Hello from Strongmancigars.ca, reviews come out every Monday and Thursday and will have video reviews starting in the spring. For a little information about myself, I am a Canadian cigar reviewer based in Ontario and started reviewing during the summer of 2013 but have smoked since 2010. Below is one of my reviews about the Alec Bradley Tempus. Enjoy and visit strongmancigars.ca
Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua
Strength: Medium to Full Body
Appearance & Pre-light Impression:
This 6” by 52 cigar features a maduro Honduras wrapper with minimal veins with the seams not visible. The cigar has a rich chocolate aroma paired with some nut and earth.
Beginning to Half- Way Mark:
First of all the cigar gives off a rich earthy flavor paired with some cocoa, very little nuttiness and fruit. The texture of the flavor has been rich and oily. Medium to Full body. The smoke output has been normal. The earthy flavor sticks around till the very end and is hit by a little bit of a bit of a black pepper flavor. One third down and the burn has been even, the smoke output has normal. The flavors have been amplifying to the point whereby the cocoa and earth have becomes the dominate flavors and is paired with a hint of nuttiness and black pepper. There is still a earthy finish to the cigar with a bit more of a black pepper to it. So far medium to full body.
Half Way Mark:
The cigar has been giving so far a good performance. The draw has been easy and still oily. The flavors have been consistent. The flavors have been amplifying, and are still enjoyable. The cigar is still giving off a normal amount of smoke and gives off an oily texture.
The flavors have been excellent and the flavors have hit their peak by which they have amplified. There is a stronger flavor of pepper with earth to the finish of the cigar.