Bernie Parent BSB #1 (Broad St. Bullies)
Size: 4.5 x 50 (box pressed)
Since hockey is back I decided to smoke a cigar only released in the Philadelphia area by former Flyer’s goalie Bernie Parent. The BSB was blended by Nish Patel of Rocky Patel Premium cigars. The band on the cigar is suppose to resemble his leg pad and has is name on the sides. The band also cover about 90 percent of the wrapper and has a second band underneath it in flyer’s black and orange with BSB#1 on it. BSB is standing for the Broad St. bullies. The wrapper itself is dark brown and has I minimal amount of veins. The wrapper smells of hay and cocoa. The cigar feels well packed from head to foot and has a good in hand feel with the box pressed shape. After snipping the cap I get flavors of pepper and cocoa on the cold draw. The draw is also free flowing and airy.
The first few draws I got punched in the mouth with some pepper but it quickly died out and was replaced with cocoa and coffee. The burn was sharp and cool with a lot of white heavy smoke coming off of every drag.
The coffee flavor has all but disappeared in the middle section of this cigar but was replaced with a more citric kind of sweetness. You get a little tang aftertaste in your mouth on every exhale. The burn is still sharp and there is still a ton of smoke on every pull.
The pepper has definitely kicked back up in the final third. The cocoa has become the dominate flavor again in the last inch. Construction was great didn’t need any relight all the way down to the nub.
This cigar was tasteful and was well constructed. It was a short smoke but was still enjoyable. It’s a shame there was only 200 boxes initially released and not a certainty that there will be another release.
Keep em burnin’