Considering the buzz surrounding this release, a description almost seems pointless....almost. But, I really don't feel like dealing with the fallout from the boss. Especially after I schooled him this week in the putting contest! Ha! Utilizing the same exact long-filler core of the 90-rated Alec Bradley Black Market, the Filthy Hooligan comes dressed in a vibrant green, seamless Candela wrapper. Crafted as a limited-edition St. Patty's day release, only 2,000 boxes were created in total. But more importantly, this isn't just a green gimmick you'll find in that glass of beer at the pub down the street. It's no doubt one of the most memorable, if not unique, Alec Bradley cigars you'll find. So if you thought St. Patty's day was just a drinking man's holiday, think again.
“Being that it is the same blend as Black Market, this is a tasty smoke, it's not harsh but has a nice kick.
However, it is plagued by a terrible wrapper that makes it almost unskokeable. What I mean is that I bought the 5 pack, 2 of them had spots missing out of the green wrapper, exposing the binding. I got them the Friday before St. Pattys, so there was no time to send them back. I smoked 2 of them that weekend, both of them the wrapper peeled and cracked terrible, causing a bad burn and unsightly cigar, that soon became all brown and loosing any novelty it ever had by being a St Pattys day smoke. I let the other 3 rest, and just lit one up, the exact same thing happened again. Real shame, as this has the potential to be a hell of a smoke. I'm still enjoying it, but would not recommend or buy again.”
RA of PHOENIX, AZ
“After reading several mixed reviews, I was really skeptical about trying this cigar. Regardless, I still felt I had to try it. Whoa baby I'm glad I did!!!! Absolutely one of the best smokes I've ever had. Super spicy/peppery upon light-up. Starts out full flavored (and this is after smoking a Diesel Wicked earlier in the day). Tremendous draw/burn/ash. Gives way to medium-full absolutely delicious earthy tobacco flavor. So glad I bought a 5 pack! If you've never had this cigar before, and enjoy a medium-full flavored smoke, pull the trigger and get yourself some now!!!”
AL of WEST PEORIA, IL
“Been waiting weeks for the release. I love fine candela smokes, but you can't find them any more. I read the first review listed above and worried I had made a mistake. Just to be sure, I soaked them in the humi two weeks just to make sure all the USPS was washed away. Forgive me, Alex Bradley, for doubting. This smoke is magnificent! Methinks the poster above either didn't let them normalize long enough or his humidor is too wet. Kudos, AB on another winner! I will have a box before this five pack is gone, and that won't be long!”
JL of EASLEY, SC
“This is an excellent cigar. Crisp, clean tobacco flavor with a good draw and burn.”