Reviewing cigars and the lifestyle surrounding them.
"Alec Bradley JAM" Page (5x52)
This cigar was dark brown in color and had an oily sheen with small veins and no tooth present. The pre lit aroma consisted of sweet tobacco and faint pepper notes. The ash was a bright white color with specs of black giving the ash a salt and pepper look to it. The burn was razor sharp for the entire stick. The draw was perfect, providing good amounts of medium bodied, rich and creamy smooth smoke. The first third produced flavors of creamy sweet tobacco with caramel notes on the draw with a very faint pepper flavor mixing with coffee notes on the finish. The smoke itself had a smooth aged quality, but without the musty aged flavor. The second third continued with the same flavors which were previously mentioned. The blend was becoming richer and smoother as i continued to smoke. Reaching the halfway point, I wasn’t able to notice any other transitions except for a new leather note which was now present on the draw. Besides that, just the same great rich and creamy smooth flavors! The final third consister of some new flavors. The draw was producing notes of a sweet coffee and leather with caramel. The finish was nutty with faint cocoa notes and had a pepper and leather flavor carry over from the draw. I’m going to get a box or two of these ASAP! Great cigars with great construction….equals a cigar you have to try! Stay Toasting!

"Alec Bradley JAM" Page (5x52)

This cigar was dark brown in color and had an oily sheen with small veins and no tooth present. The pre lit aroma consisted of sweet tobacco and faint pepper notes. The ash was a bright white color with specs of black giving the ash a salt and pepper look to it. The burn was razor sharp for the entire stick. The draw was perfect, providing good amounts of medium bodied, rich and creamy smooth smoke. The first third produced flavors of creamy sweet tobacco with caramel notes on the draw with a very faint pepper flavor mixing with coffee notes on the finish. The smoke itself had a smooth aged quality, but without the musty aged flavor. The second third continued with the same flavors which were previously mentioned. The blend was becoming richer and smoother as i continued to smoke. Reaching the halfway point, I wasn’t able to notice any other transitions except for a new leather note which was now present on the draw. Besides that, just the same great rich and creamy smooth flavors! The final third consister of some new flavors. The draw was producing notes of a sweet coffee and leather with caramel. The finish was nutty with faint cocoa notes and had a pepper and leather flavor carry over from the draw. I’m going to get a box or two of these ASAP! Great cigars with great construction….equals a cigar you have to try! Stay Toasting!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
"Alec Bradley SCR" Robusto
This reddish brown cigar had a slightly oily wrapper with no tooth and very few visible veins. The construction was very nice. The pre lit aroma consisted of pepper and sweet tobacco notes. The ash was dark grey in color and the burn was pretty even throughout the cigar but was a little wobbly at times. The draw was perfect, producing a good amount of rich medium bodied smoke. The first third was providing flavors of leather and wood on the draw with a sweet peppery tobacco and creamy coffee note on the finish. The second third produced flavors of a smooth leather and a black coffee note on the draw with a pepper and wood finish. The blend from this cigar was very creamy and smooth, I wasnt picking up any harshness at all. The final third continued with the same great flavors, however now adding an almost roasted note to all the previous flavors. I haven’t had an Alec Bradley as of yet, which I didn’t like. Keep doing what your doing Mr.Rubin! Stay Toasting!

"Alec Bradley SCR" Robusto

This reddish brown cigar had a slightly oily wrapper with no tooth and very few visible veins. The construction was very nice. The pre lit aroma consisted of pepper and sweet tobacco notes. The ash was dark grey in color and the burn was pretty even throughout the cigar but was a little wobbly at times. The draw was perfect, producing a good amount of rich medium bodied smoke. The first third was providing flavors of leather and wood on the draw with a sweet peppery tobacco and creamy coffee note on the finish. The second third produced flavors of a smooth leather and a black coffee note on the draw with a pepper and wood finish. The blend from this cigar was very creamy and smooth, I wasnt picking up any harshness at all. The final third continued with the same great flavors, however now adding an almost roasted note to all the previous flavors. I haven’t had an Alec Bradley as of yet, which I didn’t like. Keep doing what your doing Mr.Rubin! Stay Toasting!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
"Alec Bradley Prensado" Corona Gorda
This beautiful box pressed cigar had a dark brown, almost black oily wrapper with no tooth present and small veins. The pre lit aroma consisted of deep chocolate notes and a slightly musty tobacco smell. The ash was a dark grey color and the burn was wobbly but it would always self correct, never needing to be touched up. The draw was on the firm side, however it was producing great amounts of rich and oily medium to full bodied smoke. The first third provided flavors of sweet tobacco and chocolate flavors on the draw, with a leather and earthy finish. The smoke itself was incredibly smooth and rich creating a wonderful blend. Nearing the end of the first third, the sweetness died down leaving the same aged tobacco notes and a mellow creamy cocoa flavor. The finish was intensifying with the same leather and earth flavors, but now with a pepper note lasting until the next draw. The flavors remained unchanged until the last third of the cigar, where the chocolate sweetness had returned on the draw and the pepper on the finish was becoming less prominent. A great cigar with beautifully blended flavors and construction. Stay Toasting!

"Alec Bradley Prensado" Corona Gorda

This beautiful box pressed cigar had a dark brown, almost black oily wrapper with no tooth present and small veins. The pre lit aroma consisted of deep chocolate notes and a slightly musty tobacco smell. The ash was a dark grey color and the burn was wobbly but it would always self correct, never needing to be touched up. The draw was on the firm side, however it was producing great amounts of rich and oily medium to full bodied smoke. The first third provided flavors of sweet tobacco and chocolate flavors on the draw, with a leather and earthy finish. The smoke itself was incredibly smooth and rich creating a wonderful blend. Nearing the end of the first third, the sweetness died down leaving the same aged tobacco notes and a mellow creamy cocoa flavor. The finish was intensifying with the same leather and earth flavors, but now with a pepper note lasting until the next draw. The flavors remained unchanged until the last third of the cigar, where the chocolate sweetness had returned on the draw and the pepper on the finish was becoming less prominent. A great cigar with beautifully blended flavors and construction. Stay Toasting!

Friday, May 18, 2012
"Alec Bradley Family Blend" in T11 size
This beautiful $15.00 cigar featuring a pigtail cap, had a dark tan wrapper with medium to small veins and slight tooth. The pre lit aroma consisted of a barnyard and sweet hay smell which was very nice. The ash was a salt and pepper color and the burn was razor sharp. The draw was on the firm side producing a decent amount of medium to full bodied smoke. The first third of this cigar had flavor notes of a spicey chocolate on the draw with a short finish consisting of Earth notes. This cigar was producing possibly the smoothest smoke blend that I have come across in a long time. The flavors would almost melt in your mouth as you smoke! Reaching the second third, the faint earth flavor on the finish vanished and was replaced with a sweet fresh bread. The draw flavors transitioned into a nice creamy hot chocolate flavor. The final third continued to satisfy my palette, the hot chocolate flavor transitioned into a creamy sweet coffee and a nutty finish. This cigar in my opinion is definitely box worthy and I will be in the market for a few boxes to have on hand! A definite winner in my books. Stay Toasting!

"Alec Bradley Family Blend" in T11 size

This beautiful $15.00 cigar featuring a pigtail cap, had a dark tan wrapper with medium to small veins and slight tooth. The pre lit aroma consisted of a barnyard and sweet hay smell which was very nice. The ash was a salt and pepper color and the burn was razor sharp. The draw was on the firm side producing a decent amount of medium to full bodied smoke. The first third of this cigar had flavor notes of a spicey chocolate on the draw with a short finish consisting of Earth notes. This cigar was producing possibly the smoothest smoke blend that I have come across in a long time. The flavors would almost melt in your mouth as you smoke! Reaching the second third, the faint earth flavor on the finish vanished and was replaced with a sweet fresh bread. The draw flavors transitioned into a nice creamy hot chocolate flavor. The final third continued to satisfy my palette, the hot chocolate flavor transitioned into a creamy sweet coffee and a nutty finish. This cigar in my opinion is definitely box worthy and I will be in the market for a few boxes to have on hand! A definite winner in my books. Stay Toasting!