May 19, 2012
Nub Habano 466
This Nub 466 was provided by CigarsDirect.com. They also have all versions of Nub Cigars.
Video review HERE.
The Nub Habano is made by Oliva and is a Nicaraguan Puro utilizing an Habano wrapper. The cigar is a dark brown and it's very dense.
Even though this is a short cigar you can expect at least 1 1/2 hours in burn time. Cutting the cap is tricky as most cutters do not cut a 66 ring cigar. I managed to get a good clip and the draw was very good. The initial flavors were a lot of leather notes. There were also citrus and/or cedar notes. The pepper was nice.
About 1/4 inch in the cigar had a "run", or uneven burn but I expect it to even out. The flavors have settled down into a rich orange citrus and coffee and a nice amount of pepper. The finish is short and one of vanilla with a little lingering pepper.
About 1/2 inch in the flavors changed a little. Also, the burn is evening out. There is now cedar to go along with the orange citrus. The leather notes are also back combining with the coffee. The pepper remains very good. The finish is now longer and still one of vanilla with lingering pepper.
About an inch in the burn has evened out quite a bit. The cedar notes are more pronounced at this point and combine very nicely with the citrus giving the cigar a lot of richness and sweetness. The coffee is still there and the leather has decreased. The pepper seems to be more intense. The finish is a creamy vanilla with some lingering pepper.
Approaching the midpoint and the band and the ash is still intact. The cedar is even more pronounced with the citrus decreasing somewhat. The pepper is still nice. The coffee is still on the end of the spice with leather disappearing. The finish remains the same.
At the end of the cigar the orange citrus came back combining with the cedar. The leather also came back in a subtle manner combining with the coffee. The pepper remained very good. The finish remained one of vanilla with some lingering pepper. This cigar finished up medium to full bodied. The burn evened out nicely. I enjoyed these flavors quite a bit. These cigars run around $7 at local shops and if you have yet to try them, do so. They are great!