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).

 

Vitola: Robusto

Size: 5” x 52 Ring Gauge

Wrapper: Honduran,

Binder: Honduran, Nicaraguan

Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan

Cigars Smoked for this Review: One each

Price Point: $7.50 MSRP

Cigar Purchased: Manufacturer’s sample from RMS 2015

Quick Note: For this review we used Logan’s rating system. You can view it in detail here.

 

“I’m not sure how I missed the Alec Bradley Coyol, but it’s on my radar for deliciousness now.”

 

 

 

Check out my video review here:

 

Surgeon’s Rating: 88 AKA “A 5-Pack”

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.

 

Surgeon’s Pairing Recommendation:

It must be the Honduran tobacco but this cigar just calls out to be paired with everything coffee.

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Comment by Generally Useful Jared on November 17, 2015 at 9:07am

Ummm... it wasn't on your radar because Alec Bradley screams "newb" in FedHead land?  I know... I was there once...

Comment by Docwill on November 17, 2015 at 9:16am

Great review John. I had smoked a few of the Petit lanceros and enjoyed them, they leaned more to the grass and sweet side of the spectrum. I was gifted the robusto after they stopped selling these here, think lack of sales; I really enjoyed the nuttiness and spice on the robusto. It is a slow burner for sure.

Comment by Charlie on November 17, 2015 at 10:15am

Great review John...been a cigar I pass up at the shop...I might grab one next time?

Comment by Cigar Coop on November 17, 2015 at 6:44pm

This is a misunderstood cigar. I think it is really good. While I'm not a lancero fan, this blend shines in the lancero too.

Comment by Doug on November 17, 2015 at 6:52pm

I've heard a lot of folks talk about how this cigar isn't a typical AB and that it is much better than they expected. 

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