"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)
"Shockingly to me, I loved this cigar. I'm not a huge box-pressed cigar fan and this one is so thin worried me but it smoked wonderfully and the mouthfeel was not as harsh as expected. The flavors were complex and kept me interested the entire time. Starting with a red pepper blast that then settles into a smoky cedar and leather flavor. Complex baking spice and some surprise floral notes make this cigar stand out. I will absolutely seek out more of this stick in the future." -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)
"I have to say that this cigar was not my cup of tea. With that being said, the burn and construction made it a winner. If you are a fan of a wood-centric profile with light to no strength, this might be the cigar for you. It can easily be the first cigar of the day with a cup of coffee. I may not reach for it, but many would. Enjoy" -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
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"This was likely the most challenging overall rating I've had to give since joining the team. The middle third was simply one of the best 30 minutes of cigar I've smoked this year. The unique, potent, balanced flavors were playing in perfect harmony and every puff somehow seemed to improve upon its predecessor. Unfortunately the first and final third underwhelmed. They certainly weren't bad, just subtle to the point of unnoticeable. So, would I smoke this again? 100% yes. In fact I'm dying to know: was the middle third an anomaly? Was the burn line issue a one-off? If there's even the slimmest chance I could experience, for a full 90 minutes, what I experienced at the halfway transition mark, I'd dedicate an entire shelf in my cabinet to these beauties." -Vance T. (Vance)
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.
As a part of The Great Smoke 2022 event taking place in February, a number of special exclusive release cigars will be sold. One of these is another collaboration between Espinosa Cigars and Cigar Dojo, Diet Sarsaparilla. This is a sequel of sorts to the original Sensei's Sensational Sarsaparilla that was released 2014. Sassy, for short, made a comeback in 2016 with Sensei’s Sensational Sarsaparilla II, or Sassy II and then was released nationally again this year at the PCA show.
Yesterday, during their Freestyle Live: Special Edition” broadcast on facebook, Drew Estate announced a new cigar: 20 Acre Farm. This was the mystery cigar sold as a part of their second Freestyle Live pack that allowed people to smoke it before finding out what it was live on the show.
"While not the most complex cigar, it was mighty tasty for the flavors it gave, never becoming sour, even at the end. The artwork on the cigar itself was very appealing and a nice change of pace from the norm, giving it a special feeling and anxiousness to light it up and smoke it! For smokable art, it was a mighty fine cigar which I wouldn’t mind smoking again in the future." -John A. (Bostoneo)
"Overall this is a very enjoyable morning cigar. Just enough complexity and spice to wake you up for your day, but a nice cool floral and woodsy flavor that would pair well with a morning coffee. Though the visual look of the cigar leaves much to be desired, the flavor is very solid and worth revisiting. You also could not ask for much more from the construction or burn. " -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)