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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Stolen Throne Cigars Crook of the Crown | Cigar Review by Kaplowitz

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Stolen Throne
Crook of the Crown

WRAPPER: San Andres Maduro (10yr. aged)
BINDER: Indonesian
FILLER: Nicaraguan

FORMAT: Robusto (unfinished foot)
ORIGIN: Flor de San Luis, Nicaragua
STRENGTH: Medium-Full


Bold & too, refined. Mulled wine and carob. Okay, I'm in. Steered out front by pepper-spices... white & red pepper, clove, nutmeg (separate from the aforementioned beverage). Black pepper kicks up into the long sweet-tingly finish. 

Creme brulee & leathery oils bulge up out of the undertones then several pips of Hershey's Milk Chocolate with Almonds. Cuban coffee. Underneath it all is a rich clay earthiness, a cherry lilt; shooting cedar up & through the profile. 

Top-notch burn & draw. Excellent levels of smoky-smoke out-put culminate in a patisserie-like room-note. Cap assemblage & seams hold to perfection & lots of 'baccy is packed into this thing sans hard/soft spots. Ash is an almost glistening thing, easily capable of making 1.5" at a time.

In short, a clean and crisp contender for Cigar of the Year.

A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59


Herein I mention the Kaplowitz Media Cigar of the Year (CotY). For a second time. The first? Artesano del Tobacco Cigars Viva la Vida | Cigar Review by Kaplowitz ((( link ))) Seems an opportune time to remind you Gentlepersons that my CotY will be named, as always, on 9/31. More info to follow as that date closes in on us all. thx 

Kaplowitz Media Cigar of the Year 2017-18 ((( link )))