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Crowned Heads TAA 2022 The Lost Angel
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Murphy223

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Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique generously sponsored by our member ninfiction (Brian). The cigar provided for this round is the">Crowned Heads TAA 2022 The Lost Angel.

The Crowned Heads The Lost Angel TAA 2022 cigar is the third release of this sought-after exclusive premium cigar. The Lost Angel is a line extension to the Angel's Anvil brand. It features a dark red Mexican San Andres maduro wrapper that cloaks an Ecuadorian binder and a filler composed of leaves from the Dominican Republic and from two regions in Nicaragua. Once lit, you'll lose yourself in this medium-strength robusto's complexity of flavors and bold intensity. The cigars are handmade at the Tabacalera Pichardo factory in Nicaragua (home to such Crowned Heads brands as Juárez, Mil Días, and Serie E). Only 1,000 boxes of 20 cigars per box were made.

Crowned Heads TAA 2022 The Lost Angel

Crowned Heads
TAA 2022 The Lost Angel
Ring Gauge:
Country of Origin:
Dominican Republic
Colorado Maduro
Average Member Rating:
4.5 star rating based on 1 Review(s) (1 Review(s))
This cigar was enjoyed with Woodford Reserve

Pre-Light: 9 Points of 10 Possible

First off, this is a cool looking cigar. The black on black band is a nice touch.    

Sniffing of the wrapper pre-light was greeted with leathery tones and dark chocolate.

My initial Pre-Light Cold Draw was exactly like the sniff. Leather and chocolate. I was excited to get started.

Lighting and Burn: 12 Points of 15 Possible

Toasted the foot and it let off a lot of thick gray smoke. Nice easy draw.

The Burn was razor sharp for the first 2/3rds before becoming a little wonky. Speed of burn was great.  Thick smoke remained and Ash held firm really nicely. Only deducted a few points for burn line at the end

Construction: 30 Points of 30 Possible

This cigar is really well constructed and had a significant "heft" to it. Felt heavy in the hand.  

It had a nice dark chocolate colored wrapper. Not oily but not dry. Again, leathery and had no visible seams.

The black on black band was a nice touch.

Flavor and Aroma: 40 Points of 45 Possible

Aroma - I picked up Leather and Chocolate. Not much other than that.

Flavorwise: Upon lighting, I was hit with a faint bit of black pepper which subsided right away and morphed into that leathery, wood and chocolate flavor throughout the first third.  

Each draw had a thick creaminess to it.

I did pick up a bit of sweetness during the second third but nothing I could assign and actual flavor to.  Still chocolate and leather

Final third - A really nice finish. Thick smoke remained throughout. Burn and draw were spot on, other than the slight wonkiness near the end.


Thank you ninfiction (Brian) for sponsoring and thanks Bruce (Brlesq) for allowing me to participate

As a fan of Crowned Heads Cigars, this one did not disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed this cigar from start to finish.  It did not seem overly complex flavor wise as it maintained the leather and chocolate throughout.  Excellent cigar.

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