Thought I d try these because a guy I work with smokes AB cigars. Glad I did. Nice smoke,flavor, draw, AND my wife likes the aroma. I suggest you try them.
I was very excited to try these, and based on the other reviews here I was hopeful. That sentiment was quickly replaced with severe disappointment. Burn was uneven and horrid. Construction was uneven, soft in places, and hard in others. The actual wrapper was shrinking around the filler. During the 25 minute burn, it required constant care....not what I was hoping for to cap off the evening. The first cigar I tried the draw was stifled, and would not pull. I had to throw it out....so thinking I simply got a bad stick, I cut, and lit up another. The prestated comments are based on that second cigar. If I could get a refund, I would in a heartbeat. Maybe I got unlucky with these, either way, I am aghast by the bundle I received.
I just received a bundle of these last week. Now I am ordering 3 more! They are a little thick to be comfortable in my teeth. Otherwise, these are delicious, beautiful, and perfectly made cigars!
a bundle cigar that tastes like a super premium? A go to smoke for when you have a while. Oversized, not overpriced. If it had a label on it it would be a $20 cigar, without people ask what you are smoking wanting one.Girlfriends rating, looks good, how does it taste?
Delicious sample. Shades of fruit and prunes in a cold scent, in the smoke and in the aftertaste. Thank you very much for introducing this cigar!
What a great buy this was! All around wonderful cigar by Alec Bradley. Kudos!
I just got these in today, and this stick is great. Solid construction. Great draw. Lots of smoke. Good taste. Decent burn time. I think this will be my new everyday smoke.
I read about these, and knew Alex Bradley would only put out a worthy product. The cigar looked like a second or what a select might., though construction was good. I was a little skeptic at first draw. The draw was tough, and hard, but as the cigar burned, the draw actually got easier. The flavor was superior and only got better as the stick got shorter and with the hard draw it didn't take much smoke to fill the senses. This is a very full flavored cigar and not for the weak of heart. The burn was good, and the ash bright gray. Best cigar for the money hands down. Don't hesitate to buy these if you like really full flavored cigars.
I have had more expensive Cigar s that didn t have as good of taste. The burn is as good as any cigar I have had. Might not be the tastiest cigar I have had but could say a top 10. Nice and tight smooth and taste
I got my order yesterday and decided to try one right out of the bundle. I ususally don't expect much after a cigar's spent the last week in a cardboard box in the back of a truck and know from experience that they all get better after some time in the humidor. But this one was amazing. Great taste, aroma and draw. It had an even burn with lots of billowing smoke and long ashes... Only time will tell if I got the one good one in the bundle or these have jumped into my top three list... But it will be time well spent. At this point all I can suggest is: Enjoy!
My taste in cigars changes, and recently I have started really liking more robust cigars. The flavors in this cigar are interesting, and delicious. Publically, folks mention how nice the aromas are..
As far as I can tell these are the rejects of the Alec Bradley Black Market which is a 7 to 8 dollar stick. I am 99% sure of this. All of their specifications are identical down to the Jalapa wrapper. Call them overruns selects seconds or whatever other ridiculous name you want to come up with other than REJECT but that is exactly what they are. Even the name says it- a supervisor selected these as REJECTS for one reason or another. These are high end cigars that are on the bottom 10 to 20% as far as construction goes. They are not bad enough to toss out but definitely not good enough to put in a pretty box with pretty bands and sell for a high end premium price. I would not pay 7 dollars a piece for these. However, I would not pay 7 dollars a stick for any cigar. So with that being said; I would much rather have a cigar that I have to correct the burn on a couple times but is made with top of the line tobacco than one that burns great but is made with garbage and tastes like garbage. The taste is amazing. It is very complex and I love everything about it. On some of them the draw isn t great but if you simply poke something small like a paperclip an inch or so into the end to open it up it instantly fixes that. Some of them are a bit misshaped. Who cares? For an amazing cigar that burns for an hour or better I will gladly make a couple corrections to it if it cuts the price from 8 bucks to under 3.