ACID Kuba Kuba Cigar Review
First introduced in 1999, ACID cigars revolutionized the premium cigar industry by providing a combination of the finest long-filler tobaccos infused with an assortment of exotic herbs, spices, and rare botanicals that defy the guidelines of traditional blending. ACID fans have learned throughout the years not to ask about these mysterious ingredients because the recipe book will always remain a deep dark secret that is well hidden in the Drew Estate vault
Produced by Drew Estate in their modern state-of-the-art factory in Nicaragua, Acid cigars are some of the most popular infused cigars on the market, with the Blue Kuba Kuba being the most popular of them all.
First off, let me start by saying that I’m not a big fan of flavor-infused cigars, but I do enjoy them on rare occasions as an after-dinner dessert-style treat. Therefore, for this review, I decided to smoke the above mention ACID Kuba Kuba, and see how it goes.
ACID Kuba Kuba is billed as a medium-bodied blend that features aged Nicaraguan binder and long filler tobaccos carefully grown on the Drew Estate farms, topped off with a sleek, oily, Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper.
This 5 x54 stick was solidly packed with a scent that smells like a room just sprayed with potpourri. The cold draw was smooth and easy, but it left an overbearingly sweet taste on my lips that was reminiscent of those artificial sugar substitutes that I use in my coffee.
Right out of the gate the flavors were grassy and pungently spicy, but it soon toned down a bit with the introduction of subtler notes that included cedar, leather, and hints of earth.
This is the part where the unique flavors really kicked in as a tapestry of dried fruit, leather, cedar, some floral tones, and a distinct spicy taste greeted my palate. This menagerie of intriguing notes was accompanied by an aroma that I would describe as being almost exactly like “Old Spice Cologne”. The burn was fairly good at this point, although a few touch-ups required from my trusty torch lighter made it far from perfect. On a side note, If you have family members that love the smell of Old Spice Cologne, you may be able to smoke this stick inside your house!
Nothing new here, just the same core flavors mentioned above that took turns being the dominant top note. A few more touch-ups were required, and the finish served up a strong brown sugar sweetness that lasted right down to the nub.
I’m a huge fan of Drew Estate cigars and simply love the Undercrown, Liga Privada, Joya de Nicaragua, and the Herrera Esteli lines, just to mention a few. That said, their Acid line, including Kuba Kuba, was just not for me. I say this bearing in mind that taste is always subjective, so don’t be dissuaded by my particular taste in premium handmade cigars.
Overall, if you consider yourself an adventurous smoker in search of a true one-of-a-kind flavor-infused blend, then, ACID Blue Kuba Kuba will be right up your alley!