Alec Bradley American Sun Grown cigars offer you a savory Nicaraguan puro with a little more depth, body, and spice than their American Classic sisters. Thanks to a sun-kissed Jalapa Habano capa that's richer in flavor and aroma, this opulent leaf surrounds a full-flavored blend of Esteli & Condega long-fillers, plus a Jalapa binder for a smooth, perfectly-balanced smoke with more spice flavors directed to the palate. Very impressive! Add some to your cart now and compare.
Size: 5.75 x 46-48 Shape: CG or toro?Cigar enjoyed with the following:Beverage: BOTL RISSnack: --Review:Appearance: This stick has a gorgeous oscuro wrapper, it looks like a candy bar! Medium veins and relatively tight seams, triple cap is flawless; it also has a perfect feel in the hand, very little give when squeezed. The wrapper smells chocolatey and earthy; the foot has plenty of baking spices. I then slice a V-cut through the cap, snug resistance on the draw. The pre-light draw has a milk chocolate flavor, with a touch of cinnamon. The Burn: I ignite this beauty with three matches, perfectly igniting the entire foot with the last match. The first draw has some distinguishable pepper, definitely a velvety chocolate texture too. The smoke production is very light, but so smooth. The ash is a very clean white color. This is going to be an excellent smoke!The first third is quite mellow with hints of spicy, Mexican style chocolate, yum! Definitely still a little pepper, but not in your face. This stick is a candy bar! I feel like I’ve smoked one before… Maybe a Tat? Do they even make CG’s? No, not enough pepper to be them… The ash is still a gorgeous peppery white, but only stays on for about an inch. Oh well. Second third starts with identical flavors as before, however, there is a red pepper component that really highlights the Mexican candy bar that this stick has become! The draw snugged up a bit too much for my liking, so I carved another V in to make an X. Quick purge and the draw is perfect. I haven’t even mentioned the burn line since it’s perfect and unnoticeable. The wrapper is burning great, very small cone when the ash falls, plus I can set it down and type for a few minutes. I love no maintenance cigars. Strength is medium-full, glad I had a big burger for dinner, I want to enjoy this down to the nub!Finally nearing the last third, the stick is so damn smooth. I am starting to pick up vanilla and a hint of bourbon and molasses, on top of the continuing chocolate and pepper. Maybe this is a tat? Or La Imperiosa? It has the right wrapper and vitola for that. Either way, I am buying more of this cigar after the reveal!Overall Impression: This is an awesome cigar, hot damn! Flavors escalated to the very end with red pepper, velvety milk and dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and plenty of complex spices. If I had a “desert island” smoke this would be it. Perfect construction, perfect burn, no harshness. Only complaints are the snug draw, loose ash, and low smoke production, but honestly who cares? This is an absolute gem. Guess: Tat or La imperiosa Answer: Unbelievable! It’s an AB American Sun Grown! The cigar that sent me down this crazy slope! Maybe I need a box… I have a few of these in the humi… I need to revisit them.
These are one of my favorite AB sticks and they are also just a fantastic value! Wonderful smoke.
I bought a 5 pack for one of the two stogies that my cigar club smoked. We all thought that they had a bite to them and could use a few months in the humidor. I only had them in mine for 2 weeks and it was not nearly enough; my mistake. Draw was great, construction and burn were good and they look really nice for a 3-5 dollar stick. I have an extra sitting in the humidor and will try it next year, hopefully it will taste better.