The latest release from Alec Bradley cigars, Black Market, was launched at the 2011 IPCPR tradeshow (a festival for industry geeks). This 4-country blend is jam-packed with Jamastran, Honduras and Panamanian long-fillers, capped off by a lively Sumatra binder and powerful Nicaraguan wrapper leaf. Upon first lighting, plumes of smoke fill the air as the blend burns with purpose. Unique and satisfying arrays of flavors greet your palate, as spice, pepper, and peaty undertones finish the ensemble. With a long dry finish, and slow burn, the Black Market cigar is a finger burner.
“A delicious cigar that truly fits the description. Unique in taste and I really like it. Constructed well and simple in presentation, yet the surprise is in the taste. A great cigar.”
EW of Virginia Beach, VA
“This is perhaps my favorite cigar and definitely on my wishlist everytime I shop for more cigars. Flavor is great, smoke looks/smells good and a pleasant smoke anytime of the day.”
JK of Pomona, CA
“If you already like Alec Bradley and haven't tried these, what are you waiting for? This is by far my absolute favorite stick in the medium bodied category. Even a smoker of full-bodied, full-flavored cigars can appreciate the way this smoke unfolds. Not sure, yet? Get a 5-pack as part of the build your own sampler & save a few bucks.”
PS of Decatur, GA
“5 packs are a good way to try new blends or restock old favorites, without investing too heavily. In the case of new blends, I often start with a fiver. The Alec Bradley Black Market Robusto is an example. Having sampled nearly every other AB offering & genuinely loving most of them, I had somehow managed to miss out on BM. Forking over 6 skins per stick breaks my strict rule of 5. That is, never pay more than 5 bones for any cigar! But occasionally, going over the limit is unavoidable. So I took the plunge. The 5.2" X 52 frame is loaded with a blend of tobaccos from 3 countries, sports a feisty Sumatran binder & cloaked with a dark, alluring chocolate brown wrapper grown in Nicaragua. It has the pedigree to be something special & BM does not disappoint. From a company that seems to have the medium bodied market surrounded, make room for perhaps their best medium blend. It's a treat for the senses, burns well, unlike many other highly rated AB offerings & emits gobs of flavors from cacao & caramel to black tobacco & blueberries. I find something new with each cigar I smoke. Complexity without a trace of sensory overload is AB's secret formula for success. I look for deals & samplers featuring black Market stogies. As a result, I have about 2 dozen vitolas in 3 different sizes, including the AB 90+ rated 2nds Robusto that is identical to the banded version, yet costs 50% less. The Gordo 6" X 60 is my favorite shape. Highly recommended. 92/100”
BB of LOVELAND, OH
“A good smoke. No surprises here. Just a nice even tasty smoke from start to finish. Well made with an outstanding burn.