Acid Remi Kuba Kuba
Although I don’t regularly smoke flavored or infused cigars, I thought it was time to try one of the most popular infused smokes out there. As usual, I’m pairing up with water.
I couldn’t find the exact blend, and could only find that these cigars are handmade in Nicaragua with “All natural ingredients.” The tobaccos are cured for months in rooms lined with over 150 herbs, oils, and misc botanicals. The rooms are called “Cuarto aromaticos,” or aroma rooms. With an open mind, I bring you the review…
Acid Remi Kuba Kuba
Size: 5 x 54
Body: Upper mild to lower medium
Price: Around $6.00
The cigar was somewhat soft, but consistent. The wrapper had a dull brown, almost waxy rugged look to it. Sniffing the foot and wrapper reminded me of potpourri or perfume.
The cap was placed crooked, and kept wanting to lift off. The burn required constant correction, and the wrapper felt fragile. Removing the band caused some of the wrapper to lift. The ash held on for a little over an inch, but overall I wasn’t impressed with the construction at all.
Right away, I was greeted with floral notes. I mean literally, it was like I was smoking a flower. A fruity candy like taste remained on my lips when exhaling. There was also a very sweet taste to the smoke.
At about the half way point, the floral flavor calmed down a bit, but the pleasant aftertaste remained.
Shortly after getting past the half way point of this cigar, the flavor fell flat. It was replaced with a harsh, unpleasant feeling that irritated my mouth and throat. I decided to put this stick down.
I wanted to like this cigar, I really did. Initially I found it enjoyable and different. I considered it an acquired taste up to the half way point. But I can’t see how harshness could be enjoyable. Also, the shabby construction just turned me off. I don’t see myself smoking any more Acid cigars.
A year later I tried this cigar again, just to be sure I gave it a fair chance. See what my finding were HERE!
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