Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Stolen Throne Crook of the Crown Toro
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Neal (ntanner)

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Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique generously sponsored by our member nirab (Brian). The cigar provided for this round is the Stolen Throne Crook of the Crown Toro.

Based in Virginia, Stolen Throne was established in 2019, the company's debut inaugurated by the Crook of the Crown cigar. Blended in collaboration with Texas-based cigar manufacturer and blender Noel Rojas, the Crook of the Crown is Stolen Throne's first release and flagship cigar, featuring a 10-year-aged Mexican San Andrés Maduro wrapper, an Indonesian binder, and Nicaraguan fillers. It offers a full-bodied smoking experience.

Stolen Throne Crook of the Crown Toro

Stolen Throne
Crook of the Crown Toro
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This cigar was enjoyed with Coffee

Pre-Light: 9 Points of 10 Possible

Nice oily sheen to the dark wrapper. There are quite a few small vein lines and unfortunately a small chunk of wrapper is missing. The wrapper has a toothy feel and gives off a nice sweet tobacco aroma. The cannon is very solid feeling and the cap looks to be well done and takes a punch well enough. The pre-light draw has a slight resistance and presents a earthy tobacco flavor.

Lighting and Burn: 15 Points of 15 Possible

Takes to the fire easy enough with the partly closed foot making it easy to get an even toast. The ash is a very light grey and quite solid holding well past the first third before I knocked it off.

The burn is slow and steady and the burn line stays pretty good all the way through never requiring correction.  Smoke volume was good.

Construction: 29 Points of 30 Possible

The draw seems to be in the sweet spot providing just enough resistance yet still giving great volumes of smoke with each puff.

The wrapper is a nice deep leathery brown with a oily sheen and a toothy feel. There are quite a few small vein lines but they don't detract from the appearance or the experience.  The cap is well done and held solid all the way through. The cigar is very well constructed and other than a nick in the wrapper had no issues.

Flavor and Aroma: 40 Points of 45 Possible

First impressions are almonds and toasted malt with a creamy texture and mocha hints. Each puff finishes with a lingering sweet that made me want another. The retro is nice with just enough spice to keep things in balance. Really good start.

As the cigar moves into the second third I detect leather hints , the almond is still in the mix and the mocha has become more of a bakers chocolate and the sweet finish has taken on a dryer quality. The spice has picked up a couple notches and it's still very well balanced and tasty.

The last third a earthy tobacco flavor is in the lead with a cream and almond finish and the spice in the retro has reached a crisp peak that leaves a tingle in the sinuses.    


This was a really good smoke in my opinion, great construction, lots of smoke production and a flavor profile that ticked a lot of boxes for me. This is definitely one I will be looking to add to the humidor. Thanks for giving me the chance to try one of these Brian.

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