Friday, August 14, 2015

Acme Route 66 Hot Rod From Acme Cigar Company

Here's a new stick I've been eager to try since reading the press release back in July, the Acme Route 66 Hot Rod (robusto), created by the Acme Cigar Company

Once this well packed cigar is free from the cellophane it looks great. The oily, seamless and vein free, Colorado Maduro colored Ecuadorian Habano wrapper covers a Jalapa Criollo binder over Nicaraguan, San Andres and Dominican long fillers. Plus it's finished with a tight triple cap. 

From the cold foot the nose picks up radiant aromas of sweetly fermented tobacco mixed with cocoa, while flavors from the free cold draw are reminiscent of ripe tree free mixed with cocoa. 

After toasting and lighting the foot, the first medium bodied puffs fill your mouth with smoke that's sweet with a creamy mouthfeel, plus there are tasty flavor nuances of fruit, cocoa and toast. As the even burn line moves up the body an oil ring develops on the wrapper while other notes of earth, and honey join the mix.

In the second half the body moves toward the full range with added hints of charcoal, coffee and dark brown sugar. Once you're into the final third you'll find this is a full bodied cigar with a deep flavor base. 

The Acme Route 66 Hot Rod finishes its fifty minute burn full bodied with bold, rich flavors of espresso, charcoal and dark chocolate. Very tasty indeed! 

On the Acme Cigar Company web site they say, "Acme Route 66 is a premium cigar priced as an everyday smoke".  With a sub $6.00 MSRP for the Hot Rod, I think they're right and I've found a new go-to cigar!

MSRP- Hot Rod 5x50, $5.90. Chopper 7x48, $6.40. Big Red 6x54, $6.90. Tandem 8.5x52, $7.40

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