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Crowned Heads Jericho Hill 12 Honest Men
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Barry (benchjockey)

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This was a blind review by our members.

This one has been generously sponsored by our member appollo (Stephen).  The cigar provided for this round is the">Crowned Heads Jericho Hill 12 Honest Men.  Jericho Hill is a hedonistic blend of the best Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos, resulting in a rich and robust taste profile that is focused, potent, and complex. The smoke is a full-throttle experience that assaults your palate at break-neck speed, races around your mouth for a hundred miles, and leaves your taste buds in a cloud of power, intensity, and excitement. The dark wrapper leaf utilized on Jericho Hill is a nod to "The Man in Black". Manufactured at My Father Cigars S.A., Esteli, Nicaragua, and distributed by Crowned Heads.

Crowned Heads Jericho Hill 12 Honest Men

Crowned Heads
Jericho Hill 12 Honest Men
Ring Gauge:
Country of Origin:
Long Panatela
Average Member Rating:
4.33 star rating based on 3 Review(s) (3 Review(s))
Notes: Limited to 3500 boxes of 12
Pre-Light: 10 Points of 10 Possible

This is a good looking stick with just one prominent vein. The dark brown wrapper was solid to the feel with no soft or hard spots. The well-applied cap was removed easily and efficiently with a straight cut.
I picked up some chocolate on the aroma and just a hint of some more on the draw.

Lighting and Burn: 12 Points of 15 Possible

The ash didn't appear totally solid so I knocked it off at less then an inch. I let it go longer the next time and it wound up in my lap. The burn was slow and never wavered during the entire smoking experience. No relights we're required. The smoke output was adequate.

Construction: 27 Points of 30 Possible

The draw was just a little bit tighter then I prefer, but nothing terrible. The cap, where cut, remained solid, never unraveling. Likewise the wrapper performed flawlessly.

My lone criticisms are centered around the draw which could have been easier and might have resulted in a higher volume of smoke output.

Flavor and Aroma: 41 Points of 45 Possible

The opening couple of puffs gave some pepper on the retrohale. The pepper then disappeared never to return.

Then the fun began. I picked up a pleasant flavor which, after having trouble labeling, determined to be meat. There are meat flavors I don't care for, but this was an exception. The meaty taste morphed into the introduction of cream.

The second third kicked off with the taste of carbonated soda before dark chocolate appeared. After that came more cream.

The final third began with dark chocolate and still more cream. Meat  made its final appearance with cream finishing off the smoke.


My guess is the Espinosa Laranja Escuro Lancero, but I believe this is a blend that I haven't tried before. Regardless, this was a cigar I very much enjoyed and will be looking for again. I liked the transitioning of flavors, all of which I liked. My thanks to Stephen (appollo) for his sponsorship and choice of cigar.

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