Alec Bradley Retreat – Cigar Review


Alec Bradley Retreat Robusto

What happened here?  This is fine looking cigar.

I purchased it off the net and when I received it I immediately noticed hard spots and it was seemingly overfilled.

I decided to let it chill in the humidor for a while hoping it would soften up and all would be ok.

After sitting in the humidor for 3 weeks it was time to give it a shot, even though it did not seem to soften up at all.

Sure enough, it was nearly unsmokable.  After cutting it, the draw was virtually impossible.  I tried everything from chewing it, to mashing it, to cutting deeper… it was a lost cause.

From what little smoke I was able to get from it, the flavor profile was good.  Very earthy with hints of sweet and a pepper finish.

Now I doubt this is typical of Alec Bradley, but for a cigar in this price range it is entirely inexcusable.

I would be willing to try another AB cigar, but I don’t see myself paying for one for quite some time.

If I try another retreat with a different result, I will update this review.

Flavor and Taste:  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14 15 16  17  18  19  20

Construction:  1 2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

Wrapper:  1  2  3 4  5

Was it Worth the Price?  1 2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

Would I Buy an Entire Box?  1 2 3  4  5

Total Score:  21 out of 50


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