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John Bull The Dark Hour

The Dark Hour is upon us...

When you want to feel like a snob or impress your friends & colleagues, you might reach for an ornate, pricey cigar. But what about when you just want a great stogie to puff on and really enjoy? Smart aficionados looking for smooth, balanced flavors and great construction that won't break the bank reach for John Bull. The Dominican-made gems might not look as pretty as the major labels, but one puff and you'll always want to keep these on hand.

John Bull Dark Hour is the first follow-up to the original John Bull, a CI Nation favorite. Handmade in the Dominican Republic, The Dark Hour wears a rich & oily Maduro wrapper over Dominican-grown long-fillers blended to produce a medium-full bodied profile of espresso, roasted nuts, and earth. This isn't a spice bomb, but the flavors will sit nice and heavy on your palate, and will pair well with any drink you decide to enjoy on the side. So go ahead, grab a box of John Bull The Dark Hour, and enjoy premium deliciousness for a fraction of what the big guys charge.

Size
PackIn StockMSRPPriceQtyCart
Churchill (7.0"x50)
Box of 25In Stock$180.00
save $107.5060% off
$72.50
Churchill (7.0"x50)
Pack of 5In Stock$36.00
save $19.5054% off
$16.50
Robusto (5.0"x50)
Box of 25In Stock$155.00
save $87.5056% off
$67.50
Robusto (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5In Stock$31.00
save $16.0152% off
$14.99
Overall Rating4.22 out of 5 Based on 90 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “John Bull The Dark Hour”

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4 out of 5
What a great smoke for
What a great smoke for the price! Terrific, easy draw for me and my "I-have-trouble-with-the-draw" brother-in-law. Not as full as many dark cigars, it will also please medium-body smokers.
5 out of 5
Excellent for the price!
Excellent for the price!
4 out of 5
Not a bad smoke. burns
Not a bad smoke. burns nice and consistent. Mild to bold. Nice coffee, chocolate taste.
4 out of 5
Some don’t stay lit as
Some don’t stay lit as good as I like. I have to keep lighting them too often
5 out of 5
Great humidor filler
Can beat this price!!!
4 out of 5
Very well put together cigars.
Very well put together cigars. Nice slow burn with a solid ash. Nice mellow, smooth flavor. I will definitely buy again.
5 out of 5
Dark hour a very good
Dark hour a very good cigar at a grate price
3 out of 5
The Dark Hour
It's a decent stick, with an average to + maduro flavor. Good construction, not much development. The typical earthy maduro, although one of the 5 was very tasty. Solid $3 smoke.
4 out of 5
Solid cigar
Very solid cigar for the price. Well constructed, even burn from start to finish with a little spice and espresso complimenting the earthy tone. Well paired with a good bourbon or brandy!
4 out of 5
Good smokes
Good smokes
5 out of 5
good smoke and a good
good smoke and a good price
5 out of 5
Even burn a great low
Even burn a great low price favorite.
4 out of 5
Bought these on special for
Bought these on special for a fund raising event. They went over very well. Enjoyable and reasonably priced.
5 out of 5
Great cigars. Very smooth
Great cigars. Very smooth
4 out of 5
Decent cheap
Not bad decent construction pretty good smoke milder I might buy again it two bucks a stick
3 out of 5
Workhorse daily smoke
Good construction and tasty, this smoke finds its way into a semi-regular mid-day rotation.
5 out of 5
Wonderful
They are wonderful. Love them. No one else buy any because I want them all!
4 out of 5
A good everyday smoke. Good
A good everyday smoke. Good quality, flavor and a bit of a tight draw. Overall, a repeat order in my bood,
4 out of 5
Stinky, Smoky, but Tasty Cigar
A lot of stinky, smelly smoke. A lot of smoke! Smells just like burning plastic. But great flavor. I really enjoy these but due to horrible smell you must smoke outside. How can something that stinks so bad taste so good?
4 out of 5
I was expecting a little
I was expecting a little more robust flavor but a very good cigar.
4 out of 5
A very unique, pleasant flavor.
A very unique, pleasant flavor.
5 out of 5
The Dark Hour for those Robusto moments!
This is a good full-bodied smoke with a strong pepper-foward flavor! Perfect for an after work smoke on those rough Mondays!
4 out of 5
Purchased a box of the
Purchased a box of the John Bull cigars and was very happy with the flavor of the cigars but was not happy with the way the burned. At about half way through the cigars they would start burning funny, like it was only burning half the diameter of the cigars. Other than the it was a nice cigar. The order was shipped and received in good time.
5 out of 5
Soft but with body...
Soft but with body...
4 out of 5
The John Bull has a
The John Bull has a good burn to it. Good taste and smokes well.
5 out of 5
Good smoke
Good smoke
5 out of 5
Tasty from Lite to Nub
A surprisingly tasty smoke. Consistent mild flavor from initial lite to nub. It has earned a place on my short list.
5 out of 5
Nice strong cigars,smooth ,nice aroma.
Nice strong cigars,smooth ,nice aroma. Good price
5 out of 5
Good smoke for a small
Good smoke for a small cigar ...
4 out of 5
Strong like Bull
Baught them for the price, surprised by the flavor, great smoke for the $$. Good bite. Makes my chores more desirable, good get.
4 out of 5
Nice
Great cigar
3 out of 5
OK smoke, some sticks burned
OK smoke, some sticks burned uneven. Good for taking to the golf course,
5 out of 5
John Bull
Smooth yet sturdy flavor & aroma. Consistent burn. Goes with all beverages.
4 out of 5
Better than I expected. Good
Better than I expected. Good draw and burn.
3 out of 5
excellent burn but the flavors
excellent burn but the flavors weren't there for me good cigar for the price though.
5 out of 5
Very good
Very good
3 out of 5
Descent smoke
Descent smoke
3 out of 5
fair
fair
4 out of 5
Solid offering with great flavor
Solid offering with great flavor nodes. Price was right as well.
5 out of 5
Very smooth and enjoyable smoke!
Very smooth and enjoyable smoke!
5 out of 5
Great buy!
Great taste with a great buy. No poor after taste. Clean even burn. Solid roll. Will look for another deal on these JOHN BULLS.
3 out of 5
They are not consistent. One
They are not consistent. One great one yuck. The ones the are good are very consistent in taste and draw . The next one lots of smoke and fast burn.
4 out of 5
Good not great
Good not great
4 out of 5
Bull Talk
Aroma good flavor off a little.
4 out of 5
Great volumes of smoke with
Great volumes of smoke with a great burn. A little lacking in the flavor department. All and all a good but for the money
4 out of 5
It is a fantastic everyday
It is a fantastic everyday smoke that is highly affordable.
5 out of 5
Very good daily smoke!
I bought these during a deal and figured it couldn't hurt. I ended up being quite impressed with them. There's a very good flavor that stays with you just long enough. Maybe a slightly fast burn, but it burns pretty evenly and not too hot. Definitely a very good daily smoke!
5 out of 5
good cigar
Burns nice and good flavor
4 out of 5
Nice Smoke
Nice Smoke
4 out of 5
good flavor great aroma a
good flavor great aroma a liitle dry relight often
5 out of 5
Good buy
Worth it
4 out of 5
Good smoke.
Good smoke.
5 out of 5
Excellent flavor 👌
Excellent flavor 👌
5 out of 5
John Bull dark hour
Like the flavor smells fairly good
4 out of 5
Solid smoke every time.
Solid smoke every time.
4 out of 5
Flavorful burn
Nice flavor from an inexpensive cigar. Picked these up on special and don't regret it. Bit of a fast burn, but good every day smoke.
5 out of 5
Excellent flavor burns evenly
Excellent flavor burns evenly
5 out of 5
A tasty, long burning cigar.
A tasty, long burning cigar. Great value.
4 out of 5
Good buy
Enjoyable every day cigar I got a great deal bought two boxers I should’ve bought more but my humidors runneth over Smooth with a pretty good burn a nice flavor to the nub I am pleased with the buy
4 out of 5
average smoke
Quality was above average, nice wrapper, flavor was ok, draw was medium a little tight at times.
3 out of 5
Inconsistent but good on price.
Nice presentation and aroma. Light on flavor. Also, filler had too many stems and inconsistencies for me. OK on value but I’ll pass next time.
5 out of 5
Sleeper smoke
Great quality sticks, nice flavors and smoke evenly. Get you some and you will really enjoy them. Go great with a glass of bourbon !!!!
5 out of 5
Love it!
I’ve been looking for a “cheap” cigar to smoke when doing things around the house and i think I’ve found something beyond that... This cigar is beautifully constructed and flavorful for the price or even a bit more. Definitely a few steps above a “yard gar.” Nice long white ash, dark and flavorful straight out of the shipping box. Enjoying with a cup of black coffee on this amazing fall evening. Don’t hesitate to pull the trigger on these!
5 out of 5
For a Medium its not
For a Medium its not bad!! Im a full bodied smoker but these are on the cusp, God burn w/straight ash and not dry and harsh. Kinda earthy w/bold oak like some bossier cigars! A good find for me
4 out of 5
Fairly robust cigar more like a 3.7
Fairly robust, with a nutty flavor and hickory finish. It is rolled pretty well and burned perfectly. The aroma of the stick was powerful. I wasn't sure what to expect with this cigar but I was not disappointed. Overall a good smoke especially for avid cigar smokers. I don't think I would recommend this cigar to somebody who is just starting out but to experienced palettes I would.
3 out of 5
Burn quality is nice and
Burn quality is nice and slow but the taste was a bit off for my liking
4 out of 5
A m Nice cigar medium
A m Nice cigar medium to full flavored. Good construction.
4 out of 5
Great everyday smoke
Great everyday smoke
4 out of 5
Good cigar
Good cigar at a great price. Flavor is smooth with a thick smoke. Burns fast so it is a short smoke.
4 out of 5
Good flavor. Even burn
Good flavor. Even burn
4 out of 5
The flavor is very smooth.
The flavor is very smooth. The only draw back for me is that it burns too fast.
5 out of 5
Awesome cigar
Awesome cigar
5 out of 5
Very happy with the cigar....
Very happy with the cigar....
5 out of 5
Pretty great!
I never had a John Bull before, let alone a John Bull The Dark Hour. They were smooth and pretty tasty, had a nice burn and I’m incredibly happy with the purchase. Not too kicking like other Maduros I’ve had. I highly recommend them for anyone who likes dark cigars looking to expand their palate and not try to break the bank doing it.
4 out of 5
Nice Smoke
Flavorful & solid wrap make for an economic daily smoke. Only negative is it tends to unwind at the top prematurely but not hard to fix
4 out of 5
John bull dark hour
Good smoker good taste very enjoying smoke
5 out of 5
This is one of the
This is one of the best cigars I've tasted. Much better than more expensive cigars I highly recommend this cigar.
4 out of 5
Good taste
Good taste. Nice cigar to have for an everyday smoke.
4 out of 5
John bull
Great smoke for the price
4 out of 5
A very good cigar for
A very good cigar for the price!
4 out of 5
Solid value stick
Oily, sometimes needs a delight, but a solid, flavorful value. Highly recommend for a daily stick.
4 out of 5
worth trying
deliciously acceptable in an affordable range. The taste and aroma is definitely similar to the Sinclair 55 maduro. The smoke is thick and helps with the irritating insects of Northern Michigan. The flavor is quite mild and the aroma is medium in strength and delightfully pleasant (actually the aroma is more gratifying than the flavor, but you can't always get a Partagas without ordering one). If you like the full flavor and aromatics of the darker cigars, this is a likely contender for your garden variety mosquito chaser. The price is nice as well - give it a try (I started out with a 5pack and escalated my purchase the following month into the churchill size, for a full box).
4 out of 5
Pleasantly Surprised
These are really good for the value. Most would consider it a "yard gar" but there's a lot of flavor and a lot of smoke packed in these. I picked these up cheap on a sale and had low expectations, but have been happy with their flavor and quality. I would gladly buy them again.
3 out of 5
Good quality cigar, just not for me
I am a HUGE fan of the Connecticuts, and was excited to see the maduro come out. I gave it 3 stars not because it wasn’t a good cigar but because it simply wasn’t for me. If you are a fan of the La Palina Black then you will love it because it actually tastes better (less of the plastic taste) with identical smoke output.
5 out of 5
Perfect
Best Sunday afternoon, smoke
3 out of 5
Well.....
Not bad per say. If you like the Palina Black you will like it. If you don’t it will just be plastic tasting smoke. I am a huge fan of the Connecticut.
4 out of 5
Not Bad
It was a decent smoke. Good for an afternoon break
3 out of 5
Kind of soft
I liked the cigar flavor but it was kind of soft.
4 out of 5
More flavor than the regular John bull
While I won't be mistaken for a top shelf cigar it's definitely a half step, maybe a whole step even above yard gar. Honestly, this is probably a three-star cigar oh, maybe even three and a half Stars. The catch it on sale and its a 4 star!
4 out of 5
Freebie
Got this 5 pack as a freebie. Would consider buying them again. I like to smoke every day if possible. This one fits the bill. Quick smoke (like 30-45 Min)