no, njet, nee, nein.

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Revolution Robusto

A while ago I got myself a Revolution sampler, Mexican cigars by Turrent. The sampler contained a short robusto, a robusto, and a toro. I reviewed the short robusto, now I’m smoking the robusto and later on, I will review the toro to see how much difference there is between one blend in different sizes, although the ring gauge is all within the 52-56 range.

The cigar leans heavy on Mexican tobacco. The wrapper is San Andres Habano, the binder is San Andr

es Corojo. The filler is a mixture of Mexican and Nicaraguan tobaccos. The robusto is 5¼x56 in size. Which is quite thick for a robusto. And thicker than I usually smoke, considering my love for skinny cigars.

The wrapper looks rough, dry and with veins. Since it’s Mexican, I might compare it to Danny Trejo, who’s also a tough looking, scarred Mexican. But at least he’s a great actor, and after smoking the Short Robusto, I can’t say this is a good cigar. The same cheap looking ring. The aroma is quite strong, wood, old wood is what I get. The construction feels good.

The cold draw is good, with a slight metallic flavor and some cinnamon. I immediately get hit with a floral, earthy flavor but flowers gone bad. There’s some sour cinnamon as well, and it burns on the tip of my tongue. I taste sugar at the back of my throat. Then the flavors change to cinnamon and pine. There’s some red pepper in the flavor as well. The second third starts with that cinnamon again, pepper, vanilla, and leather. The flavors are slightly harsh, unrefined. Halfway I taste salty licorice with some sourness. Still unrefined though. Slowly the cigar is getting harsh again. The flavors are now earthy, leathery and dark wood. The final third starts very peppery. And the pepper grows a lot in strength, it’s bold, unrefined, strong and it bites my lips. On the background, I taste that cinnamon sweetness.


The burn is a bit wonky. The ash is black and white. The ash is quite firm. The draw is good. There is an evolution in the cigar, but it’s unbalanced. This is a medium bodied, medium-full flavored cigar. The smoke time is two hours

Would I buy this cigar again? No

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Revolution Short Robusto

When I was still a cigar sales representative in The Netherlands, Te Amo was one of the brands we carried. And Revolution was part of the deal. I must admit, nothing in this cigar ever called out my name, so I never smoked it. I can handle a bit of Mexican tobacco in a cigar, San Andres does have great tobacco, but a cigar with predominantly Mexican tobacco is a bridge too far. And add the rest of the looks, I decided to pass.

Now that the distributor and the brand broke their relationship off, and the remaining stock is being sold, my curiosity got the better of me. I bought a sampler with three vitolas. The first one I tried was this short robusto. 4 1/2 x52. I’m still not sure if I should smoke it, but decided to bite the bullet.

The wrapper is dark and kind of rough looking. The triple cap is a nice touch but the upper cap is placed in a sloppy way which destroys the look. The ring is simple but printed on high-quality glossy paper though. The wrapper doesn’t look oily and feels a bit like sandpaper. The aroma is mild, very mild and reminds me a bit of sawdust. The construction feels good though, the cigar is evenly bouncy everywhere.


The cold draw is loose. It’s quite tasteless except for some salt. After lighting, I taste dried soil with some coffee and cacao. The flavors are covered in a powdered sugar flavor. There’s also some citrus acidity. And then the flavor takes a turn for the worst. I can’t really describe it, the sweetness is there but with dried leather. After a third, I also taste some wooden flavor, dark wood, with a hint of cocoa. Halfway I taste wet cardboard with some cocoa powder. Some pepper shows up too, and it’s slowly growing. The pepper is grown until the end.


The draw is quite loose. The smoke is medium and quite grey-brown in color. I had to correct the burn a few times. This cigar is medium bodied, medium-full flavored. If this was a budget cigar, it would have gotten away with the quality but it’s not. The smoke time is one hour and thirty minutes.

Would I buy this cigar again? No, I will not.

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