For the second year the Rocky Mountain Smokeout, the largest cigar event in Canada, was hosted just outside of my city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
One of the cigars that was provided from the Alec Bradley rep was the Coyol Robusto. I had not previously had the opportunity to smoke one, so it seemed the perfect opportunity to post a review.
The Alec Bradley Coyol was launched back at the 2014 IPCPR in Las Vegas. Available as 20 count boxes they had a wide array of six vitolas to choose from. Petit Lancero (6-1/2x41), Belicoso (5-1/2x58), Robusto (5x52), Toro (6x52), Double Churchill (7x58) and a Gordo (6x60).
Check out my video review here:
The nose on the Alec Bradley Coyol is leather, barnyard, hay, and some faint spices in the foot.
My first few draws were slightly tight, and revealed sweet hay with light spices. Some light nuttiness on the retrohale with pepper that hits you a few seconds later. The hay disappears quickly and is replaced by the pepper, but each draw finishes on the sweet side. There’s a really nice toasted cocoa and slight coffee that develops. I found myself smoking the first third quite quickly as I really enjoyed it.
The middle third starts out with a light plus leather and hay with more of a toasted nuttiness on the retrohale. Some light cocoa comes back with some cedar on the post draw.
In the last third the cocoa picks up to medium strength and the spices come back to a medium which plays against the cocoa with a dry cedar finish.
Total smoking time was 1 hour and 12 minutes. You could easily get 1 hour and 25 minutes out of this cigar, but I was enjoying it so much I couldn’t put it down.
I’m not sure how I missed the Alec Bradley Coyol, but it’s on my radar for deliciousness now.
It must be the Honduran tobacco but this cigar just calls out to be paired with everything coffee.