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Alec Bradley Tempus

A 94-rated masterpiece.

Here it is, quite possibly the crowning achievement of Alec Bradley Cigars. Tempus is truly boutique, right down to the tobaccos used. The Habano-seed wrapper hails from a small tobacco field located on the border of Nicaragua and Honduras, capturing the rich, hearty flavors of Honduras. This leaf is dark and leathery, and conceals a complex mixture of Cuban-seed long-fillers grown in both Nicaragua and Honduras. The cigar explodes with rich, but smooth flavors noting toasted wood and nuts. The finish is long and peppery with an enjoyable sweetness.

The Magistri is a special size produced in limited quantities. Only 1,000 boxes were produced total, and each of these perfectos utilize a higher priming wrapper that is darker in color. 

Thanks to numerous well-deserved '94' ratings, the Alec Bradley Tempus was named the #5 Cigar of 2017. The reviews noted, "Dark and attractive with an effortless draw, this cigar produces a rich, semisweet smoke, leaving balanced impressions of wood and nuts. Big, delicious flavor."

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Centuria (Churchill) (7.0"x49)
Box of 20 In Stock $171.00
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$152.99
Centuria (Churchill) (7.0"x49)
Box of 10 In Stock $85.50
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$79.99
Centuria (Churchill) (7.0"x49)
Pack of 5 In Stock $40.50
Genesis (Corona) (5.5"x42)
Box of 20 In Stock $134.00
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$119.99
Genesis (Corona) (5.5"x42)
Pack of 5 In Stock $31.50
Imperator (Torpedo) (6.1"x52)
Box of 20 In Stock $182.00
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$162.99
Imperator (Torpedo) (6.1"x52)
Pack of 5 In Stock $43.00
Magistri (Perfecto) (6.5"x53)
Box of 20 In Stock $199.00
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$178.99
Magistri (Perfecto) (6.5"x53)
Pack of 5 In Stock $47.00
Magnus (Gordo) (6.0"x58)
Box of 20 In Stock $197.00
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$176.99
Magnus (Gordo) (6.0"x58)
Pack of 5 In Stock $46.50
Medius 6 (Toro) (6.0"x52)
Box of 20 In Stock $161.00
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$143.99
Medius 6 (Toro) (6.0"x52)
Pack of 5 In Stock $40.25
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$38.00
Quadrum (Robusto) (5.5"x55)
Box of 10 Out Of Stock $100.00
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Quadrum (Robusto) (5.5"x55)
Pack of 5 In Stock $47.50
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$45.00
Terra Novo (Robusto) (5.0"x50)
Box of 20 In Stock $150.00
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$134.99
Terra Novo (Robusto) (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5 Backordered $35.50
Toro Tubo (6.5"x52)
Box of 10 In Stock $102.50
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$91.99
Toro Tubo (6.5"x52)
Pack of 5 Only 4 Left $47.00
Overall Rating 4.59 out of 5 Based on 181 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Alec Bradley Tempus”

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5 out of 5
5 Star
129
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4 Star
37
3 out of 5
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5 out of 5
Best all around smoke.
This is my go to cigar. Consistently sets the standard for which all cigars should be rated.
4 out of 5
Nice cigar
Starts out as a nice cigar.
4 out of 5
good smoke
these smoke good easy draw , even burn very enjoyable
4 out of 5
NICE EASY DRAW GREAT TASTE
NICE EASY DRAW GREAT TASTE
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar
This is one of my favorites.
5 out of 5
Awesome smoke
Awesome smoke
4 out of 5
Not one of my favorite
Not one of my favorite cigars but nevertheless a good cigar
4 out of 5
First Alec Bradley
They were decent. I would purchase again. Decent flavor. Good smoke.
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley Tempus Quadrum
Excellant Cigar! Good flavour and is long lasting.
5 out of 5
Vry enjoyable
Mild, good wrap and very enjoyable. Woud order these a good part of my orders.
4 out of 5
Very flavorful mid range smoke.
Very flavorful mid range smoke. Would definitely order this cigar again
5 out of 5
Excellent
Highly recommend this cigar!
4 out of 5
Great cigar.
Great cigar.
5 out of 5
Simply awesomeness
Simply awesomeness
5 out of 5
Good product
Nice smoke
5 out of 5
Awesome
Great smoke from Alec Bradley!
5 out of 5
Great smoke.
One of my all time favorite cigars. Great smoke with multiple flavor changes.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
4 out of 5
Great
Great
5 out of 5
One of My Top 3
Alec Bradley Tempus is one of my top 3 favorite cigars of all time.
5 out of 5
Always need a box for
Always need a box for vacation!
5 out of 5
ALEC BRADLEY TEMPUS QUADRUM
The Tempus Quadrum sits high on my list of fine cigars. The flavor begins bold and strong and remains consistent to the end. The Tempus Quadrum lasts considerably longer than other cigars. A must try for any lover of cigars.
5 out of 5
Tempus
Great smoke Smoke’m if you got’em if you don’t got’em get’em.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
5 out of 5
Terrific
This may be my favorite cigar right now. Full-bodied, excellent construction, excellent burn, and a rich, creamy flavor, the Tempus is well deserving of its CA #5 ranking for 2017. If not for my adoration of the Serie V, there would be no question. I've got a Serie V and a Serie V Melanio marinating in my humidor right now, waiting for a trip to Mexico in a few weeks. I'll be sure to compare the Tempus against those to see which is my favorite.
3 out of 5
Full flavored, a bit harsh
Full flavored, a bit harsh at the end.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent
5 out of 5
Top End Cigar!
Well constructed, excellent draw, burns evenly to the end. Not too heavy, but lots of flavor. One of my favorites from Alec!!
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley Tempus
Full bodied beauty. Sophisticated blend with a nice burn and easy draw. Use a straight clean cut so the head doesn't break up when you finish.
5 out of 5
Just need to let them
Just need to let them percolate in humidor a while. Very nice.
5 out of 5
Beautifully built, beautiful even burn,
Beautifully built, beautiful even burn, excellent flavor
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
Is a really great smoke.
5 out of 5
GREAT STICK
Not an expert but VERY MUCH enjoy this rich smoke
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley Tempus
Fantastic cigar, full bodied but doesn’t overpower you. Consistent from beginning to end. You can’t go wrong with the Tempus Quadrum
5 out of 5
Good cigar
Good cigar
5 out of 5
Great smoke
One of my favorite stogies & C.I. always has the best deals on them. Service is fast & prompt. Thanks again.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
I love AB's Tempus cigar that I ordered 30 more of them recently. It is bold, full bodied and tasty. I recommend it highly.
5 out of 5
Very good!
Can't go wrong with these. Good draw. Good taste.
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley Tempus
One of my favorite cigars from my favorite brand. Flavorful but smooth. Great packaging.
5 out of 5
Great
Its a great cigar!!
4 out of 5
Great stick..
This is one I keep in my rotation 😁
4 out of 5
Close to 5 stars
This cigar has smooth aged smoke, good flavors and great construction. If the draw were just a little looser, it would be absolutely perfect.
5 out of 5
Drew beautifully tastes great
Drew beautifully tastes great
4 out of 5
A great cigar
A great cigar
5 out of 5
Smooth and flavorful
Smooth and full of flavor! All 10 cigars canoed and it was a quick burn! Still a good smoke!
5 out of 5
One of the Best
Tempus is one of the best cigars I have ever smoked. It has a beautiful dark wrapper that contains a cigar that burns evenly every time. The smoke is robust and flavorful. Few cigars I have ever smoked can compare!
5 out of 5
Awesome Gift
Very nice corporate gifts!!
5 out of 5
Great full bodied cigar
I'm just a guy that enjoys a cigar now and then. I can't tell you that it has "a hint of coffee" or "a taste of leather on the back of the pallet." I just know that I like this cigar. It burns evenly, good flavor, has a nice draw, lots of smoke. You know, all of the things you want from a good hand made cigar.
4 out of 5
Good, but . . .
One of my favorites for several years. I always compare all to my favorite, Oliva V - Tempus is good, but does not measure up to the quality, and pleasure I get from V.
5 out of 5
Fat and delicious!
From start to finish these beauties will leave you wanting for more. Smooth full bodied
4 out of 5
RP
Very good
4 out of 5
Great smoke for the price
Great smoke for the price
5 out of 5
Smooth
Great cigar start to finish. A friend gave me one to smoke and bought a box the following day.
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley Tempus
Good, smooth smoke!
5 out of 5
Good long burn
Good from the start. Sometimes longer sticks don't excel for a few inches of burn. The Tempus is good from the start.
4 out of 5
A good smoke
It was an above average cigar. I prefer the Nicaragua blend.
5 out of 5
Great
Great
5 out of 5
Alec
Very well made, even burn, tasty flavor and will try them again.
5 out of 5
Great!
These are a step above my daily sticks, what I hand out if we have a group of people over.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke mild cigar, would
Great Smoke mild cigar, would but again
5 out of 5
Alex Bradley Tempus
The Churchill is a very smooth and flavorful.
5 out of 5
Great sampler
Great sampler
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley Tempus Natural
A great full bodied natural. Well constructed with big flavor.
4 out of 5
Tempus
The shipping was fast. The Tempus is a medium-full smoke that is well made so it burned evenly. I see why it got such a high ratings.
1 out of 5
Alec Bradley Tempus Centuria
first one out of the box was rolled too tight and was dried out and coming unwrapped. A friend gave me a shorter size of same mark and he had it in his truck for a week or two and it was a really good smoke. Better draw, no dryness.. I am disappointed in my order so far. Will see how the next few are. (8 left to smoke)
4 out of 5
Solid Nicaraguan!
I rate this 4 1/2 stars actually! It started off a little harsh but mellowed out about a half inch into it! A little more seasoning in the humidor may take care of that. Had Fuente-like flavors, peppery and earthy like the Nigaraguan fields. Finished very nice! Will definitely partake of more of these!
4 out of 5
Alec Bradley Tenpus Quantrum
Like all Alec Bradley cigars this one is a high quality smoke. Full bodied but has mellow satisfying finish.
5 out of 5
5 Stars
5 Stars nuff said!!!
4 out of 5
Tale of 2 cigars
Starts off just ok, back half is a beautiful, rich smoke. Leather, dark chocolate, cedar
5 out of 5
Alejandro Bradley
Great smoke, a rich luxurious flavor!
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent
5 out of 5
An excellent cigar!
A great choice, well constructed and delicious.
5 out of 5
Deserving of its high rating
Deserving of its high rating
3 out of 5
Not great
I love the AB Prensado and a couple other AB cigars, so I thought I would like these (highly rated) cigars as well,.... but no. I think they are excellent quality cigars but they just taste, .... peculiar. I know I’ve bought a few of these cigars here and there in the past (including the Maduro), but I don’t remember them tasting like this. I’ve smoked 4 out of the 10 that I purchased and they all taste weird.
5 out of 5
Very smooth good smoking cigar.
Very smooth good smoking cigar. One of my favorites
4 out of 5
Good, Hefty Smoke
This cigar just feels heavy. Its got good, tasty, heavy smoke from start to finish. Mostly sweet and nutty, very little spice. Great construction. Nothing bad to say about it, just not necessarily my favorite flavors.
5 out of 5
Outstanding Cigar
Very pleasurable and easy smoke!
3 out of 5
Full cigar
Strong cigar. A little too full for me.
3 out of 5
Irregular burn
Nice taste if they could stabilize the burn.
4 out of 5
Alec Bradley
Great cigar for the price....I would purchase again...
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Just got these and almost have to hide them from myself to keep from smoking them all. Medium-full cigar with slow and even burn. Perfect draw. A go to smoke with a good bourbon. Buy these.
4 out of 5
not overly exciting, but a
not overly exciting, but a good value!
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley
Great cigar. Burns slow and evenly. I can’t keep them in my humidor!!!
5 out of 5
5 stars
Great everyday smoke!
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley Tempus
Great purchase. Great delivery. Great smoke.
5 out of 5
Very Nice!
I like all the Tempus line. The Quadrum Natural is a very well constructed cigar. I like box pressed. They just feel good in my hand. I especially like the Natural. Wonderfully smooth, excellent burn, beautiful ash. The flavor has a thick and creamy note that goes perfectly with a mug of Costa Rican dark in the morning. It's hard to be me!
5 out of 5
Great
Good burn great taste one of my favorites
5 out of 5
GREAT!
Love ordering from you guys always as described and top of the line and received on time and well packed. Will order again
5 out of 5
My #1 smoke
My #1 smoke. Always superb! Taste, smoke, longevity...everything is perfect for my taste.
5 out of 5
The Tempus 5 star smoke.
First thing that hits your palate is hints of wood and then the pepper kicks in. Followed by a hint of sweetness and almost floral which I believe to be cedar. The pepper and spiciness is stronger on the retrohale along with that wonderful rich tobacco taste. I have to hand it to the Alec Bradley Tempus, a great 5 star stogie. I've added this one to my top 10 list.
5 out of 5
Who is Alec Bradley.
Great cigar
5 out of 5
Awesome
Fast delivery and just what I expected. Thanks.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
Perfect blend, smooth & Cool
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley Tempus is a great cigar
good from beginning to end, cigars were fresh too, smooth transaction
5 out of 5
CI DELIVERS AS PROMISED
Great selection, great deals and courteous service!
5 out of 5
Bold Flavored Great Cigar
Perfect draw,construction,burn, har and ash. Highly recommend
5 out of 5
A fine smoke all around.
A fine smoke all around. Full body that burned great
5 out of 5
Fantastic cigar
I'm a big fan of the Tempus Natural... it's inexpensive when compared to other cigars of similar quality. One of my favorites
5 out of 5
Unexpected
Very soft draw for the size of the cigar, soft notes of coffee, nuts and a hint of chocolate!
5 out of 5
Great smoke. Tasty and full
Great smoke. Tasty and full of flavor.
5 out of 5
Quality smoke
Smooth, silky, tasty
5 out of 5
AB Tempus Quadrum
One of my favorite cigars at a great price
5 out of 5
Alex Bradley Tempus Quadrum
Excellent cigar great price
5 out of 5
You want this SMOKE
The Alec Bradley Tempus is an excellent combination of full body and smooth! Great after dinner or after breakfast cigar!
5 out of 5
alec bradley awesome
Alec bradley box press awesome cigar great smoke just make sure in the winter time deliveries they get some time in the humidor before enjoying.
4 out of 5
Rich smoke
This is a great buy for such a prestigious brand, the only reason to give it 4 stars is that it's needing to age more before being able to smoke the rest due to the inconsistent weather during shipping.
5 out of 5
Pearland j
Really good buy
3 out of 5
Good smoke but
Good Solid smoke with great flavor but your customer service ranks one star if that
3 out of 5
Nice looking, but...
First of all, these look amazing. Beautifully banded, dark wrapper, box pressed. Looks like a very very expensive candy bar. Burn was inconsistent. Flavor wasn't as tasty as other cigars in the category. probably wouldn't re-order
4 out of 5
A full bodied cigar a good smoke
A little sharp at first but mellows down to a nice full bodied smoke.
5 out of 5
Great
Great cigar, great service, great price!
4 out of 5
Nice Cigar
Was surprised with the rich flavors this cigar provided right off of the light up. Zingy leather with other well balanced flavors in there. Some transitions in flavors as it smoked. Definitely a go-back-to cigar!
5 out of 5
AB TEMPUS
ONE OF MY FAVORITES. ALWAYS A GREAT SMOKE.
4 out of 5
AB always delivers
Been a few years since last smoked a Tempus. Great cigar still.
5 out of 5
Great
Great smoke and great prices CI is the best
5 out of 5
Simply Great
Truly a fantastic cigar! The 94 rating is well-earned. Smokes real smooth with a nice sweet finish. A keeper!
5 out of 5
A Fine Stick For The Money
These are tasty little beasts. I first received a few as a gift from a friend, and I liked them so much, I bought some from CI.
4 out of 5
Good Cigar - Good Value
A smooth, tasty cigar at a great value
5 out of 5
Great
I really enjoyed them
4 out of 5
Very good cigar
Very smooth
5 out of 5
AB Tempus
Great smoke, smooth draw with an excellent aftertaste. One of my favorite Alec Bradley's
4 out of 5
More time needed
I've only smoked one, and it didn't make a big impression on me. But, to be fair I'll need to try another one.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
well worth it
1 out of 5
Very Bad
When I first smoked the tempest about 2 to 3 years ago they were great and I would have rated this cigar 94. This batch I received in July 2017 was a different story. The first two tasted horrible and could not stay lit and the ashes flaked all over the place. I decide to try the them out later and keep in the humidor for a month and the result was the same …..horrible.
4 out of 5
Would buy again at some point
nice smoke
5 out of 5
TedtheBear
Great smoke. Smooth!
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley Tempus Quadrum
Great flavor throughout and even burn.
5 out of 5
Great cigar!
Smooth & satisfying
5 out of 5
excellent
excellent
5 out of 5
Greatest of the great.
Alec Bradley Tempus Quadrum is a true premium cigar. The flavor is always great, the roll is always great, the draw is always perfect. I love them.
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley Tempus Quadrum
An exceptional cigar with great flavor, great smoke and a great burn
5 out of 5
Awesome
Awesome
4 out of 5
Quality cigar.
Good flavor and draw. Sometimes a little problem with burn.
5 out of 5
Great Tempus!!!!
Always consistent and great flavor with good draw
3 out of 5
Golf Smoke
Good sticks for the Course
4 out of 5
Tasty
I enjoyed this cigar
5 out of 5
Awesome cigars
Awesome cigars, awesome price. No haggle. Easy automated bidding system. I have been pleased since the 1st time I ordered with y'all. Thanks keep up the good work.
5 out of 5
Awesome
Awesome cigar, full body. Enjoyed very much.
3 out of 5
Good consistent quality from Alec Bradley.
This is my second box of AB Tempus from Cigars International. They are great cigars: good firm draw even though they need a touch up sometimes, full bodied but also full of nuisanced flavor and a good value and quality level for the price. Your customer service needs to improve in order for me to give a higher star rating for this buying experience.
1 out of 5
Not my favorite
I wish I had bought the Alec Bradley Post Embargo instead. These are too funky for me. Not a fan. Wish I could swap out for the PE Gordo! But they were not offered at the time?
4 out of 5
Very good smoke
Very good smoke
5 out of 5
Compares Well With Arturo Fuentes
I was very skeptical about trying this brand - thought it was yet another second-tier product subjected to hyper marketing. I was so wrong! Great rich, deep flavor and beautiful burn. My benchmark is AF for quality and satisfaction and this cigar met that standard at half the price. I was shocked and delighted.
5 out of 5
Good service, good deals
offers good deals, convenient, fast delivery...
2 out of 5
Very disappointed.
Based on other reviews I was looking forward to smoking these. To be fair, they have not been aged in humidor, but on my second one and it tastes like I'm smoking a pencil. Heavy graphite and earth flavors. Hard to believe anyone would give the Tempus a 94 rating. Since I'm not inspired to try another, I'll let them sit in humidor for awhile and see if they improve. Rarely disappointed in CI buys so guess I can't complain;Tempus just not to my liking. Will weigh-in again later if aging improves taste.
5 out of 5
Shiny!
"Quadrum" means "four sided". And, what do you know, these box-pressed beauties have four sides! Alec Bradey took a sure thing and just made them rectangular-ish. I think they are great. I like a bunch of his stuff. I'll get more when my humi starts running low.
5 out of 5
Buy again
Even burn enjoyable some
5 out of 5
Smooth satisfaction
Picked up in a sampler, outstanding quality, let it rest for about 45 days after receiving. Packed to the brim, no soft spots to be found. Once lit, loads of creamy smoke from the get go, smooth flavor with nuts and cream. Ash was compact, burn was sharp and even. Paired nicely with a bourbon, just shy of 90 minutes to the nub. I will be purchasing 5-10 to keep in the humidor, excellent smoke!
5 out of 5
Quadrum. Great smoker!
I wish I bought more. I will buy more!
5 out of 5
6 stars
Great Cigar. 👍
4 out of 5
Romantic cigar
Romantic. I say romantic because this a cigar you could have a love affair with. Sweet and creamy leaving an oily feel in your mouth and on your lips. The sweetness disappears just before the wrapper and becomes a heavy flavorful smoke. Another cigar to be smoked slowly, almost two hours of enjoyment.
5 out of 5
Love these tempus!
Fast shipping as always, great smoke and a gret price. I will be buying a box soon.
5 out of 5
very good cigar.
very good cigar.
5 out of 5
Buzzed on Tempus
To quote Old Milwaukee "It just doesn't get any better than this"!!!
5 out of 5
Best Bradley ever
Getting hard to find in retail shops but so much better than the readily available Tempus Nicaragua.
5 out of 5
Complex, Enjoyable Stick.
The first 1/3 was a little to mild for my palate, but the 2nd 1/3 had a nice increase in boldness with a very peppery final 1/3. Appearance was nice, but the burn was a bit erratic, requiring multiple touch ups.
5 out of 5
Why didn't I buy more?
Why didn't I buy more? Superb, completely satisfying. Absolutely memorable, memorable smoke. From the first draw I knew this was a very, very special cigar. Only Cohiba and Alec Bradley Tempus Quadrum have gotten five stars from me. Yum.
5 out of 5
The shorter it gets the better it gets!
Smoked my first one today and while working on the first third I was thinking I don't get the 94 rating, average at best. But as I started getting into the second third wow the flavors really came together. This thing really turned into an excellent smoke.The best review I can give this cigar is by saying I will definitely be buying more.
5 out of 5
ALEC BRADLEY TEMPUS
ONE OF THE BEST CIGARS I'VE SMOKED. WILL CONTINUE TO REFILL MY HUMIDOR WITH THIS ONE....
3 out of 5
Good but...
This is not a bad smoke but for the price there are better choices. Although the burn was even the amount of both smoke and taste were unsatisfying. If you have the money to smoke at his price level for yourself that's great. If you are supplying cigars for a business dinner and want too make an impression without looking like a "spacone" go with the Rocky Patel Royale (I did toros). The Royale is a little more money but instead of being an added expense it became an investment to a memorable evening.
5 out of 5
Outstanding Smoke
Great pull,and nice burn. One of my favorite Alex Bradley's stick. It's one of my go to sticks!!
5 out of 5
One of the BEST!
I can't describe flavors like others can (Peach, Mountain Man Under wear, burning logs, oakum, etc.) but I sure do know Tobacco! These are just incredible! Enough Said!
4 out of 5
AB Cigar Review
I enjoy most of the Alec Bradley brand I've tried and these haven't let me down. It's a good full bodied stogie with a good draw, even burn and moderate smoke. Flavor wise, if I want the taste of cocoa, I'd get a chocolate bar. Same goes for spices, etc. This cigar has a more mild tobacco taste but with enough 'kick' in the right place. Good construction, good smoke, but pricey. Good cigars will never be inexpensive again, though. Fav cigars brands: Perdomo, Oliva, AJ Fernandaz, CAO, Drew Estate, Punch, and some Graycliff. That's the short list, anyway.
3 out of 5
So so
Boring taste. Bland. Weak flakey ash, i guess for the price it's not the worst order I've placed, but won't be buying these ever again
5 out of 5
Great smoke for the price
Excellent smoke and draw. I recommend this smoke to all Alec Bradley fans and wanna be fans.
5 out of 5
WOW!!
A cigar like this is the reason we cigar smokers smoke cigars. Nice and slow burn, easy draw. A cigar to be savored. Is at the top of my list. Thanks Alec Bradley.
3 out of 5
An ok smoke
I really liked the prensada,and thought that I would other Alec Bradley's. The temp us lacked flavor of the Prensada,and didn't burn as evenly.
5 out of 5
New In MY Top 3
I got one of these in the "motherload 18 sampler" it was great definitely in my top three favorites between Oliva "V" and Oliva "Master Blend 3." Great taste and perfect burn.
5 out of 5
GREAT!!!
Very smooth smoke. Lots of smoke with great flavor. Very creamy after taste. Outstanding cigar.
5 out of 5
My favorite cigar
This is quickly becoming my favorite cigar. I love the rich full flavor of the tobacco from the beginning to the end.
5 out of 5
Favorite AB
Very good smoke,love it
5 out of 5
5 STAR!!!
These are excellent, period!! Got these on deal and wish I bought more. Pick some up!
5 out of 5
A must for your collection!
After trying this cigar for the first time it instantly became a go to favorite. Excellent flavor with a medium full flavor. No leather or dirt taste here, all carmel, spice, espresso, and a hint of nutty. The way the flavors mix and evolve is AMAZING!!!!
5 out of 5
5 star cigar!
It's not rated high for nothing. This is a great smoke. Flavor, draw, burn are all nice. Add some to your humidor, you wont go wrong.
5 out of 5
… I have to order more!
Wow! Right off the truck, this is awesome! Spicy and delicious. I will certainly let the remainder of my 5'er rest in the humi, but damn… I have to order more. If you haven't tried them yet, just go for it!
5 out of 5
Easy order.
Great cigar for low price.
5 out of 5
Dry cigar
Cigars arrived in dry, cracked condition. Very disappointed because it’s a fine cigar otherwise.
4 out of 5
A must try cigar to be included and do your humidor without breaking the bank.
Picked up DeSagana at cigar fest ,wow different mixtures mixture of Cuban seed grown.The cigar is rich yet smooth with toasted almond. The finish is long long lasting with a consistent burn of peppery and nutty notes to the nub. Construction is flawless with the long Ash which keeps the cigar cool throughout the entire smoke. Will definitely include this in my humidor. Price is reasonable considering the consistsnt enjoyable flavorful smoke. Works well paired after dinner witj a nice glass of red wine.
4 out of 5
nice
Smooth smoke. Burned uneven. But I enjoyed the cigar
5 out of 5
Magnificent
Forget all the flowery words. This cigar is simply magnificent. Well-deserved 94. It's like going to Brazil, people can tell you about it, but you really can't understand until you've tried it.....
5 out of 5
Perfect
Absolutely deserving of the 94 rating! This is one of the most flavorful and perfectly constructed cigars of all time. From start to finish it was full of rich leather and toated wood notes. The burn was razor sharp and stayed cool all the way to the nub. Worth every penny and is a staple in my humidor. 10 out of 10.....
Customer Testimonials
Fantastic cigars; high quality, great burn and superb tasting.
Having just received my sampler this morning, I opted to have a cigar and a scotch before bed tonight. The first cigar I grabbed was the Alec Bradley Tempus. My first impressions are very good of this cigar; pretty good burn and smooth draw, slight sweetness (very slight) with a hint of pepper on the nose and creamy on the exhale . Pairs nicely with the Balvenie 14yr old Caribbean cask.
It's 10:30pm, late December. My birthday! I intend to enjoy the last 1 & 1/2 hours of it smoking a 7" X 49 Centuria Churchill from the Alec Bradley Tempus line. Prensado, Tempus, Man-O-War, San Lotano Habano & Diesel. The high five in my mind. Tempus holding the 2nd position. So a great choice to help me celebrate getting another year older. What can I tell you about Tempus you may not already know? It's fantastic! Delicious! Complex! & expensive. $8.00 or $9.00 per vitola in this size. Well over the line of what I consider affordable, but one fine example of the blending art at its finest. I jump all over any deals I find on this blend. Every size I have tried rocks. The Terra Nova robusto, Magnus gordo toro & the Quadrum box- pressed gordo robusto being my favorites. Fullheads should love this blend!
I have only been into cigars for about 5 months. But in those months I have tried quite a few top notch sticks. So far, this one is my favorite. And I have tried the XX opus, Nat Sherman's and many more good smokes. I am not good yet at picking out specific flavors, but whatever this cigar has, is alright by me!
I recently bought my son a five pack of Opus X Lost City for his birthday and we enjoyed them immensely. We smoked one of these on the heels of finishing that pack and this stick held its own and then some! If I had to choose well I would give this AB stick the nod.
This was an awesome smoke. No burn issues, great medium stick with loads of flavor. Good to the nub!
I got this cigar in a 4 pack Alec Bradley sampler for 12 bucks. One of the best 3 dollar cigars I've ever had, because they are normally 8 bucks a piece. By the way im smoking it while im writing this review. Thanks CI!
Smooth, sweet, perfection.
The ultimate test. I saved Tempus for last, in a series of reviews of the top Alec Bradley offerings, regarding burn issues, if any, as they pertain to &/or affect the overall experience. Whew! Magnus is the choice. A beefy 6" X 58rg monster, that has received several months of aging at 70% humidity. 1st, Tempus is delicious. A top 5 cigar, in my mind. A treat to be savored. Hopefully, sans any hint of a burn issue. We shall see. I carefully remove the foot band, which I despise, to avoid any tears in the wrapper. Magnus is heavy, firm & burns flawlessly for the 1st 30 minutes. I expect a 90 minute session, so 1st 3rd is just enjoying a very distinct & satisfying blend that delivers scads of flavorful smoke. Nuts, cedar, citrus, just to name a few nuances in this gem. Med/Full bodied, definitely full flavored. Never harsh, yet always evolving, Tempus has few peers in its complexity.... Tempus gets a 96/100.... The ash is still intact at 35 minutes. Burn is not completely even, but requires no touch ups. Tempus performs very well, with only a slight tendancy to tunnel.... We always want a perfect burn, particularly when we have real money invested. Tempus is no problem, although in the course of this investigation, some Alec Bradley's have had issues.... It's a shame & hopefully AB can address the issue, solve it & keep us ABHeads coming back for more of all their wonderful blends.
This is a very good cigar. Great construction, great draw. The only down side for me was an issue with a run through out the cigar but otherwise very well made and great taste.
one lite and it was an amazing magic carpet ride great burn ..taste ..draw..pre lit draw taste of dried figs..raisins.prune... overall one of the best i have smoked....
For those who are experiencing burn problems with Tempus or with almost any Alec Bradley offering, try this little trick I use. I have a special small humidor I call the "dry-aging" humi. Keeping the relative humidity at a constant level just under 60% helps correct the issues reported by several reviewers. A month or two of aging at this reduced humidity level works wonders with what I call wet roll cigars. I keep all my AB blends here, as well as any others that tend to have re-lighting problems or irregular burn issues. Setting your Tempus or Family Blend vitola out an hour or two before you light it helps dry out the wrapper a bit too. The immense amount of oils present in the superior wrapper leaves used in their construction is part of the problem. Try this & see if you don't have a better burn, which will allow you to enjoy some of the finest cigars available, sans the frustrations.
...The prelight draw is excellent and flavorful, but the cigar CAN NOT be kept lit. I've tried 3 different sizes (churchill, corona and box-press), the cigars are all stored properly and aged at least 180 days prior to lighting, and the issue persists in all formats.... Avoid them.
I must be the only person to get a bad box. I bought the corona size and they "breath hard", they keep going out and then get real hot when I try to keep them burning.
I must say I was totally underwhelmed by this cigar. For all the talk of big flavor I found it to be very one dimensional and boring.
Another top quality cigar in the line of great smokes from Alec Bradley. In a list of my top 10 favorite cigars, AB owns 3. The Tempus Quadrum, Maxx The Fix & Black Market robusto. I love Prensado & Family Blend too, but have seen a few burn issues with those 2 blends. Not so with Tempus. Spot on construction, cool, even burn & medium/full bodied flavor in droves. I have taken advantage of the recent upgrade deal & ordered a box of the Maxx Brazil. I can't wait to try them, along with the Connecticut & Nica Puro, which I have not yet experienced. If the word is not yet out, it is only a matter of time. Alec Bradley is a major player & produces some of the finest blends in the business. Do yourself a favor & order a box. If you are like me, you will be glad that you did.
Just finished my first Alec Bradley Tempus today with a bottle of Coffee Porter Ale. Can't find enough superlatives to describe this cigar! It definitely is a player with the big flavor bombs: Pardron, Olivia V, Ava Maria, San Cristobal etc..
In your face, bold, full bodied flavor.... Not for the faint of heart, the Quadrum draws effortlessly, releasing clouds of spice filled goodness that wash over the palate in waves of peppery goodness. Cinnamon, cedar, chocolate, miraid flavors ebb & flow as the burn progresses. Well worth the asking price. Highly recommended.
Smoked a quadrum, bought the box the same day. Top drawer of my "special" humi. Enough said.
Yummy & delicious! The 94/5/6 rated masterpiece of the Alec Bradley line of 90+ puros. Don't overlook Prensado, Family Blend, Maxx or Black Market, either. With the current flight sampler upgrade promotion, I am grabbing a box of the Maxx Brazil & will certainly follow up with at least one more box, if I can just decide which one to try. American Blend, Connecticut, Sun Grown or Harvest Selection, my bet is you can't go wrong with any blend these guys offer. Can't wait to receive my 1st load of Alec Bradley 'gars! These are the kind of offers I love. Thanks CI, for making delicious cigars like Alec Bradley available at a per stick cost that keeps me on budget.
What a nice cigar and a great experience. If you are in limbo do not be, just get it light it and enjoy it!! Thank you AB and CI Thank you.
Picked up one of these at my local smoke shop. I had just smoked a prensado and i wanted to try some of the other AB lines. When i first lit it, I thought "wow! amazing." It was a little wet judging from the trouble staying lit, but nevertheless it was another amazing smoke. My hat's off you to Alec Bradley for making another amazing smoke. I'll be buying a box of these along with the prensado. If you havent tried these yet, you must. Trust me.
Dang...!!!! That's all I can say! It has me speechless.... I can't believe these arnt twice the price....
I love smoking the Tempus, I know why its rated so high nice draw excellent flavor, and the ash seems to grow and grow, very nice stick, I will be purchasing more, Alec Bradley this a keeper.
I got this in a sampler and sat in the humidor for a month. Good firm feel, great construction and burn, easy draw. Smells great at first lite and during the smoke. Nice looking with a reddish wrapper and a striking band. Did not care for the dark gray ash, but thought, anybody who knows cigars and appreciates them, would say " he is smoking something really special ", and I was. Thank you
My all time favorite cigar is the CAO Maduro Churchill. Hands down this is a great cigar for the money. Even burn, great taste and a flawless cigar. I was in the CI Nazareth store last weekend and spoke with one of the staff. He pointed me towards the Alec Bradley Tempus and stated that it was a 94 rated smoke and that I would not be disappointed. He was right ! This cigar is made for a Friday night on the deck after a great grilled steak. I poured myself some Absolut and lit it up. Oh Boy............! This cigar is smoooooooooooth. It feels like an expensive piece of leather. I torched the foot and spent the next hour and a half enjoying a truly remarkable smoke. It smokes slow with tastes of leather, nuts, cream and coffee. It's a bit pricey, but worth the coin. Like I said, it is not an everyday cigar. But, when you need some quality time and a friend, this cigar is it.
I have a wide variety of great sticks in my humi, and try to cycle my daily smoke. That said, I look for excuses to keep going with tempus, and am currently smoking #4 (out of a 10pk) within 10 days. I love the first one, and they have only grown on me since. Great draw, bold flavorful smoke, and a cool even burn the whole way down. 94 is conservative IMO. This is a MUST have!
I am far from a fan of any type of pressed cigars, but Quadrum Tempus that I purchased on Make me an offer, may have been an exception. After asking which cigar came close to a Cuban Cohiba Siglo VI, I was told to try this one. My vocabulary does not have the words to express how much I enjoyed this cigar. After an inch, I forgot all about the shape it was due to the enjoyment of the flavor and well over an even 2 inch ash. In fact, I may order a box of the Quadrums since I don't won't to take a chance on another shape. One person has already said it, and said it well. At first it comes across as a bit of power house, then levels out to a cigar that you will smoke till your fingers burn and want more. One of the best purchase's I have made on any cigar that wasn't Cuban. So good, I will face the wrath of my wife when I order another box of high priced cigars.
This is an Awesome Smoke(Tempus). Starts off with a STRONG Spice for a split second..then the rest is pure BLISS.
If I was stuck on an island... Well, you know the rest.
Just smoked the robusto...when I saw 94 rated I doubted it. It instantly had the bold toasted and nutty flavors when I lit it up which continued through the first 1/3 of the cigar. In the middle it went from nutty to peppery and back again. The finish for me lightened up a little and stayed peppery. Hard to argue against a 94 rating.
Smoked a Quadrum today after having it in the humi for a few weeks. First off it has a very nice heft in the hand and is clearly very well made as it had a perfect burn and ash. TONS of smoke with lots of rich flavor to go with it. One of my favorites and I will look to get more. It is right up there with the 5 Vegas AAA but perhaps a bit more refined. I give it a 91.
All I can say is about this cigar is WOW!! I just had the pleasure of enjoying a quadrum in the coolish middle east night air. This being my first box-press I wasn't sure what to expect, but I know the folks at CI should be expecting an order for a box to be shipped out this way. What a great cigar!! Full of spice and flavor, but no where near overpowering. Consistent and smooth the whole way down to the nub.
This cigar absolutely lives up to it's rating and hype. It is a wonderful smoke with perfect draw. Leave them in the humi for a week or more if they are too wet when you get them as otherwise the burn may be adversely affected. That little bit of time makes a world of difference. This is my "second favorite" cigar just behind MAXX.
Upon opening the package from C.I. I was so curious to see if all the hype around this cigar was the "Real Deal".. Falling to my impetuous curiosity I smoke one that day ..and honestly I was not impressed....so having gotten a 5 pack I left the remaining four in my humidor for 2 weeks... WHAT A DIFFERENCE... Toothy wrapper, velvety smooth texture,mild to medium smoke from start to finish this is a High End Cigar ....thank you mister Bradley !
I tried the quadrum box pressed today while playing golf. I was expecting a whole lot more but it was not a bad smoke. I would give it a 3 out of 5. Three reasons. (1)Burn was uneven. (2) Draw was a little tight. (3) Multiple relights. The flavor was exceptional but the technical fact that I had to baby this cigar made it undesirable. There were flavors of espresso and dark chocolate. Full flavor. Nice peppery tingle in the nose. Maybe I just had a bad one. I have one more in my humi so I will let it marinate for a few more months.
The last full bodied cigar I smoked was a Ruination. I think I (if correct) one fan mail said, "when God smokes a cigar this is what he smokes." I agree, but if God has a wife and she bitches when he smokes inside the house unless it's an ABSOLUTE perfect cigar. A.B. Tempus is what she smokes. WOW! 94... How bout 100.
This is one dynamite cigar! From first light to the last puff, this was one of the most enjoyable and tasteful cigars . This cigar truly has earned it's 94 rating!
Damn this is a nice cigar. Not great about describing flavors etc. But perfect construction, fantastic draw and oh so smooth. No nasty aftertaste, would get more in a heartbeat!
"Only thing to say is Bravo,Bravo could not put it down"...
This is one of the Holy Grails of cigars and it is worth every cent. I have smoked a lot of them and I keep coming back for more. Full bodied but smooth as velvet. I am fond of the box pressed Quadrum and the Terra Novo robusto sizes. Great construction and burn, rich and nutty with a peppery finish that is not overpowering. As good if not better than an Ashton VSG at a better price.
What a phenomenal cigar! A few days after receiving it in the mail, I lost all discipline and smoked one. I'm always hesitant to do this because most cigars, even the best, need some marinating time in the humidor before the true and intended taste materializes. Lighting this up was like a sucker punch. Little flowers and angels swirled above my head in disoriented fashion. Wowser! This may be the best cigar I've ever smoked and I've been smoking cigars a very long time. Allan Rubin...you're my hero. I will wash your car everyday for the rest of your life if you ask me.
Well I haven't had the pleasure of trying this cigar yet (the 5 packs were sold out), but I was reading the feedback where SC of Shreveport, LA was talking about the "Tatuaje Havana VI Angeles" being a good cigar. I agree, Its one of my favorites, but I wanted to add that the "Padilla 1932 Signature" tastes a WHOLE lot like it. Almost identical, only the Padilla is a little stronger. :-)
I'm pretty finicky when it comes to cigars that impress me. This AB Tempus is the most distinct tasting sticks I have ever had the pleasure of smoking. If every smoke is going to count then these should be in every connoisseur's humidor. Invigorating, smooth, complex with leather, allspice, white pepper and something more that is beyond my limited vocabulary.
Had a boxed pressed Quadrum this morning with coffee. WOW...you have try this. Coffee and this cigar were made for each other.
OMG, this is a wonderful treat that leaves me wishing I was rich enough to smoke nothing else.
this is one of the best cigars I've had in a while! I normally play it safe and stick to the brands I know: dpg, padron, some padillas & rps. but the buzz about this cigar tempted me to buy a 5 pack of quadrums. this is one of the most complex & tastiest sticks I've ever had. slow burning, excellent construction, perfect draw, you name it. this one's got it all! I give it a 96!
I bought a 10-pack of the Alec Bradley Tempus Quadrums during a JAM and wow, great cigar! The Quadrum, a box pressed version of the Tempus had so much flavor. The prelight draw was effortless and gave notes of spice with slight cedar. Once lit, the cigar produced clouds of creamy smoke; it started off very spicy, a little peppery almost and then remained spicy the rest of the way, adding just a hint of coffee at the end. A very good, full-bodied smoke, highly recommended, this box pressing really brings out the flavors!
The Tempus a very flavorful cigar. They get even better with a little aging. I have tried about all of the sizes and the Magistri is by far my favorite. More complex, it builds in intensity and flavor as the smoke progresses. Very enjoyable
The Alec Bradley Tempus churchill is a very tasty cigar. It is earthy sweet w/ cedar undertones. However, after smoking about 4 inches of it, I was ready to retire it---on 3 separate occasions. I was tired of it after awhile. It seemed to dry out my tongue. Maybe I need to smoke the robusto---a shorter smoke. My tastes in cigars must be changing significantly because I'm finding that I'm getting bored w/ the flavors of the ones coming out these days. They all sort of seem cookie cutter like. I don't necessarily want a STRONG cigar, just one w/ lots of flavor and oomph. The only brand that I have found to have the flavor and oomph is the Tatuaje Havana VI Angeles.
The Tempus is a lovely cigar. Wonderful construction and excellent flavour. Expensive? Yes, but what of value isn't? Try one; you'll buy more.
I tried a Magnum and found it a grat smoke. Smooth with lots of flavors. I bought a box of robustos (my usua smoke) and found the first of the box just as good. Cuba watch out. I am enjoying it as I type this note.
I was lucky enough to try one of these(Alec Bradley Tempus) when i dropped by a cigar bar in san francisco. It was the robusto size. I read the review in cigar afic and i had high hopes. The churchill was the one given high (94) marks but this size did not let me down at all. It was totally enjoyable. A medium smoke in my opinion and obviously i overpaid for my stick @ $13.99 but it was worth it. I smoked it till my fingers burned. If i get some extra cash or if it was on special right now i would buy box.
I first tried one of these cigars down in San Jose (Alec Bradley Tempus )while having a get together BBQ with some of the guys I served with in Iraq, and also I read about them in the Cigar Aficionado magazine and I bought two of them. For a 94 rating these things were a steal when you figre on the price. The instant I lite up I loved it. This cigar is a work of art no doubt about it, everybody should have at least a box of twenty in their humidor.