Basic Information: Alec Bradley Black Market Illicit TAA Exclusive

Manufacturer – Alec Bradley Cigars

Size – Toro

Wrapper – Nicaragua

Tobacco Blend – Honduras and Nicaragua

Pricing – $7.90

Body – Medium Plus

Construction/Appearance:

This Alec Bradley Black Market Illicit TAA Exclusive is matte brown in color and sandy to the touch. There are minimal veins and invisible seams.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Chocolate and Hazelnut

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Nuts and Chocolate

After Toast:

First Third – Initial notes of nuts mixed with spicy cedar and a caramel coffee like finish. The burn is sharp and ash holds through the third.

Second Third – Salted nuts, cocoa and spice hit this third followed by that rich coffee bean finish. A slight orange citrus comes into the mix which I thought was a refreshing touch. The burn remains sharp and ash fell at 2.25 inches.

Final Third – Cocoa and nuts are the primary flavors here followed by spice and caramel coffee like finish. The burn remains sharp.

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Aberfeldy 12

Wine – Côtes de Provence Rosé 2017

Overall Experience:

Overall, I thought this Alec Bradley Black Market Illicit TAA Exclusive was a good cigar. Not a ton of transitions within this smoke, but the flavor profile was incredibly pronounced and enjoyable with about 4 consistent flavors rotating through the entire experience.

Ratings:

N/A

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Alec Bradley Black Market Illicit TAA Exclusive