Diamond Crown Maximus was created by Stanford Newman as a stronger versions of the Diamond Crown line. To make this new version he got the help of the Fuente and Oliva families.
This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed.
Diamond Crown Maximus is rolled in the Dominican Republic at Carlito Fuente’s factory Tabacalera A. Fuente. The blend uses an Ecuadorian Sungrown wrapper exclusively grown on the El Bajo region of the Oliva’s Ecuador plantation, Dominican binder, and Dominican filler. The tobaccos are said to have been aged 5 years. It comes in 7 vitolas: #1 Double Corona 8″ x 50, #2 Churchill 7″ x 50, Double Belicoso 6 3/4″ x 54, #3 Pyramid 6 3/8″ x 50, #4Toro 6″ x 50, #5 Robusto 5″ x 50, and #6 Double Robusto 5″ x 56.
Vitola: Toro Length: 6″ Ring Gauge: 50 Country of Origin: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sungrown Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic Factory: Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia Blender: Undisclosed Number of reviewers: 5 – Ryan H.(Ryan H.) Mickey T.(irratebass) John A.(Bostoneo) Doug S.(Unpossible_1) James H.(Keikan Jim) Price: $14.75 Age: 5 Months Release Date: June 2003 Contributed by: J.C. Newman
“At 6 x 50 this is a quite veiny cigar. Those veins are all small but they are everywhere running in all directions. Double cap visible seams. The cigar has a not so good appearance very dull and rustic. Some dark brown spots and lighter dark brown spots.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
“Honey, cinnamon, wood, and barnyard on the body. Barnyard only on the foot.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
Flavor: 86 Strength: Medium Body/Complexity: Light-Medium
“A big blast of leather and black pepper start the show off post light. This mellows out into a sweetened pencil lead profile with a lingering mineral, salty, earthiness to this medium bodied smoke. Draw and burn remain near perfection as I easily burn though this first third VERY quickly.” –John A. (Bostoneo)
“Cold draw – salt, baking spices and wood this is a little more creamer than I expected. As well as some wood notes that really linger.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
Flavor: 86 Strength: Medium Body/Complexity: Medium
“A similarity to the first third continues on here. Plenty of earthiness, pencil lead with a semi-sweet tart cherry aftertaste. This cigar burns quickly, producing medium flavored bodied flavors in big smoke clouds. There is not much more to say about this portion as it remains very consistent to the first, however with an increasing sweetness that is quite an enjoyable pairing with the profile.” –John A. (Bostoneo)
“Cream has taken a back seat now. I’m getting more and more sweetness as the cigar progresses. There are hints of coffee and tea. Cigar is definitely a medium in strength.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
Flavor: 89 Strength: Medium Body/Complexity: Medium
“Not much change, as the nutty smoky pepper continues. Definitely nothing complex whatsoever as it heads down the final
“The last third starts out of plenty of charred, toasty notes with a slight bitterness. This luckily rounds out to a more toasted malt with a medium level of sweetness, which pairs wonderfully. This cigar finally ends in a syrupy dark molasses note with ample amounts of char notes.” –John A. (Bostoneo)
“Razor sharp most of the time.” –John A. (Bostoneo)
“Firm to the touch with a nice weight in the hand led me to believe this was going to be a well constructed cigar. The even burn and solid ash proved this to be true. Construction was excellent through the entire cigar.” –James H. (Keikan Jim)
Overall Strength: Medium Overall Body/Complexity: Medium Experience Overall: 86
“I cant really believe someone made marketed and sold this item, I hate to be critical about something someone invested time and money in, but this was just not on par at all with the terms relaxation and enjoyment.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
“Overall I liked the cigar. It had some nice cream sweetness with some spice and wood flavors. I would smoke again, but probably not seek it out.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
“Overall, this was an okay stick, however not something I myself would seek out. While it was fairly consistent in flavor, it did switch up things to a slight sweeter note on the second half. This would pair wonderfully with a port wine, porter & stout beer with its robust flavors and sweetness options they provide. Burn, construction and draw were spot on for this sample and couldn’t of asked for much better. If you like dark, char, and a bit of chocolate covered cherry sweetness, check out this blend for your enjoyment!” –John A. (Bostoneo)
“While I’m a big fan of smoky peppers, this cigar really didn’t shine at all. Lots of bitter leather masked any of the greatness and make it hard for me to want to revisit this cigar at a later date. As with any review, I am curious to see how other reviewers’ experiences were.” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
“This was an excellent cigar and the flavor profiles fit my personal taste to a tee. I would not hesitate to by this Cigar by the box.” –James H. (Keikan Jim)
"Overall, this was an okay stick, however not something I myself would seek out. While it was fairly consistent in flavor, it did switch up things to a slight sweeter note on the second half. This would pair wonderfully with a port wine, porter & stout beer with its robust flavors and sweetness options they provide. Burn, construction and draw were spot on for this sample and couldn’t of asked for much better. If you like dark, char, and a bit of chocolate covered cherry sweetness, check out this blend for your enjoyment!" -John A. (Bostoneo)