I am really sad to say that I have been disappointed in the HL Lancero. I was really looking forward to these because I have become a lancero fan and I enjoy the illusione regular line, so I figured I would like the MK and HL. Well the MK is wonderful, but the HL has just been a flat out disappointment everytime I've smoked it.
For me the flavors were just not really that enjoyable for a $9 cigar. I don't know if it was just the format (lancero) but I sort of just tasted that burnt dirt flavor that was very heavy. I also found that the finish was unpleasant and almost gritty dirt flavor that hung in my mouth. I'm not really sure why this was the case, but the flavors just were not something that I enjoyed.
All in all I think that I will be passing on the HL and sticking with the MK. I'm interested in hearing other opinions on the HL. But I think I have given them a fair shot, and I will just take a pass from now on.