I have long enjoyed gordo sized cigars from Alec Bradley, namely those in the American Classic and American Sun Grown lines; however, these are not comparable. The larger ring gauge allows for more stem in the filler, and therefore a lot of problems with burn, consistency, and draw. I have yet to get one to stay lit past the first half inch, before tunneling and highly uneven burn sets in.
Because of this, I am unable to get a full draw off of the stick, and cannot begin to evaluate taste and flavor profile. Alec Bradley needs to correct this flaw in production, otherwise this stick is a complete disappointment, and waste of space in the humidor, as it cannot be enjoyed.
David A. in Seattle June 19, 2014