Fred Rewey is a man that knows how to make a cigar that appeals to today’s boutique cigar aficionados. Cue the C-276, Sweet cocoa with a musky tobacco scent and a rich toothy brown wrapper. Just from the looks it will draw you in. Luckily the flavors will back it up.
Brand: Nomad Cigar Company
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
Strength: Medium – Full
Size: Robusto 5.0 x 50
First puffs– sweet cedar and red pepper mix together. The flavors mix nicely forming a creamy medium-full smoke. The draw is smooth and easy.
First third– Pepper lingers through with a sweet cocoa powder and nutmeg following it up. Cedar and earth notes are present but faint. The draw is very nice and is producing ample smoke. There is a solid burn line, just a bit uneven.
Second and Final thirds– Strength is a medium now with black pepper and sweet tobacco coming through. The cocoa has faded a bit and now I taste fruitiness and a touch of saltiness. Complex in flavor but smooth and creamy. Draw has slowed a tad.
The flavors were very nice but the complexity wasn’t there this time for this cigar as it has been for past Nomad releases. I did have a few issues with the wrapper, some unwrapping did occur, not major though. The flavors are to the point and solid.
Overall a solid cigar that I would suggest smoking and keeping a few on hand. Even though it wasnt the most complex cigar in Nomads lineup, it was a tasty stogie non the less.