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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

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altReady for more reviews?  Today’s focus will be on the Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan and the Cain Daytona Maduro Figurado.

Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan

St. Patrick’s Day came and went, and if you went all out during the holiday, you probably had yourself a nice hangover to deal with the next day or two.  Green beer is always a favorite on this holiday, but what about green cigars?  If there was ever a perfect cigar to smoke on St. Patrick’s Day, it’s the Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy hooligan.  Its green candela wrapper looks the part, and so does its Irish-themed box, decorative band, and name.  Alec Bradley released the Filthy Hooligan just in time for the holiday in limited quantities, and I was able to get my hands on this limited edition smoke.  Does it smoke as well as it looks?  I am about to find out.

The Black Market Filthy Hooligan comes in one size that measures 6 x 50.  The cigar’s filler blend is an interesting mix of tobaccos from Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.  A Sumatra binder comes next, and a Nicaraguan Jalapa wrapper completes the composition.  Despite its bold and in your face name, the Filthy Hooligan is said to be a smoother cigar that falls into the medium-bodied category of strength. 

To call the appearance of the Black Market Filthy Hooligan unique would definitely be an understatement.  I really enjoy the look of the candela wrapper and its light green color.  The wrapper is very smooth and only features a few very minor veins.  There’s also a bit of oil on the surface.  I find no soft spots as I give the cigar several squeezes from head to toe.  The Filthy Hooligan’s presentation is helped by a pair of decorative bands.  The top band is small and showcases the Alec Bradley name and a shamrock logo.  The bottom band is quite large and covers half of the cigar.  It has Black Market stamped in large font as well as the Alec Bradley logo and a shamrock logo with the Filthy Hooligan name.  The green, gray, white, and black colors used on the bands go well with the entire theme of the cigar.  There’s a pre-light aroma of cedar, while the cold taste is earthy.

The Black Market Filthy Hooligan lights with ease and offers a great draw.  A lot of thick and cool smoke fills the air.  The burn is very even and only requires a couple of minor touch-ups.  No re-lights are necessary.  The ash is firm and dark gray in color.  All in all, the burn is satisfactory.

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0 # WUTJonffffff 2013-04-18 15:30
How is this even a review? You didn't say anything about the AB other than the fact that you lit it on fire...

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