I have the Darlton and it is definitely brown. Is Cigar the term for that shade of brown? I know the #8 burgundy seems to be the color for shell, but I prefer brown.
I have the Darltons and also Aldens in cigar. I agree the Darlton is more of true dark brown whereas the cigar has avery faint olive (or some other tint I can't quite place) tint, but definitely not the same.
side by side Alden on left: