Blind Cigar Review: Stolen Throne | Crook of the Crown RobustoCigar Info

is a new cigar company whose inaugural cigar, , launched last year in May. The cigar was created with the help of Texas-based . is based out of Virginia and sells out of Atlantic Dominion Cigar Shop, direct on their Facebook page, an on Cigar Federation. It is owned by and .

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.

is said to be a medium plus cigar. The blend uses a 10-year old wrapper with filler from Indonesia and . It comes in two sizes, toro and .

Blind Cigar Review: Stolen Throne | Crook of the Crown RobustoVital Stats:

Length: 5″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin:
Binder: Indonesia
Filler: Indonesia,
Blender: , ,
Number of reviewers: 4 (maninblack77) (ArmyRN) () ()
Price: $10.50
Age: 3 Months
Release Date: May 2019
Contributed by: Cigars

Blind Cigar Review: Stolen Throne | Crook of the Crown RobustoInitial Impressions

Appearance: 94

“There is a nice dark earthy brown that borders on oscuro in appearance. The closed foot is nicely done and the cap is very substantial and smoothed nicely into the body of the cigar. No obvious veins noted and the wrapper is very smooth with a nice satin oil to finish a beautiful appearance.” – (ArmyRN)

Aroma: 90

“Really sweet and chocolaty with a hint of fermentation. ” – ()

First Third

Flavor: 96
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Dark roasted coffee greeted me at the onset of this cigar. However, it didn’t take long to experience a combo of notes; hint of dark chocolate and a bit of red pepper. The finish is delightful with a saltiness on the finish and I’m left feeling like I bit into a salty pretzel. The flavors seem to transition back and forth, from front to back. The pepper subsides toward the end of the first third and a floral hibiscus has now enters the mix.” – (ArmyRN)

“I drew on this immediately rather than simply toasting to take full advantage of the additional wrapper leaf around the closed foot. Really nice notes of dark, rich nutty flavors and some creamy sweetness apparent while lighting. Twenty minutes in this has been really impressive. I’d expected a bolder more in your face experience, but this has been more refined and elegant. Nicely rounded sweetness with nuts and cream evident throughout this third. ” – ()

Second Third

Flavor: 96
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Whew!! The second third continues to impress. I’m getting slightly more black pepper that mixes with the espresso and chocolate. Not overpowering. The flavors truly coat your mouth. So far so great!!” – (maninblack77)

“The cigar settles down going into the second third but is still full of complex flavor for me. There is a combination of earthy, meaty, dark coffee and a hint of saltiness that provides a rich and smooth experience for my palette. The floral notes have moved to the back but are still weaving in and out.” – (ArmyRN)

Final Third

Flavor: 95
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Flavors that have been pronounced in the early portions of this cigar have become more muted in the

finale. The final third is more full bodied, but still in the medium range with flavors of dark coffee and some earthiness going on. ” – ()

“Coffee notes continue to come forward with the salt receding and making room for the floral sweetness to be noted more often. The red pepper makes a slight resurgence in the last third but does not overpower the others in such a way as to cover them up. The cigar continues to be rich and flavorful down to the nub.” – (ArmyRN)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 93

“Natural tobacco, citrus, coco sweetness.” – ()

Burn: 93

“Even burn and lasted for a good amount of time when left unattended.” – ()

Construction: 93

“Great construction. Dense and heavy in the hand, but drew well, and performed precisely for the duration of this smoke.” – ()

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 96

“This is a cigar I really want to buy several boxes of. From start to finish it was a winner. Flavors were on point and complex. Construction was impeccable. I’d give this an ‘Extraordinary’. Definitely multi-box worthy.” – (maninblack77)

“I loved this cigar! All the flavors were in my wheelhouse and provided the complexity that I search for in cigars that hit the top of my “must buy” list. The cigar was interesting, never one dimensional and left my palette feeling satisfied. Oh, and did I mention how much I loved this cigar?!” – (ArmyRN)

“Loved this cigar. It’s not exactly the profile that I typically reach for, but a change of pace is a good thing sometimes. This thing was like a candy bar, sweet, nutty, and full of creamy goodness. The addition of some baking spices in the mid portion was a well timed and really sophisticated transition. Loved this smoke.” – ()

“Again not my cup of tea but I can not say it was terrible. It was consistent from start to finish, you can’t overlook that but it wasn’t grabbing my attention either.” – ()

Smoking Time (in minutes): 80

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Blind Cigar Review: |

Overall Score – 94 – Excellent

  • Appearance 94% 94%
  • Aroma 90% 90%
  • First Third 96% 96%
  • Second Third 96% 96%
  • Final Third 95% 95%
  • Draw 93% 93%
  • Burn 93% 93%
  • Construction 93% 93%
  • Overall Experience 96% 96%