Acid Kuba Kuba

First off, let me state that I am not a huge fan of aromatic or artificially flavored cigars. I love the natural flavors of tobacco and I feel that a real cigar needs no unnecessary additives, but at the same time I like to think I am open minded enough to be convinced otherwise. With that said, let’s begin.

Acid cigars are some of the most popular infused cigars on the market so lets give one a try and see how it goes. The Acid Kuba Kuba is quite pungent. As Sumatra Samurai would say, “It smells like Vegas.” The scent is overwhelming with sweet hay and dried weeds. The cut and draw were decent, but as I took the cigar away from my lips, I was left with an extremely sweet sensation, a bit too much for my tastes.

Acid Kuba Kuba cigar review

Sweeter than a lollipop on my tongue.

The construction on this cigar was pretty good. It had a little bit of give and there was a nice evenness to the wrapper. The burn was pretty nice as well.

The flavors were a bit rough, the wrapper was overpowering with sweetness, and the tobacco tasted like grass and unripe leaves, with an extremely distant spice that tried to come out every now and then. The draw was far from perfect. It required a double puff to produce any flavors and gave hardly any smoke for the amount of effort required.



As for Drew Estate and their Acid line, I guess it’s just not for me. With cigars like Joya De Nicaragua, Undercrown and the Liga Privada, they’ve clearly demonstrated their ability to produce a great cigars. The Acid line is extremely popular for Drew Estate but obviously not so popular in the boutique side of things.

That being said if you are a fan of flavored cigars, Acid’s Kuba Kuba is going to be right up your alley!

Acid Kuba Kuba
A flavored cigar that is extremely sweet, almost sugary sweet. Yet with excellent construction it is a great choice for fans of flavored cigars.
Appearance86%
Burn/Construction89%
Draw89%
Flavor76%
Complexity78%
Price/Value83%
Pros
  • Great construction
  • Pleasant aromatics
Cons
  • Too sweet
  • Overpowering flavors
84%Sugary Sweet
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  • Colin D. McFall

    The Kuba Kuba Maduro is a very different cigar. It won’t change your mind if you don’t care for infused cigars. To call it artificial is a little harsh. Do we call the oaky flavor that charred barrels impart into bourbon artificial?

  • Nick M

    That saccarin like taste is hard to get rid of. I don’t keep them stocked either. Brandy washed it clean. And yeah, they do have a recognizable odor.