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Friday, June 23, 2017

Four Kicks by Crowned Heads - Cigar Review

Crowned Heads Four Kicks
Corona Gorda 5 3/5 x 46
Pack softens considerably against burn, but its mechanics hold. Good draw, tight 'nuff seams. Slightly wobbled burn grows grey sheath to nigh inch. Piquant notes of smoked paprika, cayenne, red pepper and a lingering peppercorn carried by hardwoods and a underneath cedar. Baccy is at once yeasty and quite sharp.

Piquancy dials back to retro-hale mainly; a creamy citrus emerges. Burn seems a tick-quick. Walnut/pecan. Leather. Peppercorn re-spikes in a growing earthen under-belly. Creamy/citrus gains a milk chocolate attachment. Hardwood leaves cedar, clove rushes in. Cedar and spiced leather lead. I feel like I'm calling a horse race!

Lotsa nuance is buried as clove and peppercorn soar. Leather and cedar fall back to form middlings up-on earthen under-belly. Flavors wobble more-so than transition meow. Burn-line wobbles too, self-corrects. Mouth is a-tingle nigh a-flame. A fullish strength which seems to wanna be a medium. Levels some at warm nub.

A 90-100
B 80-89
C 70-79
D 60-69
F 0-59

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Habano
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

STRENGTH: Medium-Full
ORIGIN: Dominican Republic
Name Dropping: Ernesto Perez-Carrillo
""You with your switchblade posse
Iʼll get my guns from the South
Weʼll take to the yard like a cockfight
Four kicks whoʼs strutting now?"
-- Four Kicks (Kings of Leon)

These are the words that were the inspiration behind Crowned Headsʼ first cigar brand release, "Four Kicks."" - Jon Huber, Crowned Heads.

This was Crowned Heads premiere offering, and its swaggering impetus was in-the-face of Huber's CAO experience. "Four Kicks is about turning your back on the corporate machine, and making your own rules."

Pick some Crowned Heads Four Kicks up to-day.