Hoyo de Monterrey “Dark Knight”

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf

Filler: Dominican

Size: 5×52

Pre Light

Well when going through my humidor this past week and searching out cigars to smoke for my review it only seemed right that with the new Batman movie being released this weekend to smoke the Dark Knight by Hoyo de Monterrey.  This cigar comes in a sleek metallic finished tubo and is surrounded by a cedar wrap.  The wrapper has a slightly oiled sheen to it and a dark brown shade to it.  The wrapper has a slight flaw on it right above the wrapper where it looks like when it was still wet it was rubbed against.  The cold wrapper has a sweet smell to it along with a strong coffee aroma.  After snipping the cap off I get the same sweetness and coffee flavors on the draw.

1st Third

In the first quarter inch the pepper is very much present but dies off and makes way for that sweet and coffee flavors I was getting on the cold draw.  Both ends of the cigar put off a ton of creamy white smoke which has great room aroma to it.

2nd Third

The burn so far through the first two thirds of the cigar has been wavy but has stayed even.  The flavor profile has stayed with the sweet coffee but another flavor has been introduced and that flavor is cocoa.  The ash is a dark gray color and holds on for well over an inch and needs to knocked off.

Final Third

The flavor profile stayed the same right down to the end except for the pepper kicking backing towards the last half inch I smoked.


The flavors in this cigar were rich but I wouldn’t say complex. Don’t get me wrong it was still enjoyable and I would definitely smoke some more.  The construction was good and didn’t need any touch ups or relights.

Keep em burnin’


2 Responses to “Hoyo de Monterrey “Dark Knight””

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever had a Hoya de Monterrey, but I’ve heard nice things about the Dark Knight. I’m going to have to pick one up sometime soon. Thanks Griff.

  2. Nice Review Griff, I have had my fair share of Hoya be never the Dark night. Might be something I look for provided the price is right. Hope all is well

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