Only Jon Huber of Crowned Heads could pull-off a cigar inspired by Johnny Cash's Cocaine Blues. With help from My Father Cigars in Nicaragua, they have created an all BOX-PRESSED edition that's rich, potent and complex as it gets. The smoke is a full-throttle experience that assaults the palate at break-neck speed, races around your mouth for 100 miles, and leaves your taste buds in a cloud of power, intensity, and excitement, says Huber. A MUST-SMOKE for power hitters. Order yours NOW.
The dark smooth wrapper is capped with a pigtail. The cigar offers up aromas of tobacco and leather, a firm bunch and a medium cold draw.I find the initial draw a bit tight, but the Lancero still produces plentiful smoke and flavor. I note strong, but not harsh, flavors of a tobacco barn on fire ? woody with lots of rich tobacco and a hint of panic.The medium grey ash is very firm, and the burn perfect. One of my favorite things about Lanceros is how quickly the flavors develop. The panic is now gone, and the cigar has developed a rich leather undertone.At the one-third point, I begin to feel confident that this cigar will be outstanding all the way to the end. It?s rich and smooth, and the abundance of smoke is keeping it in my fingers, and not resting on the ashtray.One quick touch up about halfway through keeps the burn nice and even. I love Lanceros, and I will still say that the 12 Honest Men qualifies as one of my favorites. This cigar makes me proud to count Jon Huber as a cigar friend. It is so good that it brings me joy to know that I have four more in my cabinet.Two-thirds of the way through, the smoke is still developing, with cedar, leather and a nuttiness all apparent.Another one of my favorite aspects of a Lancero is how cool the smoke remains as I smoke it. And this cigar is no exception. At this point, I am not looking forward to having to put it down.Wonderful flavors and good complexity earn the 12 Honest Men a solid 9.75/10. Excellent job, Crowned Heads.