Alec & Bradley Kintsugi Robusto Review
The 5x50 cigar features a dark chocolate wrapper in a slight reddish brown color. It has a tight invisible seams, a soft even pack, a dry, toothy feel, and a rich hay and cocoa smell. The first light shows a strong draw, medium-bodied smoke with a rich and spicy finish. The third-third burns quickly and leaves little ash. The flavors are mild-medium, dropping the sweetness and spices. A little leather is left and a generic dry wood takes over with a shorter finish. The rest of the session ends at 40 minutes. There is a brief root beer taste near the end. For any questions about Alec Bradley Cigars call (215) 576-5300
Alec Bradley Family Blend BX2 Cigar Review
The 6x54 stick has a dark brown mottled wrapper. It has a mild red hue, soft sating, tight invisible seams and mild damp tobacco aroma. The first light shows a tight draw, minimal mild-medium smoke output, and a short finish. The third burns very slowly and pours off foot smoke. After this, the draw opens to normal with medium-bodied smoke output that shows sweet earthy notes with a minty clean finish. The ash was removed in a third piece. Flavors and finish are unchanged. The ash did need a complete relight after it fell. Another one was required in the final third. It was only a few inches away from being done so I decided to end it. This sample was provided by Marcos Heyliger, a viewer.
Alec Bradley Fine 2012 Torpedo Cigar Review
The 6x52 stick has a dark chocolate-mottled wrapper. It is oily and slightly toothy, with minimal veins, tight visible seams, and has a rich, sweet, cocoa, and hay aroma. The first light shows a perfect draw, medium-full smoke output with flavors of spice and pepper on a smooth earthy and tobacco core. It also has a long oily finish. The second third has a similar profile, with a slight sweetness that takes on some anise. The burn isn't great. It goes wonky due to a thick wrapper. Burning to the half-way point after 30 minutes was still a problem. Double puffs were necessary to keep it lit. Flavors are the same. The last bit was hotter and more squishy than the rest, but the end was consistent. This was submitted by Terence Glynn, a viewer. For any questions about Alec Bradley Cigars call (215) 576-5300