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Crowned Heads TAA 2022 The Lost Angel
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Stephen (appollo)

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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 water

Pre-Light: 9 Points of 10 Possible

This stick had a nice shiny wrapper with slight veining. There is a nice sweet tobacco smell that always intrigues me. It cuts very smoothly and the cold draw also gives the same taste. Big Crowned Heads fan and start to look forward to this stick.

Lighting and Burn: 5 Points of 15 Possible

After cutting I check the draw and it is spot on, it fires up nicely and were off. The burn rate is what I expect roughly 15-20 min per third. The ash is a mostly gray with black flecks. The burn waivers and I had to adjust twice. The smoke volume is great, right where I like it. But here is where it goes south. The stick started to tunnel the last third and I couldn't get it to correct itself and because of this the last third was unsmokable.

Construction: 26 Points of 30 Possible

The wrapper is a nice shiny medium brown wrapper with slight veining. Nice smell off the wrapper with a beautiful cap. The stick itself has  a nice firm pack with no soft spots. The construction is spot on with nothing to complain about.

Flavor and Aroma: 30 Points of 45 Possible

The first third starts with a easy light up and a nice volume of smoke. I get a little to no pepper in this third and a nice spice kick on the retro. I get a meaty, smoky flavor here with a slight herbal at the end of this third. I must say the stick is nice and smooth with no bitterness. The finish at this time is short. Near the end of this third the burn starts to waver. This third lasts about 20min.

The second third starts off with a correction on the burn. The volume of smoke is still good and is still a nice smooth smoke. The finish is getting longer. The spice is still good on the retro and I start to get a little pepper. The meaty flavor is still there and the best way for me to describe it is a smoky hickory flavor. The herbal is still there in the back ground along with a nutmeg also in the background. Near the end of this third I have to give it another burn correction. This third also lasts around 20min.

The last third starts out alright when I notice the smoke output going down. I fear its tunneling AND I AM CORRECT. ABOUT 5 MINUTES IN IT BECAME UNSMOKABLE with the heat and bitterness. So I can't give you any comments on the flavours.


I would like to thank Brian for including me in this review. I'm a big CH fan and looked forward to this. The tunneling problem I hope is a one time deal and I have more of these and hopefully turns out better. As far as flavor I enjoyed the TAA2021 better. As far as the flavors in the other 2 thirds, they were fine not complex. Hopefully the next one I smoke will not have the tunneling issue.

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