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Review: Crowned Heads – J.D. Howard Reserve Single Action LE 2015

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Kyle Freeman
Written by Kyle Freeman

THE RUNDOWN

The latest limited edition release from Crowned Heads, expected to arrive at the end of February or early March, just arrived right before we flipped the calendar to April. The Single Action LE will be added to the other five vitolas in the J.D. Howard Reserve line with the same blend, but with an added twist. Literally, a twisted pig-tail cap!

Country of Manufacture: Dominican Republic
Rolled: Tabacalera La Alianza S.A
Size: 6 x 38
Wrapper: Brazilian Arapiraca
Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Nicaragua
MSRP: $9.25 (20,000 total cigars)
Sample: purchased by CM
Quantity smoked: 3
Age: Week After Release

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THE SMOKE


FINIS

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One thing you really notice about this cigar is the amount of flavor it delivers. Initial flavors of sweetness and a delicious BBQ undertone blast the palate with an added bonus of earth, chocolate, and pepper later on and the rest of the way. The small ring gauge really lets the Brazilian wrapper shine and I like what it had to offer.

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Each sample I tried had absolutely perfect construction throughout the entire smoke which really impressed me. On top of that this cigar delivered rich flavors that anyone can enjoy this time of year. With only 20,000 cigars being made, this is one you will want to stock up on and keep for that perfect occasion around the grill or a bonfire. The only area this cigar lacked for me was the medium body just didn’t feel like it fit the flavors I was getting. I would have liked something more full, but I still think the blend is great and worth a box or two.

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About the author

Kyle Freeman

Kyle Freeman

Kyle started smoking cigars in 2008. In 2012 he began Kyle's Cigar Reviews on YouTube. Kyle has a strong passion for cigars and enjoys the history behind each and ever stick. Besides cigars, he's a full-time chiropractic student and part-time golfer.

  • charlie

    I just cut one to smoke and it was damn near plugged 🙁

    • http://www.cigarmemoir.com/ Joshua Child

      That’s an issue with almost every cigar manufacturer on the planet, unfortunately. Hand-made product and all. I hope the rest of your box is a-ok.

    • http://www.cigarmemoir.com/ Joshua Child

      That’s an issue with almost every cigar manufacturer on the planet, unfortunately. Hand-made product and all. I hope the rest of your box is a-ok.

      • charlie

        Not EVERY cigar manufacturer lol (Padron, Drew Estate….) I collect CC’s so I know about slim rings and construction but this is a cigar that everyone has been saying how great the construction and draw is and the first one I cut was plugged lol

        • http://www.cigarmemoir.com/ Joshua Child

          I’ve had Padron 64’s with 3 huge stems in them. I’ve never had a plugged Padron though. CC’s are notoriously bad at almost any ring gauge. Buy a box and inevitably 3-5 will be plugged. It goes with the territory. I’ve had my fair share of construction issues with DE mainly the wrapper cracking but draw is usually on-point.

          • charlie

            Yea sometimes it seems Padron’s rollers dont strip the mid-rib out of the filler, that kind of bugs me when I see a few fatty sticks in a $15 1926 and its happened to me too. Side from a few Cuban cigar marcas if your going to roll a panatela dont over fill the damn cigar, that was the problem with the JD Howard I cut this evening, too much filler in such a slim stick. Not to mention for a LE its an ugly stick lol looks like I found it in my back yard….