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Alec Bradley Prensado

thumbnail_IMG_7177The Alec Bradley Prensado, Robusto cigar is coming in at a 5x 50 ring. The Prensado is made in the Raices Cubanas factory in Honduras and utilizes a good amount of Honduran tobacco from Trojes. The Trojes region is located in the Southern part of Honduras.

Visually the Alec Bradley Prensado is like a piece of cigar art. The wrapper has a dark chocolate look to it. The wrapper is somewhat oily and smooth with virtually no veins in sight. It is well packed with no soft spots as well as being box pressed. The aroma on the foot is a combination of cedar and coffee. The wrapper gives off a strong barnyard aroma.

For my Alec Bradley Prensado Robusto, I used my a Colibri V-cut to open up the cap. With the pre-light draw the dry draw notes provided me with flavors of leather, coffee, and chocolate. Overall I considered the pre-light flavors to be enjoyable. The first draw after lighting provided me with a quick shot of pepper.  The pepper would settle quickly though and join with the notes of leather and coffee. The leather and coffee have quickly surfaced as the primary flavors of this cigar. By the end of the first third of the smoking experience, I detected some hints of nut in the finish.

During the second third of the Prensado, I detected a sour citrus in the background for a little bit. Eventually these citrus notes were replaced by some cedar spices. The cedar spices fused with the pepper note.  For the remainder of the cigar experience, the Prensado was highlighted by notes of leather, coffee, nut and spice. At no point while smoking the last half of the cigar none of the notes would overshadow the others. The finish was smooth and there were no harsh notes. The resulting nub was cool and soft.

In the end, not the most complex flavor profile, but some good flavor and definitely a dessert cigar that would go really well with a nice cup of coffee and chocolate cake. The cigar was a solid medium body cigar and the burn was close to perfect and razor sharp. My overall opinion on this cigar is that it gets a 4 star out of 5 Construction is impeccable. The flavors were very enjoyable with a solid Medium on the body. Not too much strength at least for me. I would buy another given the chance.

Review by Distinguished Ruffian member @mouthwash_cologne

Wrapper: Trojes, Honduras

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Trojes, Honduras, Nicaragua

Size for Review: Robusto 5×50

Taste: Full body.


Price: Around $10.00 depending on location.

Rating: 4 out of 5 pints.

Ruger 10/.22


Wanting a gun that won’t make you cry when you swipe your card? Are you new to shooter and want to try shooting? Well the ruger 10/22 is the perfect gun no matter what side you fall under.

I got my first 10/22 from my dad for my 10th birthday, and I fell in love instantly, thanks dad! Since then I picked up two more. One that has a bull (heavy) barrel and a thumb-hole stock. Then a pink one for the girlfriend. 10/22 stands for how many rounds of .22 it can hold, 10. Now if you’re looking for a gun to take people breaking into your house out this isn’t the ideal gun for that. But if you’re looking for a awesome gun that won’t break the bank or wanting to get into shooting then this is perfect!

Depending on what model and colors you get a 10/22 will run around $400 and its worth every penny. It’s great gun to go plink soda cans or prairie dogs. You really can’t go wrong with it. Oh did I mention how fun it is!?

Well why is this the best gun for the new shooter? They best answers I can give you is its great to learn firearms safety and skills on. They can learn how to check if it’s safe, load the gun, trigger pull, I can go on forever. The other is it’s not gonna scare the shit out of the new shooter when they pull the trigger. Go ahead and give a new or first time shooter an Ak-47 or a 12 gauge, not a lot are gonna wanna shoot guns again. When I took my girl-friend shooting for her first time this is what I gave her. I could tell that she didn’t know a lot about shooting when she rested the butt of the stock on her shoulder and didn’t put it into her shoulder, after I showed her the basics she fell in love like I did. I even bought her a pink one like I said. Now if you’re looking for a gun for your kid this might not be the best gun depending how old they are. If the can’t properly hold the gun without any help then it’s not time for this one yet… I would tell you to go get a Henry youth model single shot .22, that’s what I learned on.

I can only find one downside to the 10/22 and that would be the ammo. You couldn’t find it! People were buying it off the shelf like it was not being made anymore. Now that the crazy buying is slowing down its a little easier to buy. Other than that I can’t find anything else wrong with it. It’s just a gun that everyone who shoots should own.

Recoil: NONE
Worth the money: Yes!
Would I buy one again: Hell ya!
Rating: 5 of 5

Article contributed by sam___hansen