Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Dark Knight

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  1. The Cigar Spy

    Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Dark Knight

    Origin : HondurasArturo Fuente
    Format : Robusto (“IV”)
    Size : : 5 x 52
    Wrapper : Connecticut Broadleaf
    Binder : Connecticut Broadleaf
    Filler : Dominican
    Price : ~$6 each

    First things first, the cigar comes inside a cool-looking tube and in the middle of the tube, you’ll find the words “DARK KNIGHT” in big font. For a huge Batman geek like myself, that’s a great thing. And I hate to say it, but that alone would get me to buy this cigar. I know, I know. I’m the first one to preach about not getting sucked into marketing schemes, but I guess we’ll always be victims once in a while.

    On the sniffles, the very dark and oily wrapper gave off a caramel chocolate and cedar smell. (It does come wrapped in a sheet of cedar) The foot smells very woody and on the pre-draw I picked up some more chocolate, but with a tea bag aftertaste behind it. Finding flavors and scents before the smoke is always a good thing. Perhaps I’m in for a good cigar?

    The first puffs taste like a sweet leather and light chocolate ice cream sundae. And don’t forget to ask for some nuts because there’s plenty of it in the first third. I say “sundae” because there’s a ice cream like aftertaste to this cigar. It’s very light and very soft on the palate, but still leaves plenty of flavors in your mouth. It almost reminds me of the Dark Sumatra but a very creamy, vanilla style Dark Sumatra.

    From the half way point to the end of the cigar, it’s the same. Lots more chocolate, but this time more of a roasted undertone and a lot more leather, less sweet and more richer leather. Some pepper action once in a while, but nothing major. It’s a very soft pepper that only remains on the aftertaste. By the end of the cigar, you can define the flavor profile as your typical maduro flavors, but with a softer tone and with a little bit more sweetness.

    The burn was great, the draw was fantastic and the aroma will cloud up your favorite smoking room. On top of that, the soldiers are lined up and ready for war with a “sugar army ash”. Including this cigar, I’ve smoked about 10 Hoyo De Monterreys and each one has been excellent when it comes to quality and construction.

    If you’re a fan of maduro cigars, i think you will enjoy this cigar very much. For the mild smokers who are looking for a “not-so-strong” maduro, this ones for you. It’s a really good cigar with a solid consistent flavor profile. I definitely recommend it.

    Final Note: Being a big Dark Sumatra fan, I’m really happy to know this cigar is just as good. If you’re on the same boat like my buddy Brian Hewitt and myself, who both love the Dark Sumatra. I think the Dark Knight can be smoked during the day and the Dark Sumatra at night. Now that’s a perfect list of meals for the day, huh?

    Final Grade: B

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    • Jim

      I tried this one based on your review. I enjoyed it as well. Thx for the review.

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Cigar Region Honduras
Filler Dominican, Honduras, Nicaragua
Wrapper Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder Connecticut Broadleaf
Length 5 3/4
Ring Gauge 54
Vitola Toro
Construction Hand Made