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Alec Bradley Select Cabinet Reserve Robusto Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, July 13, 2011
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Alec Bradley Select Cabinet Reserve Robusto Cigar Review

This 5×50 cigar features a dark chocolate wrapper with a rough slightly toothy hard paper feel and firm pack. It has a triple cap, minimal veins, tight seams and a rich chocolate and tobacco aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw and medium bodied flavors of a soft, silky smooth nut and leather combo, with a tobacco finish. The first third ramps up the body with a sweet leather, quickly fading to a short rather clean finish with plenty of rich smoke output and a good burn. 30 minutes in at the 1/2 way point, the 2nd third also brought flavors of a cream and black pepper with a spicy finish, leaving a tingle and zing on my lips and tongue. The last third changes yet again to a big roasted nut and burnt caramel, with exceptional smoke output. I ended it at 40 minutes where it began to get very warm. Thank you very much to Tyson Hockstaff for sending this in for review, and a big shout out to the Sailors of VRC-30 in Japan!

  • Robustolusto

    i just had this for the first time, and it was superb!!!

  • Kace

    Has anyone tried Alec Bradley Connecticut? I am a novice and have only smoked a couple Montecristo Classic robusto. My local cigar shop reccommended the AB to me but I passed and stuck to the Montecristo.

    • puffrey

      I have had the AB Conn, it is a very decent stick. I am not a fan of Conn. wrappers but am a fan of AB so had to give it a go.
      I was pleased with it, I stand firm in saying that the Oliva G is my favorite Conn. still.

      • BCamara

        I’ve had an AB Connecticut. It was pleasant. There was a little bit of pepper and some cedar. I’ll definitely have another one. I did find the Oliva Connecticut Reserve to be better though, but that’s just my opinion.

  • bbarber

    Like the review. Gonna give it a try. Great review

  • puffrey

    Wow, looking forward to this stick based on all the transitions!
    I have one sitting in the humi for the AB rep “The Southern Gent” who gifted me one the same day my wife and I found we are having a baby.

  • GTfreefall

    This was my go to cigar for some time. Haven’t reloaded in a while, but after seeing the video, Im starting the search. This was one of the first cigars, during the early phase of cigars, that had multiple transitions that I could actually notice. Another stellar review! thx

  • Boucher207

    Ive notived that very few cigars have a triple or more caps. Do the amount of caps have any corolation with how well the cigar is made?

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