Personal Cigar Review: United Cigar Irish Car Bomb Firecracker

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Cigar Details: United Cigar Irish Car Bomb Firecracker

  • Vitola: Short Robusto
  • Length: 3.5″
  • Ring Gauge: 50
  • Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
  • Wrapper: Dominican Candela and Mexican San Andrés
  • Binder: Nicaraguan Criollo
  • Filler: Dominican Ligero, Nicaragua and Pennsylvania Broadleaf
  • Factory: Magia Cubana
  • Blender: Undisclosed
  • Price: $6.00
  • Release Date: February 2021
  • Source: Developing Palates

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Pre-light Experience

The United Cigar Irish Car Bomb Firecracker is a barber pole with candela and maduro colored wrappers. Both wrappers carry some lightly raised veins and the seams are pretty smooth. The cap is well applied and finished off with a fuse as is tradition for this series and the foot covered with folded over wrapper. There are two bands, with the primary being white, orange, green and black and denoting the line. The secondary band is the United Cigars band that is showing up on a lot of their recent releases. The aroma from the wrapper and covered foot is a mellow mix of smoky wood and young hay. The pre-light draw brings sweet grassiness and cedar.

First Third

The cigar begins with lightly toasted cedar, young hay and some mild spice. At a quarter inch in, the toasted cedar becomes pretty dry. At a half inch in, some earth joins the profile. The retrohale is dry, toasted cedar and mild mustiness. At three quarters of an inch in, a light mustiness appears. The third wraps up with musty, toasted cedar, earth and mild spice. The strength was slightly below medium.

Second Third

The second third starts out with a bit less dryness from the toasted cedar. At a quarter inch in, some young hay comes through. The retrohale is now musty, toasted cedar and dry earth. At three quarters of an inch in, the toast level picks up. As the third wraps up, the profile is musty, heavily toasted cedar, dry earth, young hay and mild spice. The strength bumped up to medium.

Final Third

The final third continues where the second left off. At a quarter inch in, the young hay note picks up. The retrohale remains musty, toasted cedar and dry earth. The cigar wraps up with musty, heavily toasted cedar up front, dry earth and young hay a bit behind and mild spice in the background. The strength remained at medium.

Burn

Initially, the cigar seemed to be burning slow, but it went out at a half inch in and revealed a deep tunnel. Other than that, just a slight waviness throughout.

Draw

The draw was perfect, with just the right amount of resistance that I prefer.

Overall

The cigar started with lightly toasted cedar, young hay and some mild spice. Some earth joined in fairly quickly and then some mustiness a bit later. The second third saw some young hay join in and the toast level pick up. The final third saw the hay note increase a bit. Overall, the flavor profile of the United Cigar Irish Car Bomb Firecracker was fairly average. The transitioning seemed to come with the wrapper changes, which is nice to see. Well priced for what was delivered and a fun little smoke, but not something I’d chase down more of.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.55

Cost/Point

$1.08

Scoring System

Aaron
Very GoodPre
Light
AverageFirst
Third
AverageSecond
Third
AverageFinal
Third
GoodBurn
AmazingDraw
AverageOverall
Personal Cigar Review: United Cigar Irish Car Bomb Firecracker
Aaron LoomisPersonal Cigar Review: United Cigar Irish Car Bomb Firecracker

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