Personal Cigar Review: ACID 20 Toro

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Cigar Details: ACID 20 Toro

  • Vitola: Toro
  • Length: 6″
  • Ring Gauge: 50
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Mexican Maduro
  • Binder: Undisclosed
  • Filler: Undisclosed
  • Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate
  • Blender: Undisclosed
  • Price: $9.68
  • Release Date: June 2020
  • Source: Drew Estate

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Pre-light Experience

The wrapper on the ACID 20 Toro is a marbled dark brown and is fairly lumpy along with some slightly raised veins. The seams are easily visible as they are also raised while the head has a decently applied double cap. There are two bands, both in a silver and black color combination. The primary has the number 20 on it with the ACID logo inside the zero and the foot band spells out ACID Twenty. The aroma from the wrapper is a mix of botanicals and spice while the foot has the same spice level along with some wood and then a subtle dose of the botanicals. The pre-light draw brings a bit of bubble gum along with an immense sweetness on my lips from the wrapper.

First Third

The cigar begins with wood and black pepper cutting through the sweetness on my lips from the wrapper. At a half inch in, the black pepper is fairly light. The retrohale is a slightly musty wood along with some baking spice. At an inch and a half in, some mustiness joins in and the black pepper picks up a bit. There is still some sweetness on my lips from the wrapper. The strength in this third was slightly below medium.

Second Third

As the second third begins, the wood is up front with black pepper slightly behind and mustiness in the background. At a half inch in, the wood and mustiness are even while the black pepper is light in the background. The retrohale is now just musty wood. At an inch and a half in, the wood gains a light char. The light sweetness remains on my lips from the wrapper. The strength in this third bumped up to medium.

Final Third

As the final third begins, the profile is musty and lightly charred wood with light black pepper. At a half inch in, the char picks up and a light bitterness joins the profile. The retrohale is now musty and charred wood. As the cigar comes to a close, the profile is musty and charred wood with light bitterness as the black pepper has left. The strength in this third remained at medium.

Burn

The burn was a bit wavy throughout and the cigar went out twice, requiring re-lights. The ash held on in inch and a half increments.

Draw

The draw was perfect, with just the right amount of resistance that I prefer.

Overall

The cigar began with wood and black pepper cutting through the sweetness on my lips from the wrapper. Some mustiness joined in a bit later. The second third saw some char join in. The final third saw the char increase and some light bitterness join in as the black pepper departed. The construction was OK as a couple of re-lights were required and strength was medium most of the way. The ACID 20 Toro had a simple core profile most of the way and dropped down a bit in the final third as the char built up and some bitterness joined in. For non-infused smokers, I would still stay that the ACID 20 is the most approachable ACID. Other than the sweetened head, the cigar smokes as non-infused. The price is also fairly attractive. While it’s not something I’ll come back to regularly, it has its place for me from time to time.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.10

Cost/Point

$1.90

Scoring System

Aaron
AveragePre
Light
AverageFirst
Third
AverageSecond
Third
SubparFinal
Third
AverageBurn
AmazingDraw
AverageOverall
Personal Cigar Review: ACID 20 Toro
Aaron LoomisPersonal Cigar Review: ACID 20 Toro

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