Acme Route 66 Classic Hot Rod 5 x 50

Punch revisits Route 66 with a Classic Hot Rod hanging from his lip.Acme Route 66 Hot Rod cigar

I acquired a three-pack sampler of Acme’s current offerings about a month ago. It included this Acme Route 66, a Premiere Ecuador and a San Andres. Since Draw doesn’t have any of these you will have to settle for just my opinion on this one.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Cuban seed Habano
Binder: Jalapa Criollo
Filler: Nicaraguan, San Andres and Dominican

Punching gives a nice and loose draw. Lighting it up gives a starting profile of smooth, mild-plus intensity, mild bodied tobacco with slight cedar undertones.

Over the first inch the body and intensity have both increased half a notch, with a woodiness and a nice complexity of some sort starting to build a squash-like – vegetal – flavor.

By the second third the flavors have bloomed to medium-full intensity and full bodied; Brussels sprouts are showing up big time, with some cardboard on the finish. Highly complex.

Getting into the last third it has simmered down to a tamer medium intensity and a medium body – smooth and balanced, but still a subset of the previous, almost over-the-top, character,  and with very little Brussels sprouts anymore. Near the end, vanilla menthol dominates.

Summary

This Acme Route 66 started of mild and smooth and progressed through a high-intensity and complex middle to finish up milder, smooth and balanced. This is my favorite of the three Acme cigars I tried (Premiere Ecuador and San Andres). At $6 each I find this to be a great value. If these are available in your area and you enjoy a fuller-bodied stick, do yourself a favor and give this Acme Route 66 a try.

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