Alec Bradley Prensado Robusto & Giveaway

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Alec Bradley Prensado Robusto + Giveaway by Jacob Krell

Size: 50 X 5
Wrapper: Corojo dos mil seis (Corojo 2006)
Binder: Nicaraguan Jalapa
Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua
Price: $9.25

Alec Bradley Prensado

Behind The Stick:

Ok, I know my last review was of the Alec Bradley Tempus. Some of you may wonder what gives with another AB review. Well, I have a nice little Alec Bradley giveaway I can�t wait to send to one of our readers who comments on this review. Details will be at the end of the review. Today I am presenting to you the Alec Bradley Prensado Robusto. Prensado comes in five vitollas: Corona Gorda, Robusto, Churchill, Gran Toro, and Torpedo. The wrapper was grown in late 2006 and was fermented and aged through mid 2008. Alec Bradley spent 6 months working on the blend for this cigar. Prensado is Alec Bradley�s most full bodied cigar to date and their first traditional pressed line of cigars.

Alec Bradley Prensado


The wrapper is reddish/brown and slightly oily. Some small veins can be seen throughout the wrapper. The Prensado was firm with a slight give when squeezed and somewhat softer at the foot which I find to be normal in most box pressed cigars. The triple cap is well done and looks perfect. Prensado features an oversized band that looks great and makes it stand out. I do not know if my photographs will reveal this but when you look at the foot you notice the different colors of the filler tobaccos mixed together.

Alec Bradley Prensado


The cigar has a sweet tobacco and cedar aroma before lighting. The first 1/3 of the cigar is very smooth with a hint of cocoa and some spice. The burn started a little off but self corrected. The ash is white and grey striped and held for 1 � inches before I knocked it off which took some effort. After knocking the ash off I noticed the cigar had a nice cone burn going. 2/3 in the cigar had some serious pepper flavor picking up. I experienced a woody, sweet, cedar taste with a hint of coffee flavor. The final 3/3 of the cigar was very smooth with a hint of spiciness. The flavor finished off with a very nice cedar and cocoa flavors. After a rough start the cigar burned perfectly to the nub.

Alec Bradley Prensado


I really enjoyed the Alec Bradley Tempus and we all know the high ratings it received. The Alec Bradley Prensado also received a high rating yet came in right below the Tempus. While I really enjoyed both cigars I would definitely place the Prensado above the Tempus in my personal opinion. I loved this cigar from start to finish. I found it to have the flavors that I enjoy plus the complexity and fullness to keep you guessing. Just when you think you have the flavors figured out here comes a change. This cigar has so much going on and is a fantastic smoke. I can�t wait to add a box of these to my humidor. If you haven�t tried one yet I highly recommend that you try one soon. For more information on this cigar and others available from Alec Bradley please visit

Alec Bradley Prensado

~Contest: Up for grabs is a wonderful Alec Bradley prize package. You have no idea how hard it is for me to part with some of these sticks. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment. The prize pack includes an Alec Bradley Hendrix lighter, AB Prensado Robusto 50X5, AB Tempus Terra Nova 50X5, AB Family Blend 50X5 � �VR1�, and an AB Special Blend 50X7 1/4 . A random winner will be chosen from all comments received.

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30 Thoughts to “Alec Bradley Prensado Robusto & Giveaway”

  1. Jerome

    Great review. I have always enjoyed the AB cigars, though I have yet to try the Prensado. I have noticed a trend towards fuller and stronger cigars in past 1-2 yrs. I do enjoy full flavored cigars but not so much the strong ones.

  2. blane farias

    Nice review.I have been meaning to try the prensado.They are a little pricey so I was waiting for some reviews.
    Good job with the sight.

  3. David Edwards

    I tend not to go beyond med. This sounds interesting. Can’t wait to try it.

  4. Andy K

    Sweet!!! A free cigar give away I’m in. I’ve had the Tempus but not the others.
    thanks for the review.

  5. Stogie Dan

    You must be a cigar NUT to be giving away this stash. Nice.
    Great review. I feel it was dead on since I have had the pleasure of trying the prensado once. Would love it again,and again and again.
    I also am a big AB fan.
    Thanks for the reviews

  6. Thomas

    Love the Tempus. Can’t wait to try the Prensado. Great site!

  7. John

    I have tried several cigars from the Alec Bradley line of cigars but have not had a chance to try the Prensado. Have heard a lot of positive things about the cigar. The flavor profile sounds just like what I prefer. Will try one soon. Thanks for the review.

  8. Gary V.

    Looks like I have a new cigar to add to the need to smoke list. I just smoked a Tempus last night with a nice cup of coffee. The problem with your reviews, I keep having to go buy more cigars. Ok, not such a bad thing.

  9. Theant

    I do like your reviews they are well thought out and a joy to read.I just tried an Alec Bradley SCR and was quite surprised with the cigar. The package cigar and taste was phenomenal and a great price point.

  10. Rick

    Thanks for the review and it looks like I’ve got another great site to go to. I have smoked a Tempus and would love to see how the Prensado and the other cigars compare.

  11. Rich H

    I tried many A. B. cigars and always enjoy them. I’m looking forward to trying the Prensado.Great work on this web site !

  12. pschantz

    nice blog, and sounds like a nice stick! I’ll be back on a regular basis.

  13. Brett L.

    The AB Prensado is a great stick! AB has came out with some great cigars over the last year, probably some of my favs. He also has very cool merchandise. Thanks for all the great reviews, keep them coming!

  14. Nice review Jacob and congrats on joining the Cigar Nut team!
    Very kind of you to be parting with this prize pack!
    Keep up the good work guys!

  15. Jacob Krell

    Thanks for all the great comments guys. I am excited to be doing this giveaway so someone can try what we have been reviewing. Whoever wins I would love for you to comment back on your thoughts compared to my review. Winner will be notified here in comments and by email when David posts the next review. Good luck everyone and we have more giveaways coming. Some exciting things are around the corner!!

  16. another great review. i too like the Prensados over the Tempus.
    thanks for the contest.

  17. Keith

    solid review, I cant wait to enjoy one and compare to your review

  18. D_smoke20

    Great review. I have smoked a few of these cigars and the more I smoke the more that I enjoy them.

  19. Matt Maronna

    great review jacob, the prensado is a good stick but i’m still a bit partial to the tempus myself.

  20. Alex Williams

    Great review. Only AB stick i have tried is the Tempus and LOVED it!

  21. Keith1911

    Nice review! Cool contest too.

  22. J.A.S.

    Nice contest; I tried the prensado two weeks ago and found it impressive; need to get some more to compare correctly.

  23. Steve

    Great review,I have smoked a couple of these sticks and enjoyed them a lot.

  24. Jacob Krell

    Using RANDOM.ORG the winner is #11 Rich H. I need your address and congrats. Thank you everyone who entered. Stand by and keeping checking the site because we have some awesome stuff to give away coming up. Much more to come.

  25. kekoa kai

    Great reviews along with good pics. Keep up the great work.

  26. Dave

    Now my lips are twitchin’ for one of these smokes.

  27. Scott N

    Never tried an Alec Bradley, but would sure like to! Great review!

  28. dj

    Yargh! Did I miss it????

  29. J. Conrad Guest

    I have yet to smoke an Alec Bradley I didn’t like; but I have yet to try the Prensado. I’d love to try a box.

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