Review: ACID Twenty

Updated: Oct 23, 2020



A new blend from ACID cigars was put together for the ACID 20. I had no choice but to try this. I am a huge fan of the ACID lines and enjoy most of them. I was very interested that a unique blend was used for this cigar. Drew Estate is great with their blends so they are always welcomed.



Stats:

Profile: Medium

Wrapper: San Andres

Shape: Robusto

Length: 5 inches

Gauge: 52

Filler: Nicaragua

Binder: Indonesia

Box-pressed: Yes


Pricing: (Box of 20) - $199.80

(per stick) - $9.99



First Impression:

I was blown away by the metallic accent to the beautiful cigar bands. The color of the cigar along with the bands was a perfect presentation. I am also a fan of flavored cigars. I have smoked many Acid cigars and enjoyed a large number of them. I had high hopes in mind with the potential of not liking it. Either way there was no way I was not going to give this stick a go. With the build up of anticipation I was ready to rock and roll.


Pre-Smoke Ritual:

All ACID cigars have a great smell tot hem and this was no different. I got strong scents of cedar, sweetness, and floral aroma. The cold draw was very sweet. It drowned out most of the flavors which I was okay with. The sweetness remains on your lips and takes you into the toast.


Lighting, Draw, and Burn:

The ACID 20 took a solid toast and some effort to light. The foot was spongy which I did not expect. After I got it going it was great. Nearly perfect burn with no touch-up required. The draw was perfect due to the cut and holes added. This things burns like a champ. Lots of sweet smelling smoke was produced.


Flavor:

The first third of this cigar was in your face. It had a deep sweetness to it that I actually like. There was a nice even mixture of wood, Earth, floral flavors, and cinnamon. There was also a very bold black pepper taste that lets you know what the cigar is all about. As I moved into the second third the sweetness died down a bit. The other notes remained, but I was picking up a coffee flavor now and cedar notes added into the mix. In the final third I was surprised that the sweetness was nearly gone. I was now getting the coffee flavor along with semi-sweet chocolate. The Earth flavor picked up during this part while the pepper also remained. The cinnamon was nearly gone, but the hints of floral flavor remained.


My Preference:

One week of rest was perfect for this cigar. I went with a Colibri 1928 v-cutter along with six holes around the cap with a Select Draw cutter. As for the source of fire I used a Room 101 quad flame lighter to get this party started.



Final Thoughts:

A new unique blend was thought up for this cigar. I enjoyed this greatly. If you consider the price and taste with other ACID cigars I find this cigar to be a steal. If you enjoy flavored cigars I would definitely recommend you go out and give this a try. Buy two since it is very unique.