"Overall, this was a good cigar, it started off better than it finished however. The flavors went from sweet tobacco and vanilla changing to a harsher sweet tobacco with the vanilla going away. The only other flavor transition I picked up was in the final third it gained a coffee and cedar taste. Had it not been for the issues of construction and the multiple relites it would have been much more enjoyable. I would definitely try this cigar again hoping for better performance as the flavors were decent." -Angel M. (Angel)
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"This cigar hit all the right notes for me. Flavors were spot on and bold. They worked so well together. These are the types of cigars I'm drawn to generally. This would definitely be a cigar I'd enjoy after a nice steak dinner. And it's definitely one I'd try again. Either as a fiver or as a box buy. " -Kevin J. (maninblack77)
Crowned Heads is bringing a new line to PCA 2021 "CHC (Crowned Heads Court) Serie E." The original CHC Reserve line was released in 2018. The CHC Series E, like many other Crowned Heads releases, got its inspiration from a song. In this case, the instrumental rock guitar solo, "Eruption," performed by Eddie Van Halen, from the album, "Van Halen" released on February 10, 1978. The song precedes "You Really Got Me" on the album and is often played together on the radio.
"Featuring very little in the way of complexity and with only some minor transitions throughout the smoking experience, I won’t go so far as to say this is a boring cigar. Rather this was a fine cigar featuring fine flavors and fine construction. That’s it, it was just “fine” all around. " -Matt Cade (CADE)
"I was leery about the first third, hoping it may have some complexity of this blend, however i was delightfully surprised bu the last two thirds. A menagerie of roasted and tasty charred flavors intermingling with sweet caramel and chocolate flavors made this end up being two thumbs up for me! Paired with flawless appearance, construction and burn made it all the better. Top notch med-full bodied smoke!" -John A. (Bostoneo)
"Another great cigar that made me want another. Excellent notes of cedar, cherry, tea, peanut, and black pepper. A nice strong ash, even burn, and perfect draw made this a cigar I'd seek out. Great quick morning or late afternoon cigar." -Sean F. (fullermaine)
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"This was a much larger cigar than I normally like to smoke. However, I went into it very open-mindedly and found the flavor notes in the first third and partway through the second third to be very good with lots of spiciness. I liked the mix of earthiness mixed with the spice and was looking forward to how the cigar progressed. Withdraw problems leading to burn issues, I truly lost interest halfway through the second third. I muddled my way through the rest of the cigar hoping that that full flavor from the beginning of the cigar would re-emerge. I would try the cigar again, but it definitely would suit me in a smaller vitola." -Diana (ArmyRN)
"Just in terms of flavor this was actually a very good cigar. The smoke output was creamy, the draw was nice if I held it just right, and it burned well even with an almost destroyed wrapper. The size was very large though and with the lack of profile changes did make it a bit one dimensional." -Alan (Eulogy)
"This cigar had some fantastic flavor to start off. From the looks of this dark wrapper I was expecting some good dark earthy flavors. That is exactly what I was getting. Molasses, spice and wood notes mixed in made this very enjoyable. With that being said, right around the half way point it took a turn in the less enjoyably direction. The cigar was burning hot turning most of the flavor to char. Had to take more time in between puffs to lessen that. Although it eventually subsided the damage I think was done and just mushed all the flavors together to get a mostly musty earth. Not how I would have liked it to end." -Jake P. (Jake P.)
Drew Estate announced today that its line Pappy Van Winkle “Tradition” would now be distributed exclusively by Pappy & Co. at www.pappyco.com. Previously, the cigar had been available at Drew Diplomat retailers in 5 vitolas, now there will only be two: Robusto Grande (5.5 x 54) MSRP $140.00 per box, and Toro (6 x 50) MSRP $150.00 per box. Both come in boxes of 10. Pricing for those two sizes is significantly less than before with the Robusto Grande previously selling for $216, and the Toro selling for $236.