The first day of the NFL Football season needed a cigar with a little “Kick”, so why shouldn’t it be the J.D. Howard Reserve by Crowned Heads. This cigar was named for the alias the outlaw “Jesse James” used while hiding out in Tennessee. The cigar is the HR46 (6×46) and of a Brazilian, Ecuadorian binder and Nicaraguan filler.
The cold draw on the cigar was a little tight and full of a sweet woody flavor. The wrapper looked a little rugged, kind of like Clint Eastwood should be smoking it in the “The Good The bad and the Ugly”. The first third of the cigar was very smooth and after the first couple of draws it really opened up. I always enjoy a cigar that smokes away the “skeeters” and this one does a great job of it.
I picked up some peppery flavors into the second third of the cigar and maybe a little touch of cocoa and coffee. The cigar burned cleanly throughout, and the ash is tihe type that really hangs on which is a good sign of quality tobacco. I thoroughly enjoyed this cigar and recommend it to anyone wanting a medium to full flavored cigar with a really nice woody flavor. If you haven’t tried some of the other cigars by Crowned Heads Cigars stop by their website www.crownedheads.com
I am giving this cigar 9 Smoke Rings, for the rugged look and exceptionally consistent flavor through the whole smoke.I want to also say thanks to Nada for another “winning” cigar.