Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A Solid smoke that made my day

Getting new smokes that you have never tried is often an adventure, hopefully a good one.  Cigar smokes can be classified in several ways.
There are go to smokes that have proven their worth through the years. They are consistent, their flavor profile is a  winner and it's something you can count on.
Their also are cigars that your buddies may have recommended , gave you one to try or a cigar source gave it a good review.

Next are  unknown smokes are cigars that look good, but do they prove their worth after smoking it?

I received a sample smoke gratis from www.famous-smoke.com. As always the review is not influenced in any way by how or where I received  the cigar.

Alec Bradley 1600 Robusto
Strength: Full
Shape: Robusto
Size: 5 x 50
Country: Honduras
Wrapper Color: Maduro
Wrapper Origin: Brazilian
Wrapper Leaf: Mata Fina

Appearance/Construction:



Smoking Characteristics:

Initial blast of mild pepper, chocolate and a hint of coffee. It's Maduro heritage was very evident with this blend. Very good initial start to the smoke, a pleasing smoke in the making? Liking it a great deal. 

Next third continues to please. Getting a pop of cinnamon and mint now. Medium in taste and smooth, yea, very smooth.

Final third is like the icing on a very good cake. The 1600's blend is a great combination of medium strength, top flight construction and a profile that hits your palate on all cylinders. Keep this mother rolling with the blend of chocolate, nuts and cinnamon with the kicker of spice. 

Conclusions/ Overall Impressions: This as the posting title indicates is a solid smoke which deserves a spot in your collection. Maduro cigars are an acquired taste for some. For me, a pleasant interlude from cigars which are the usual suspects.  Famous Cigars and Alec Bradley have joined forces to forge a winning combination in this type of production.

My rating for the Alec Bradley 1600/ Famous Cigar

Appearance/ Construction: 4.2 out of 5
Smoking Characteristics: 4.2 out of 5
Conclusion/Overall Impression: 4.2 out of 5

This is definitely a buy for your pleasure.
Keep smoking