Cigar Review: Stolen Throne Crook of the Crown Toro
It's an interesting time to be in the cigar business. On one hand, the Food and Drug Administration is targeting premium cigars in the worst way. On the other, boutique cigar brands are popping up all over the place. Today we're smoking the Stolen Throne Crook of the Crown Toro – a cigar from a brand so new, there's almost no information out there about them.
That said, this cigar has a dark, oily wrapper with a single, lighter spot on it. It's got a lot of texture to it, and it looks very “toothy”. The label of the cigar looks very budget-focused, but hopefully, that means the cost and investment were more in the tobacco than on the label.
After using my Select Draw Cutter to pierce the end cap, we're off to the races. Immediately, I can taste bold, spicey flavors, and I suspect this cigar has Nicaraguan leaves in it.
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Filler: Nicaragua, Indonesia
Smoke Time: 86 minutes
Overall, the Stolen Throne Crook of the Crown is a decent cigar with complex flavors, a decent draw, and a mostly good burn.
However, there was some harshness that crept up in the final third. And, a few times during the smoke, I tasted some chemical flavors reminiscent of chlorine. While this cigar reportedly has a 10-year-old wrapper, the rest of the cigar tasted like it needed to sit in a humidor to rest for several more months.
In the end, the Stolen Throne Crook of the Crown is an okay cigar. As I mentioned, the harshness of the final third dramatically reduced the “smoke-ability” of this cigar, and that's a shame. While I liked the first half of the cigar, the second half left a lot to be desired. For these reasons, the Crook of the Crown Toro earns a CigarScore of 2.