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Alec Bradley Black Market Robusto 5 Pack

Alec Bradley Black Market Robusto 5 Pack

 Alec Bradley Black Market Robusto Cigars are medium-bodied and belong to a luxury-class edition of Black Market cigars. They are created with Panamanian and Honduran Jamastran long-fillers which give you an interestingly vivid flavor. The Sumatran leaf binder and Nicaraguan Jalapa wrapper offer a sustained consistency in flavor and lend an alluring dark color to the cigar. These cigars offer a complex flavor that greet your palate as you take a refreshing drag. It starts with a very smooth and creamy flavor, laced with notes of spice and pepper and finally finishes with a hint of sweetness.

Its perfect construction allows for the perfect amount of smoke to come through and also ensures an even burn through the length of the stick. These cigars are well-presented in packs, each holding 5 units. Alan Rubin has made waves with Alec Bradley Black Market cigars. He first joined the cigar business in 1996, and in only a few years, Alec Bradley cigars were one of the most favored cigars amongst tobacco aficionados.

 

Cigar Size Cigar Quantity Cigar Wrapper Cigar Quantity Cigar Filler Cigar Strength Cigar Origin
 5 1/4 x 52 (Robusto) 5 Pack Nicaraguan Jalapa Sumatra Honduran and Panamanian Strength Medium Honduras
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Tasting Notes

Alec Bradley Black Market Cigars

Tasting Notes

The AB Black Market is a scrumptious cigar; to say the least.
You can expect a cornucopia of flavour notes starting from blasts of red pepper, dark chocolate, rich creamy espresso, a pinch of spice (or what I deduced as cloves), cedar, earth, and underlying notes of leather.

Even though Black Market does not have much in the way of transitions, it manages to stay interesting enough throughout the smoke.
In my experience, sometimes, all you need is a delicate balance of flavours. Transitions can sometimes go horridly wrong. This baby is scrumptiously consistent in flavour, intensity, and complexity.

The burn line and smoke output are outstanding. You may experience a slight decrease in smoke output a few draws in. However, as the cigar settles into a luxurious cruise of flavours, your thick cottony billows of chewy smoke will return.

Packaging

It wouldn't be a proper AB Black Market review without touching on the packaging.And boy, is it dramatic!
The Black Market comes in a carte-like miniature cargo crate. Just like the name, this prohibition-style crate is reminiscent of bootlegging and all those illegal 'black market' trades.

Each box contains 22 decadent Black Markets with their dramatic bands. One band practically covers half of the cigar. I find this quite cute. Maybe it does something to protect the wrapper; I don't know. It has 'Black Market' written across it in military-style font.
The secondary band is standard size.
Alec Bradley Black Market Cigars


Why is the Alec Bradley Black Market Cigar Becoming More Popular on Store Shelves?

Black Market falls right in the sweet spot of all cigar enthusiasts.
For one, it is a delectable stogie with a calm consistent flavour profile. It will not overwhelm even a newbie since the strength remains medium. For this reason, it is the perfect cigar to have at the end of the day or while doing any mindless activity like mowing the lawn.
Two, the price point on these babies is great. At between $6 and $9, you can buy these by the box and enjoy them over time.
Third, you can't argue with ratings. This stogie garnered a 90+ rating from Cigar Aficionado. In fact, the original Black Market did so well that Alen Rubin added Black Market Esteli and Black Market Vandal to the line.

Which is the Most Popular Size?

As earlier stated, Alen Rubin loves experimenting with new sizes and shapes.
And while Black Market features funky new sizes like the Chunk (4x60) and Punk (4.2x42), the most popular size remains the Gordo (6x60).
Why? Well, I guess it's just more cigar for you to enjoy!

Is Black Market One of the Best Cigars in the Alec Bradley Line?

Absolutely!
And this is saying a lot considering Alec Bradley's list of homeruns including the Tempus and Prensado lines.In my humble opinion, the Black Market is often misunderstood. If you are looking for a complex cigar with a surprise waiting at every corner, this is the wrong cigar for you. But if all you want is a great, relaxing cigar experience, then you are in the right company.

How Does Black Market Compare to Other Medium Bodied Nicaraguan Cigars?

The AB Black Market would be formidable contender in the Nicaraguan Cigars wall of fame contest, if there ever was any. Even though I wouldn't go as far as to say it is the best Nicaraguan cigar ever. But it does offer enough depth and flavour to beat most of the other Nicaraguan Cigars in the market.
Alec Bradley Cigars never skimp on flavour or value and the Black Market is no exception.

Final Thoughts

The Alec Bradley Black Market should definitely be in your regular rotation. It does exceptionally well in the humidor. If you get a box, you will have a cute keepsake and delicious stogies to enjoy well into the foreseeable future.

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Additional Information

SKU:
ABBMR5
Category:
Premium Cigars
Product Type:
Cigar
Manufacturer:
Alec Bradley
Brand:
Alec Bradley Black Market
Wrapper Type:
Nicaraguan
Wrapper:
Nicaraguan
Binder:
Sumatra
Filler:
Honduran, Panamanian
Origin:
Honduras
Ring Gauge:
52
Length:
5 1/4
Shape:
Robusto
Strength:
Medium
Quantity:
5
Package Type:
Pack
Rating:
88
Package Count:
5
Price Per Cigar:
$7.55
Gift Type:
Not Applicable
Flavored:
No
Filtered:
No
Little:
No
Groupon:
No
Discontinued:
No
Buy 1 Get 1:
No
Free Gift:
No
Free Shipping:
No
Suscribe:
No
90+ Rated:
No
Limited Edition:
No
Rare Cigar:
No
Top 25 Brand:
No
Aficionado Top 25:
No
Staff Pick:
No

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