Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan

Wrapper: Candela

Binder: Sumatra

Filler: Panama, Honduran

Size: 6×50

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Pre Light

Well I guess we all knew this was coming.  Today was St. Patrick’s Day and what else would I smoke today?  The Filthy Hooligan has a slight oily sheen on the wrapper with only one large vein running down the one side of the cigar.  The wrapper has a grassy and pepper aroma to it and I get the same smells off the foot.  I did a punch cut on this cigar and it opened up a nice and easy draw.  The flavors on the cold draw are grass, cream and wood.

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1st Third

The cigar didn’t open up with much pepper like I was thinking it was with the aroma I was getting off the cold wrapper.  The one side of the cigar seems to be burning a little faster than the other but not to out of control.  The cigar is putting off lots of smoke and is burning cool.  I’m getting a creamy flavor along with a dry grass.

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2nd Third

The middle portion of the cigar starts off with a light wood flavor to go along with the creamy flavors from the first third.  The cigar is still burning unevenly and when I went to remove some ash I noticed that the center of the cigar is hard as a rock and bright orange.  We’ll have to see what happens with this.

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Final Third

The grassy flavors start to show again along with some pepper in the final third.  The problem with the burning didn’t really affect the cigar.  I still burned unevenly and needed to be touched up a few times but nothing major.

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I didn’t necessarily love the cigar nor did I hate it. To me it was just an average smoke.  I have to be honest the only time I smoke candela cigars is on St. Patrick’s Day so I don’t really have a lot of experience with them to judge it against other candela cigars.  I’ll have to give more a try to see how the measure up against each other.  But if you can find a few give them a try and let me know what you think.

Keep em burnin’


2 Responses to “Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan”

  1. I just picked up this Stick on Saturday can’t wait to try it, I also picked up some others LFD Double Claro and an 888 Candela so I could compare. Great review Griff

  2. Abraxas828282 Says:

    Thanks bro. I smoked an illusions 888 candela on St. Peeties day and it was fantastic.

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