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Stolen Throne Crook of the Crown Toro
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Murphy223

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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

Brand:
Stolen Throne
Name:
Crook of the Crown Toro
Length:
6
Ring Gauge:
52
Country of Origin:
Nicaragua
Filler:
Nicaragua
Binder:
Indonesia
Wrapper:
Mexico
Strength:
Medium
Shape:
Toro
Pre-Light: 10 Points of 10 Possible

This was a good looking cigar.  It had a nice dark brown wrapper with a toothy feel, almost like leather. Felt tightly packed and had a really nice semi-sweet, chocolatey aroma.  I was looking forward to lighting it up.

Lighting and Burn: 15 Points of 15 Possible

I used a straight cut and was really happy with the results. The draw was perfect. It had a slight bit of resistance.  The burn was razor sharp.   Medium smoke volume and Ash was a light Gray.  I was surprised at how long the ash held. (over 2 inches)

Construction: 25 Points of 30 Possible

This stick seemed really well rolled. As mentioned, the wrapper was a dark chocolate brown with a toothy feel. The cap was a bit loose, which was the only knock.  And there was a single visible vein. Seemed, to be tightly rolled and packed but it did not affect the outcome. Had a nice firm fell to it.  

Flavor and Aroma: 42 Points of 45 Possible

Pre-light draw - Chocolate and Leather

First Third - I got an initial hit of pepper but it settled down very quickly into the chocolate and leather I was expecting.

Second Third - I didn't pick up much change. It held on to the pepper, chocolate and leather profile and I picked up a bit of creaminess in each draw.

Final Third - Definitely more peppery than sweetness as I neared the end. More spice and tobacco but I still enjoyed the finish.


Summary

Thanks (nirab/Brian) for letting me participate.  I had not tried any Stolen Throne cigars in the past and was looking forward to this one.   I really enjoyed this cigar from start to finish.  It was right in my wheelhouse of flavors, burn time, aroma etc.    I will definitely be adding a few to the collection.


   
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