[quote]Brother Chris wrote:
Acid Kuba Kubas for a full flavored smoke. You probably haven’t smoked any cigar like it before. It’s my favorite.
And you can’t go wrong with Ashton VSG, either.
I don’t really bother much with sampling anymore. I’ve got a few cigars I know I like and I stick with them. Sampling is a good way to waste $10 and a couple hours on a bad smoke.[/quote]
Acid’s are for women and fags.
Lol, true. I still like them, though.
In all seriousness, do you know why they’ve acquired that reputation among cigar snobs (obviously this isn’t the first time I’ve heard that)? Is it because they don’t have that traditional cigar taste? [/quote]
It has to do with two things: flavor and manufacture.
Sweet flavors are culturally seen as feminine, in Mexico, women drink lemonade and honey with a dash of sweet liqueur at night, while men drink beer and tequila.
If you ever get a chance to go to the Dominican Republic, you might still be able to talk to some old tobacco men and listen to what they have to say, ask them to teach you how to smoke and taste cigars. Good lesson.
Among tobacco men (old timers) if there is a flavor in a cigar that is unnatural, they consider the cigar made for profit, instead of for making a good cigar. Same with machine pressed cigars (not hand rolled) the other tobacco men see it as there is not love and care put into the cigar, so they won’t smoke it.
The company that makes Acid cigars flavors their cigars (with natural stuff, like spices and roses), and machine presses their cigars. They do have cigars that taste good, for what they are. However, if you go to Dom. Republic the people will laugh at you, probably not because you are smoking Acids but because you still have your cigar label.
That is one rule I learned quick, if you take off the paper most people could not tell you what you are smoking.