AKA Respect 2013 Devil Dog Cigars For Sale OnlineThe AKA Respect 2013 cigar is the Texas based brand's renewal of an old favorite. Introduced at this year's IPCPR trade show event this smoke adds a twist to American Kick Ass Cigars' very first line-up back in 2011. It has a fresh blend of premium, aged tobaccos with various updates throughout. Head honcho Jay Lundy has once again exhibited the passion and high quality he has always hoped to achieve while continuing to highlight the dedication of those in the U.S. Military.

Jay and his boutique cigar company have been hard at work since 2010 to make a name for themselves in the industry. Headquartered in the Lone Star State, their stogies are constructed at Oettinger Davidoff's factory Agroindustrias Laepe, S.A. in Honduras. While he set out to build a brand that was fun, edgy, and exciting, Jay also envisioned an American company for Americans. With a brother having served in the Army, it has always been important to him to support the troops by donating a percentage of their sales to the Wounded Warrior Project and Operation Cigars for Warriors.


The AKA Respect 2013 cigar is one of the brand's latest releases. Among the many alterations that were made to this smoke is the discontinuation of the original Rothschild’s size. Today, the line-up includes seven gauges including Taps, Guard, Hooah, 3-Volley Salute, Aim High, Anchors Aweigh, and Devil Dog. The renewed recipe of tobaccos includes a 5 year aged Honduran Criollo Ligero wrapper, a 4 year aged Honduran Corojo '59 seed binder, and a mix of 4 and 5 year aged Dominican and Honduran for the filler. The visual is said to be spectacular with a bit of oil and veins throughout the dark exterior, as well as a handsome looking cap.

Right out of the humidor these cigars are said to smell of spicy pepper, lumber, and a bit of tobacco. Once fired up, reviewers agreed the potential for a full-bodied experience was evident immediately. The initial third is said to introduce the pepper flavor with woodsy chocolate and sour notes coming through. The burn is smooth and produces a deep grey ash and an abundance of smoke.  According to assessors of the cigar the second-third continues to show a perfect blend of flavor. The mix of sour and spice is said to remain as does the timber and cocoa notes. A slight hint of cinnamon is detectable at times. The burn continues to be even and dependable, while the ash continues to stand strong at the tip. For the final third, reviewers said that the pepper and spice intensify and dominate the flavor core. The cocoa and fresh lumber flavors have subsided and a hint of sweet cinnamon hangs on. The burn is described as ideal from start to finish while the ash held firm throughout. Reviewers agreed that the strength of this cigar began in the medium range and slowly intensified to a full bodied smoke for the finale.

The American proud brand has found success in their revamped AKA Respect 2013 as it directly reflects the exciting nature Jay and his crew strive for in each and every cigar they produce. While it is anticipated that this recipe will remain on the market for a couple of years, a possible new edition with an updated name may follow.

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017


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