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Alec Bradley Black Market Vandal

This one’ll steal your heart.


The wisest men among you may recall Black Market – a medium-bodied masterpiece from Alan Rubin that was introduced way back at the 2011 IPCPR tradeshow. Well, ever since then I’ve been hearing nothing but praise for this fine specimen, and those same lads have been begging and pleading for more. Ask and ye shall receive, gentlemen! Adding to his vast portfolio of 90+ rated beauties, Monsieur Rubin has come to...shall we say...turn up the volume on this revered blend. I present to you: Black Market Vandal.

The components may look familiar – 4-country blend of long-fillers, stimulating Sumatra binder, and hearty Nicaraguan wrapper leaf. This is all carried over from the original version. But here’s where things get interesting: included in that long-filler mix is a super-charged, super-secret, extra special tobacco leaf that ratchets up the intensity big time. Tremendous notes of spice and pepper explode on the palate, and culminate in a long, lingering finish. If you loved Black Market, then you’re gonna worship Black Market Vandal. And if you’ve never tried either... sorry to hear it. Here’s your chance to rectify that situation, pronto. 

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Belicoso (5.0"x54)Sale
Box of 10 In Stock $95.00
save $45.0147% off
$49.99
Belicoso (5.0"x54)
Pack of 5 In Stock $47.50
save $8.0017% off
$39.50
Perfecto (5.8"x60)
Box of 10 In Stock $110.00
save $30.0127% off
$79.99
Perfecto (5.8"x60)
Pack of 5 In Stock $55.00
save $10.0018% off
$45.00
Toro (6.2"x54)
Pack of 10 In Stock $90.00
Toro (6.2"x54)
Box of 10 In Stock $95.00
save $25.0126% off
$69.99
Toro (6.2"x54)
Pack of 5 In Stock $47.50
save $8.0017% off
$39.50
Overall Rating 4.4 out of 5 Based on 77 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Alec Bradley Black Market Vandal”

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5 out of 5
Great smoke. My go to!
Great smoke. My go to!
5 out of 5
Rich smoke
The black market vandal is smooth, Rich and the delicious cigar. I have begun hoarding the ones I have left.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Highly recommend
5 out of 5
Very well made and consistent
Very well made and consistent flavor profile and burn throughout. Slow burning so allow yourself time to fully enjoy this cigar. AB has a winner here.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
I originally got one of these in a sampler, the taste, burn everything was perfecto!!! So I bought 20 Cigars 👍
5 out of 5
A very enjoyable rich smoke
Had these before and really enjoyed them. Fuller body with a smooth, even flavor.
2 out of 5
Alec Bradley black market review
I Thought I was getting a round tip and got a torpedo tip cigar. It was very difficult to keep going as well and wanted to split open a bit. I believe it is how it is humidified
5 out of 5
Great body smoke
Great body smoke
5 out of 5
Bold flavor.
Bold flavor.
5 out of 5
Great smoke!
Great smoke!
4 out of 5
Close but no cigar
Very good cigar, I rated it with a 4 simply because 5 is reserved for Cubans with their soft, earthy unique flavor.
4 out of 5
Good Cigar
Good smoke, good strength good draw, but a little bitter at the end.
5 out of 5
Absolutely fabulous!!!!
My favorite cigar...good bold flavor....burns evenly.
5 out of 5
Black market vandel
Great strong smoke. One of my favorites. Try it you'll like it.
5 out of 5
AB Black Market Vandal
A great cigar that is well balanced and satisfying. Provides just enough flavor without being overpowering. I enjoy this cigar in the morning, during the day, or after a good meal!
5 out of 5
Great Cigar!
Great Cigar!
5 out of 5
Get out of jail free!!
This is a great stick very consistent smoke. Roll on!
4 out of 5
Good Smoke
Good Smoke
3 out of 5
Its a good cigar... Some
Its a good cigar... Some spice in the 1st 3rd.. Not my favorite AB
4 out of 5
Nice flavor
Nice flavor
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley Vandel
Great cigar, will have it in my regular rotation
4 out of 5
Decent smoke
It’s a good smoke nice to sit down and relax with
1 out of 5
POINTS for everything but what truest counts.
SAD.... This cigars looks beautiful and burns great. And maybe I just got duds but I must say what flavor profile?? Thisstick was bland to say the least good amount of smoke very nice draw. There was a few moments of flavor but they were gone in a puff or two. I’m just sad that with a cigar this good looking and well made left me with a bland bored feeling about it. I got two from a flight sampler and both were the same way.
5 out of 5
Alex Bradley
The flavor is awesome. It burns evenly all the way to the end and the draw perfect. The draw isn't to hard or to easy, it is just right so the cigar last longer.
5 out of 5
By far my favorite cigar!!!
By far my favorite cigar!!!
4 out of 5
Excellent cigar. Smooth with opal
Excellent cigar. Smooth with opal smoke and nutty
5 out of 5
No surprise to me that these are excellent.
No surprise to me that these are excellent. I smoke Alec Bradley cigars more than any other brand, The Black Market Vandal Belicoso are fantastic and Great Cigars
5 out of 5
Black Market Vandal
Excellent cigar from AB. Burned for over two hours. Medium to full bodied,smooth and cool burning. Very flavorful. Will buy again
5 out of 5
MY GO TO CIGAR!!!!
Thank you Cigars International once again!!!! I give this Cigar 5 Stars. One of the best I ever had. Slow pull with great immense flavor. I have been purchasing Alec Bradley Black Market Vandal for about 6 months now and it continues to impress me. As a women who loves a good cigar I have passed on my findings of this cigar to many and it has become the GO TO Cigar for many men so don't let that deter you from trying this Cigar!! I would like to see them in box of 20 since 10 is what they come in now. Price is a little steeper than what I would like, but I will pay it with the quality this Cigar gives. Kudos to Alec Bradley AGAIN.
1 out of 5
Won't make that mistake again
Sharp bitterness in the back of the mouth. Couldn't finish it. Burn and smoke volume OK, but nowhere as good as other cigars in their stable
5 out of 5
Crazy about Vandal
Best smoke I've had in years!
5 out of 5
Black Market Vandal
hmmm,.. one of my favorites!
4 out of 5
Good, but...
These were great smokes, but the wrappers, in spite of proper humidifcation, partially unwrapped on a couple.
5 out of 5
Amazing. One of the best
Amazing. One of the best cigars I’ve ever had
4 out of 5
A good smoke
Good strong smoke -- Great construction
5 out of 5
excellent cigar
If you can get these on sale they are a great deal
5 out of 5
Black Market is a good cigar
Nice cigar good size when I don't have much time to smoke lots of flavor
5 out of 5
Smooth
Very good smoke.
5 out of 5
This is a great smoke.
This is a great smoke. I’m not a big AB fan but wanted to try something different... I’m glad I did. This is my go to cigar now.
5 out of 5
Johnny
I think AB Cigars are some of the best cigars smoked.
5 out of 5
Vandal
A great smoke. Lots of flavor.
4 out of 5
nice cigar
had 2 so far and liked the burn and flavor. enjoyable.
4 out of 5
Good Smoke
Fairly even burn and good draw.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar!
Excellant quality, great burn, and great taste. That's says it all. I will but again.
5 out of 5
One of the best
One of the best
5 out of 5
AS The Name Implies ***Perfecto***
These are great cigars. Nice draw and they seem to last forever..Really Impressed.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
One of my favorites from Alec Bradley. Great smoke and smooth
5 out of 5
Fine stick
A great smoke loaded with flavor. The price is a steal for such a good cigar. It's a must have for your humidor.
4 out of 5
Packs a punch with a stiff one.
I bought a box of 10 and smoked one r.o.t.t. and it was amazing. The construction was good and the burn time was an hour and 45 minutes. The flavor was okay, but it did pack a punch with a stiff one. I would by again.
4 out of 5
Good smoke, I'll try &
Good smoke, I'll try & keep a couple in the humidor from now on
5 out of 5
Great stick!!
Wow, so smooth. The explosion of spices that hit your palate on first draw are amazing. A.B. did it again. Nice job.
5 out of 5
Satisfying and delicious.
Satisfying: completely and consistently. Full flavored but not over powering smoke. Alec Bradley hit it out of the park with the Black Market Vandal.
5 out of 5
Superb, absolutely satisfying smoke.
Superb, absolutely satisfying smoke. Absolutely no negatives. Smooth, consistent, slow burning, easy drawing, full-flavor smoke. Deeply satisfying.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Nice smoke good even slow burn good healthly smoke bout an hr 20 mins smoke
1 out of 5
Terrible taste
Admittedly, I'm new to the cigar-smoking experience, so I took a flier and purchased a box of Alec Bradley Black Market Vandals. The first cigar was without nuance of complexity to me, but I wanted to be fair and gave a second one a chance, only to receive the same results. I just found nothing interesting about the flavor of the cigar--all I got was an overwhelming tobacco taste, with nothing else. I ended up giving them to a friend who seemed to enjoy them. Oh well--I guess you win some and lose some when you try new things; I certainly won't invest in a box of smokes unless I'm SURE I like the product in the future!
5 out of 5
Super good smoke!
Full body smooth flavor always a good stick with a glass of scotch!
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Terrific cigar. Had one on a whim and loved them.
5 out of 5
What a terrific smoke!
I had bought a sampler with the AB Black Market and loved it. So when I saw this sampler with the Black Market Vandal I couldn’t wait to try it. I was not disappointed. Although not as strong as the Black Market, it has more complexity. It started off with rich coffee notes progressing to deeper cocoa. I will be buying these again!
5 out of 5
AB Vandal
This is by far AB's best cigar! Not for the faint of heart: this cigar packs a punch with some solid red pepper notes. I've smoked probably 40 of them since they came out. They are mostly consultant with some occasional draw issues.
4 out of 5
One of my top 5 choices
Love this cigar. If you remove the paper wrapper a week or so in advance it won't be plugged. Then it is truly a 5 star choice for me.
1 out of 5
No mas!
Not a fan. I like the black market but the Vandals flavor profile put me off. Somebody can have my other nine.
1 out of 5
Not for me
This is the only alec bradley I've had that I didn't like... The taste is nothing special and becomes nasty in the last third. I wouldn't call them full strength either. I smoked a couple to the nub and never felt the power others mention. With the last two I've had, I've just tossed them once I get to the point that the flavor really starts to turn to crap. I went out on a limb and bought a 10 pack on the daily special, but they aren't worth the $40 I paid. I've had $1.50 cigars better than this
1 out of 5
Not for me
The after taste was pretty bad. Not sure what was going on because I am a huge fan of the Black Market line. The Vandal is definitely something I did not enjoy.
5 out of 5
My all time #1 cigar!
This is my favorite cigar of all time. Be perfecto is an hour and a half pure pleasure smoke.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
i love this Cigar a friend told about them so I got some the flavor is great and it burns even another greta smoke from CI
4 out of 5
Great Smoke
This great Smoke the burn is great it burns very even and the is also great flavor must try for anyone
5 out of 5
Yeahhhh Baby !
I'm a huge fan of spicy peppery full flavored cigars, and this babe hits the spot! The longer they're in my humidor, the better the smoking experience !!!
5 out of 5
Not for the faint of palate, but one AMAZING stick.
Welcome to my new favorite. This is not a stick for the faint of palate. It delivers strong flavors with no offputting notes. I'm a noob, so I'll spare you my ham-handed attempts at a review. I wil be scouring for sales on this one. The draw can be tight at first, but does loosen up. The burn line stays beautifully even and it holds 1.5" of even ash. This is one seriously good cigar at a reasonable price point.
4 out of 5
Tasty Toro
Vandal starts off like a medium bodied vitola & warps into an ultra smooth, full bodied balsa & leather stick, with ample spice & a power you will feel behind your eyes. Definitely one for after dinner, due to the secret ligero leaves that overtake the four country long fillers, as the smoke passes the halfway point. Expect to become addicted to the ramping up in power & complexity, but don't expect a "Hair of the Dog" type of assault on your senses. Just a bit too pricey for my budget, nonetheless Vandal is an exceptional spleef, with more going on than most sticks. Add it too the power trio of Prensado, Tempus & American Sun Grown, to give Alec Bradley lots of full bodied options. 90/100
5 out of 5
Top Pick
I have collected over 3000 cigars in my humidor and this is one of my top picks. A great tasting fuller body stick & if you can get a good sell on them it could become one of the best every day sticks your smoke.
5 out of 5
Had to follow up
Had to follow up! As I get into the last 3rd, this baby becomes something altogether worth the journey. Not to imply that it isn't already great, but THIS is where you strike gold! As I said before, if you're bold enough, go for it! This is AWESOME!!!
5 out of 5
If you're bold enough...
I am a huge AB Black Market fan - among my top 3 favorite medium sticks. Read a little about the Black Market Vandal & my curiosity was piqued. They are a little pricy, as others have mentioned, but I got a SWEET deal on a 5'er and jumped. They arrived 2 days sooner than I expected - thank you, C.I.! - so I'm having my 1st right now. It opened with a little less pepper than I expected - that's a GOOD thing! I love full bodied, full-flavored cigars, but some just K.O. with pepper before you can even get into the stick. The spice is in there, though, make no mistake! This one is slightly rigid on the draw, but not bad. A little bit of leather, flawless burn line, dense pale grey, almost white ash… WOW, okay there it is - don't go puffing away mindlessly unless you like a head rush. This thing packs some strength. Fantastic with a whiskey and I imagine great with a strong evening cup of joe - maybe French or Italian roast? I wouldn't start my day with this thing. Maybe the Panamanian binder, but I've got nothing to compare this to. Smoke output kicks up about half way in - ohhh, that's nice! Not my everyday go-to, but damn sure worth the exploration. And I WILL be getting more! If you're bold enough, just go for it!
5 out of 5
AMAZING!!!!
I'm currently working onm y first of my shipment as I write this. I got this in the Joe's daily deal because it sounded worth a try. I was expecting good, and am blown away. I started with a punch cut and it was breathing decent but started to tar. I moved to a v cut, and wow! The breath got even smoother and the flavor blew up. I won't bore you with details, but if you like a true full flavored cigar with a kick, get this cigar! You will not be disappointed. Warning: not for the faint of heart. This cigar is strong, even for me, and I love strong cigars. This has already earned a place in my humidor, not to share, but to keep for myself as a guilty pleasure.
4 out of 5
Pricey but good
I split them with a co-worker because of the price... But each one was nice and fulfilling. Very pleasing...
4 out of 5
cigars were great
The Black market Vandal cigars are a great cigar, But waiting for them to arrive was not fun. I hope in the future if you have a special, make sure you have them in stock. I have been a customer for a few years. You have great deals. I will still be ordering from you. Thanks.
5 out of 5
Vandalicious
Another hit by A/B. Look forward to getting more. Nothing bad to say about this stick.
5 out of 5
This was one great stick.
Great draw. I love the flavor transitions. Even to the very end of this fine smoke it was never harsh.
Customer Testimonials
Wow! Excellent cigar! Powerful. Strong. Flavorful. Carnal. Exciting. This cigar was a great smoke. Tight draw with sensual flavors through every puff....5/5 stars. Have to keep these on hand.
Started off slow, but eventually became an enjoyable smoke. I don't know if it's box worthy, but it's worth a try.
Great stick. Amped up version of Black Market which is possibly my favorite stick. Let them sit a bit and you will not be disappointed. Another winner from AB.
Bolder, stronger Black Market. I still love the original Black Market, but when I want a fuller bodied smoke, I'll grab the Vandal.
Great cigar!