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.
Wrapper: San Andres
Length: 5 inches
Pricing: (Box of 20) - $199.80
(per stick) - $9.99
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.