Cigar Review: Graycliff Black Prince

Graycliff Black PrinceVitola: Corona Larga
Size: 6″ x 46 ring gauge
Price $12.99
Review Sample from Maxamar’s Cigars


Today will be the follow up review from last week that you can find here.  Today’s cigar is based on the Espresso blend which has binders and fillers from Ecuador and Nicaragua, with a Costa Rican wrapper.  Like the previous one the blend has been tweaked but I’m not sure how.  The was the first one of these I’ve smoked from this release.


The wrapper on this cigar is definitely darker than the White Night.  It exhibited a good amount of oils and some tooth.  Like the White Night the top band was the same one from the original Graycliff blend with the second band denoting the different blend.  Like the White Night the construction was better than I’m used to seeing from Graycliff.  When I gave it a squeeze there was some give but no soft spots.  Putting my nose to the wrapper I got the aroma of leather and barnyard with barnyard coming from the foot.  After clipping it and taking a cold draw I got some wood and leather tastes with a good draw.


It starts off with a good amount of spice on the tongue and retohale.  After taking a couple puffs I started to get a strong chocolate flavor with some wood, leather and earth thrown in.  It starts off medium-full in strength.  The spice died down quite a  bit in the second third.  The flavors I noted in the second third were pretty similar to the first but without the element of sweetness that I got at first.  It stayed in the medium-full range during this third.  When I got into the final third the spice did start to come back.  The flavors of earth, coffee, leather and cocoa intensified during this third as well.  However the strength never got out of the upper end of medium full.


Like the White Night this cigar drew and burned great throughout.


I got the price wrong on the first review and have corrected it there and here, and with the slight decrease in price it makes it even more viable in my opinion.


It isn’t any surprise to me that I liked the Black Prince more than the White Night, since I prefer the regular iteration of the Espresso over the Crystal.  The Black Price is definitely the stronger and richer of the two.  I should pick up a couple and put them away to see how they do.  If you’re interested in trying one of these blends, you can through our sponsor  While they aren’t listed as of yet if you contact them they’d probably be happy to do a custom order for you.


Prelight: 2/2
Construction: 2/2
Flavor: 4.5/5
Value: 1/1
Total: 9.5/10

Keith Hollar

Keith has been a cigar enthusiast since 2003 and it's rumored that he remembers details about every single cigar he's ever smoked. He wrote for Tiki Bar Online for four years before co-founding Leaf Enthusiast. Twitter: @Keith1911

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