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Alec Bradley 90+ Rated 2nds Reviews

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Overall Rating 4.27 out of 5 Based on 284 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Alec Bradley 90+ Rated 2nds”

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5 out of 5
James
No complaints
5 out of 5
Love a good cigar ?
There's nothing 2nd about these cigars. A great smoke at a great price!
5 out of 5
Easy Choice
These so called seconds may have a blem or two but they are a great way to enjoy a good cigar on a retired guys budget!
1 out of 5
Not 2nds - TOTAL GARBAGE
I bought these last year and they were great. I realized I had not had them in a while so I bought them again a few weeks ago and WOW are they GARBAGE. Every stick was either rolled way too loose or totally plugged. I tried smoking 4 different cigars and threw all 20 out. Save your money.
4 out of 5
Not quite 5 Star ...
Seconds, by their very definition, are just that. A few inconsistencies in flavor, draw, and color ... but overall, a worthy addition to the humi, especially as per price, and if you're willing to let'em rest a few weeks before firing up, definitely an enjoyable smoke.
5 out of 5
Excellent value
Excellent value
4 out of 5
So so
Some good some difficult to draw
5 out of 5
Good smoke
Recommend these for a anytime smoke
5 out of 5
Great Value
Great smoke for the price and it's smoothness!
4 out of 5
Alex Bradley rated seconds
The cigars were not to my liking. But they did arrive quickly and in good shape
4 out of 5
Good cigar
Good cigar
5 out of 5
Great smoke value
Alec Bradley cigars are my personal favorite. Getting them at an insanely low price is a dream come true.
5 out of 5
Perfecto
Great deal...great cigar...just as good as the boxed at half the price. Highly recommend.
4 out of 5
Outstanding smoke
Excellent smoke for a medium. It is near perfect and an excellent price (maybe I shouldn't be saying this before I make another order). R/J
5 out of 5
James
Thumbs up
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley 2nds?
Not in my book. This is a first rate smoke.
5 out of 5
Great buy!
These Alec Bradley's smoke great at a great value.
5 out of 5
These are seconds?!
Very pleased with the Alec Bradley 2nds! You can't tell the difference folks. Smooth and satisfying. Thanks CI.
5 out of 5
alec bradleyreview
i re-ordered . they are great for the price .
4 out of 5
Worth more than the asking price.
Smooth and flavorful like a first.
5 out of 5
Great Buy
I really like smoking these cigars. I have smoked several and I can’t wait to smoke many more.I hate buying cigars and then find out they are not as good as they looked. These don’t fall in that category. My reorder will be sooner than later.
5 out of 5
Surprised
Surprisingly goodfor a great price
3 out of 5
Cheap Alec Bradleys
I love Alec Bradley's. Up until no there wasn't an Alec Bradley I didn't like. These weren't that good. The flavors typical of Alec Bradley simply didn't exist. They are improving with age and time in the humidor but I'll likely not buy anymore of this particular stick.
3 out of 5
Fantastic for the price
These are decent sticks… have had a little trouble keeping them lit, but they burn pretty evenly and have a nice taste. I’d buy them again.
5 out of 5
Weekend Stogies
I've bought these cigars a number of times. They're a good cigar at a great price. If there is a down fall it's that they come to you a little dry, you need to put them in your humidor for a while.
3 out of 5
Solid investment.
Certainly not what you expect from Alec Bradley, but solid investment for the smoke. The price is right!
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Good taste, well made, even burn with only slight cosmetic issues. I will be buying more of these.
5 out of 5
Seconds???
I have now smoked several of these. If there are any flaws, they are microscopic. I will definitely be getting more.
5 out of 5
Great seconds
Will buy more wonderful smoke
5 out of 5
Amazing
Amazing and you can't beat the price
2 out of 5
No Big Deal
No big deal.
5 out of 5
Amazing for the price
A little hard on the draw but otherwise these are my new go-to's.
5 out of 5
Great Smokes
Delicious and well priced, but maybe half had draw or uneven burn problems.
4 out of 5
Alec Bradley 90 Rated 2nds
Not bad for the money. Construction, draw, burn all good. Just a bit tasteless. Plenty of smoke they are just missing something. Kind of bland taste wise. Not bad just not great. If your looking for a good knock around cigar while you golf or do yard work this fits the bill. Not a stick you will be daydreaming about.
5 out of 5
Consistently a great cigar and value
Great cigar for the price . I have purchased these a few times and always impressed and left smiling.
4 out of 5
Mh
There were a couple that did not meet my expectations but overall they were a very good cigar. I will buy them again.
5 out of 5
Outstanding!!
I bought 20 and 2 weeks later bought 30 more. You won't find a better smoke for the price. If it had a wrapper you would not know it's a second. Highly recommend you try these.
5 out of 5
My Favorite
I think I found my favorite cigar! Very nice for the price, wish I knew which AB cigar it was but really doesn't matter. Shared these with a few other guys and they loved them too. Already ordering another couple 10 packs wish these were shipped as fast as amazon prime.
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley seconds
great smoke, short money!
5 out of 5
What a Great Deal
Super smokes...would have bought a truck load if I had a larger humidor. Hope this deal stays available until I make some room for a new order :)
5 out of 5
Great SMoke
Great smoke. Build very well, very good flavor, lots of smoke. Kinda hard to believe their 2NDS. Will be getting more.
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley 90+ 2nd
Have ordered Alec Bradley Toro 2nds about 5 times. Great value, smokes well, very satisfied. As a 2nd you occasionally have to relight one, not a problem. Recommend them highly.
5 out of 5
Not 2nds at all!
great value, great taste, slow even burn, allways great draw
4 out of 5
Apprehensive ?
I heard things about 2nds. I read your xplanation of 2nds here. I bought them. I have enjoyed these cigars. Nice and bold. I will buy these again.
4 out of 5
Good everyday smoke
Picked these smokes up after having Alec Bradley Black Crowns (can't find them any more) great for the price.
5 out of 5
Love them!
Love them!
5 out of 5
AB 2nds are great value
I like these as an everyday smoke.
5 out of 5
Believed one's I received to be 'Mundial"
Awesome cigar; heft, roll, draw, smoke.... A cigar normally well beyond my budget. The ONLY drawback is the strength; they're power-house smokes, a little heavy for my tastes. Value- 5 stars. Overall- 4 stars.
5 out of 5
Nice cigars for the price!
Alec Bradley never seems to disappoint! Smooth, tasty even burning cigar
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
Nice smoke hour smoke and smooth.
5 out of 5
Nicaraguan Tobacco Fan
Good construction, even burn, rich smoke ,and the flavor profile one loves from Nicaraguan long fillers = outstanding value.
5 out of 5
Amazing Smokes/Amazing Deal
I ordered these AB 2nds because of the pricing. Turns out they are second to none! I've smoked 4 so far and every one has been fantastic. I can't find any of the so called "flaws" in them and will definitely be ordering these again. Semper Fi!!
5 out of 5
Great price for great cigars from CI
There are a couple of us that smoke cigars in my house. Add in having a few friends over and you can go thru 5 or 6 cigars in one night. The Alec Bradley 2nds are a great way of providing premium cigars at a reasonable price
3 out of 5
Interesting.
But I wouldn't buy it twice.
5 out of 5
Really good cigar
Top tier cigars for low price
3 out of 5
Draw inconsistent
Nice smoke, but the draw was inconsistent compared to previous purchases.
4 out of 5
Nice daily smoke
Burns consistent, good flavor throughout.
4 out of 5
Alec Bradley 2nds
Very tasty, per usual with AB. Maybe on bad rolled stick in the package of 20. Excellent.
5 out of 5
Great Flavor and good everyday smoke
I've bought 4 bundles and have not been disappointed. Just ordered 2 more bundles.
5 out of 5
Mmm mmm good!
Sweet creamy med-full body. Burns even, nice ash. Can't complain about this kinda "second"!
5 out of 5
Alec rocks!
I've had eight packs and every smoke has been excellent. I'm buying more.
5 out of 5
Perfectos perfect!
PLEASE DON'T BUY THESE CIGARS! more for me. good taste, good draw. sold out! :(
5 out of 5
Cheap and not bad
Unlike some I've had, these seconds are usually quite a good smoke. Usually the imperfection is at the round end. They're a good draw, I'd say medium body. Perfect size ( robusto ) for the garage or yard. I'll buy them again. And again.
5 out of 5
Hard to tell they were seconds.
Great value. these burn even and have nice flavor.
5 out of 5
Alec-Bradley 90+
Very smooth cigar! No tongue bite even at the very end.
5 out of 5
Great prices
Great prices to stock up your humidor
4 out of 5
Just as good as 1st
Excellent Buy, burned Straight, very good cigar i bought 2 of these and glad i did as they went out pf stock, but i set up a notification for email when back in stock.... Buy Em they are well worth it.
5 out of 5
Great to the last puff.
Great to the last puff.
4 out of 5
Good flavor bad draw
I have bought these consistently for a while now and they are very hard to draw through no matter what cutter I use.
5 out of 5
AB 2nds
Has to be the best deal out there.
5 out of 5
Poor Man's Smoke!
They may say seconds but they smoke like firsts! Perfect for the golf course, I'll be buying another bundle again and again
5 out of 5
Bradley 90+ seconds
I liked the taste and will order again. Use for an occasional short smoke. Prefer larger ring size but these were perfectly acceptable.
4 out of 5
Bill
Nice, especially for the price. Will buy again.
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley 90+ Rated 2nds Figurado
Excellent smoke for the price. Will definitely take advantage of this deal often.
4 out of 5
Nice smoke for quick smok
Enjoyable smoke for short break. A little bit of effort is required on the draw but enjoyable overall.
5 out of 5
Real bang for your buck!
20 bucks for ten 90+ rated cigars, you can't beat it! Very satisfied!
5 out of 5
Great smokes
Great price for these. I bought 2 packs for my humidor and now they are gone! Time to replenish!
5 out of 5
Smooth!!
Good afternoon smooth cigar
5 out of 5
Dane G.
I am really pleased with the Alec Bradley 90+ Rated 2nds Toro. I can see the 2nd in the cigars when they were all lined up together. Some had a larger ring gauge and some were darker than others, but the taste, draw and burn were very nice.
3 out of 5
Good value but they are
Good value but they are 2nds for a reason.
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar - Excellent Value
What more can I say?
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley seconds are a
Alec Bradley seconds are a great buy.
5 out of 5
Great smokes
Still working on my order. These are smooth smoking, smooth burning cigars. Would have ordered more but - ugh - you were sold out!!!!!
5 out of 5
Good cigars
I have bought these cigars several times enjoyed every time
5 out of 5
Good smoke!
Well constructed. Very minor flaws. Burns well and tastes good.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Love the cigars they are great and love CI just wish I knew which alec bradley blend they were lol
3 out of 5
Solid stick,
The one stick I can trust on the golf course. Good cigar great price
5 out of 5
Very good for the price!
Very good for the price!
5 out of 5
A new sheriff in town
I used to predominately buy the Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 seconds, but something happened to the consistency of quality. After trying the Alec Bradley sticks, these are definitely my new go-to smokes...
2 out of 5
Never again...
Will never buy seconds or overruns again...wise up! you get what you pay for...
3 out of 5
Not Bad
But the torpedo & toros are much better
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar for great people
I really enjoy it , I recommend this cigar.
5 out of 5
Excellent value!
I must recommend these cigars. I love a big smokey stick and these deliver. I can light one and enjoy a glass of whiskey alone. Guaranteed to chase away in-laws, kids and even dogs. The flavor is rich at a value price. I have fallen for the "factory 2nds" before, here Alec Bradley comes through.
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley 2nds, GREAT VALUE
This is the second time I've ordered these and "its a great smoke". Has a mild - full body flavor, great draw, wonderful slightly oiled wrapper. Just to my taste. Doesn't unravel. The best 2nds I've ever ordered. Price is great.
5 out of 5
AB 2nds
The Alec Bradely 2nds are my go to cigar, and the petite corona is the perfect size for a relaxing smoke on the balcony
5 out of 5
Great smoke for the $
Even for 2nds they still have a great roll and stay ingood shape, will be purchasing again in the near furture.
5 out of 5
Great deal and smoke
I stopped at the store in Hamburg store and bought a package. They were so good I ordered 2 more package. I recommend them to my friends. A medium to full smoke. Very enjoyable.
1 out of 5
Lesson learned
Strong aftertaste, not pleasant. Tossed 8 of the 10.
5 out of 5
Best deal anywhere
You can't get any better deal than with these cigars. Recommend any of the Alec Bradley 90+ genuine seconds.
4 out of 5
None
Good value
5 out of 5
A No-Brainer
When you see the "seconds", it's hard to believe that they're going to be what they're cracked up to be. This one is the real deal, have worries, you're getting a super premium 90+ Alec Bradley for a song. If you were to take the band off the banded AB and smoke them side by side - there's no difference!
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley 90+ rated 2nds
Very satisfied. Good cigar with perfect draw
5 out of 5
Great taste Great prices
Smooth even burn and the new punch cutter works very well. No loose tobacco in mouth.
5 out of 5
cant be beat for the
cant be beat for the price
5 out of 5
Good smoke for the price.
Good smoke for the price.
4 out of 5
Not a bad cigar for the money
Mild decent cigar
2 out of 5
Matt
Some fillers were short pieces mixed with long fillers,center was loose not happy
3 out of 5
Great everday cigar
You can't go wrong with Alec Bradley cigars, even 2nds. Great smoke.
4 out of 5
Alec Bradley 2nds
For the price I am well please. I will be purchasing more as my rather aggressive supply is exhausted.
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley 2nds
Great taste and value, almost perfect. Will definitely buy more….
1 out of 5
Bradley
The worst cigar I ever bought. Been a customer for a long time. Hard as a rock and smoked like rope.
4 out of 5
Alec Bradley 2nds
I liked them. Good taste.
4 out of 5
Bradley factory 2nds
Smoked several and have found them delightful. Wrapper was a challenge on one but at this price the minor inconvenience is easily over looked. Great smokes.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
I can tell no difference in the build and smoke from the "non seconds". I keep looking but can't find the downgrading flaw!
2 out of 5
Good looking figurados, but that's about it.
It takes a lot of skill to roll a figurado. These look really pretty, and don't have any noticeable defects, but they tend to have soft spots and hard spots that lead to uneven burns and needing a lot of touch-ups. I wanted to like these, because the price is so attractive, but I didn't care for the flavor or the work involved to smoke these. They've been in a humidor for a year now. Every now and then I'll get one out to see if age has improved things. Most of the reviews say the flavor grows around the halfway point, but I still haven't brought myself to smoke more than half of these sticks at a time. I get to the halfway point around an hour, and by that time I've touched up and re-lit so many times that it becomes bitter and I'm ready for something else.
4 out of 5
A Bradley 90+ Seconds
Great cigar. Only complaint is that it sometimes burns unevenly or needs relighting.
3 out of 5
Value Cigar
Every other will canoe and all get flavorful last 3" or so. All qualities of this cigar directly reflected in price.
5 out of 5
Good but could be great...
Sticks were dry. Burned uneven. Maybe too hot from shipping? There getting better the longer they sit in my humidor. Great price.
4 out of 5
Starts harsh but ends amazingly well
I like these sticks. The first quarter is kind of harsh and earthy but then it comes alive in the middle. Spicy, peppery and nutmeggy. Closes out beautifully. The sticks aren't wrapped super tight though. It's a good daily smoke. Worth the dough.
5 out of 5
Good smokes
Great deal on good smokes,
5 out of 5
AB 2nds are a winner
Fantastic! And they taste every bit as good as you would expect from AB.
5 out of 5
alec bradiey 2nds
smooth smoke would not know they are 2nds
3 out of 5
Alec Bradley
Had some great 2nds from Alec Bradley in the past, sad to say that these didn't live up to my expectations.
4 out of 5
Good bang for your buck
After smoking the first cigar of the 10-pack, I am happy with my purchase of Alec Bradley 2nds. It smoked well, and tasted great. The only problem was that the wrapper split in a couple places. But like I said, it still smoked fine so I can't complain.
5 out of 5
Play it again Sam
Great cigar, good value. Double my order and play it again,
4 out of 5
Not a bad stick for
Not a bad stick for a daily smoker
5 out of 5
Joy
Great smoke well worth the price
4 out of 5
Pretty good
Pretty good deal. I bought two of these, one was really good the other just ok. It's a roll of the dice on which ones you're going to end up with.
5 out of 5
Super good 2nds
wow. these 2nds are PHENOMENAL. That's all I can say.
1 out of 5
Very Disappointed
Very disappointed. I've tried three so far and the wrapper has fallen off each almost immediately. The taste is not bad but they are very dry with an uneven burn. I realize that these are 2nds but I expected much more from 90+ rated Alec Bradleys.
1 out of 5
Don't Waste Your Money
Sorry to report....... don't waste your money on these. They arrived hard as a rock, will not stay lit and burn uneven to the point one has to waste part of the stick. Yes, they are 2nds, but other manufactures sure don't put out a product like this one. Just a heads up.
4 out of 5
Pleasantly Surprised
Good cigar for the price. Good, even burn. Mild to medium but nice flavor. Ill buy these again.
5 out of 5
Tasty Surprise
Better than expected! Wasn't thinking 2nd's would be this good, but great taste, slow even burn made for a nice experience.
2 out of 5
very disappointing
very disappointing, I figured that a 2nd would have some minor imperfection that made it a second, like the leaf vein in the wrapper or the spotting on the wrapper but these burned poorly, the ash split indicating short filler I kept having to fix the burn as it was uneven, are these really Alec Bradley's or did someone just say "hey, we can sell these as Alec Bradley 2nd s" ? the flavor wasn't awful, which is not a ringing endorsement but I wanted to say something nice about them, I probably won't be buying these again, maybe my expectations were too high? definitely not a kick back and relax cigar, more of a keep the mosquitoes away cigar
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley 90+ rated 2nds Torpedo
When I first opened the box, I was a little disappointed in the size. It was very short. Was pleasantly surprised at how slow it burned. The taste is as good as the original at a fraction of the price.
4 out of 5
Great.
Great every day smoke.
3 out of 5
Taste great/tough draw
Big fan of AB cigars and have usually had good luck with the seconds. This batch looked and tasted great, but were consistently a tough cigar to smoke with too much effort to draw.
5 out of 5
Can't beat the price.
Great taste and burn.
4 out of 5
Alec Bradley 90+ Rated 2nds Short Gordo
Delicious blend of tobacco in a short cigar.
4 out of 5
These are tasty cigars. A great Deal!
THese are an excellent deal! :)
5 out of 5
good smooth smoke
good smooth smoke
5 out of 5
A+++
Great draw on every stick can't tell the difference
5 out of 5
AB seconds
Good smokes. Will buy again.
5 out of 5
AB 2nds
Excellent smoke
5 out of 5
OK
OK
4 out of 5
Seconds are good
This is my first time trying this cigar and it will not be my last. This is a great morning cigar after breakfast.☕
5 out of 5
very dry and firm
very dry and firm
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley Robusto 2nds
I bought these and the toros. They are are both great cigars for the price. Good flavor and even burn to the end. Now a word about Cigar International. These guys at first rate. When you order things one line you want no surprises. That what you get with them. They do what they say they will no questions asked. Emily is customer service is first rate.
5 out of 5
Alex Bradley robusto
Great smoke especially for the price. I'm ordering more.
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley 2nds
These are excellent. Was not a bad cigar in bunch. Have already ordered more.
5 out of 5
Taste at a bargain.
Thoroughly pleased.
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley seconds
Good taste. Good burn. Good value.
3 out of 5
Alec Bradley Toro 2nds
First batch was excellent but when I re-ordered a little disappointed, but generally quite good value
4 out of 5
Great golf cigars
Bradley's 2nds are perfect for me and my golf buds. They're consistant and enjoyable with a cocktail on the deck as well
4 out of 5
excellent value
excellent value
5 out of 5
Very good
Very good
5 out of 5
excellent value
Better than many recommended cigars purchased locally I will buy again
3 out of 5
If I could I'd give it a 3.5
I bought 10 to try. For the price - not bad, but also not spectacular. Not sure if it's truly 90 plus. Definitely a full strength cigar. A couple I smoked were actually pretty good. Consistent burn, good draw, good smoke, and nice flavor, but had two rejects in the batch of ten that were terrible in terms of construction. As others have pointed out worth a try but expect some bad mingled in there with the good.
5 out of 5
Good Cigar, Great Price
These are very good cigars. I see them becoming a regular purchase.
5 out of 5
Robusto size is 100% quality!
I have been ordering this size for a short while now. As opposed to the Churchills, which have about a 75% failure rate, the Robusto size is almost 100% excellent!!! I do not believe I have had even "one" bad one in this size! The flavor is really nice! Lots of it (think medium, bordering on full body), lots of thick, chewy smoke! Sweet, with light peppery, cream and chocolate hints. The burn and draw on most of them is spot on! A super bargain, that I will keep on hand always!!
5 out of 5
Smoke the Real Deal for a real deal!
If you like Alec Bradleys (and who doesn't?), here's your chance to smoke a 90+ rated cigar for about two dollars a puro. I order these beauties with every monthly order. You're crazy not to try 'em.
5 out of 5
great cigar
the toro burned well, had a smooth draw, and nice flavor. lasted long enough to serve as a golf course cigar. another winner from AB.
5 out of 5
Great cigars
Would like a faster ship time without having to upgrade the cost
2 out of 5
i will be stucking ti ab first runs
Not worth it. Buy the first runs. They arrived so dry as to be unsmokable. After aging in the humidor for months, two of the three I have smoked so far have had so tight of a draw that I could only get through the first 3rd. They were so tight that my draw poker just caused them to split. The one I am smoking while writing this still has a tight draw but is at least amicable. The flavor is good but tunneled and then canoed. I am about half way through and it seems to be improving in all aspects. I am aware that they are 2nds and do expect some issues, but this is a little bit much.
4 out of 5
Mmmmmmm
These are great cigars. I'm just getting into Lanceros and I really like them. You get more flavor from the wrapper and these Alec Bradley's are super tasty!
5 out of 5
A solid buy!
Aside from the various cosmetic flaws, like discoloration or a leaf vein that is a bit larger, or the symmetry of the roll, I find no difference in these "seconds" from the labeled cigars. Taste, draw, burn--I don't see anything different. I buy these regularly, and will continue to do so. In most cases, if you have smoked the first-line editions, you will know which cigars you are smoking.
3 out of 5
Not a bad selection
Good price but slow draw and uneven burn. Good product for the $$$.
5 out of 5
Cigars
I like Alec Bradley cigars and decided to try these. They were not at all similar to others I have had and were pretty disappointing. They were actually a rather harsh cigar and burned hotter than I thought it should
5 out of 5
kudos to bradley seconds
the difference between Bradley seconds and their banded brothers is just that. you need a sharp eye to find an imperfection. no difference is taste.
3 out of 5
Good construction
Good construction, good flavor profile, but tastes harsh in the 3rd 3rd.
5 out of 5
Never disappointing!!
Alec Bradley 2nds are a must! I have tried many other brands 2nds and overruns. AB are by far the most reliable I have tried. Plus, I love AB blends, so any time I can get AB for cheap I jump on it. If you have any doubts about construction, quality of smoke, flavor, or anything put your mind at ease and buy these now. I have had 0 bad smokes out of 20. This is my 4th order of these babies. I wish they came with guide or something to make it easier to tell what you get, but I imaging there are restrictions against that.
5 out of 5
Tremendous value on a tremendous cigar
This is a great smoke. Billowing smoke with the 60 Gauges is super. I have yet to really find any blems and i usually smoke with my adult son so getting them at a huge price break is perfect
5 out of 5
2nd better than the 1st
I bought the Toro in January 2015 and they have been in my humidor at 70/70 for 17 months. I also bought the AB 1st line Tempus Centuria Churchill and they have aged in the humidor 6 months. I smoked them side by side tonight. The draw on the second slighty tighter, but the taste was hands down better than the first I actually stubbed out the Tempus Centuria about 1/3rd of the way into the cigar. The second was that good. Total shock. The 1st was a 2008 CA top 25 for that year, amazing.
2 out of 5
Alec Bradley Gordos
I bought 2 mazos of Gordo 2nds and they both turned out to be the Lineage. Would have prefered some variety. Last time I buy two mazos at once. They suffered from severe construction issues and when they were good they were great, but this was certainly the exception. I have had better from AB 2nds but now a bit unhappy. Always keep the customer happy is the saying, right!
2 out of 5
Harsh after taste
After smoking a few upon arrival and letting some sit in the humidor a bit they pretty much taste the same the draw is good the feel, look and texturei s good , my only problem with them is it seems to be a little bit too peppery for me I'm an avid cigar smoker a one or two a day kinda guy. I like my cigars full but my opinion of these is they just have too much of a bite of pepper for me.
1 out of 5
AB Churchill 2nds, "The Pits!!" All other sizes are top notch!!
I am an AB fan! I especially like the good deal the 2nds provide. I had been smoking exclusively the Robusto size. After three 10 packs of them, I am batting a thousand. Every one has smoked perfectly! However, the Churchills, I now have three left of the first 10 pack experiment and all seven have either had a horrible draw or horrible burn or both! Two were so bad, I had to throw them away after the first quarter. So, the rest of the review is regarding the Robustos. FORGET THE CHURCHILLS!!! The Robustos smoke very evenly, nice draw and burn! Lots of thick, chewy smoke! Just a hint of pepper. Nice, coffee/chocolatey taste, with hints of some sweet vanilla. Starts off with medium body and grows to medium/full. A very pleasurable smoke!! A big winner! When I am not smoking the Tempus or Prensado, I love the 2nds!! And, the Robusto is TOPS!!! FORGET THE CHURCHILL!!!
3 out of 5
Will do
These smokes are ok, some go out real quick, and some burn very good and stay lit the entire time, I will keep these on hand to give to my friends who come by and ask for a cigar and you know hes not a cigar smoker
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley 90+ Rated 2nds
I keep one of my humidors full with these jewels, you will never know your smoking a 2nd, great draw and overall smoking experience, at this price anybody can smoke a high end product. Highly recommend
4 out of 5
Good cigar
Excellent cigar for the price.
5 out of 5
Hots the spot
I knew and understood these were seconds and that they would be comparable but not the same as there higher counterparts. I was impressed and satisfied with each batch I purchased and will be buying more as they run out. They light well, burn clean, and finish strong. I can't say enough good things about them. Bob il.
3 out of 5
Decent Cigar
When the cigars arrived they were dry. So by my estimate is that they need to be kept in the humidor for at least a month before smoking. Other than the dryness they look good and the flavors seem solid. Not wonderful, not sweaty socks terrible.
5 out of 5
Great value
Consistent flavor start to finish
2 out of 5
Alec Bradley 2 nds
Bought 2 pkgs. First one is as wonderful as I have come to expect. Truly enjoyed them. The 2nd pack was awful. They don't draw enough to stay burning and crack while burning.
2 out of 5
Simple not good
Bad bad bad
5 out of 5
Great Prices for Great Cigars
I enjoy having cigars shipped direct to the house. When you know what you want, it is about service and price...they deliver on all counts!
2 out of 5
good news/bad news
I really....really hate for my first review to be negative....but it is a good news/bad news........thing. only four sticks in the batch were completely smoke worthy; mostly due to construction; if I got a third that was worth smoking out of the bad ones I felt lucky. the good news is that the four that were good, they were REAL good; enough to make we want to buy some AB's. this was my first experience with 2nds. I am kind of burnt by it...it will take a little while for me to take a chance on product 2nds again. I am sure that every experience wasn't the same, but I guess when you do this it's kind of a crap shoot.
3 out of 5
Alec Bradley 90+ seconds
Good smoke for the price
2 out of 5
tough draw
There were 4 sticks that were really tough to get any kind of decent draw on. They were really tight, and no matter how much massaging, etc. I did, I really couldn't get very much. One of them I even put out it was so frustrating. This was weird as the first batch I ordered was fine.
5 out of 5
Absolute Steal
This have been an absolute steal. I read the reviews and comments and then ordered a bundle. I was surprised by the construction, superb taste and relatively nondescript appearance of the cigars. Nothing notable regarding the wrappers to be able to discern these 2nds from the 1sts. I went through my first bundle in a week and I'm already on my second bundle and will be soon ordering a third.... At this price point, and unbelievable deal and absolute steal....
5 out of 5
Simply the best
Outstanding buy. Excellent.
5 out of 5
Always Consistant
Alec Bradley is my favorite brand of cigars.
5 out of 5
My review of my recent delivery of Alec Bradley bundle
Loved the first two. They are so good I smoked two of them back to back last night.
5 out of 5
AB the best
Per usual a fine smoke. Keep it up.
4 out of 5
AB 2nds
Nice smooth smoke...Will definitely order more once my supply goes down...
5 out of 5
Great Cigar for the price
I always enjoy this cigar when I order them. I have never been disappointed with them. Highly recommend them.
5 out of 5
Chief Smoker
Good stuff Maynard. Any more available? pl
1 out of 5
Alec Bradley seconds
Will never by thes seconds again, you get what u pay for. Terrible burn and it looked like a box of avate cigars
4 out of 5
Great especially for the price
I have smoked many cigars but the quality of these seconds is surprising.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar at a Good Price
Bought these bad boys twice and have been happy each time. I prefer a larger ring-size cigar and these fit the bill. They burn evenly with a nice rich taste. Next time these go on special I'll definitely be buying more! Hint hint....
4 out of 5
Definitely worth a try
I'd never had a Lancero before this one and I bought it thinking that it might be a Texas Lancero. It is a very thin and long cigar that is as good as the Robusto (seems to be the same blend to me) but it takes forever to smoke and the taste diminishes in quality by the final third.
4 out of 5
The #1 2nd
This is my new every day smoke. It's nearly identical in flavor and smell as it's full-priced version. The only drawback is the inconsistent draw and occasionally uneven burn.
3 out of 5
Good but not great
The 'Short Gordo' isn't a bad smoke but it is definitely not the best vitola in this group.
5 out of 5
good cigar for the money
very nice smoke all the way to the end
5 out of 5
Best deals on best cigars
If you want to get the best deal on good cigars, this is the place. Highly recommended!
5 out of 5
Great
Great
4 out of 5
Alex Bradley
Got a bundle of these and a box of AB White Gold at same time. The Torpedos were good but the White Gold were excellent! 98 % of the time I will go for the maduros but in this case the White Gold conquered.
4 out of 5
Great value
These are one of my favorite "go to" smokes. I'm a big Alec Bradley fan and I always have these as part of my humidor. Best value going!
3 out of 5
They are 2'nds for a reason
typical of "2'nds" you aren't gonna get a good one everytime. You have to manage your expectations, in this case about 5 of the 10 were fine. they had nice draw and burned well. the other 5 were either a poor draw or had a lot of tunneling that ruined the cigar. I have bought a couple sets of robusto 2'nds with similar results. granted the first batch had more cigars that were smoke-able but the rest had the same issues as above. I also bought some Gordo size and they may fare better because of the size but i'll take them as they come as i have only smoked 2 i think. All in all still a good price and when they smoke well they are definitely 90+ sticks.
5 out of 5
alec bradley 2nds
excellent value. good cigar for not much money.
5 out of 5
A first second
These are one of the best seconds CI carries. They taste and smoke as well as the AB firsts I can afford and I don't care if they look a bit worse.
5 out of 5
An excellent cigar at an incredible price!
I ordered a mazo of the Alec Bradley 90+ Rated 2nds Figurado recently, and had my socks knocked off! I gave them a little rest in the humidor for awhile, and decided I couldn't wait any longer, as most of the A-B 2nds I have bought are a nearly identical to the first line smokes. It didn't take any genius detective work to figure out A-B cigar line it came from, but I hadn't had the pleasure of trying them yet. I was, truthfully, amazed at the complexity of this stick. A bit spicy at first, but pretty smooth, and bold. Good all the way to the nub. Solid salt & pepper ash, and an even burn. Loads of flavor, goes great with a good bourbon. I'll be stocking my humidor with these as much as possible.
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley 90+ Rated 2nds are a very good bargain.
I buy cigars that I enjoy and that are affordable. Alec Bradley 2nds fit that sinaro perfectly. Great value and an excelent smoke. Every order I make from CI keeps me anticipating delivery like a child waiting for Christmas morning. Love the quality and the deals.
2 out of 5
decent cigar
construction is ok, and flavor is ok. had a hard time keeping them lit.
4 out of 5
Good value - cigars were
Good value - cigars were a bit dry
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley 2nds
These cigars are a great value and I enjoy them as much as the full price Alex Bradley.
3 out of 5
Great, with a caveat, they only fit a certain situation...
Some of these have a very difficult draw. They'll need to be discarded, but when you get one that has only cosmetic feature defects, you're in for a treat! You get what you pay for, and this is a gamble, but if you're ready to roll the dice, and throw out a bad one, and light up a new one, it's worth the price.
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley 90+
These are excellent for the price. The only difference that I could find between these and 1st quality were cosmetic blemishes in the wrapper
3 out of 5
Good smoke, one caveat
Tastes good, looks good, a good smoke. However, have your torch or matches handy. Very uneven burn requires constant attention. Buy again? Not so sure.
4 out of 5
nice cigar
Inexpensive and I haven't had a bad one yet. I am on my second order. I would buy again.
2 out of 5
Worst cigar I have smoked
Uneven burn, tightly rolled, not a smooth draw, slight after taste
4 out of 5
Alec Bradley
Alec Bradley cigars are very good. But they where a little dry when I got them and actually most of my cigars in my order were on the dryer side.
5 out of 5
great smoke great value
These are my go to when placing an order. I have smoked these for over a year and never been disappointed.
5 out of 5
The Best
Love these! They are now my go to cigars for daily smokes.
2 out of 5
Alec Bradley 2nds
I enjoy buying my cigars from CI and usually highly recommend this site to my friends. Unfortunately, my Alec Bradley Seconds experience was not a good one. The cigars came very dried out, and many of them were peeling to the point that I just threw them away. I usually by the main branded cigars (Alec Bradley and Rocky Patel mostly), and will likely stick to just these in the future.
5 out of 5
Great service
Consistently great prices and great service
4 out of 5
AB 2nds...Luck of the draw
BIG Alec Bradley fan. My current fav is the Prensado. With the AB 2nds, its pretty much the luck of the draw. Never had a really bad bundle, but some are waaay better that others. I'd say my biggest complaint has been the dryness of some bundles. At this price point however, still a good deal.
4 out of 5
AB 90+ seconds
Good smoke. Sometimes uneven draw
5 out of 5
nice cigar
nice cigar
5 out of 5
Great Deal!!!
Price vs Quality this deal cans be beat.
4 out of 5
Alec Bradley 90+ Rated 2nds Torpedo
winners
5 out of 5
Great cigars at an unbelievable price
I just received my order and couldn't be happier
4 out of 5
Great bang for your buck
Have been ordering these babies for some time now. Quality is not always consistent, but they are always decent. In most cases, they are better than any other brands that are much more expensive.
3 out of 5
Alec Bradley 2nd
A very good every day smoke
4 out of 5
Alec Bradley Short Gordo
I love the Prensado Double T Gordo and when I smoked my 1st 2nd Short Gordo I was very pleased. Smooth & creamy and a good price point. Thanks CI! GMH, Cumming GA
4 out of 5
Great cigar, great valuu
I've been buying AB 90+ 2nds for years. This is a full bodied cigar with a rich flavor throughout the burn. No bad aftertaste and as for seconds, I don't see it. Compare it to a $10-12 cigar in a retail shop.
3 out of 5
Average Smoke
While a good price, I found the Alec Bradley 2nds canoed a lot and were very spicy.
4 out of 5
Great deal!
This is a great deal and I couldn't tell the difference between these and the first runs. They burned even and where great!
4 out of 5
Great product
good smoke great flavor wonderful value
5 out of 5
I really enjoyed theses sticks
I really enjoyed theses sticks awesome draw tons of flavor and a lot of smoke I think I will totally get more
2 out of 5
Super dry
The cigars I received, while a great deal for good tobacco, were the driest I've ever experienced.
5 out of 5
Ready to smoke! No age needed!
Just got these on Friday. Set them in my humidor to acclimate, and smoked my first on Sunday. I would say these need absolutely no age! They are ready to smoke. I really didn't expect to nub this guy. Finishing length was just under 1". I know where my cigar allowance is going next month!
5 out of 5
Great cigar
For the money you can't beat these. Great burn and taste. Can't tell any difference from the regular cigars. Will be buying more in the future.
5 out of 5
Do not buy
If you buy these it may limit their availability for me. I do not want to have trouble acquiring these tasty treats. So, I repeat, do not buy these cigars!
5 out of 5
2nds in name only.First class smoke!
I buy a lot cigars from CI. The AB 2nds are one of my favorites. These are better than most other brand firsts. I have an hour drive home from.I light one of these up and its like riding home with an old friend. Taste and price wise these are really hard to beat. Thanks CI for coming thru again!
5 out of 5
A Great Value!!!
If you enjoy Alec Bradley medium to full flavor cigars, you have to try these. I purchased the 90+ 2nds in gordo, toro and robusto. The CI description tells it all. Aside from a few minor, cosmetic flaws, these burn and taste just like the ones that make it through inspection.
5 out of 5
Great sticks for the price!
These are very good and very consistent ! I have purchased these many times!
5 out of 5
Alec 2nds ROCK!!!
I love Alec Bradley, but I also love a great deal. These are a great everyday smoke. Smooth, & tasty, I highly recommend them.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Great smoke for a great price - unless someone is looking very closely you can't tell them from the 1st's :-)
2 out of 5
won't order again
wrapperscracking, hard sticks inthe cigars, and uneven burning.
2 out of 5
very mediocre smoke.
very mediocre smoke.
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley 90+ 2nds
Wow these were a pleasant surprise. Not my last purchase of these!!
3 out of 5
Worth it for the savings
This is my second order of Alex Bradley 2nds. They are just as flavorful as their more expensive cousins. My only complaint is some of them are packed to tightly and the draw is difficult.
5 out of 5
Michael
Great buy, great smoke for the money.
3 out of 5
fair
2 bad ones so far.burn unevenly.half to go.
5 out of 5
DennisD
Great cigar. Best value out there.
4 out of 5
Very nice
Very nice
4 out of 5
Wonderful end of day smoke
Had these sitting in the humidor for a month, nice construction to include the maduro wrapper ... no blemishes. Volumes of smoke on lighting, with a chocolate vanilla taste, medium-strong, and perfect burn. Toward the end it finishes with a nice full hint of spice, perfect draw and 1" ash from start to finish.
2 out of 5
A little strong, inconsistent in
A little strong, inconsistent in the wrap
5 out of 5
Great value
well worth the money
5 out of 5
Better than firsts
This is my 4th order of Alec Bradley 2nds. This is a deal and a half. Of the 30 sticks I've received, I think one had a loose wrapper. If you are an AB fan, you'll recognize the 90 rated cigars. My last batch had more than one Prensado. As long as the price stays right, I'll keep getting them for my everyday smokes
4 out of 5
Great 2nds
These babies are as close to the real deal as it gets. The batch I recieved in my opinion the only reason they were seconds was the fact they were skinnier than they should have been. My suggestion is to let the sit in humidor for a week or 2 before firing them up. As I do with all shipments I receive. Thank you ci for fast shipments and cheap prices best website.
3 out of 5
Last batch seems much stronger
Last batch seems much stronger than usual
4 out of 5
AB Seconds
A bit strong, a little bite to it. Still it's an AB. Would recommend it. Only had one so far.
5 out of 5
Good smoke for the price
came across these and decided to give them a try. Pleasantly surprised. It was a good consistent smoke and great price. Will be ordering them again.
5 out of 5
Are you kiddin'?!
How can you beat this deal? These are some of my favorite Alec Bradley's and once you take the wrapper off a standard... no difference.
4 out of 5
Smooth
Its a great everyday smoke. The man O' War 2nds in my opinion are better, however these are the next best option. No actual complaints for the price and quality. I recommend them.
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley
My new favorite cigar good from end to end. I need more
5 out of 5
Good cigar
It is hard to tell that these are seconds. Good smoke to the end.
4 out of 5
Satisfying !
Well constructed , very nice appearance ( I could find no imperfections) . The draw has been perfect on the ones I have smoked . They have burned very even and provided plentiful tasty smoke . I have no idea what line they are but I do know that they are satisfiying and that is how I judge my cigars . When I finish one of these I am not craving another right away - I am satisfied . Well worth buying again ...
4 out of 5
The deal was a good
The deal was a good one. A little short but very tasty
5 out of 5
Champagne taste on a beer bugdet
Top of the line!Best bang for my buck.A slow,tight,tasty cigar of the best quality.My go to cigar
2 out of 5
Alec Bradley 90+ rated 2nd robusto
Not too good and I smoked 10 of them. They don't burn properly and don't stay lit. I have to continously relight them.
4 out of 5
Worth it
Nice burn,even. Long lasting for the money.
5 out of 5
Excellent
These are excllent cigars, burn evenly and do not go out
4 out of 5
Alec Bradley 90+ Rated 2nds Torpedo
With a name such as Alec Bradley how can you go wrong. Great smoke and even better with the price. You will enjoy a very satisfying smoke.
5 out of 5
Samples
Love getting the sample assortment, fun deciding which one to smoke. So far everything has been great
3 out of 5
Hoping for better
I have ordered these in the past and found them to be very pleasant, especially with a little rest. Not sure what is going on with the batch I just received. The flavor is mostly flat and no real likeness to any AB products I have smoked in the past.
5 out of 5
Superb value
Order these seconds every month and have never had a cull. Great quality, great smoke.
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley 2nds
ive ordered these 2nds in multiple sizes. Of the 40 or so I've had, only a few showed why they made it to the 2nds pile. Although it's a guess on which cigar you're getting, they're all quality. This is my everyday smoke and for the price, I don't feel back having 2.
5 out of 5
Sweet Deal
Great smoke at a fantastic price. Well worth tossing in your humidor!
5 out of 5
Great smoke
for the price you can't beat it. This is a very enjoyable smoke. It's full bodied earthy taste. It draws well
5 out of 5
ALEC BRADLEY 2NDS
Best buy of the year could have not been happier with them. All perfect smokes.
4 out of 5
Will buy again
Great smoke for the price, out of my 10 pack there is one with a slight blemish on the wrapper which does not affect taster. I am a big fan of the black market and will be getting these again.
5 out of 5
Great stick for a great price.
I have bought Three bundles of these in the past and have loved everyone of them. Two bundles were Robusto and one was Gordo. Not sure which line they come from but they were all great. These and the Bahia Reds are my go to sticks.
Customer Testimonials
This is my 3rd bundle of AB seconds. Every time they have been great! This time was no exception as I ordered the AB Connecticut Toro. Not my favorite wrapper, but AB does it right with a hearty Honduran blend and medium boutique and flavor. AB seconds always a solo homer!
They're fantastic! I intend on buying them for as long as CI has them available.
Great bang for the buck!! CI never lets me down and this is a prime example.
These are unreal. I got the 6 x 42 double coronas not too long ago and out of 10 cigars only 3 needed some real rest in the humi. Great smooth flavor, great burn, tons of smoke. Could literally smoke down to my fingers. The 42 ring was a little small for my liking so I just ordered the 46 and literally can't wait for them to arrive. Couple days to a week in the humi and you're good to go. These are an absolute steal for the rating and price!
Haven't liked many of the 2nds I've tried in the past, but very pleased with Alec Bradley 90+ Rated 2nds Petite Corona #8 (4"x42) - a mild-medium smoke lasting 15-20 mins. Just ordered another bunch!
Gents you have to reserve a spot in your humidor for these babies. They are everything you expect from Alan Rubin at a bargain basement price. This guy just doesn't know how to produce a bad cigar. I honestly could not tell the difference between these and the AB's firsts I buy. I guess I'm biased but I don't think there's a better deal out there than this. As usual, CI sells the best sticks around and guards my wallet at the same time.
Amazing deal, in my opinion. You are taking a gamble at what blend you get, but I'm still trying new cigars all the time so I like going in blind like this sometimes. Another plus or minus, depending on your view, is that when you get a blend you absolutely love, you won't know which one it is if you wanted to buy 1sts(the plus would be some cigar adventure through the Alec Bradley line to find the cigar). Yet another thing is that cigars are a handmade product, so you get a dud from time to time. With expensive sticks it can be upsetting to get a plugged cigar. At ~$2.00 a cigar I can't get upset if something goes wrong while smoking, but a ~$10.00 cigar that's another story. That's why I like these smokes here!
Poppin', bangin' and downright explosive! I'm lovin' these babies, from start to finish. These guys are simply worth every penny and you would be pleasantly satisfied knowing that you spent less and got hit in the face with these tasty bargains. Geno says,"Do it!"
I purchased these on a close out deal. Mine were 4.2x50, not listed here. Best damn smoke in a long time. Ten for 17.50, short but so sweet. Cream soda taste, simply beautiful. If anyone can guide me to the firsts, I'd gladly pay.
I found my new regular smoke!
Great cigars. Would order again. 2nds are an incredible bargain. Maybe my eye sucks, but I can't understand why these were rejected at the factory. No issue with even burns, no visible defects on wrapper.
Just received my 10 pack and I AM AMAZED! There is nothing 2nd about the purdy sticks. I will be ordering more, no questions asked.
Very distinct flavor & blend. Not a huge fan, but still worth a try.
I loved these cigars. 8 out of 10.
Just got these over the weekend and tried one out right away. Gotta say I loved it!!
First time trying them; very impressed. Enjoyable smoke. Will definitely be ordering them again.
Love them. I am definitely ordering these again.
Tried a different ring gauge this time - the robust 5.5 x 54. I don't know the AB brand well enough to take a stab at which one this is (open to some hints, fellow smokers!), & my digging yielded jack squat!!! So… Pre-light this one smells like freshly baked bread. Never smoked in the morning, but today? Hell yes! I have toasted up my AB 2nd to enjoy with a deep, dark cup of straight-up organic French roast Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee. A crisp cool Sunday morning here in Georgia, it just seems perfect. And, in fact, it is! I did notice some construction inconsistencies in this batch, so I grabbed the "weakest" looking stick. About 1" in, a burn spot appeared @ about the 1/3 mark. I chose to let it go to see if this was going to canoe and wreck the smoke. I'll be damned if the cigar didn't corrected itself and is now burning perfectly, no touch-up required. While it is a little spongy, this has an excellent draw, pleasant mild-medium flavor and mild strength, plumes of smoke, & no harsh aftertaste. The aroma reminds me of my grandfather's pipe tobacco, circa 1978. (Olfactory flashback!) This is as good with my coffee as it is with my bourbon. At this price point, buy them, enjoy them, share them with your newbie friends. Cheers!
I love these cigars! They are my personal 'go to' cigar when I want something nice. Can't beat the price for the quality of tobacco, burn, and flavor, period.
Okay, so my toro was not the ring gauge I had expected (more like a 42 rather than a 48-52 ), but the flavor is outstanding! I'll try again. No problem. Any time… HAPPILY!!!
Tried them and found my new everyday smoke. If I get time to have a cigar, I am grabbing one of these. Very happy.
Took a chance, being unfamiliar with the Alec Bradley line. My "toros" came in a little skinny, in my opinion, but DAMN! This is a GOOD smoke! Even burn, sturdy ash, a balance of spice - none-too-peppery - and cream. I'm going to try a larger gauge, but this flavor at this price? It could easily become my everyday go-to.
Can't beat the price. Great cigar!
I have smoked a number of Alex Bradley's but couldn't place what cigar I was smoking. They were OK but hardly what I would rate a "Premium" smoke. For just about $2.50 a cigar they were fine. No bad burns and flavor although not complex was in the med-full range I enjoy. I continue to try seconds hoping for the "Holy Grail" a fantastic second of a great cigar. (If only I knew where Padron and Garcia's seconds went) If you read this - my experience wasn't bad it wasn't a throwaway but it was as advertised a $2 cigar - I got what I paid for.
I am in love with Alec Bradley cigars but I want to smoke them all the time. I just picked up my first of many 10 packs and I am completely happy with them! A little imperfection on some of them but overall, a great buy! You won't be disappointed.
Not a bad cigar, but not a great one either. I couldn't finish the one I bought.
So-so. No value.
A superior smoke. Perfect draw, good volume, smooth and delivers the full punch as one might not expect. This one is too pricey for me but when I find it on special it is instant order placement!
I just received the 6X60 Gordo #8's which appear to be either Alec Bradley's Connecticut or the American Classic blend. I'm more inclined to think its the Connecticut though due to how light the wrapper is. I also got the 5X60 Gordo #2's which I believe are the Family blend. I'll update this review after I get a few of theses smoked, but for the price and Alec Bradley's quality sticks, you can't beat them.
Excellent, tasty smoke.
The 90+ 2nds were a great smoke for the money. I did have 1 bad one in the bunch of 20 I ordered...But I am happy with the purchase...They were a great smoke and if I put a band on them my friends didn't know the difference. I am already reordering!
Try them. I enjoy Alec Bradley cigars a lot. The downfall is the price attached to them. I enjoyed the 2nds because they still smoke smooth and I don't have to worry about dropping $6-$10 for an hour of enjoyment(Though on special occasions I would). These work well as an everyday cigar or a give one to your buddy cigar. Cheap and delicious.
Very nice cigars, and will buy again.
Great value!! try these on for size you will be amazed!!
2nd review, follow-up, 5.5X52. Cigars have been in the humidor (digital humistat says '44'). Unlike the first one which was smoked upon arrival, the draw is perfect. The construction was excellent and the flavors outstanding...started out with the most intense chocolate flavor I have ever tasted, transitioning to lighter chocolate and peppery (not overly so) by the second third. Finish to the 1 in stub was still good, hint of vanilla as the pepper faded away. Thoroughly enjoyable! I highly recommend this cigar in this shape. For reference my everyday favorite cigars are AB American Classic and La Glorias in the same/similar size and shape. These seconds (really seconds?) are on my daily favorite list.
5x54 robusto is a pretty mild cigar. which 90+ rated line this came from is beyond me! the cigar burned great, mild body and mild flavors of cedar and cream. smoked like a conneticut.
smoked an ab family blend 1st this morning (my first), decent cigar. draw was a bit tight in the first half...just goes to show no cigar is perfect, not even "1sts". i've smoked a dozen or so seconds, not sure if any of them were this blend.. very simlilar in flavor profile, but different in the end. some have burned weird, most of them corrected themselves. wrappers are very similar in many of the sticks to the family blend wrapper. natural style wrapper... when i open my coolidor to grab a smoke i find myself reaching for these seconds more and more, passing more expensive "branded" cigars. for the price i'll take the chance on these seconds, considering many of the sizes are great full flavor cigars.
These are an exceptional value, and compare very favorably to any of the 1st quality Bradleys in my humidor.
UNFAIR review follows. Got my first of the AB 90+ 2nds today. Had to smoke one right out of the packaging. I never to this as a rule. The rest have gone in the humidor for hopeful improvement. Will report in a week. The first one was very tight, was thinking about clipping the ash as using a drawpoker to open up the draw...it was almost painful to get through the midpoint; by the finish the draw was still a little tight but rewarded with the Alac Bradley volumes of smoke and the fine Honduran flavor I like. Throughout the ash had a chisel shape from the tight filler. The aftertaste is sweet, almost syrup-ey. The blend is a keeper...hope the draw improves with a little time in the humidor.
seconds will always be seconds to me. Long rest helped some, but maybe smaller ring would help also. But all things considered........give them away on golfcourse to your buddy........these were kinda depressing
the lancero 7.5x41 is a strong smoke. the ones i got are maduro. full flavored smoke that started strong, mellowed out a little, then picked back up in the second half. it canoed a bit more than i'd like, but it corrected itself. at times the draw was easy, others it was tough. for the price it is a decent full bodied leave your mouth tingling cigar!
#2 of the batch i smoked was a 5x52. wrapper was similar to the 48, just a tad lighter. cigar was pretty mild, draw was a bit tight. left me unimpressed.
just got 100 alec bradley seconds in the mail. i bought 20 of each 5 different sizes through the weekly special... i unwrapped them all tonight for storage, and the first thing that stood out was the 5x48 robusto (only seen this size in the weekly special x20) cellos were all yellow! this was a nice surprize, i don't see these things sitting around long enough for this but you heard it here. i had to smoke one of these tonight. review in a minute. all the wrappers look the same except for the lancero size (7.5 x 41) which is maduro. all the others are a brownish, habano? not entirely sure. i can say the 5 x 48 is a great smoke. you can tell these are seconds. there are visible imperfections with many of these cigars... that being said, the 5x48 smoked like a champ. draw and burn were perfect. it smoked like a much larger ring gauge. took me almost an hour, and i wasn't taking my time (it's cold in the garage!). the cigar constantly slowed down and picked up. not sure if intentional or not, but it was interesting. tons of flavor, i'd call it medium leaning toward full. my nose is tingling a bit from exhaling through it! it's going to take strength not to order more of this size before this deal expires...i'll post more as i smoke the other sizes
I have ordered two packages of the Alec Bradley 2nds. I was really hoping for Prensado or Tempus, but the other blends would have been acceptable. The first order was the churchill #1. It was clearly Family Blend. No problem, that's a decent cigar. The next time I bought Lancero #1 because Tempus is the only blend that comes in lanceros and the dimensions matched up perfectly. Guess what? Family Blend lanceros. While the cigars themselves are almost indistinguishable from firsts in how they smoke and appearance, I won't be ordering them again. It's a gamble what you're getting and I would only recommend buying these if you would be perfectly content with whatever blend you receive.
Big fan of AB's nica puro. Tried these based on the price, for a cheap everday smoke.I found myself favoring them over other big name and more expensive cigars. now I pick some up with every order
I'm new to cigars and I enjoyed this cigar almost as much as the forty dollar single Padrone 1964 anniversary cigar. The best buy deal I've found so far. Gonna buy more. Awesome!!
On my third try with the #5 Robusto. The first two tries I was sent the wrong size and the last time I was sent the right dimensions, but was sent torpedoes instead of Robustos. I'm guessing the bins that these are being picked from are a little mixed up. But these tend to be a little dry and require some time in the humidor before lighting up.
These are an absolute steal!!! I'm always searching for a great stick to smoke that won't break the bank and these are that stick. Flawless construction and burn, I found one or two dark or off color spots on each cigar, but nothing to really notice or worry about, I've seen worse on an $8 stick. I have always been afraid of seconds, but no more, these are my new must have in my humidor. Good smoke output, creamy, hint of sweetness with just enough great tobacco taste to not overwhelm, but definetly stay interested. I like the 5.5x54 and 55's, I suspect the tempus line, but at this deal, and experience who cares... Better order up before I do!!! :)
Good mild smoke. Produces a lot of thick smoke, mild flavor kicks in about an inch into the cigar, burns well until the last third then the cherry burns out within 2 minutes sitting on the tray. Still a great deal for $2.50 per cigar.
Straight to the point, great smoke at a great price. Buy these. Buy lots of these. If you only order one bundle, you're gonna be really mad at yourself.
This is my second shipment of AB 2nds. Mixed results this time. Torpedoes were just like the previous shipment, some surface blemishes but had great taste with an easy draw and plenty of smoke. I also purchased the Gordos and they are very bad. Extremely poor draw (to the point of not able to be smoked). I have tried 3 so far and all have been the same. There are no visible defects in the wrapper but the sticks are not very firm. They may have a channel or holes allowing air through/under the wrapper. The result is a mouth full of air rather than smoke. For the price, I would recommend the Torpedoes, but stay away from the Gordos.
great smoke for real bargain price will get more of these
I got these bad boys in about a week ago . . and they are absolutely delicious. Totally worth the money. Actually, they should probably bump the price up! I ordered the Churchill line and I'm totally happy with it. Just the other night I was having one of these fine smokes and the wind kept blowing towards my friend's face. And I was really trying not to do that . . .rude and all. So I said "man I'm sorry this smoke just keeps flying to your face" and he says " don't be, it smells like heaven". Totally worth it! Stop reading this review and get yourself a box!!
I've been looking to try a Lancero for a while now, but hadn't pulled the trigger until these came along at such an awesome price. I let them soak for a week because I didn't want to be overly eager and ruin my first experience right off the bat. Let me tell you, these things are amazing. Thick, white smoke. Perfect draw. No touch ups. Exceptional construction...all of them. As soon as I finish this, I'm ordering 5 more mazo's. I want to see what these taste like after a couple months while I chew down on all of the first 10 I ordered over the next couple weeks.
I scooped up 40 sticks the last time CI offered Alec Bradley 2nds & was amazed at the quality & price. I was disappointed by not getting more since they disappeared in a matter of days. I am stocking up this time, even though the cost has increased from less than $2 a vitola, to $2.50-$3.00 each. A competitor has had them available all along at these new prices, but I resisted the temptation to defect from my 'Gar place & did not order any. I let a few of mine lay in the humidor & after seeing the new dynamic list of sizes CI is offering, I raced to the computer to place an order, while lighting up one of the Family Blend 2nds I had hidden away. I carefully scoured the new list & am ordering 40 of a mix of FB, Maxx, Tempus & Black Market. My 4 favorite blends. Not just Alec Bradley blends, but any blend every made! I will pay the toll & chalk it up to not ordering as many as I should have last time. But I didn't know then what I know now. This is no trick or "bait & switch" tactic. It is simply as stated. Alec Bradley deliciousness at 50 to 75% less than a box & banded first. Why on earth AB decided these weren't up to snuff, I have no idea? I place an original band on them, mix 'em in with the real thing & I cannot tell the difference. I didn't find so much as a spot on a wrapper. They smoke the same, taste the same, by golly, they are the same! I wonder how long these will last? I hope long enough to see them discounted again, but I'm not taking any chances & will be ordering as many as my limited funds will allow. I cannot recommend them however, because the more everyone else buys, the less I will have all to myself!
Alec Bradley cigars for well under $3 a stick. Fantastic! And they taste every bit as good as you expect from AB.
The (5.6"x46) Is A Medium Bodied Creamy Chocolate Tasting Cigar, Definetly Worth The Price, Im Smoking On My Second Bundle Of Them.
Snatched up a bundle of Robusto 52. Can't fathom the quality of these things for the price. Construction maybe a little off here and there, but these are tasty and satisfying way beyond their price. You can not go wrong here people!
I believe the petite corona is actually the Nano from the Maxx line. It's delish! Oak, and sweet maduro taste, full bodied. I've smoked many of these and they are a great value. Occasionally I have had one that looked weird and tasted bad, almost like it didn't get a wrapper leaf. Well worth the money none the less.
Got my first bundle of AB 90+ 2nd's Corona's, and it won't be my last. These cigars are beautifully made, great draw, and the taste is awesome. Can't go wrong with this deal.
Wow, Just got my bundles of AB & Man o War 2nds,and I was very impressed.You can't beat these deals folks...If you love these brands and have a limited pocket book,you better jump on these while you can.Keep up the good work CI !!!
Deal of the Century! The ones I received are, except for not being box pressed, indistinguishable in color, weight and aroma from the corresponding, much more expensive 'firsts.' Seconds can be a real crap shoot, but at least in my experience, these are all they claim to be. Love you guys - More, Please!
I recieved my 2 bundles of sticks and when I closed my eyes and smoked one, the taste was just as the label was there. The visual is nice no blemishes or weird veins, the draw was nice and the burn was very even. The only problem is CI cant restock quick enough on some of the sizes I like the most.
This package can only be described with one word; FANTASTIC... Don't pass these up! The package I got were superb visually. They were rolled a little tight but all the AB flavor was there. I'll be ordering more ASAP.......
This is a must have cigar for the humidor, great taste, even burn , the aroma is awesome, alittle piece of heaven.
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