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

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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 cigar has a dark reddish-brown wrapper with some mottling of colors.  Wrapper has an oily sheen and a single prominent vein. Three masculine-looking bands ring the cigar. It had a double cap which clipped easily but both caps fell off during the clipping despite a shallow cut. Pre-light aroma was pleasantly sweet tobacco with notes of black tea.

Lighting and Burn: 13 Points of 15 Possible

Cigar lit easily.  The burn line for the first third was wavy, but eventually self-corrected to a straight line and never required a touch up or relight. The ash was layered in browns and gray and held on for 1.5" before falling the first time, but then continued to fall about ½ to ¾ inch after that. Draw was perfect.  Burn became hot a couple of times which muted flavors, but I was able to tame it by slowing down my pace.

Construction: 27 Points of 30 Possible

The cigar felt to be on the hard side despite 3 weeks in a bag with a 69% Boveda. It was light in weight but solidly rolled with no soft spots. The double cap clipped easily but both caps fell off during the clipping despite a shallow cut. I was concerned that this would cause unraveling issues, but it held together like a champ so my fears were unfounded.

Flavor and Aroma: 38 Points of 45 Possible

1/3 – It wasn't sweet like the pre-light draws and aroma fooled me into believing, but notes of black coffee, unsweetened cocoa, earth and just a touch of pepper.  A bitter taste developed on the back of my tongue. Medium in both body and strength.

2/3 – A little creamier, with leather developing in the forefront, still some coffee and earthiness, with the black pepper gaining a little strength. Bitterness on back of tongue is gone. Still medium in both body and strength.

3/3 – Not much flavor transition from the 2/3 of the cigar, other than it gained a little strength to medium full.


This was a good cigar. Not very complex, but most of the flavors were in my wheelhouse, making it an enjoyable experience. I'm always interested in trying annual releases, especially from Crowned Heads. Big thanks to ninfiction for sponsoring this and the opportunity to try this one out!

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