Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Magic Toast – Rated 93

If you visit the Alec Bradley website, you will see the following quote from Alan Rubin, owner of Alec Bradley Cigars:

“A star in born.

Alec Bradley Magic Toast got its name on a night forever etched in my memory. That’s the night, I saw for myself, by flashlight, a crop that was beyond belief. Tobaccos I knew we would find a special project for.

Under the stars, we cracked open a bottle of very special whisky and proposed a toast to our future. Magic Toast was born that evening. Along with a ritual. Toast the end of this cigar. Celebrate its beginning. And enjoy the magic!

Alan Rubin

Such a statement would entice any cigar enthusiast to want to indulge in the pleasure of smoking the Magic Toast. At this years Smoke Inn – Great Smoke, I got my hands on one and today I offer my take on it.

Alec Bradley Magic Toast
Alec Bradley Magic Toast

The Alec Bradley Magic Toast blend is a mix of Honduran and Nicaraguan leaf that is described as:

  • Wrapper – Honduras
  • Double Binder –Nicaragua/Honduras
  • Filler – Nicaragua/Honduras

The Magic Toast is available in 3 popular vitolas, each packaged in 20-count boxes:

  • Robusto (5 x 52) MSRP $8.95
  • Toro (6 x 52) MSRP $9.50
  • Gordo (6 x 60) MSRP $10.25

The Alec Bradley Magic Toast is hand crafted at Fabrica de Tabacos Raices Cubanas S. de R.L., in Danlí, Honduras.

For this review I sampled the Alec Bradley Magic Toast Robusto.

Pre-Light Examination

The Alec Bradley Magic Toast is a dark almost black wrapped cigar that is slightly rugged yet solid cigar with a bit of oily sheen to it.

A single artistic band adorns the cigar using a colorful motif featuring a night blue sky with stars and constellations in the background. The words “Alec Bradley” is printed across the top and the words “Magic Toast” are printed in white on a red background on the bottom. The Alec Bradley logo is prominently displayed in the center.

I did not pick up much aroma along the barrel but the foot had some interesting notes of toasted bread, pepper, and a caramelized sugar.

I sliced the cap with my double blade Xikar cutter and took in some scrumptious cold draw puffs that I would describe as cinnamon spice toast.

Preparing to burn it to ash, I toasted the foot with a double flame toarch lighter and took in the first flavorful puffs that offered less pepper than I thought but definitely bread and jam.

Cigar Review Notes

Alec Bradley Magic Toast
Alec Bradley Magic Toast
Alec Bradley Magic Toast
Alec Bradley Magic Toast
Alec Bradley Magic Toast
Alec Bradley Magic Toast
Alec Bradley Magic Toast
Alec Bradley Magic Toast
Alec Bradley Magic Toast
Alec Bradley Magic Toast
Alec Bradley Magic Toast
Alec Bradley Magic Toast
  • Tasty start to the journey with bread and jam notes
  • Light pepper notes fill in the background
  • Full volume smoke fruit and sweetness
  • Light grey ash rests on a medium char line
  • Coffee notes (espresso) breaks through – this like a breakfast meal
  • Light fruit aroma
  • Burn gets wavy near end of first third
  • Beginning of the second third things tone down a bit as butter and wood enter
  • Burn corrects as the espresso flavors continue
  • Once the ash fell it revealed a centered and well formed cone
  • Aroma shifts to a syrupy note
  • Earthy notes join the profile
  • Smoke is quite smooth just shy of the band
  • Pepper notes pick up deep in second third
  • A slight off burn started
  • Hint of sweetness and malt moving into the final third
  • There is a gentle salty note on the lips
  • Flaky ash
  • Medium in Strength
  • Total Smoking Time was 1 hour and 10 minutes

Overall, the Alec Bradley Magic Toast was a quite the flavor full cigar with a enticing aromas. The final third actually brought an array of flavors to the palate that wanted me to smoke another or perhaps to pick up the toro vitola for a longer smoking experience. From a construction perspective there were a few spots where it waved off but eventually corrected itself without a touch-up and the ash was a bit flaky during the burn. I rate this a 93.

If you can’t find this at your local Brick and Mortar you can find them at Smoke Inn online.

Point Deductions: (-1) Multiple Waves; (-1) Flaky Ash; (-1) Off Burn

Alec Bradley Magic Toast
Alec Bradley Magic Toast

1 thought on “Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Magic Toast – Rated 93

  • In the past I was not a fan of the Alec Bradley blends and haven’t smoked any in 5 + years. But I to found one of these in my Great Smoke stash and reluctantly smoked it.
    To my surprise, I really enjoyed this cigar and definitely want to try a another.
    I don’t know how the rest of the line is but I won’t be passing by the Bradley boxes without picking one up.

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