Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Black Market Illicit TAA Exclusive
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
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.
Aroma – Chocolate and Hazelnut
Type of Cut – Straight
Cold Draw – Nuts and Chocolate
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.
Scotch – Aberfeldy 12
Wine – Côtes de Provence Rosé 2017
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.
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