Cigar Ratings & Reviews

Cigar Review: Alec Bradley American Classic Blend Toro

Cap: Triple style. Clipped nicely.
Pre-light: Grassy, hay-like aroma. Draw is somewhat sweet with a leathery flavor.
Foot: Lit well and evenly.
Draw: Easy with plenty of creamy smoke.
First puff: Mild, creamy, earthy, and woody with a pleasant amount of sweetness.
Smoke: Thick, plentiful and sweet from start to finish.
Burn & Ash: A little touch-up was needed on the second sampler early on, but the cigar burned well for the most part. The ash was marbled and relatively firm breaking-off in 1/2 to 3/4-inch nuggets.
Aroma: Very appealing. somewhat earthy and sweet. As the cigar smoked the aroma became even more inviting.
Retrohale: Peppery, yet smooth passing through the olfactory senses.

General observations: Reminds me of one of the Avo Anniversary editions. Extremely smooth and creamy. Excellent balance. Long finish. Not all that complex in the first third. Cigar burned well overall. Flavors are predominantly nutty and woody, with an underlying sweetness like that of caramel or vanilla. By the halfway mark, the flavor and strength began to pick up. In the second half more peppery spice flavors begin to emerge.

Summary: A really well made and flavorful blend. Fans of Alec Bradley cigars such as their Family Blend selection will like this cigar. One interesting note: At the start the aroma was more complex than the overall flavor of the cigar. But by the third act, the flavor was much more complex and full-bodied than the “advertised” medium body.

Final Rating: ???

Rating scale
? = Fair to Midland
?? = Good
??? = Excellent
???? = Outstanding
????? = Extraordinary

See all Alec Bradley American Classic cigars.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

Show all Gary Korb's Articles
nowsmoking partagas 1845 clasico robusto cigar review cacover

#Nowsmoking: Partagas 1845 Clasico Robusto

Partagas 1845 Clasico Robusto: “A solid and highly consistent ‘morning, noon, or night’ smoke for newbs and vets.” See what else you need to know about this cigar in under 2 minutes

Read More
Macanudo Inspirado Red cigar review MWC CACover

My Weekend Cigar: May 14, 2018 – Macanudo Inspirado Red Robusto

Macanudo breaks out of its comfort zone and throws a smooth, but full-bodied fiesta! See our quick Weekend Cigar review of the Macanudo Inspirado Red Robusto Box Pressed, and get the tasting notes NOW to see why "long aged tobaccos can tame even the boldest blend." It may just change your mind about this classic brand.
Read More
por larrañaga cigar review CACover MWC

My Weekend Cigar: Mar. 5, 2018 – Por Larrañaga 1834 Toro

Looking for a mellow morning cigar? I found it in My Weekend Cigar: the Por Larrañaga 1834 Toro. Ultra-smooth with a mild, nutty spiciness, this 6 x 50 did the trick alongside my morning cup(s) of coffee. See what else I have to say about My Weekend Cigar, in this short review!
Read More
buy cuban cigars in america

When Can I Buy Cuban Cigars in America?

Now that the US is talking to Cuba, people wonder: "are Cuban cigars legal in the US? If not, when will they be and where can I buy them?" We have answers.
Read More