One of the hottest cigar companies in the industry right now is Warped Cigars led by Kyle Gellis. Warped Cigars have released several blends including limited editions that are so sought after, many retailers have problems keeping them on the shelves. Several Warped Cigars have even made it onto our Top 10 Cigars of the Year list. The Black Honey is probably the most sought after cigar Warped has ever put out. Combining components of two of Warped’s most popular blends, La Colmena and El Oso, the Black Honey was born. The Black Honey uses the wrapper from the El Oso and the binder and filler from the La Colmena.
- Vitola: Belicoso
- Size: 5 x 48
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
- Binder: Ecuadorian
- Filler: Nicaraguan and Dominican
- Factory: El Titan de Bronze
- MSPR: $16.50
- Sold in bundles of 10
- Purchased at Spring Street Cigars in Tupelo, MS
Check out our interview with Kyle Gellis at the IPCPR 2017 trade show.
The wrapper is very rustic looking with a slight roughness to the touch. The cigar looks to be impeccably rolled, though, with notes of barnyard and earth on the wrapper. The cold draw and notes of chocolate, cedar and hay.
The flavors are amazing right from the start. The cigar has a black pepper blast that just envelopes the palate. The black pepper is joined by a silky honey note, roasted peanuts and nougat. Nearing the middle, the black pepper tones down a bit and a cocoa note is starting to develop. The cigar is medium to medium to full bodied.
The second half was savorier than the first half which was definitely sweeter. The black pepper is the backbone of the cigar, but sweet, silky honey note along with the nougat note has faded a lot. The roasted peanut note is still there with a bitter cocoa note. The black pepper ramps up a bit more near the very end and finishes with a full body.
These cigars sold out in most places in less than 2 hours. Only 60 bundles were produced so these were pretty hard to find. I hate doing reviews on cigar to will be hard for you to find, but I wanted to get word out about how good this cigar is. The cigar is a nice mix of sweet and savory notes will a great construction. They are released yearly so be ready next year. It will go fast again, but keep an eye out and snag some of these gems next time before it’s too late.