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Monday, 21 July 2008

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MAXX by Alec Bradley The Fix

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MAXX by Alec Bradley The Fix Average Rating: B  (See Info on Ratings Here Opens in new window)
Dimensions:
5x58
Made in:
Honduras
Wrapper:
Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder:
Costa Rica
Filler:
Columbia, Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico
Reviewer 1: markk96

Rating: B

Construction Comments:
Very Dark cigar, large ring size.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
Seemed to be a well wrapped cigar no flaws on it. Was very tight.
Burn:
With the size of the Cigar it took me a little more time to get it lit probably because of the ring size. It burned evenly and the draw was very easy. Very Smooth Tastes with a flavor cocoa and coffee.
Drink:
None
Smoking Notes:
The cigar was a little strong for me and for a newby it might be to much.
Overall Experience and Rating:
Great smoke, little to large of a ring size for me. Rating: B
 
Reviewer 2: Iceman

Rating: C-

Construction Comments:
This cigar had a dappled dark brown wrapper with a bit of tooth. Very solid. Nice looking and well made cigar. Light sheen. Cut cleanly. Robusto size.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
This cigar had an earthy barnyard smell.
Burn:
Lit very easily and evenly. A couple of touch ups were needed. This cigar burned very nicely. Flakey grey ash.
Drink:
Samuel Adams Hefeweizen
Smoking Notes:
This cigar was very mild. Bland. This cigar had no real taste in the beginning. It got a little bit of a toasty/woody taste about halfway through. Still not a lot of flavor. The draw was very good and I got a lot of smoke, too bad it was bland smoke.
Overall Experience and Rating:
This cigar was very bland and dull. I wanted this cigar to get better and it never really did. It gave me mouthfuls of dull boring smoke. Not going to be on my list to try again. Overall Grade: C-
 
Reviewer 3: Charlie

Rating: A+

Construction Comments:
This is a very well made cigar, packed with dark, rich tobacco.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
Strong. It's a Maduro. Rich, and full of sweet, dark greasy leaves. I like to savor a new cigar for a five or ten minutes before lighting it, and this one packed a whollop. It was spicy sweet, and gave me a very pleasant nicotine rush, even before I lit it.
Burn:
When I lit it, I was not disappointed. It burned very even, and slowly grew that classic thick ash. Never burned too hot, never went out.
Drink:
Bass ale.
Smoking Notes:
This is a good, strong cigar from the first puff to the last with a complex mix of tastes. It started with dark rich almost nutty taste, and finished mellow, like a stong cup of coffee.
Overall Experience and Rating:
A+. I am going to buy more of these cigar next time I order. This i a premium smoke, full of flavor, never harsh or hot, even at the end.
 
Reviewer 4: zitotczito

Rating: B

Construction Comments:
This cigar sported a dark and oily maduro wrapper, smooth with very little noticeable veins. The cigar was both firm and soft in spots. The construction as far as the outer wrapper is concerned was very good.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
Straight cut that left no pieces in my mouth on the pre-light draw. The aroma was sweet and earthy.
Burn:
After a slight toast and torch light, the burn was not the straightest and followed the soft spots deviating as much as 1/3 of an inch at times. But considering the off burn, no touch ups were needed during the smoke and that did amaze me. I contribute that to the medium weight maduro wrapper which allowed the burn to continue unabated even though off center. The smoke volume was very good although the draw was a little tight at times, that did not take away from the enjoyment.
Drink:
Diet Vanilla Dr. Pepper
Smoking Notes:
I was an easy torch and the draw was to me a little tight, but not a distraction. The cigar had a sweet woody flavor and is medium-full in strength to me and by strength I mean in flavor. The cigar moved from a medium-full flavor to mild and back again to medium-full. The flavor coated the mouth with a pleasing sweet Taste and there was an sver so slight spice at the end. The cigar burned off center much of the way until the end when it became straight after passing the soft spots. The burn was cool until the end when it got a little wet and I contribute that to the maduro wrapper and it being a bit moist as I should probably have put it in the dry box another day.
Overall Experience and Rating:
I enjoyed this cigar considering the nice sweet woody flavor and due to the fact that I love most Maduro's which makes me a little bias. I would rate this cigar a B due to the really nice maduro wrapper and flavor. I did not consider the off burn a problem and it did not affect the taste. I do have to admit that Kevin spilled the beans on what the cigar was and it worked out somewhat well since I have some but have never smoked them. I am not a fan of larger ring gauges so I have put off trying them. But it was a pleasant surprise and I enjoyed it. I would have no problem smoking these again or sharing them with others.
   
Reviewer 5: Cycleman

Rating: B-

Construction Comments:
Nice
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
Nice
Burn:
Burn was nice and it did not travel at all.
Drink:
Water & Vodka Shots
Smoking Notes:
This cigar has a huge ring gauge, yet it was to small to be an Amenso. I still did a straight cut with this stick and only took a few mm’s and had a perfect draw from the get-go. Upon the first touch of a torch, I had that epiphany from the aroma that I had smoked this before ... BLIP ... Alec Bradley! Is what came to mind… Great flavor. It was very one dimensional, which is not a bad, as I enjoyed it and it did not change or get complex at all. And I realized that because it didn’t change and stayed true through the entire smoke is one of the nice qualities I enjoyed about the smoking experience. The ash was not very dense and did not hold as tight as cigar, but it did purge/vent/clear very easy and was able to get to that nice thick smoke easy and with little effort.
Overall Experience and Rating:
Overall this cigar would be a STRONG C+ to B-. Very enjoyable.

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Comments 

 
-1 # No Drinking!Dusty Miller 2013-02-26 03:56
Drinks should not be consumed with a cigar that is being reviewed; it affects the person's opinion of the cigar's "taste" (flavour) and "body" (strength). If such drinks are to be consumed, they should be done on the second, separate smoking of the same model of cigar...and note how the beverage affects the nuances of the cigar.

(Diet Vanilla Dr. Pepper: sweet mother of pearl?!)

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