The Revolution cigar by Te Amo is a very unique looking smoke with a rusty brown red San Andres Habano wrapper covering a San Andres Corojo binder with various fillers from Nicaraguan, and San Andres. The label on this cigar is not going to win any design contests. I would HIGHLY recommend that Te Amo hire a marketing team to dress this cigar up because it kinda looks like a cheap grocery store offering. The shape of the cigar is very interesting, it’s very much like a San Lotano oval in that it’s wide on one side and very thin on the other kinda like popsicle stick.
The pre-light draw is very nice with just the right amount of resistance. Toasting and lighting reveals a nice cinnamon flavor with a subtle spice kick to it. There is a nice satisfying feeling to the smoke of this cigar, it’s a dry thick smoke but offers plenty of subtle flavors to keep you guessing. The construction also seems to be excellent, as the cigar burned brilliantly the entire way; never needing any touch-ups or relights. The Revolution cigar is a medium bodied, medium strength cigar and for just about $6 it’s hard to argue with the value.
As I neared the mid point of the Revolution the flavors transitioned from dry grassy cinnamon to more of a warm caramel with a nice sweetness to the flavor which was a fun transition. All the flavors from the Revolution are very deep and earthy which made for a quality smoking experience. The Revolution is a quality cigar and it paired perfectly with my Angel’s Envy Kentucky Bourbon.
Would I Smoke This Cigar Again?
Yes! While I doubt I would go buy a box of these cigars I must admit I enjoyed smoking it a great deal. And for the low price I think it’s worth a spot in the humidor.
- Great price point
- Interesting oval shape
- Good performance
- Could use more power
- Cheap looking band