Admittedly I am not a huge AB fan, but I couldn't ignore the buzz around the Magic Toast. Looking over the components used, I quickly became excited to give it a try, as I am partial to Honduran tobacco. The marbling on the wrapper doesn't go unnoticed, giving it a wonder visual appeal. The overall construction of the cigar was superior compared to the majority of AB cigars I have smoked previously.
The cigar started off burning great but as time went on I began to get runs that unfortunately I didn't anticipate. Nothing overly detrimental to the smoking experience, but annoying nonetheless.
Where I had high hopes was perhaps where I was most disappointed. The flavors simply weren't complementary to one another. The lack of balance had me scratching my head in confusion and unfortunately, not even a positive subtle change occurred. What I thought had the makings of being a great cigar, just fell short the hype and expectation. $9.00 is what you will pay for this cigar which is typical for what it is, so it won’t break the bank but i certainly think $9.00 can be better spent elsewhere.
As a company we’ve had our ups and downs, but we are proud of the fact that many have come to love and enjoy our cigars. I could sit here and tell you things like “our brand is synonymous with quality” and “we make the best cigars”, etcetera, but the reality is that we just want to make cigars that people can enjoy. The part of our history that really makes us who we are today comes down to a 10-second encounter that changed everything.