Monday, July 21, 2014

Alec Bradley Nica Puro Toro

Alec Bradley Nica Puro Toro
I'm pretty sure this Alec Bradley Nica Puro Toro came in last months Freight Train, cigar of the month package from Cigar Train here in Spokane.

Overall it's a really nice looking stick. The oily, maduro colored wrapper is rolled on with seamless skill, it has only a couple smaller veins and supports a triple cap.

From the foot there were notes of anise and ripe tree fruit, while the firm cold draw had fruity, spicy cedar notes. Once the Nico Puro was toasted and burning the medium bodied smoke had initial flavors of cocoa mixed with toast. A complementary mix of flavors soon followed; there were notes earth, peat, raw sugar, oak, cream, ripe tree fruit, charcoal and brown sugar. All of this led up to a nice full bodied finish of burnt mocha and brown sugar.

In the first two thirds there were some real burn problems with this stick, it not only canoed, but it tunneled. After two corrections the burn evened out for the final third. Even with the burn problems the Alec Bradley Nica Puro Toro delivered a lengthy seventy-five minutes of great flavors.

Rated 91