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Diesel Heart of Darkness

Best of the best

We love Diesel. It’s a brand that has consistently performed, with each blend under the Diesel name promising a unique experience unlike anything else on the market. To ask for more seems greedy, but, let’s face it — with Diesel, we always want more. Enter the new Diesel Heart of Darkness. A limited edition blend, this one’s pure substance. It’s dark, it’s bold, and it’s unapologetically Diesel.

Diesel Heart of Darkness comes in one perfected size: a meaty, 6” x 58 Gordo. Inside each box you’ll find 14 Ecuador Habano Oscuro wrapped gems. The dark, oily wrapper leaf sits atop a potent firecracker blend of all long-fillers from three different regions in Nicaragua, plus some additional Esteli ligero to put this one over the top. Each puff delivers a chewy feast of bitter espresso, earth, black pepper, and salty leather. Prepare for your palate to kick into overdrive as you burn your fingers taking this one down to the nub.

If you’ve been around these parts long enough to have seen some other Diesel limited releases, you know as well as I do that this blend is gonna fly. Act quickly son. Otherwise you’ll be left with scraps while everyone else is enjoying filet. 

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Diesel Heart of Darkness (Gordo) (6.0"x58)
Box of 14 In Stock $168.00
save $68.0140% off
$99.99
Diesel Heart of Darkness (Gordo) (6.0"x58)
Pack of 5 In Stock $60.00
save $15.0025% off
$45.00
Overall Rating 4.72 out of 5 Based on 25 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Diesel Heart of Darkness”

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5 out of 5
Prince of Darkness
A bold, dark smoke full of flavor and boasting a steady flavor throughout the slow burn!
5 out of 5
Sinfully Dark
Another great smile from Diesel. The full body hits the pallet just right. Pair it off with a good bourbon and I am in heaven. I need more before they are gone.
4 out of 5
Not as good as I'd hoped
They're good! Let's face it they're diesel's. I typically smoke unholy cocktails, when I tried the wicked's they blew the unholy cocktails out of the water. I was expecting the same surprise of these, they fell short. They were on the same level of the unholy cocktails which made them good, they just didn't meet the price and expectations that price brought.
4 out of 5
Great stick!!
Awesome!! Just finished this Gem, Nice hints of expresso with a touch pepper. Can't go wrong with these. Will definitely keep in my rotation.
5 out of 5
Heart of Darkness
I am a huge fan of AJ and once again he didn't disappoint. The cigar is perfect from start to finish. Great roll, construction and full, just the way I enjoy my cigars. Thanks!
5 out of 5
Very good Cigars!!
My husband was very pleased with the cigars I had purchased for him. He said they were very good and it would be something he would get again.
4 out of 5
Great cigar with a good
Great cigar with a good draw. Tastes a bit awful at the end.
4 out of 5
Nice punch, bold enough to bite Mike Tyson Back.
The start was peppery, smooth with full many complex flavors. Most I could not identify. The middle was very smooth and gave a toast flavor. Last part was like strong Italian espresso which became slightly bitter.
2 out of 5
Big dissapointment.
I am a big fan of the Diesel brand name, but this cigar was not even close to the same caliber as I would have expected. It burned ok, but really tasted like a $1.00 cigar. This cigar is not worth buying at all.
5 out of 5
New Favorite
I have a few favorite cigars I save for special occasions. This is now one of them. I like the flavor, the way it smokes and the way it looks. If you have occasion to take the time to relax and really enjoy a great cigar. This is a very good choice.
5 out of 5
Nice
Very good cigar.
5 out of 5
CI is the best
One of the best sites to buy cigars.
5 out of 5
smooth smoke
long lasting easy burn flavorful and stays cool good for the course vry little hot ash
5 out of 5
Diesel Heart of Darkness
Love these! Very mellow.
5 out of 5
5 star
good cigar really enjoyed it
5 out of 5
Another winner from AJ
One word: wow. After trying one Heart of Darkness, it's moved into my AJ favorites list along with New World and another Diesel offering, Rage. Sad to say Relic got bumped into 3rd place! As far as flavor...read Steve R's review. He nails it. Flavor BOMB (my caps) throughout the whole smoke, but never overpowers. Burnt evenly, generated great smoke throughout, but a truly unique tasting Diesel offering. Try it soon.
5 out of 5
Not for the feint of heart
Outstanding heavy cigar very smooth with weight
5 out of 5
If you like AJ Fernandez
When I saw another Diesel cigar I had to try it. If you like Unholy Cocktail and other strong cigars give Heart of Darkness a try, you might just like it.
5 out of 5
Very nice
Very nice
5 out of 5
AJ's most powerful to date
Definitely the most powerful AJ creation yet. Tons of flavor and extremely complex. Dark rich coffee notes along with lip-tingling, nose hair singeing pepper. Dark fruit and leather notes make their appearance and keep things interesting. If you're a fan of JdN Dark Corojo or the Diesel Wicked, this is a must-try.
5 out of 5
Come to the darkside
One of my favorite Diesel's actually bought 2 more boxes
5 out of 5
Come to the darkside
One of my favorite diesel cigars. These are so good I bought 2 more boxes after trying one
5 out of 5
Heart of Darkness hits the spot and rubs it off
I choose Diesel because I love the full flavor. For Diesel's new HoD offering, I think CI needs a new "bar" added to the strength graph: FULLER. Yup, I loved it. Had to pair it with a good(ish) whiskey because water or coffee would not do.
5 out of 5
Excellence
another fine selection from the diesel lineup. Can't say enough about the cigar. A total joy to smoke. Burn rate excellent, taste excellent, and quality material excellent. It's the brand I smoke, and for good reason.
5 out of 5
Heart of Darkness Lives up to its Name
Recently I purchased a 5 pack of the new(ish) Diesel blend, Heart of Darkness. The site description listed it as a full flavor robust cigar, like most of Diesel's line, but what I found was a new favorite stick. AJ Fernandez and his team have come up with yet another hit. The cigars burned flawlessly, with even flavor from beginning to end. I would highly recommend trying these if you are a fan of the Diesel line. You will not be disappointed.

Diesel Heart of Darkness

Steve R
Long overdue, but hashtag-ohsoworthit.

Boss-man has been telling me to write a review for a year. It’s been on my back burner for equally as long. Then we received lovely news from the FDA about 88 days ago. Priorities changed, but boss-man has still been riding me. Over the past 88 days, we’ve worked like mad, creating new products with everybody under the sun. From AJ Fernandez to Davidoff. Perdomo to Rocky Patel. Alec Bradley to Quesada. Even the big boys – Cohiba, Montecristo, Macanudo, Romeo, etc. – joined in on our fun 88-day journey. It’s been insane and, despite the reason and the end result, it’s been a ton of fun cranking out delicious new products you’re gonna love for years to come. If you are clueless about the FDA’s intrusion on our peaceful little industry, please read up. There’s too much to get into here. Either way, the FDA deadline is today and CI did what CI does: work. Work for you. Sleep peacefully knowing CI didn’t rest in preparation for today...and we made damn sure you have plenty of new cigars to enjoy for years to come. Hell, decades. Naturally, at CI-esque prices.
 
Now, boss-man, here is my review. A long overdue review on a cigar I’ve been burning through into the wee hours of every night during the past 88 days. Diesel Heart of Darkness.
 
As you know, I’m a Diesel geek. Eveyrthing AJ makes inside a Diesel band is delicious from start to finish. Big, booming flavors and a satisfying steel-like backbone to match. Heart of Darkness is no different. In fact, it takes the Diesel name, and AJ’s blending prowess, to bold new heights.
 
As you also know, every Diesel ‘name’ has a reason behind it. A raison d’etre, if you will. So what’s Heart of Darkness mean? Grab one – I recommend a box – and look at the foot. Sniff it. See those dark Nicaraguan tobaccos? This baby is ligero-laced, my friend, and you’re gonna taste it and feel it throughout the entire burn. Rich black tobaccos from the black, fertile soils of Nicaragua. Perfectly fermented and aged just enough to eliminate the bite. That’s the ‘heart of darkness, inside a beautiful Habano-seed wrapper ripened to a dark, oily, Oscuro form.
 
On to the experience. You’ve heard the term flavor-bomb before. Hell, you may have used it. Well, you may now use it appropriately. If Diesel Heart of Darkness were a person, he would put baby in a corner. He would give love a bad name. Instead, Heart of Darkness is a perfectly blended combination of superior tobaccos loaded with flavor and power, and it’s ready to blanket your unsuspecting palate with complexity and charisma. Throughout the slow burn I pick up ample hints of espresso bean – kinda like chewing on freshly roasted beans...a little bitter but so damn delicious. A subtle sweetness from the thick Habano wrapper complements this bitterness nicely, just before pepper o’ Nicaragua enters the fray with each puff. The pepper is far from overwhelming; it’s more like a dash of freshly cracked black pepper. Quick, and lingering on the finish just enough to remind you there’s some ligero (well, a lot of ligero) inside. The bouquet evolves during the burn, dishing out touch of leather and toast, along with a good, rich, earthy tobacco note. Then, the aroma. With every puff, Heart of Darkness emits dense, heavy clouds loaded with delicious scents. Charcoal, rich tobacco, and even leather will be noticed from overhead. Lots of goodness, ready to be released by this one, while soothing the palate and the belly from the get-go. And for this reason, I’ve been burning through Heart of Darkness almost every night. It has been necessary...and rewarding.
 
All that up there...that’s good news. A brutish handmade for one seeking the ultimate Diesel. Now for the great news. Diesel Heart of Darkness was originally slotted to be the latest in Diesel’s enjoyable list of limited edition one-size releases, alongside Wicked, Delirium, Crucible, etc. However, thanks to the infinite wisdom of the FDA, AJ decided to go all out, releasing an entire product line of sizes...all of which will come and go for years to come. Production will be spotty, but at least it won’t be gone forever.
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