Alec Bradley Tempus

After the Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 list came out for 2011, and Alec Bradley’s Prensado was #1 on this list, I’ve been wanting to try more of his cigars.  I did purchase and smoke one of the Churchill-sized Prensados after the CA list dropped, and it was fantastic.  But that was before I had revisited posting on this blog again, so I never wrote a review about it.  It’s been a while now since I smoked one, so I need to go buy another one to smoke and review.  Mainly to review, but also because I want to smoke another one :O

The Tempus was given to me by a friend who told me that it was good, but not as good as the Prensado.  I think that I will have to agree.  The Tempus is a nice box-pressed stick, about the size of a corona.  It started a bit spicy but smoothed out very quickly and produced a woody, most oak, flavored taste.  It was smooth yet flavorful, but not overpowering.  I did notice that once I got down to the band, the smoke started to get hot.  I was disappointed with this because I wanted to smoke it down farther than I was able to.  But I still enjoyed the smoke and would probably pickup a few more sticks if I can find them on sale somewhere.