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Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro Medius 6 Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, March 22, 2011
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Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro Medius 6 Cigar Review

This 6×52 dark chocolate stick offers thick and stiff construction with minimal veins, invisible seams, a rich oily wrapper and a soft sweet tobacco aroma. First light reveals a very snug almost unsmokeable draw, minimal smoke output and medium bodied flavors of a very earthy black pepper with a deep finish. Rolling the stick gently I loosened up a bit of a plug near the band which opened the draw significantly. Still on the firm side it smokes fine with good output giving medium body flavors of a rich, oily and creamy earthy chocolate with black pepper especially on the long finish. 30 minutes in at the start of the 2nd third, flavors added a bit more chocolate and a touch of sweetness. This stick likes 2 quicker puffs rather than a long slow draw to keep the thick wrapper burning normally. 55 min in at the 1/2 way point flavors changed to a deep earthy oily coffee, with a good bit of strength kick to it, yet only medium body flavors. I’m surprised how slowly it’s burning considering how often it needs to be drawn. Ending at 1:30 where it began to get too warm for my taste, the last third transitioned to just a deep earthy tobacco with a very heavy aftertaste. Strength was near full certainly much more strength than body flavor. A big thank you goes out to viewer Jonathan Novatt for sending in this fine sample for review!

  • Non_Smoking_Cretic

    Well done on the Breakdown… Thumbs up

  • eric.hanson

    To me Alec Bradley is one of those brands that’s pretty much hit or miss, I’ve had some really great ones like the regular Tempus, Prensado, Family Blend,and Maxx, but to me this one was a bit of a miss, just seemed pretty plain and one dimensional.

  • yosef5

    I had the tempus smaller stick

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