Alec Bradley Tempus Centuria
7 x 49 - Natural - Box of 20
Tempus Centuria cigars earned a '94' score in Cigar Insider describing it as 'Dark and attractive with an effortless draw, this cigar produces a rich, semisweet smoke, leaving balanced impressions of wood and nuts. Big, delicious flavor.' Try this 'must-smoke' cigar now and taste yourself.
Full body big flavor yet extremely smooth. Good to the nub. The only issue I've ever had with one of these is an uneven burn, but not bad enough to ruin my smoke. Everything else about this cigar is consistent and excellent. A 94 rating was well earned!
I will say this before I go further: This was my first Alec Bradley brand cigar and I have another of this type(Tempus Magistri) that I will be smoking to further test the quality. It started out fine with a strong cedar flavor, spicy pepper tones throughout but by the middle there came on a very strong mineral and harshness to it that was unpleasant to say the least. Maybe that it was just this one I am hoping. All I can say is that this one cigar was a dissapointing entrance into the world of Alec Bradley cigars.
The burn and construction was excellent but the flavor lacked any form of complexity and brilliance. There was only one flavor, spicy leather, the entire time. It became very boring, harsh, and hot after the first 20% of the cigar. Maybe with several months in the humidor could this cigar develop complexity and more full-body flavors. I was disappointed, especially after hearing the rave reviews.