Crowned Heads Four Kicks Black Belt Buckle

Crowned Heads Four Kicks Black Belt Buckle

Four Kicks Black Belt Buckle

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Price: Box of 10: $71.99/5 Pack $35.99

Size: 5 5/8 x 46 Corona Gorda

 

Acquired: Samples courtesy of Famous Smoke Shop

Cigars Smoked: 3

Smoking Conditions: Breezy approximately 65 degrees.

One of the newest sticks to be released from Nashville based Crowned Heads is the Four Kicks Black Belt Buckle which has been produced exclusively for Famous Smoke Shop. The Black Belt Buckle is a Corona Gorda size and is limited to 1000 boxes.  A big thanks to the guys over at Famous Smoke Shop for providing our samples.

Famous Smoke SHop Logo

First Thoughts: Crowned Heads produces some of my all time favorite cigars, I was super excited to try this release.

Looks: The Black Belt Buckle has a very impressive and classic cigar look. The wrapper leaf of the cigar is a dark and oily Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro. The wrapper leaf has some small veins running through it and a slight bit of toothiness. The cigar is finished off on the top with a triple cap. The Black Belt Buckle features the standard red and gold Four Kicks band with a second black and silver band below that reads, “Black Belt Buckle.” Overall, it is an attractive presentation.

Four Kicks Black Belt Buckle band

Taste: I have smoked three of these cigars so far and am smoking a forth while I am writing this review, the one thing I can say is that they have consistency down in the Four Kicks Black Belt Buckle. Upon first puffs, I notice definite pepper and spice notes on my lips. The initial flavors I am picking up on are that of mild pepper, nuttiness, and a slight salt flavor. As I continue to smoke the cigar the notes of leather and creaminess really begin to come into play. At the mid way point the leather and creaminess are the prominent flavor notes with the slightest bit of pepper on the back end and retrohale. There is also a mild taste of bakers chocolate present. These flavors hold true and prominent throughout the remainder of the smoke giving this cigar a tremendous finish.

Strength: Medium

Burn: Pretty much perfect, three of four so far have burned perfectly requiring no relights or touch ups. The one that did require a couple touch ups was being smoked outside on a pretty windy day. I am going to blame wind for that one.

Buy it? Look, I am not one to ever need convincing to buy a Crowned Heads product. Should you buy it? Absolutely! The Four Kicks Black Belt Buckle is a consistent full flavor cigar that produces a highly enjoyable smoke. Hop on over to Famous Smoke Shop and pick some up to try for yourself.  Don’t forget, Famous Smoke Shop offers a 15% discount to Keeping Your Man Card readers.

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