Review: Mason Dixon Project "Northern" by Crowned Heads

The Mason Dixon Project by Crowned Heads is a limited edition which released in October of 2014. These limited edition features who cigars, Northern and Southern, and is a play off the Mason Dixon line.


If you want to read more specifics about the Mason Dixon Project, you can so here.


With everything going on with me work, baby, business travel, ect. this is my second review in several weeks. I should be back on the wagon going forward.


Mason Dixon Project “Northern” by Crowned Heads

Vitola: Toro

Size: 6 x 52

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Cigars Smoked for this Review: Two

Price Point: $9.85

Smoking Time: 95 Minutes

Cigar Purchased: Purchased by Logan


Quick Note: For this review we used my rating system. You can view it in detail here.


Right out of the gate there is a blast of black pepper, earth, and a chocolate like sweetness. The pepper dialed back pretty quickly and was replaced by a very gritty earth. At this point the draw was a little tighter than I would normally like. The body is full and very chewy.

The ash really held on like a champ throughout the entire cigar. It was the ideal “stack of quarters”.

The notes of leather and toast kicked around the middle. I clipped a little more of the head away from the cigar and it helped with the draw quite a bit. After doing this my experience became a whole lot better in terms of the definition of the flavors. The leather notes were much more rich and hearty but finished clean.

There are notes of chocolate, white pepper, and heavy earth.

At this point I would call the cigar a solid medium in terms of strength, but full bodied. I can’t really understate how “meaty” the cigar is. During points of the cigar I was reminded of steak. There were a few notes of carmel like sweetness which popped in and out.

Throughout the Northern the flavors remain the same but do change a bit in depth and tone.

Conclusion: I enjoyed the Northern. It wasn’t the best cigar I have smoked from Crowned Heads, but it is enjoyable and I think every can find something enjoyable about it. It is good representation of what US Connecticut should be.

Overall Rating: No Rating due to my relationship with Crowned Heads

Views: 172

Comment by HardlyClerkin® on December 3, 2014 at 1:38pm

Yeah not digging their new stuff so far, my all time go to all day is the Headley Grange, hopefully their newest on its way to my mailbox brings me back!

Did I say before the reason I love this place is because of the integrity? Well that's one of the reasons, great review sir 

Comment by mr.Bugg on December 3, 2014 at 1:59pm

Thank you for the honesty, that's damn refreshing.

Comment by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on December 3, 2014 at 2:27pm

Not that hard to be honest. Just do it.

Comment by Jason Meyers on December 3, 2014 at 6:38pm

Excellent review. With all the limited editions coming out all the time it's hard to keep up. This cigar was on my radar but was not a must have for me. I'd be happy to give one a try if I have the opportunity though. I always enjoy some broadleaf maduro in my life.

Comment by 302JH (Jose) on December 3, 2014 at 7:12pm

i certainly agree that this was not their most complex cigar...both Northern & Southern have great consistent flavors.  Neither blew me away the way Jericho Hill did.  Still better than some other cigars on the market.

I won't say anything more due to my relationship with ManAngel

Comment by Smokin Logan (Man Angel #1) on December 3, 2014 at 8:24pm

"I won't say anything more due to my relationship with ManAngel" If only more people understood what this truly means.


Comment by Seth's Humidor on December 4, 2014 at 7:16am

No rating due to relationship? What the hell does that mean brother? :-) 

Rate the damn cigar! :-) 

Be an individual brother and to quote a certain person, "carve your own path." 

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