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2021 CA Report: Top 9 Best-Rated ACID Cigars

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Famous Smoke Shop Customers Rank Their Top ACID Cigars

A brief history of ACID Cigars

Infused and flavored cigars certainly are misfits of the industry. But one brand cuts through the static, outshining some of the biggest cigar giants in popularity. We’re talking, of course, about ACID Cigars. Their rise in popularity since their release in 1999 has been nothing short of meteoric and the sales numbers back it up. ACID is by far the most successful infused cigar brand in history, and it all comes down to one man: Jonathan Drew.

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Drew was a lawyer turned cigarmaker who broke onto the scene at the right time. And you can tell just by looking at him that he wasn’t destined for the courtroom. Back in ’99, the cigar boom had just crested. In its wake, a new generation of smokers who demanded a renaissance. Jonathan answered the call with ACID – a cigar line infused with herbs, essential oils, and botanicals that smokes zesty, sweet, and smooth. The brand was marketed with edgy advertising that appealed to this new generation, and ACID’s sweet-tipped blends started making headlines immediately.

Yet, there’s no sign of slowing down.

Infused cigars may be the outcasts of the cigarverse, but ACID redefined the category. In fact, it’s its own category, and whether you love or hate them, you can’t deny their demand.

"We are not 'flavored' cigar blenders. Premium cigars come in two distict classes: 'Premium Traditional,' and 'Premium Infused.' Both are premium." - Jonathan Drew


How we choose our best ACID cigar picks…

We don’t choose anything. You make the decisions. We comb through Famous Smoke Shop reviews* and see which ACID cigars rise above the rest. Then, we share the results with you here, ranking them highest-rated first. There are, however, a few minimums cigars must meet to be considered.

Those qualifications are:

  • Must average a minimum of 4.5 out of 5 stars.**
  • Must receive at least 10 reviews.

    *These reviews are accurate as of date of publication and may change over time.
    **In certain circumstances, we will highlight cigars that fall outside of these guidelines.

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ACID Kuba Kuba – 4.0 Stars across 284 Reviews

Joe in CA says: “I love the combination of sweetness and smooth tobacco flavor.”

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No, ACID Kuba Kuba technically doesn’t qualify for the list at 4 stars, but at nearly 300 reviews, it’s by far the most popular infused cigar in the Famous humidor. That’s why I’m breaking rank and giving it top honors. Because it deserves it. With sweet and spicy flavors that smoke smooth and boast an aromatic appeal, Kuba Kuba is even loved by non-smokers for its pleasant room note. Besides…you don’t get that many reviews and maintain 4 stars without doing something right.


ACID Cold Infusion – 4.5 Stars across 74 Reviews

Robin in FL says: Ladies if you’re new to cigar smoking, this is a great, easy draw, nice-tasting cigar.”

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One of ACID’s most popular cigar offerings, Cold Infusion (or as some call it, Cold Infusion Tea) smokes with notes of sweet tea, lush tobacco, light spices, and has a hint of patchouli on the finish. The blend has a bit more body than ACID Blondie, so it’s a good compromise if you prefer something more in the mellow-to-medium. I’d recommend Cold Infusion to anyone who wants to try their first infused cigar – especially if they’re new to smoking and are worried that cigars may be too harsh for their palate.


ACID Krush Blue Connecticut Cigarillos – 4.5 Stars across 41 Reviews

Greg in PA says: My new favorite cigar. Long lasting with the same smooth taste to the end.”

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ACID Krush Blue Connecticut gives you a window seat into the world of infused cigars without a high-ticket price, or a long smoking time. These fast, 15-minute treats are perfect for the flavor fan who’s always on the go – and the tin of 10 slides easily into your pocket for a wave of sweet wood, vanilla, and cane sugar any time you want it. Mellow, affordable, and convenient…what more can you ask for?


 ACID Blondie Belicoso – 4.5 Stars across 38 Reviews

Greg in PA says: My new favorite cigar. Long lasting with the same smooth taste to the end.”

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I’m surprised that Blondie isn’t higher up the list, because besides Kuba Kuba, they’re mentioned most when ACID cigars come up in discussion. With Cameroon wrapper, it kind of reminds me of what a Fuente might taste like if they ever dipped into the infused market. The blend is sweet on the draw with woody notes of cedar and cream, and an aromatic array of exotic spaces that finish with a hint of sugar.


ACID Toast – 4.5 Stars across 38 Reviews

Stefan in NC says: Bottom line: these are fantastic cigars and a steal at the price Famous sells them.”

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I wouldn’t put butter on it, but then again…this ain’t no crispy slice of bread. ACID Toast sits right in the middle at medium-bodied and gives off flavors that are part floral, part herbal, and 100% sweet. But its best attribute is that its infusion doesn’t subtract from the tobacco’s natural flavors. It simply complements. If you’re the type who’s written infused cigars off for good, may I be so bold to recommend trying this first? I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what your taste buds discover.


ACID Extra Ordinary Larry – 4.5 Stars across 35 Reviews

Howard in FL says: Larry is my new best friend…smooth drawn, even burn, great aromatics…”

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Have you met Larry? Howard says he’s his new best friend. And as a full-bodied fan, I made sure to get introduced as well. What I found is that Extra Ordinary Larry is all about the marriage of full-bodied tobacco and herbal infusion. Anyone who tells ya that “an infused or ‘flavored’ cigar can’t be bold” obviously hasn’t smoked one, so here’s a preview. With a Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper like Toast’s and brawnier leaves in its core, the blend gives off earthy notes of natural tobacco, wood, and ACID’s aromatically sweet flavors on the finish. A must-try dessert cigar.


ACID One – 4.5 Stars across 21 Reviews

Victor in MI says: One of the best I’ve ever smoked!”

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In a lineup of truly unique cigars, ACID One is arguably the most interesting. It’s African Cameroon is infused with five red wines, including a Nicaraguan ceremonial Sangria. Each leaf rests for a 90-day cask aging process which allow the wine’s tannins to caramelize in the tobacco. Flavors range from fruity, to spicy, sweet, and hints of berry and plum – everything you’d expect from a fine glass, but no glass is needed!



ACID Krush Morado Maduro Cigarillos – 4.5 Stars across 21 Reviews

David in NV says: “Absolutely wonderful full ACID flavor. Smokes in 20 minutes.”

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A full-bodied infused cigarillo. They’re the latest evolution of the ‘quick smoke,’ and boy…do these small cigars deliver! We’re talking about ACID Krush Morado Maduro – a blend wrapped in a proprietary Nicaraguan tobacco leaf and then infused ACID-style with a bouquet of exotic flavors. With a smoking time of 15-20 minutes, this is perfect for a quick smoke break at work, or the commute home to relax you when traffic is at its worst. Best part is, they’re affordable, come in convenient tins, and boast flavors that far outweigh their pint size.


ACID Roam – 4.5 Stars across 20 Reviews

Kate in IN says: A very mellow cigar that packs a LOT of sweet, creamy flavor…”

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Like the ACID One, ACID Roam gets much of its flavor from cask aging. In this case, oak barrels over a six-month nap. This gives the cigar a smoky quality without compromising its mellow temperament via flavors like cherry, cream, cedar, wood, and some nuttiness on the finish. This is like no other Connecticut you’ve experienced before and it’s why ACID Roam remains a popular first cigar choice among so many cigar fans.

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D Gordon Franks
1 year ago

I concur with this article except to say my Kuba Kuba is #1

Jared Gulick
1 year ago

We gave it the number one slot, too. Even though we have stricter standards for our guides, we know it’s truly the most popular. Thanks for reading!

Last edited 1 year ago by Jared Gulick
Jared Gulick

Jared Gulick

Features Editor, Jared Gulick, is a Certified Tobacconist, nerd of all things science, musician and serial abuser of the Oxford comma. He made his way to the Famous Smoke Shop retail store in 2018 and joined the Advisors when it was discovered that he could locate the shift key. Prior to his work in the cigar industry, he was a recording studio engineer, songwriter, and a journalism major at Northampton Community College.

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