Hello everyone, today I am reviewing a cigar called the “Black Market” from Alex Bradley.  I came across this cigar while I was visiting the Smoke Stack in North Providence, RI. I have heard some good things about this line so I’m hoping that it lives up to the recommendations it received.  So with the history behind us, I am now ready to give you my verdict on whether it passes the mighty “Stew” test or not.

 

CIGAR MAKE UP:

WRAPPER: Nicaraguan

BINDER & FILLER: Sumatra / Panamanian and Honduran

Length/Ring: 6 X 60

Strength: Medium to Full

Price: Approximately $ 8.55

 

My Observations: This cigar is not a bad-looking stick when you first make eye contact with it.  It has a nice deep rich chocolate wrapper that is surrounded by medium size veins. On my finger touch inspection I found no soft spots to speak of and found no imperfections around the wrapper.

Over all “B” in the grading department

 

Cigar Label: Long label that is wrapped around the bottom portion of the stick that is black and white. Not sure why they chose this type of large label and I personally think it doesn’t really make much sense. I say this because I think they should have went with the traditional label but then again I’m not a marketing strategist.

 

Snip: Straight cut.

 

Pre-Draw:  Pepper.

 

Flavors: The 1st third of this cigar consisted of a pepper blast mixed with spice. The 2nd third consisted of pepper, spice, and earth. The last third continued with these flavors and to tell you the truth I’m very disappointed with it.

 

Draw: Perfect

Burn line: A bit jagged that needed to be touched up at times.

Liked it: No

Recommend it: No

Hint: None

 

 

Over All

 

 

Until Next Time

Stew

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