This brand may come to you from parts unknown, but rest assured, Black Crown cigars hail from one of the industry's premier boutique factories. Raices Cubanas is based in Danli, Honduras, and has been responsible for some of the industry's hottest, highest-rated handmades over the past few years. And while you'll be hard-pressed to find a rating for Black Crown - due to a near-zero marketing budget - you will no doubt fall in love with this enchanting medium to full-bodied blend. Enter Black Crown, a cigar primed for the exploratory enthusiast and ready to please the eager palates of any and all willing.
To craft Black Crown, an absolutely gorgeous Honduran Habano wrapper was carefully fermented to achieve a dark, leathery leaf that's both toothy and oily. Despite this leaf's natural full-flavored charisma, it's the blend beneath that earns the limelight. Seven different long-fillers, all vintage, from Cuban-seed, and grown throughout Central America, are expertly blended inside two feisty binders - an earthy Honduran Habano and rich Nicaraguan ligero. After extensive aging, this supremely complex recipe serves up an eventful, medium to full array of bold yet balanced flavors. An experienced palate may note earth, toasted peanut, cocoa, and cedar, with a dash of black pepper on the finish complementing a unique sweetness perfectly. A lesser experienced palate will note an extremely flavorful cigar that's unique and satisfying. One that burns incredibly slow and introduces your taste buds to a level of flavor unrivaled by most handmades in this price arena. Black Crown cigars....an impressive feat in handmade cigars that just might have you craving for more....daily.
The Black Crown cigar is a smooth, slow burning, high quality cigar. If you are looking for a s good cigar that's smooth,not too bold or isn't sweet, this cigar is what you want. I will be back for more of these.
Keith M.✔ Verified Buyer
3 out of 5
Beautiful Cigars with a Medium Bodied, Very Woody Flavor
Aug 06, 2015
Although I prefer a spicier cigar than this, I have to say I was very impressed with these. I picked up a box looking for a good every-day stogie and the price of these fit the bill. To me, these are smack-dab in the middle of the "medium bodied" range and have lots of wood flavors. The flavors can be a little on the bitter side, but never unpleasant. They do lack a certain richness of flavor, but what is there is solid and true. Mine suffered from some tunneling issues but nothing major (and I will add that I smoked these right out of the box with no more than a day or two in the humi). Of the handful I've smoked, all of them are beautifully rolled with immaculate wrappers. The box they also come in is very pleasing and make these look like far more expensive stogies. I'm going to let the rest sit for a couple weeks and see how they are. Right now, these are good smokes at a good price if you enjoy woody flavors.