"A great cigar for those that like coffee. Impeccable construction with a nice even burn and mellow smoke throughout the experience. The initial sweetness prepares the palate to accept the bitterness that coffee brings." -Jai P. (Jai)
"There are some that would call this your grandfather's Connecticut cigar. I personally am not a fan of that flavor profile but I know the majority of the smoking community are. So this would be a winner for the fan of a cigar that is heavy on the cedar, vegetal, and pepper notes. This could make a great everyday cigar for that fan base and should find a home in many humidors." -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
"I really enjoyed this cigar. The vitola was perfect for me and the flavors were quite nice. I enjoyed the baking notes mixed with the wood and the butter and cream made this a smooth cigar for me. I didn't miss having any pepper or hot spices mixed in. This is a cigar I could smoke any time of the day and thoroughly relax without having to keep an eye on the burn while enjoying the subtle complexity of the flavors." -Diana (ArmyRN)
"While milder than I tend to reach for, this cigar is quite satisfying. The sum of its parts, in the end, is better than each individual third. The aroma of this cigar is great and would likely not drive away someone otherwise opposed to cigar smoke. It will certainly raise questions from anyone passing by at the lounge. I do wish it could handle maintaining flavors whenever I put the cigar down for a rest. The frequency of puffing required makes this a pretty quick-burning cigar. I might not make this a regular smoke, but it is quite enjoyable" -Isaac M. (The Nothing)
Drew Estate celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the ACID brand in 2019 with the release of the ACID 20. It was originally only available in a robusto size, then later, the company added robusto tubos, toros, and Bronxilla. During their latest "Freestyle Life" facebook broadcast, Drew Estate announced the ACID 20 Connecticut, initially available in a Toro (6 x 54) size. The blend uses a Connecticut Shade wrapper, Indonesian binder, and Nicaraguan fillers.
"I really enjoyed this cigar. While there was nothing earth-shattering about the flavor profile or the way it smoked, it was a great representative of a shade-grown cigar. Gone are the days when grabbing a Connie means smoking air and nothing much more. This is a very enjoyable, flavor-forward cigar. This would be an ideal first cigar of the day." -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)
Camacho (owned by Davidoff) has announced a follow-up to last year's Camacho Factory Unleashed, which scored a 93 in our blind testing: Camacho Factory Unleashed 2. This new version will come wrapped in a Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper, contrasted with the original's Ecuadorian Corojo.
"I really enjoyed this cigar and definitely would smoke it again. To me this would be a very good morning cigar or paired later in the day with a nice scotch or light bourbon. Decent smoke output, great flavors and excellent construction were the norm for this one." -James H. (Keikan Jim)
"For a straight-forward cigar, I really did enjoy the profile I got from this. The combination of honey sweetness with oats and nuts really plays well with each other. Add in the pepper halfway through, and you have a solid smoke. I also found it interesting how much smoke output this lighter cigar produced. I'd smoke it again for sure. " -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
"When you get a cigar that offers a great balance of sweet and spice, it really brings a smile to your face. Honey graham cracker and white pepper really played off each other well. This is how this cigar went for me. I was quite pleased, and now have another example of a cigar I will definitely be interested in revisiting in the future." -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)