February 12, 2017

Gotham Heroes Alec Bradley Robusto (5 x 50)

Video review HERE.

(From the Gotham Cigars website)
The Gotham Alec Bradley Robusto is the first edition in our Gotham Heroes Series line created exclusively for us, and handcrafted in the world famous Nestor Plasencia factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.

It is a 100% Nicaraguan puro.

Wrapper: Sun Grown Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

The cigar is a medium brown color and has an average feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was a bit firm. The initial flavors were a sweet, buttery cedar,  brown sugar, whipping cream, and black coffee. There was black pepper rated at a 7 1/2 to 8. There are a lot of the whipping cream flavors which are quite sweet. 

About one inch in (18 minutes) the cigar is starting to change. The predominant flavor is a slightly buttery whipping cream with the cedar holding a secondary position with a touch of brown sugar mixed in. The pepper remains very good. The coffee holds the base. The finish also has a whipping cream flavor with a good amount of lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium bodied at this point. The cigar is starting to get a dark noted feel to it.

At the midpoint (33 minutes) the whipping cream notes have greatly decreased. In their place is now chocolate! Quite a change but it seems to support my statement in the last segment that the cigar was getting a dark noted feel. The buttery cedar is still there along with the brown sugar, black pepper and coffee. The cigar is still medium bodied but it is pushing toward medium to full. The finish is still one of a whipping cream and very good lingering black pepper.

The cigar ended at 56 minutes. The flavors as the cigar ended were chocolate, cedar, and just enough whipping cream to give it a lighter flavor. The black coffee was very elevated from the 2/3 point to the end. The pepper remained very good. The finish was unchanged. The cigar reached medium to full bodied. This was a good cigar that made a fairly big change in the middle. These are quite affordable at $30 for a 5 pack. To give these a try go to the Gotham Cigars website

Score: 91

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