Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime

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Cigar Details: Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime

  • Vitola: Toro Extra
  • Length: 6″
  • Ring Gauge: 54
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
  • Binder: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Filler: Nicaraguan Jalapa, Condega and Ometepe
  • Factory: TacaNicsa
  • Blender: Undisclosed
  • Price: $12.50
  • Release Date: February 2024
  • Source: Developing Palates

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Seth Geise

 Seth Geise

 John McTavish

Pre-light Experience

Aaron: The wrapper on the Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime is medium brown with some darker marbling. There are some slightly raised veins and a decent level of tooth. The seams are smooth while the caps have some raised edges. There are two bands, with the primary being the white, red and gold design for the line, but no designation of it being the Maduro. The foot band is the gold and black band with the company name that is used on all of their cigars. The aroma from the wrapper is a faint rich earth, while the foot brings cedar and dusty earth. The pre-light draw brings cedar and stone fruit sweetness.
Seth: The Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime is firm in hand with a nice Colorado Maduro wrapper. Coffee bean coloring throughout with some marbling. Leather in texture with small to medium sized veins. Aromas of tobacco, rich earth, leather and wood. Cocoa and fruit as well. Nice looking cigar.
John: The Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime comes in cellophane and has a UPC sticker with the cigar information and an integrated tear space to remain intact when opened. There is a primary Mil Dias band along with a secondary Crowned Heads foot band in black on gold. I weighed the cigar at 17.9 grams. The humidity, as measured by the HumidiMeter Pro, was 59.3%. Aromas from the wrapper we’re sweet clover, tobacco and wood. From the foot, I was getting an indistinct vegetation, a light, sweet raisin and tobacco.

Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime

Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime

First Third

Aaron: The cigar begins with toasted oak, earth, chalkiness and mild black pepper. The retrohale is toasted oak, earth and chalkiness. At an inch in, the black pepper picks up a bit. As the third comes to a close, the toasted oak is just ahead of the earth and chalkiness with the black pepper a fair distance behind. The strength was slightly below medium.
Seth: The first third starts out with a nice tobacco and soft pepper spice profile. There are some leather qualities present as well as some meat and herbal notes. Bits of barnyard and cocoa are present as well. Medium in strength and body.
John: The first third gets going with wood, followed by tobacco and then creamy spices to finish into the post draw. Creamy chocolate, wood and tobacco combine through the retrohale. Some light plus wood begins to establish itself on the post draw as the first third continues. At roughly the one inch mark, baking spices come into the retrohale at light plus strength levels. Creamy sweetness joins the wood in the finish as the cigar moves towards the halfway point. Some time later, a mild astringency is present as well. At the halfway mark, a mild chalkiness is detectable on the finish. Some meatiness is present on my palate through the bottom half, I’d describe it as almost a peat smoke or barbeque smoke quality.

Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime

Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime

Second Third

Aaron: As the second third begins, the chalkiness takes the lead in the profile. At a half inch in, the black pepper is very mild and a light wood bitterness joins the profile. The retrohale is an even mix of toasted oak, earth and chalkiness. At an inch in, the chalkiness fades back a little to become even with the toasted oak and earth. At an inch and a half in, the chalkiness mellows a bit more allowing the toasted oak and earth to lead the profile and the black pepper has departed from the profile. As the third comes to a close, the toasted oak and earth are even up front, with the chalkiness a bit behind and a light wood bitterness in the background. The strength remained at slightly below medium.
Seth: The second third is similar. Chalky cocoa qualities up front with some barnyard and herbal qualities. Meat flavors are present as well with leather and soft pepper spices. Tobacco on the finish. Medium to medium-full in strength and body.
John: Creamy wood leads off the second third with a mild, sharp pepper and wood combination to finish. That combination is lingering between each puff. The sweet chalky finish is still present as the second third settles in. Moving towards the halfway mark, baking spices have returned to the retrohale at light plus strength. In the bottom half, the post draw is largely defined by astringent wood.

Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime

Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime

Final Third

Aaron: As the final third begins, the toast level increases a fair amount. At a half inch in, the toast level is now very heavy. The retrohale is now heavily toasted oak, earth and light chalkiness. At an inch in, the chalkiness is now fairly light. At an inch and a quarter, the wood bitterness increases a bit. As the cigar wraps up, the heavily toasted oak and earth are even up front, with the wood bitterness a fair bit behind and some light chalkiness in the background. The strength bumped up to medium.
Seth: The final third is in line with that of the second. Charred wood with some barnyard and meat notes. Tobacco with soft pepper spices. Some faint leather notes. Faint cocoa qualities. Medium to medium-full in strength and body.
John: Medium strength earth starts the last third. As the cigar settles in here, creamy medium strength baking spices, wood and earth combine through the finish. Chalky sweetness returns to the end of the draw as the last third continues.

Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime

Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime

Burn

Aaron: The burn was straight throughout and the ash held on in inch and a half increments.
Seth: Solid burn from start to finish.
John: The burn started razor straight, with a small section of wrapper not burning at one point. That self corrected and the burn continued quite straight for the remainder of the review.

Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime

Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime

Draw

Aaron: The draw was fairly snug throughout.
Seth: Nice draw.
John: The draw was a minor amount into the resistant spectrum, roughly 1-1/2 to 2 notches which puts it in the very good rating category.

Overall

Aaron: The cigar began with toasted oak, earth, chalkiness and mild black pepper. The second third saw the chalkiness take the lead in the profile and a wood bitterness joined in. The black pepper departed a bit later. The final third saw the toast level become quite heavy and the chalkiness faded to the background. The Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime had an average flavor profile throughout with the chalkiness putting a damper on the overall profile. I sometimes gets this chalkiness from Broadleaf and this cigar really exhibited it, not showing the preferred cocoa/earthy component. Overall, not a cigar I’d see myself coming back to.
Seth: This Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime was a fun Broadleaf offering. Nice changeup from past limited releases. Not the best Broadleaf I have smoked, but a solid one especially given the wrapper quality of late. Nice rustic Broadleaf flavors. Not too much to scare some less seasoned smokers away, but still present enough to capture a heavier smoker. Size went well with the maduro blend. Sometimes a larger cigar is needed with a Broadleaf. Helps the whole blend out in the end. Nice offering and will be interested if we get another maduro/Broadleaf release in the future.
John: The Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime was a pleasant cigar to review, with combinations of wood, tobacco, spices, and in the last third a heavier earth component. The burn was perfect and the draw was a minor amount into the resistant spectrum. I think the Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime is right down the middle of the strength category, and was very approachable. Although it was pleasant to review, the flavor combinations didn’t jump out at me as standing out from other Crowned Head offerings. It isn’t likely something I’d return to, despite the very affordable price point. Total smoking time was 2 hours and 12 minutes.

Aaron
Seth
John
GoodPre
Light
GoodPre
Light
Good
AverageFirst
Third
GoodFirst
Third
Average
AverageSecond
Third
GoodSecond
Third
Average
AverageFinal
Third
AverageFinal
Third
Average
AmazingBurnGoodBurnAmazing
GoodDrawGoodDrawVery Good
AverageOverallAverageOverallAverage

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.45

Cost/Point

$2.29

Scoring System

Seth Geise

SCORE

5.95

Cost/Point

$2.10

Scoring System

John McTavish

SCORE

5.60

Cost/Point

$2.23

Scoring System

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