10/14/16

ACID Kuba Deluxe - Cigar Review

B"H
THE CIGAR
Drew Estate
Acid Kuba Deluxe
6 x 50 Toro |tubos|
w. Sumatran
b. ?
f. ?
K A P L O W I T Z SCALE
K least, Z most
Construction I
Combustion I
Flavors W!?
Body O
Strength P
&
Sweet T
Sour I
Salty A
Bitter L
Umami A
&
Complexity O
Nuance W
Transition P
Balance L
Smoothness I
&
Animal A
Spicy W
Woody L
Vegetal L
Earthy O
Chemical A
SUMMATION
Acidic in a candied manner. No salted bits to speak of. Lightly bitter'd. Sweet, SWEET. Some bite, but candied as well.  Sugar-coated sour notes. Very smooth texture. No balanced per se -- but well rounded at the same time. Room-note can be smelled in a typhoon* and is reminiscent of a French whore eating Sour Patch candies by the handful.

Clove. CLOVE. Mint. Christmas Spices. Lemonheads. White pepper. Nuts, candies. Apple. Cedar w Lemon Pledge nuance. Dirt/earth. Potpourri sachet. Hay. Ginger ale. Gamey. Venison. Sand. A fungus among us? Is headache (vibe) a flavor? Herbal tea sampler. Boo-Berry cereal. Ivory Snow flakes.

Excellent construction/combustion -- in a typhoon*. Ash is a white solid sheath. Some green spots on top-leaf. Tight seam, even burn and draw which stays cool to the firm nub.

SMOKE TIME
95mins
EDITOR'S NOTES
*Literally. I am smoking an ACID in a typhoon**
**OK, in the effects of a typhoon. We here are experiencing high winds and what will amount to ten inches of rain before it eases. I am on my porch. The actual term, I have just learnt as pertaining to this weather is: "atmospheric river."

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays Kap from the swift completion of his appointed reviews," to paraphrase.
L'shalom