Cigar Review: Black Works Studio Killer Bee Green Hornet Robusto

Initial Thoughts:

Adding Candela leaf tobacco to any cigar is always a bold choice. But, that's what Black Works Studio did in today's cigar, the Green Hornet.

The Black Works Studio Killer Bee Green Hornet Robusto is just slightly smaller than your traditional robusto. Both its smoking end and its foot have candela tobacco in them, and the green leaf acts as a visual nod to the vitola (size) of the cigar, the Green Hornet.

After punching the end and toasting the foot, the draw was very easy, and I was greeted with hints of the grassy-sour candela tobacco. In addition to the candela flavors, I can taste the distinctive tastes of heavily roasted tobacco that is common in cigars from both Black Works Studio and Black Label Trading Co (they're the same company).


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Brand: Black Works Studio
Line: Green Hornet
Size: 5 x 48
Cut: V-Cut
Light: Torch
Price: $9
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Maduro and Ecuadorian Candela (Double Claro)
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaragua
Smoke Time: 62 minutes

Final Thoughts:

While I didn't especially like the flavors of the Black Works Studio Killer Bee Green Hornet Robusto, I must admit that the construction quality of this cigar is very high. I didn't experience a single burn issue, and the draw was perfect from the very beginning. The Green Hornet is a very well made cigar.

However, I didn't really care for the flavors. As I mentioned before, all Black Works/Black Label cigars tend to have a charred or burned taste to the tobacco. Like Starbucks tends to burn their coffee beans, these two brands tend to burn their tobacco during the fermentation process. The actual process might be different, but the flavors of the end result are the same. Additionally, the candela tobacco's odd flavors complicate the mix.

At the end of the day, the Killer Bee Green Hornet is a well-made cigar with flavors that might be right up your alley. A CigarScore 4 for sure.

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