Sunday, April 8, 2012
Cigar Review: Drew Estates Acid Toast.
This is the rating for the Acid Toast per Famous Smoke.
Burn 93 rated
Consistency 94 rated
Draw 90 rated
Appearance 98 rated
Taste 98 rated
Construction 93 rated
So we know what the experts say but what about the under trained, uneducated lips of the Smoking Seth?Well I have to say that I was more than impressed. I have tried other cigars from the Drew Estates and I can say that I have more times than not been very surprised. This was no exception to the rule.
As I took the cigar out of the plastic I could sense a subtle aroma that seems to be the stamp of the Drew Estates line. The cigar was dark and was a little soft to the touch. Not spongy as I have felt in other cigars, but not the firm tight roll as I have felt either. Their cap of the cigar had a light sweet taste but not that of candy like you get with many flavored cigars. The infusion boasted by the Acid line is definitely unique. As I lit the cigar it pulled very nicely. The aroma and the taste seemed to dance together in the air and on my taste buds. I can say that this cigar definitely held together throughout the smoke. There was never a harsh after taste and the cigar only gave off a “hot” smoke as it got closer to the end.
One of the enjoyable effects of the cigar was the taste it left on my lips. Even when the sweetness of the cap was gone the taste on my lips remained throughout the cigar. The smoke time was about 30 minutes, but I am a slow smoker. It did go out once as when I left it without a draw for about 2 minutes of conversation with my co-author. The cigar relit well and didn’t have that burnt ash taste. I could definitely see this cigar being a staple for an after meal or mild enough to be enjoyed on the front porch in the morning with a cup of strong coffee.
Here how I rate it.
Burn 95 rated (no uneven burn)
Consistency 95 rated (in both draw and taste throughout)
Draw 93 rated (clean in the beginning a little hot toward the end due to the softer roll.)
Appearance 98 rated (a very consistent dark wrapping)
Taste 99 rated (I love the infused Acid taste and this was FANTASTIC)
Construction 89 rated (a little soft for me and as it heated it got softer)
THE SUGGESTION: Smoke this cigar you will like it. Mild – Medium.