⊗ MAXX cigars were designed to deliver an eventful character that is balanced and far from overwhelming. Cloaked by a dark Nicaraguan maduro leaf, a complex, 4-country blend of tobaccos is bound by a tasty Costa Rican Binder. The complex cocktail of countries in this charmer includes: Colombia, Nicaragua, Honduras and Mexico. The result is a medium to full-bodied blend that’s rich and smooth as silk from the get-go, but filled with toasty, earthy flavors and a natural sweetness on the lingering aftertaste.
During the act of smoking of an Alec Bradley MAXX The Freak, you will discover why the company has earned the success it enjoys today. Quality, taste, pleasure. These are the hallmarks that make AB cigars beloved worldwide. Those in the know need no explanation. For the few aficionados who have yet to make an acquaintance, we’ll hold the door open for you.
⊗ If you are a grizzled old-timer, you may cast a cautious eye at the oversized black and white band with MAXX imprinted vertically, the last X a bold red. No, it is not the smaller silver and garnet band you remember, but fear not because the savory flavor of the 91-rated, 6 3/10” X 60 Alec Bradley MAXX The Freak is the same as it always has been, so it is time to light up! With a knuckle wrapped around the dark and toothy barrel of the stogie, long and deep pulls of creamy smoke will reveal a pepper-driven profile smoothed with hints of milk chocolate and churned butter. With its strength solidifying at medium-full, the second, third launches with a rush of espresso and cedar while the final stage of the smoke is a long slow slide through earth, cocoa, and spice.
⊗ Despite the wonderful array of flavors and aroma, what’s most striking about MAXX is the lineup of sizes. Each cigar within the line is quite large, maximizing flavor and strength inside a long, luxurious experience.
MAXX also received numerous 90+ ratings, including a well deserved ’91’ rating, stating: “It has a sweet wood flavor, with toast and spice notes, and it continues to improve as it’s puffed.”