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(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
The Black Works Studio Killer Bee Green Hornet is an off-shoot of the brand’s popular Killer Bee line. Killer Bee was one of the three original blends when Black Label Trading Company’s James Brown launched his new brand called Black Works Studio. The original Killer Bee cigar is a maduro cigar known for its closed foot and signature natural tobacco linear-rings around the cap. Green Hornet changes things up a bit. It introduces a modified blend which is stronger than the original Killer Bee. It also uses candela leaf for the linear rings and around the closed footer. Green Hornet started as an event-only cigar, but Brown decided to add the cigar as a part of the Black Works Studio portfolio.
The Killer Bee Green Hornet is based on the original Killer Bee blend. As mentioned it is a stronger blend and as we will see the candela used will make for a different cigar experience.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Maduro w/ Candela linear cap & closed foot
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Fabrica Oveja Negra)
The Black Works Studio Killer Bee Green Hornet is available in two sizes.
Petite Corona: 4 1/2 x 46
Robusto: 5 x 48 REVIEWED TODAY
The cigar looks similar to the Killer Bee but the linears at the cap are candela and there is a closed candela foot.
The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors at light up were sweet cedar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet chocolate, and black coffee. There was a nice amount of black pepper rated at 7 1/2 to 8. Nice start. I like the maduro sweetness.
At the first third (20 minutes) the flavors are like I initially described. The nutmeg makes a nice bridge between the cedar, brown sugar, and cinnamon and the sweet chocolate and black coffee. The cigar is medium bodied at this early point. The finish is one of chocolate and nutmeg with a nice amount of lingering black pepper. This is an impressive cigar. I rated the first third at 93.
At the second third (45 minutes) the cigar continues to be consistent. Nothing much has changed. The same basic flavors are still in play. The cigar is now medium to full bodied. The finish is unchanged. This cigar seems to be a tick better than the Killer Bee but I may be splitting hairs. I maintained the score of 93 for the second third.
The cigar lasted 1 hour 2 minutes. A nice short smoke. This has been a very consistent cigar. The flavors are just about like they started, which is very nice. The cigar has nice sweet cedar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet chocolate, and black coffee. The cigar reached full bodied in the final third. The finish remained unchanged. While this cigar is similar to the Killer Bee it's a more full bodied cigar. I held the score of 93 for the final third. You can purchase these cigars HERE.
Overall Score: 93