The Crowned Heads
Four Kicks Maduro Robusto Extra by The Crowned Heads

Vitola: Robusto Extra
Length: 3-3
Gauge: 5650

Wrapper: Connecticut Habano Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaragua
Blender/Creator:
Factory: Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.
Country: Dominican Republic
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: October 10, 2018
Price: $11.20
Date Smoked: January 6, 2019

Four Kicks Maduro Robusto Extra by The Crowned Heads

02/10/2019
 Connecticut Habano Maduro, Four Kicks, The Crowned Heads, Dominican RepublicWhat can I say; a snip and a cut and chocolate toast fill my nostrils.

Once lit, a perfect draw with slightly less than normal draw that is consistent with the last one I smoked. The Four Kicks Maduro by Crowned Heads presented no issues with the burn or the draw the whole way through.

Earthy coffee smoke fills my mouth with a leather finish and the pepper spice on the retrohale that lets me know it’s there (in a good way).

This is a good cigar and I enjoyed it. It lacks any transitions that I could detect, but the flavors were most of what I look for in a good smoke.

When I find this for the correct price, I’ll pick up some more. This is 5-pack worthy.

Stay Chill
Stay Smoky

01/06/2019

12/02/2018
For my second Crowned Heads Four Kicks cigar, I decided to try a modified “Dickman-Cut” with my punch. It created a “direct” open cold draw that tasted of sweet chocolate. Hmmm, a hint of things to come?

One lit, the perfect draw produced tons of dry cocoa-earthy-woody-smoke. The smoke production is amazing and pours into my mouth with little resistance; discipline is in order or I’ll have a “hot” cigar.

I’m halfway through and turning into a woody bakers chocolate cigar with a perfect draw and copious amount of earthy-leather-chewy smoke. I can now start to identify cayenne pepper on the retrohale.

While this is a full-flavored and full-bodied cigar, it still left me feeling that there was something that was missing; it wasn’t as balanced as I didn’t get any high-notes (spice), so I guess my beginner palate would suggest that this is kind of a one dimensional cigar.

I have more, so stay tuned.
Stay Smokey

11/01/2018

Four Kicks by The Crowned Heads My first The Crowned Heads Four Kicks cigar looked like a handsome rustic stick that promised to deliver and it did!

After about 10 minutes the cigar opened up for me and delivered my first mouthful of Pepper and Cedar that mellowed out after the first 3rd providing a beautiful smooth ride the rest of the way as long as I paced my draws; too fast and It heated up with a little Pepper Spice… if that’s what you like… “Hammer It”.

A couple of touch-ups at the end, but, for the most part, an excellent burn with lots of smoke,

Stay Smokey
Stay Chill


The Experience

Appearance:Toothy
Combustion:Even
Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium/Full
Body: Medium/Full
Finish: Complex
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 2
Cream: 2
Earthy: 3
Fruit:
Grass/Hay:
Leather: 3
Pepper: 1