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Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Crowned Heads TAA 2014 The Angel's Anvil
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: junglepete
85
Cigar Geeks Rating

Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique.  Up for review this time is the Crowned Heads The Angel's Anvil TAA 2014, a release exclusive to members of the Tobacconists Association of America.  This cigar has been generously sponsored by our member Paul (lubrix).  Thanks very much for your generosity Paul!

Length:
7.125
Ring Gauge:
49
Country Manufactured:
Dominican Republic
Filler:
Nicaragua
Binder:
Nicaragua
Wrapper:
Ecuador
Habano
Color:
Colorado
Strength:
Medium-Full
Shape:
Churchill

This cigar was enjoyed with Water

Pre-Light: 17 Points of 10 Possible

This stick is rather rustic looking but fairly well rolled other than a slight bow to the stick and one soft spot in the center of the cannon. The bunching looks even and the wrapper has an almost a matte like finish to it. The cold draw is open. It actually looks like a Cuban cigar with its small imperfections. The aroma is mild sweet barnyard. There are some fairly noticeable veins present.

Light & Burn: 12 Points of 15 Possible

The cigar lit easily enough and the draw was just right. Even though it was well lit, the burn was crooked from the get go, but nor enough to cause any issues. There was always plenty of smoke to go around. The ash was somewhat flaky looking at times although it was more than solid enough to hold its own. Points lost for the crooked burn and flaky looking ash.

Construction: 26 Points of 30 Possible

I suppose the soft spot contributed to the crooked burn for most of the smoke. The draw was dead on and the cap was applied well and held everything together nicely. For a rustic looking stick, the construction was fairly decent. Points lost for the soft spot and bent cannon.

Flavor: 30 Points of 45 Possible

First Third: A mild start with mostly earthy notes present. The smoothness of the cigar was quite noticeable.

Second Third: More earth notes and some woodsy undertones present. Not much spice. The burn is trying to correct itself but failing. A bit of sweetness creeps in by the end of this third.

Final Third: The strength is now well into the medium range and an interesting and nice twang comes around. Still smooth and creamy. The cigar finishes with some stronger wood notes, even perhaps a bit charred at times.

Summary

This was a nice smooth medium bodied cigar. Easy to smoke and quite enjoyable. I suppose the name led me to believe that it would have been stronger, but no matter as it was in good balance with the flavor profile. Thank you Paul (lubrix) for including me in this review.



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