posted by les
on Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:30
The Angel’s Anvil, by Crowned Heads, is made exclusively for members of the Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA). It is rolled at Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr.’s Tabacalera La Alianza, S.A. in the Dominican Republic and incorporates Nicaraguan tobacco for both the binder and fillers and is covered in an Ecuadorian Havana wrapper. Only one thousand boxes of twenty, 20,000 cigars, were produced.
This cigar has a medium brown slightly oily wrapper with a few small veins. Firm solid pack. Sweet tobacco and barnyard aromas coming off the foot. Mild spicy tobacco flavors come on the pre-light draw.
The draw is perfect producing lots of smoke. A bit of a wood note comes on the draw. The finish is long with an earthy pepper washing over my tongue and settling at the back of my throat. The ash is holding for about an inch and a half at a time. After two inches, a hint of sweetness comes on the draw and the pepper fades on the finish. The smoke is very smooth and a bit of a tingle is felt on the retro-hale. The smoke is getting a little creamy on the palate at the half way point. The cigar settles into a solid medium.
The Angel's Anvil is a very good cigar. Excellent construction and performance. Perfect draw and burn down to the nub. Smooth and flavorful. Another hit from the boys in Nashville and EPC.