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.
“These black crowns are fantastic. I recommend the toro size. It's one of the best I've had lately. Bought a box after smoking just two of them. I usually don't pull that trigger (on a box) until i've had 6 or 7, but 10 days after receiving it, it's half gone. Dynamite stick!”
MD of Arlington, VA
“Very nice cigar here. I got the Churchill because that's all that remained during a weekend special. I don't ordinarily like Churchill as they seem to have a hard draw and get tarry from the difficult puffing, but this was not the case here. Quality smokes make the difference I guess. I think for this Black Crown, the thinner ring gauge of the Churchill size makes a better taste of the double binders and wrapper. Near two hour celebration smoke, these.”
JE of Universal City, TX
“Picked up some of these during a weekend special.....couldn't wait to try them so lit one as soon as they arrived. If they improve with a little age, it will be an incredible smoke! The construction, burn, draw was excellent...two thumbs up for Black Crown!”
JP of INDIANAPOLIS, IN
“Just a great cigar, that's what I think of the brand "BLACK CROWN" in the Coronas size. Just great taste all around the cigar. It starts out mild and finishes off real nice and heavy , the way a cigar should. All the hype Is right ,a great cigar indeed.
GB of CALVISSN,FRANCE, AP
“Personally wasn't a huge fan. Didn't have enough flavor for me. 3 out of 5 sticks that neither I nor my friends liked. Gonna leave the other two in the humi for a while and see if some time makes them better.
“I must revise the previous review I wrote. This is one of the best cigars I have smoked. I won't insult the cigar by saying it tastes like smoking wood chips, like oak or cedar or whatever. It is a medium-bodied smoke that just tastes great. Before you finish, you will be searching your toolbox for hemostats or an alligator clip, so you can get the last bit of goodness from it. Yes, the price has increased, but that is probably because of demand. It's that good.”
GK of HAMILTON, TX
“not a fan. coming unwrapped from the middle, hard draw and wispy smoke. unimpressed from the jump. I have another that I'll let stew in the box and hope it improves.
JP of Conroe, TX
“Wasn't expecting much and was I surprised. Medium with excellent construction and perfect draw from the get go. Taste was consistent to the nub. Perhaps a bit more full near the last third. This goes on my wish list.”
LH of HAMPTON, VA
“I smoked the robusto, and it had wonderful taste characteristics, except for the very end. The last inch or half seemed a bit lacking in flavor compared to the rest of the cigar. However, I didn't allow these to sit in the humidor long, so aging may be the key to unlocking the final flavor and completing the cigar. However, I would definitely buy it again.”
TP of Athens, GA
“This is a decent smoke. Nice construction, burn & ash. Decent flavor. The draw was tight. Like drinking a thick milkshake. Not a special occasion stick but maybe a good everyday smoke. Wouldnt buy a box but would get them in a sampler.”
JR of ennis, TX
“Yes--just bought a 10-pack, and I was happily surprised--nice spice, not overpowering, and flavorful. I would buy these again.”
TB of Syracuse, IN
“Picked up a 10 pk. on sale. Nicely constructed cigar, but rather bland on the flavor. Spicy yes, but nothing else behind it. Kind of like cracked pepper on a baked potato. No butter, salt, sour cream, chives, or bacon bits. Just pepper.”
AS of Greensboro, NC
“I'll keep it short: nutmeg, coffee, toffee and black pepper. It all happens in the 1st half; nothing changes after that. Really good; I just got myself 2 boxes.”
NK of CHANDLER, AZ
“Great smoke. Good flavor. Well constructed. No downside to this one.”
GK of HAMILTON, TX
“Nice tasty cigar if they would be more consistent in construction and burn. Out of a full box all have canoed and have bin a big disappointment(construction wise). I keep my humidor at about 66% humidity and have over 300 cigars in it, none of my other cigars canoe like this so I know it's not me. At the price point they are selling for, I expected a better quality cigar.”