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Alec Bradley Black Market

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Alec Bradley Black Market

Brand: Alec Bradley

Wrapper: Nicaraguan

Binder: Sumatra

Filler: Honduran, Panamanian

Strength: Medium

Size: Robusto 5.2 x 52

Price: $6.50

 

I was looking for a new cigar to try and came across this one, I had read some good things. This is my first Alec Bradley. The wrapper on this cigar was interesting, it had black dots on the medium brown leafs. The smell of the cigar is sweet with a nice light airy tobacco finish. The outer band was nice to look at. It has a cool underground covert feel to it, but damn was it a bitch to remove, could really have done without it. Cold draw is leathery with a touch of spice.

First puffs– I get a nice earthy spice mixture that settles nicely on my palette. The draw is slightly tight, but not too bad. Smoke production is nice so far.
First third– Wow this is a really smooth and creamy cigar. The spices are so well blended that they just compliment the other flavors without being overwhelming. I get a nice earth and leather along with the spice. Draw is still not great though.

Alec Bradley Black Market Smoked

Second & Final third– Mostly the same flavors except the taste of pepper is coming through a little bit. Draw remains tight with smoke production being decent.

Overall a super smooth smoke with a fantastic flavor profile. The draw on this cigar was brutal though, almost killed the experience for me. Also the initial giant band/poncho on the cigar was insane. Should be removed from the cigars pre-release. I would smoke this again and would recommend it. Great price to smoke ratio.

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