Monday, January 17, 2011

Alec Bradley Tempus Centuria 49 x 7

Torrential rains and unseasonably warm on Saturday night. This was the first time that I've ever been to SnoCasino and the lot was FULL! They wouldn't even let us turn into the complex. That meant NO valet service as well. "Holy Crap! You mean I've got to park way up here on the main road? It's raining cats and dogs!"
We'd already driven all the way out here, so there was no turning back. I took out the umbrella and we walked in the pouring rain all the way down the hill to the casino - never done that before and hopefully I won't have to do it again, especially with my lovely wife, who just happen to be wearing high heels. Yeah, we blasted down the hill at a tortoise's pace. Ugh...

Oh well, it turned out to be a good evening though - I was surprisingly lucky on the slots.

Cigar Time!


We started out in the humidor at the Lit Lounge, I was looking for something good, something that I hadn't tried before. Yes, I saw the Cuban Stock on the shelf and brother it was calling my name, but I told myself to snap out of it and try something new. So I chose an Alec Bradley Tempus and my sweetie-pie picked out a Drew Estates Java - nice choice babe!

The staff cut and toasted the cigars for us, then handed them back for the final lite - Great service! I ordered a glass of rum (Pyrat Pistol) and a Kahlua and coffee for the misses. We had to stand for a while since it was so busy, but eventually a couple of the big green chairs in the corner would open up for us.

Anyway, so what did I think of the Alec Bradley Tempus Centuria?
I LOVED it! No kidding! I don't think it's quite on the same level as the Cuban Stock, but boy it was one heck-of-a good smoke. Excellent flavor, consistently smooth throughout, burned perfectly, just felt good in my hand. I'm sure you've smoked cigars like this before, they just feel right. (as opposed to cigars that are hard as rock, harsh as hell, and a draw that's like sucking a pea through a straw - not good)

Would I buy one again?
YES! Especially if they're out of Cuban Stock. :)

My Rating: 9

So last week I mentioned that I'd tell you about the $3 Cuban Cohiba that I bought in the Republica Dominicana. You heard me correctly - $3 US dollars for a Cuban Cohiba. Why are you laughing? Its got to be legit, right? It says "Habana, Cuba" right on the label...


I knew it was fake, but I was looking for a cigar to smoke while I was on the beach and this just happened to be the best looking fake cigar I could find. I'm not going to say that it was a "turd", but I can tell you that it was definitely a dud. Sometimes you truly get what you pay for, sometimes less...

8 comments:

Chris said...

They need to install a webcam in the lounge to see how busy it is and when it's safe to go so you can get a seat, haha.

Kirkland Cigar Club said...

Or they could expand the lounge?

Chris said...

I doubt they will expand, haha. They're surrounded by other stuff there in the casino. I don't think they planned for it to get so popular. I remember first going there when they all had the big green leather chairs. Either way, I love it there.

Ever heard of Havana Club Rum? I'm getting a bottle of it from a friend. It's rum from well, Havana explains enough, haha. I know you like rum so maybe you've heard of it.

Kirkland Cigar Club said...

I've never tried Havana Club before, but I've heard it's VERY good. Bring it over to my place with a couple of Lanceros and we'll try it out!

;)

Chris said...

I'm not sure if I'll be getting a box of the Lanceros. I read a review on them, which was a great review on the cigar and got good ratings, but I learned that the blend is the same as their first Lancero that came out just known as the Original Lancero. I guess they were supposed to be limited but I think they are still made, and they're a little longer than the SODO. I believe they're a little cheaper than the SODO as well. So I'm not sure...I might save my money and just pass on it. Don't get me wrong, I smoked the one I got and loved it. I just don't think I could shell out the extra cash right now.

Kirkland Cigar Club said...

I rarely buy a box of anything unless it's guaranteed to be phenomenal.

Might head up to the Lit Lounge tonight - weather is too crappy to stick around Kirkland. However, I hear it's going to be a nice weekend.

Anonymous said...

That "legit" cohiba is fake too by the way!

John Heflin said...

No kidding!!?? I'm trying to remember if that was a label that I pulled off the web or if it was one of mine. Oh well, thanks for pointing it out!
;)