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La Perla Habana Black Pearl Original

For a limited time, enjoy an additional $10 off all boxes! Prices reflected below.

I love the smell of insane cigar deals in the morning.

La Perla’s Black Pearl is an, er, jewel of the first order. An uber-tasty maduro with lip-smacking, deep maduro flavors galore, trumped only by CI’s providential discount pricing. Call me insane, call me anything, you can even call the men in the white coats, but just remember to call me for dinner because there’s no denying the goodness of this deal. Black Pearl brings a jet-black Brazilian Arapiraca maduro wrapper which disguises a meaty long-filler blend of aged tobaccos from Nicaragua, Mexico, and the Dominican to create a rich, brawny smoke that’s medium in body and balanced throughout. Complex notes of toast and wood mingle with a subtle caramel sweetness, while the rich aroma fills the room with deep charcoal scents. Rich and flavorful, Black Pearl would be a bargain at twice the price but at CI’s introductory offer, it’s downright epic.

  Size Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Belicoso (6.2"x52)BOX OF 20 Backordered $250.00$59.95
5-PACK Backordered $62.50$20.00
Robusto (5.0"x52)BOX OF 20 In Stock $230.00$49.95
5-PACK In Stock $57.50$18.00
Toro (6.0"x50)BOX OF 20 In Stock $240.00$54.95
5-PACK In Stock $60.00$19.00
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La Perla Habana Perfecto Mega-Sampler (6.0"x60) 20 CIGARS In Stock $190.00 $59.99
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Customer Reviews of “La Perla Habana Black Pearl Original”
I had a chance to taste this particular cigar (Black Pearl by La Perla Habana) in your Top Tier 3 taste pack --- and the first one I picked was the Black Pearl. Since this was my first time tasting really GOOD cigars ( I was prior to this, messing around with the regular Machine Made Garcia Vegas) This cigar blew me away. It was as some of the other reviews had said --- you light it up, had a nice smokey aroma --- and then all of a sudden " BAM!" --- the spices and perfected tobaccos roll into the mouth, and like smoking poetry, blew out in a nice rolling fume --- and it cooked into the pours of your tounge. After the first puff --- the long drive didn't really matter much, as a great relaxation overwhelmed the senses. This Cigar is one of the best I've tried so far --- great blends and crafstmanship have been put into making such a beautiful product. If you would like to purchace a box of really strong and very powerfull cigars --- the buck stops here. This is a very serious Cigar folks, one of those Cigars that you'd want to whip out after a hard week's work, or if you want to chill and relax over the weekend, with a good brand of Chateu St Michelle and some good company. A simple 10 out of 10 in my book. Great Job CI!!!
MS of Memphis, TN
One of my favorites. This is my go to cigar. I think the reasons are first the consistency of this cigar, havent had a bad one yet, it fits my flavor profile and the quality of the cigar for the price is awesome. I like cigars that deliver smoke and this one does for sure. Another cigar somewhat close to this one is the arganese maduro but I've only smoked one of those so if you like those you'll probably love these.
RR of Spokane, WA
Simply one of the best cigars I've had in a long time (La Perla Habana Black Pearl). My first box lasted only a week... and I've not shared one yet, I'm enjoying them way too much! The great ratings this cigar has received since it's arrival are in fact an understatement. I can see that in time this one only gets better, but they are near perfection now. The combination of body and strength are perfectly in sync. The explosion of spiciness tends to hit at about the halfway point and then mellows again until you smell burning flesh. Construction is perfect.
JN of West Point, UT
SteveR - Nice review on the Black Pearl. I smoked a box of these and the Rojos back in '06 and liked them then. Picked up a 10er of the Black Pearls a few jams back. They taste better than ever.
SO of Helendale, CA
Short and to the point: Simply don't miss this thing. Totally worthwhile...
MC of MLeesburg, VA
....I found the black pearl to be a very tasty cigar with great aroma......and large plumes of smoke.... nice overall cigar..........
RR of FPO, AE
The Black Pearl is a good value for someone looking to step into the world of boutique cigars, it's ok. My rate this on this stick: 82
CS of South Gate, CA
Great maduro for a killer price! It's an easy 90+ rated cigar. Keep the pricing right where it is; I'll be back for more....
DP of Pinehurst, NC
These Black Pearl cigars could easily develop a cult following. They are a very tasty, middle of the road smoke with a good burn. The first box I bought had an old fashioned pic of a woman on the lid but the second box didn't - they need to go back to that.
BV of Columbia, TN
I am happy to see that CI has the La Perla Habana Black Pearl again. This is a great cigar.
JR of Marion, IA
Simply put, the Black Pearl (Gran D) is the single best cigar money can buy at any price....and I've had about every 'gar available run through my coolerdor at some point in the past 10 years. I am so glad these La Perlas are back at CI. My recenly arrived box of robustos is just as good as those Black Pearls of lore from years past. Another fine (re)addition fellas.
BO of HCharlotte, NC
Pros: beautiful white ash from a toothy and rustic wrapper. Usually medium tasty maduro type flavors. Cons: proverbial box of chocolates. Most are very good, some are so so. If they get the consistency down these would be premiums.
JS of Cornelius, NC
I got the robusto and it is a very fine cigar. Lots of flavor and very smooth. I nub these down to where they burn my fingers and hate to toss them even then. I am so glad that CI sells them for not to much money.
SA of Hiram, GA
WOW...complex,rich,smooth,...a must try!!!! at a KILLER PRICE.not sure if I should eat it or smoke it..YUMMY
JM of IIIWilliamstown, NJ
Got a box of the belicoso 6.2 x 52 last week. Good cigar, on the med. side of its description rather than med/full. Flavor was nice. It was as I expected it to be.....
MB of Rensselaer, NY
Just tried this cigar for the first time tonight, and loved every minute of it! Will definitely be buying this cigar again come pay day!
TJ of SHamptons, NY
Just tried my first Black Pearl, what a DEAL on this smoke. Picked up a box on the advertised special. These would be a deal at twice the price. Excellent job once again CI
GL of READFIELD, ME
delicious....this cigar makes the snazzberrys NOT taste like snazzberrys! and thats a good thing because you should never trust a man who would enslave orange midgets. sob got no class, but this cigar does.
BB of Barksdale Afb, LA
....These cigars are ok but not very good. Nowhere worth more than the fifty bucks charged.The flavor wanted to come through but just never did.I don't care much about burn or appearance,it's about flavor!The cigars I ordered were Black Pearl Maduro.What I received were what appeared to be sort of a darker natural and tasted like a weak natural....
ER of Grosse Ile, MI
OK, so after 2 months in the humidor Black Pearls are decent $2.50 cigars....Yeah,they're OK but that's it....fess up up to it No one should go out of the way to pay more for these.
ER of Grosse Ile, MI
These beauties are just what you need after a long day!! Very enjoyable and easy to nub. From Afghanistan to Jacksonville and every where else I can always count on La Perla Habana Black Pearl to relax me!!
WM of Jacksonville, NC
I was able to enjoy this cigar during a Victory Cigar Club evening while stationed in Iraq. Cheers!
SM of Joint Base Balad, AE
I really like this cigar, almost like a montecristo but with more flavor to it. It's in my opinion more medium than mild in flavor. Good even burn all the way to the nub. The cigar didn't get hot or bitter near the end like some do and kept a good consistent flavor throughout the smoke. Well worth the price that CI has them on special for.
JB of Hancock, NH
I ordered a bunch of cigars from CI and on the final page before checking out, they offered a 10 pack of the La Pearla Habanas robusto sampler. I figured for 25 bucks, what the heck. I typically smoke $10 plus cigars but I have to say, after trying two of these Black Pearls, I was pleasantly surprised. The first was what I think was a Connecticut wrapper and while it wasn't a blow me away type cigar, it was nice. Tried the maduro today and again, a very nice surprise! Peppery, good medium body and a great burn. Haven't had to touch it up at all. I see they're all less than $4 a pop, and in my opinion, a heck of a bargain. FYI, my usual smokes are: San Lotano Oval, Mi Amore, most of the Alec Bradley line and the Don Pepin line and an occasional Davidoff Winston Churchill. So for the most part, I typically enjoy a heavier smoke. But these were great! No complaints here!
BK of ST. LOUIS, MO
Very nice cigar, great taste and aroma; bought a box this time, great everyday stick. You can't go wrong for the money.
JR of Freehold, NJ
Got a box of 20 on one of those "limited time" deals, and I have to say, these are on my permanent list now. This is one smooth cigar! Plenty of flavor, lots of billowy, white smoke, but very little "bite" I associate with cigars on the fuller side of medium. I usually compare everything to my favorite stick, the Montecristo Classic, as I have always preferred the mild side of medium. This is nothing like that cigar, and may yet supplant it as my favorite. As long as they're available, I'll be back for more!
MP of Benton, AR
Not big on the terms, slang, or lingo... but this is a very, very fine smoke. Not a smudge of harshness to it, smooth as silk, and fantastic, mild flavor. Received it in a bundle of included cigars at the 2014 Great Smoke Inn, West Palm Beach, FL. The cigar burned extremely evenly, with a nearly pristine white to very light gray ash. Only other cigar I have seen in my experience that burned this straight and white were the H. Upmann No.2 sticks. I will be purchasing a box of these at my earliest ability.
AG of Palm Beach Gardens, FL
A great tasting cigar and sweet!
EW of Virginia Beach, VA
Loved it!
DH of Florissant, MO
A friend handed me one, almost three years ago and I seem to always put them in my cart when I get low or when I can't feel impressed by other brands. Try it once and you'll buy more. In short, it's as described; peppery but not too strong and satisfying to the end. I like a smaller ring to keep the dark wrapper fresh.
DF of BRICK, NJ
Not a bad cigar at all. I noticed that not all of the cigars are consistant. Overall they're pretty good, especially for the price that you're getting them for.
LM of morehead city, NC
These are an okay smoke, I like mine a little more mild to medium, these are a medium to strong cigar. But good.
RB of ANAHEIM, CA

La Perla Habana Black Pearl

Posted by Steve R

In case you haven’t seen our latest catalog, get on it, son. We have some mighty fine deals in there, let alone some fantastic new blends....in addition to the return of classic gems such as this: La Perla Habana. Currently, the Black Pearl and Classic are here, in house, and the Morado, Rojo, and Cobre are on the way. Since the Black Pearl was one of my favorite cigars many moons ago, I’ve decided to revisit this dark and oily lovely to see if we can’t spark the flame once more.

Years ago, this cigar was pitch black. But that’s comparing it to the rest of the blends on the market. Today, it’s as dark as many maduros....but I’ll be damned if it ain’t pretty to look at. The Brazilian Arapiraca is black as night with minimal veins and maximum oils - you may know, this is one of my favorite wrapper varieties. The pre-light aroma has hints of barnyard with a sweet tobacco note.

Upon lighting, a rush of rich and toasty nuances smack my palate. Dark tobacco and charcoal backed by a subtle spice that lingers on the tip of my tongue. The smoke wafting overhead is warm and rich with a unique oily note. After a half inch, I already begin feeling this cigar in the pit of my stomach. I wouldn’t call it full-bodied, but this Black Pearl no doubt has some meet on its bones. An inch in and the spice has become much more mellow, and the bouquet is now displaying a deep, oaky note with toasty influence. After a solid 30 minutes I’m just past the midway point. This slow-burning cigar - the 6.25” x 52 Belicoso - is pumping out a ton of thick, gray smoke right now and the flavor has yet to back down. In fact, the spice that I noticed in the first inch is now creeping its way back up the sides of my palate, while oak and toast remain in the center. Through the nose the smoke is surprisingly smooth with a touch of red pepper. In the final third the bouquet develops a dense earthy tone, which is likely the result of the zesty Mexican tobaccos within. I love it, it’s mingling with the increased spice quite nicely and remains a focal point down to the final inch and a half. The finale is assertive yet balanced - a culmination of spice, oak, toast, and earth all wrapped inside a tidy package with a purdy bow on top.

It’s been a while since I’ve nubbed a cigar. Maybe there’s a nostalgia factor at play here, or maybe the cigar really is that good, but I nubbed this Belicoso until it became too hot to handle. Tasty.

Since writing this review, I’ve burned a handful of Black Pearls in the Belicoso size to ensure consistency is still spot on - back in the day these babies burned exactly the same, cigar after tasty cigar. Much to my delight, nothing has changed - outside of a slight uptick in strength with a couple sticks - which will likely change with a little humi-time - the flavor is spot-on and delicious with every puff.

On the prowl for a dark, toasty maduro with ample complexity and impressive balance? You can’t go wrong here. Just beware, because every now and then one of these Black Pearls may mellow you a bit....but if you’re anything like me, that won’t faze you one iota.

note: we received a rush shipment of pre-packed mazos of 5, but don’t worry, full boxes will be here any day now!