Originally released as a single-vitola Limited Edition, the King of Kings Broadleaf is the fourth offering from relative newcomer Kings Cigars behind the Baron, Conte and King of Kings Habano. The King of Kings Broadleaf is now available in 5 different vitolas - a 5x52 Robusto, 6x50 Toro, 6.5x54 Torpedo, 7x52 Churchill and the original 6x64 Box-Pressed Cuadrado - due to the popularity and demand of the original. I'm not extremely familiar with Kings Cigars so I'm eager to see what this offering is like. Let's check it out...
King of Kings Broadleaf by Kings Cigars
Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Binder: Habano Criollo
Filler: Proprietary Blend of Nicaraguan Tobacco
Cigars Smoked for this Review: Two
Price Point: $7.60
Cigar Purchased: Samples
Quick Note: For this review I used the CF rating system. You can view it in detail here.
The wrapper is a dark chocolate brown with minimal veins and minor visibility of the seams. The band is eye-catchingly ornate - a black band with gold triming and red and blue accents. As with other Kings Cigars offerings, a crown sits atop the band resting on, in the case of the King of Kings, a coat of arms. Below the coat of arms reads 'King of Kings'.
I will point out that the construction on this was remarkable. Its been extremely cold in the Northeast - negative degrees today - and I've been having wrapper issues with every cigar I've smoked. Not only did the King of Kings burn perfectly with no construction issues, but the ash held on for a solid inch-plus throughout. Worth noting.
I won't claim that this is a cigar to go out and get immediately. I won't even claim that this is a cigar that you always need to have in your humidor, but if you like a fuller-bodied cigar with a lot of spice, I think you'll enjoy the experience, and I definitely see myself smoking this again.
Rating: 85 AKA “A Couple"