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Old 07-21-2012, 11:45 AM   #1
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Default 2012 ACID Blondie

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4x30- Perlas?
Box code: Gotta be early 2012
Price: $6.99

I was at the local gas station. I dont normally go inside, but the "pay at the pump" was busted, so I had to enter the store. I was surprised to see their cabinet humidor display. I had smoked one of these before, during one of my first visits to the local b&m. I remember not liking it then, but I thought it was my noobishness. Seeing these brought back memories of my early weeks smoking cigars... when I thought it was crazy to ever pay more than $4 or $5 for a cigar... and would walk into the b&m, Cigar Aficionado in hand, with the cigars I wanted to try circled.

Maybe it was a bit of nostalgia. Maybe a bit of me telling myself Im not a cigar snob, but I thought hey, this would be a fun review.

Appearance: Lovely little perla sized cigar- the size is what I normally gravitate towards for everyday smokes. Gaudy double band, I cant believe they haven't spent a few extra cents and upgraded the look. Claro colored wrapper, almost a sickly color, but so smooth and flawless that it wasnt for a tiny vein I would have guessed it was machine made.





Construction: Perfect pigtail cap. Wrapper neatly applied. Light grey ash holds fairly well. Inspection of the foot leads me to believe they do not incorporate the "entubar" method of rolling at the Jonathan Drew Factory. Burn stayed pretty sharp throughout the smoke, no touch-ups necessary.

Prelight: Draw is perfect, pre-light flavor is of urinal cake, but flavor on the lips is sickeningly sweet. Not a good sweet, more like an aspartame artificial sweet.

Impressions: Aroma is of incense. Not Tebetian temple incense, more like dirty hippie's apartment incense- exotic, musky, sickeningly sweet. Smoke is soft and delicate. Retro-hale produces flavor of stale Marlboro lights on the palate. About half an inch in I start to feel a bit of nausea develop. I figure I dont want this thing polluting my office anymore, so I take it on my drive home. Nausea is still present, Im fighting it though, determined to finish this "cigar". The sweet flavored tip is overwhelming.



At about the half way point, the distinct "flavor" of White-Out correction fluid develops (you youngsters will have to google it..its what we used before computers offered us spell check). This flavor comes and goes, and is contributing to my nausea. Its a good thing Im in the car now, as Im constantly spitting... you know how your mouth tends to over-salivate right before you puke?

I am astounded that Im only about 20 minutes into this cigar, and I feel like I dont want to smoke ever again... its like a whole weekend worth of cigar smoking crammed into two inches of cigar. I trudge onward.



Sweet tip flavor is still overpowering. I coudnt wait for this cigar to end. Entire smoking time approximately 30 agonizing minutes.



Afterwards the sweet tip flavor lingered on my lips to the point where I considered eating a whole raw onion to dissipate the flavor. Half a box of saltines later, my nausea has subsided. My sleep was not restful though, and it tastes like a cat took a $hit in my mouth this morning.

Would I buy this cigar again?: I still cant believe I bought it this time! I dont get how anybody could smoke these cigars... but somebody is buying them because Jonathan Drew is making himself boat loads of money.

This cigar was horrible, and I dont feel the slightest bit of cigar elitism saying it... still I might grab another just to throw it in the next PPP we have and tell the guys its an O.R. Sig I... just to see their faces.

Nah on second though, F-U Jonathan Drew!!
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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I laughed the entire time reading this review Moe.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:06 PM   #3
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Sounds like this cigar was stored in a humi next to Red Sox swag!

Great job, Moe!
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:08 PM   #4
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I give you props for making it all the way thru it!!!
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Moe you low on cigars? Do you need me to send you a few Please do not under any circumstances ever smoke a Acid cigar EVER
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:39 PM   #6
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Moe you low on cigars? Do you need me to send you a few Please do not under any circumstances ever smoke a Acid cigar EVER
Mark, Ive seen your walk-in, so YES, Im desperately low on cigars!!

And no, I will never smoke an Acid again.
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You're a brave man Moe. Or perhaps that Boston water has affected your synapses.
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Mark, Ive seen your walk-in, so YES, Im desperately low on cigars!!

And no, I will never smoke an Acid again.
Your a funny guy you have me confussed with Mr. Nee only walk-in is the at the Lounge I work at. And I can get you all the Acid cigars you want we can't keep them in stock FYI they now make a Blondie Belicoso 554 torpedo "I can hook you up buddy"
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:27 PM   #9
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What more can be said that hasn't already been said?
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You're a brave man Moe. Or perhaps that Boston water has affected your synapses.
It certainly gave me a renewed appreciation for my pedestrian smokes Bob.

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Your a funny guy you have me confussed with Mr. Nee only walk-in is the at the Lounge I work at. And I can get you all the Acid cigars you want we can't keep them in stock FYI they now make a Blondie Belicoso 554 torpedo "I can hook you up buddy"
Sorry Mark, reach-in humidor! And i appreciate the offer, but I'd hate to take advantage of your "generosity".
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I give you props for making it all the way thru it!!!
This.
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Worst cigar I ever smoked!!!
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I guess you have to smoke the "Dog Rockets" once in a while just to remember how good the others really are!!!
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I was bombed 2 acids as a joke a year or so back. I threaded fishing line through them, hung them in my garage to kill the flies.

Hard to believe the same people make Liga Privada, the holy graille of cigars.
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Hard to believe the same people make Liga Privada, the holy graille of cigars TO SOME.
Fixed that for you.
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I guess you have to smoke the "Dog Rockets" once in a while just to remember how good the others really are!!!
No. Actually, you don't.
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No. Actually, you don't.
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snob!

If avoiding the nasty $hit is being a snob, them I am guilty as charged.
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Where's the like button?
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If avoiding the nasty $hit is being a snob, them I am guilty as charged.
Im going to add that to my list of best Peter quotes!
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