The Acid line of Drew Estate is one of the most popular infused cigars in the market today. Drew Estate catapulted itself to the scene with its brand of infused cigars back in the cigar boom in the 1990s. The company seemed to have carried the quality of the product well throughout the years, and cigar enthusiasts consider this a staple among infused cigars.
Kuba Kuba remains one of the flagship brands of Drew Estate, so it’s a keeper. Chances are if you are a fan of infused cigars, this one is either on your list or in your humidor. Is it worth recommending to others? I try to figure out with this Kuba Kuba cigar review.
Drew Estate also keeps the process behind the production of this cigar top secret. They’ve come up with a broad selection of 150 botanicals to store in aroma rooms where the Kuba Kuba is cured. Far away in Esteli, Nicaragua, the flavors of these cigars are developed and achieved.
If you are a classic cigar enthusiast who have yet to try the Acid line, consider checking this cigar.
In this review of Kuba Kuba, you’ll see if it’s worth your time at around $9.
|Wrapper Origin: Indonesia||Shape: Robusto|
|Length: 5||Ring: 54|
|Wrapper: Sumatra||List Price: $238 (Box of 24)|
|Origin: Nicaragua||Strength: Mellow|
The box is a simple wood with varnish. It is stern in style and even stodgy. With the sharp yellow and black lines, the neon blue cigar band stands out with the word ‘Acid’. The tobaccos are neatly stacked inside, unaffected by the unassuming box presentation.
The size is just right at 54 ring gauge. The Sumatra wrapper has no major veins in it and acts as a smooth, consistent cover. Seams are not distinguishable, and it looks like it has a reliable, decent construction.
The color does not stand out but shines with an even lighter color. The cigar is more on the dry side when it comes to oiliness. It appears like a single cap and shows a clean roll inside without any stems.
The cold draw is excellent while floral notes come up with some fruit scents as well. The flavor is almost like a bouquet of fresh flowers. The image I thought was a summer field with mild rain; the perfume-like aroma is quite strong. At the first puff, the smoke output is decent. The draw is just right.
During the first thirds, the sweet flavor is expected. As an infused cigar, the sweetness comes out as a fruity flavor with a perfume aroma. The taste is mild-bodied and strength.
The second thirds show no to little transition, maintaining the sweetness and mildness with some floral notes. Peppery notes start to come up, too, with hints of spiciness that combs the sweet flavors well. The smoke output is also excellent. However, I had to relight because the cigar showed some canoeing.
Again, in the final thirds, there is no transition. There was no bite, and the peppery flavor mixed well with the mild flavors. The herbal aroma and perfume-like taste was evident throughout the final thirds.
For enthusiasts or newbies, this cigar is a good recommendation. For those who enjoy infused cigars, this cigar is well-made and highly recommended. It is also hard to put down, even for those who are fans of classic cigars. It has decent construction, good flavors, and excellent output. A dessert cigar, this one is a fair price and worth smoking for special occasions. I give it a 90.