Brand: Nomad Cigars
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
Size: Corona 5.5 x 44
I was super excited to get the chance to review the Nomad Fuerte as I follow Fred Rewey @godfadr on twitter and he is probably one of the coolest guys in the industry. So when I received this cigar I couldn’t wait to review it. The smell is lite and airy with soft hints of tobacco. I get a subtle pepper shot from the cold draw. The band is very simple though, only showing the company logo and the twitter handle @godfadr (awesome social media integration).
First puffs– Pepper and an extremely deep cedar flavor hit right away and hit hard. Umm someone forgot to tell Fred Rewey this was a Connecticut cigar. A pretty powerful start for a whats supposed to be mild. Draw is good and producing a good amount of smoke along with it.
First third– After the serious start, it clears the way for a creamy buttery smoke. Still has hints of cedar and pepper, along with a slight cashew nutty taste. This cigar should be nicknamed Margarine, it’s so buttery, probably butter infused for a month in a vault. Really it is making this creamy and enjoyable. The draw and construction are top notch.
Second third– There is still a slight pepper lingering, which makes this unique, it has a nice bite to it. I get a bit more of a nutty flavor during this second half, paired with that creamy butter.
Final third– Here we go again, the pepper is surging back and hits pretty hard. This is a fitting way to bring the cigar to a close, showing that its meant to stand out and set its self apart. Continuing through this last third is the buttery creaminess and its still drawing like a champ.
Overall an amazingly unique take on the Connecticut. You may be thinking to yourself going into the cigar, like I did, “Oh its just another Connecticut, its going to be a boring smoke.” WRONG!! Its not boring. Nomad Cigars took what could have been a portfolio filler cigar and flipped it upside down, making a cigar that stands out above the rest. If your a new smoker looking to jump forward to a stronger cigar, this is the perfect bridge for that. This will also surprise a lot of seasoned smokers out there. I would suggest buying a fiver and storing some, as you will want to smoke more than one.
To find out more visit Nomad Cigars and twitter @GodFadr