Four Kicks by The Crowned Heads
November 14, 2011
Written by Jerry Cruz
Its hard to think of a cigar thats created as much buzz as Four Kicks by The Crowned Heads. Ever since Crowned Heads was formed by Huber, Conder, et al its been buzz after buzz. Posters, stickers, hats and samples sent to trusted bloggers. After Crowned Heads was announced further buzz was created when it was released that Crowned Heads would be collaborating with Ernesto Perez Carrillo on their initial line, Four Kicks. Four Kicks features a Ecuadorian grown Habano wrapper with the binder and filler from Nicaragua and rolled in the Dominican Republic. The line is made up of four sizes in a Robusto, Sublime, Piramide and the size I’m reviewing, the 5 5/8 x 46 Corona Gorda. Did Crowned Heads produce a cigar worthy of all the buzz it has generated? Are the cigars as impressive as the marketing?
Video runs a little over 11:30 and I found the Four Kicks in the Corona Gorda and Robusto size to be beautiful. I had some issues with the Sublime and Piramid sizes that I explain in the video. But It should come as no surprise to anyone that when you bring a group of people together who have so much experience, passion, love for the leaf and who believe, above all else, that quality speaks louder than quantity, that together they would create anything short of a work of art. Four Kicks features a core woodsy flavor accompanied with a subtle sweetness that creates a Cubanesque experience. I don’t throw that word around a lot. In fact I can only think of another cigar that I use that term to describe it and thats the La Riqueza line. Like La Riqueza, it doesn’t have flashy packaging or a trending name. What Four Kicks does have is a smooth, balanced flavor profile that can be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere at anytime. Simply put, Four Kicks is beautiful.