Within the Acid line of cigars there are a few that just stand out from the rest - not only in flavor and dimentions but in sheer size as well. Part of the Purple line, Extra Ordinary Larry comes in at an imposing 6 x 60 and is anything but 'ordinary'. Due to its large size, a higher volume of boatanicals are used during the infusing process - which gives the Acid line of cigars their characteristic and bold flavors. Drew Estate has been fairly quiet when it comes to the history of each line but one thing they are not shy about is letting us know that this Full body Nicaraguan infused cigar is a regular production item that will be around for years to come. Lets see just how 'Ordinary' Larry really is!
What a fantastic looking cigar - dark brown, almost a chocolate chip brown mixed with a few highlights caused by the oils in the wrapper. Evenly packed from head to foot without a soft spot to report, the pig tail cap clipped easily and the cigar lit like a champ. The floral notes were easily aparent directly after lighting and filled the room with a pleasant, spicey yet smooth smoke. Hard to beat a start this good!
When you are talking about infused cigars there is a certain level of florals and botanicals that you expect - and when you talk about an Acid Infused cigar, well, there is a very small range of acceptance on these. The Extra Ordinary Larry hits this right on the head with a mild yet rich floral scent, a wood and mild hay combination running the foreground. The first third performed much similar to how it smells - roses, lilacs, grapes, sweet spice and a hint or two of some natural tobacco shining through. The spices - black pepper to be specific - rush through in a coming and going, ebb and flow type of intensity ensuring that this is one cigar that you pay attention to.
The Acid line of cigars has this overwhelming "either you love them, or hate them' appeal and I have to say, the Extra Ordinary Larry is an Acid cigar that will have people coming back time and time again. If you are looking for a cigar that is going to close that gap from the heavy infused to a mildly infused cigar or if you are wanting to make that first transition from an infused cigar to a true 'natural' cigar than the Extra Ordinary Larry is a cigar that you cannot help but pick up. The larger size, darker maduro wrapper and exceptional flavors make this a good cigar but add to it a price that only Buy Discount Cigars can offer and you have an amazing cigar at a great price!