March 29, 2014

Nomad S-307 Toro (6 x 50)

Video review HERE.

The Nomad S-307 is Nomad's newest Nicaraguan cigar and another brand from The House of Emilio and Gary Griffith. 

Filler: Nicaraguan
Binder: Ecuadorian Habano
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Factory: Tobacalera AJ Fernandez

Available sizes:
Toro (6×50) msrp $7.95
Robusto (5×50) msrp $7.75
Torpedo (6 1/2 x 52) msrp $7.95
Toro Grande (6 x 58) msrp $8.50
Corona (5.5 x 46) msrp $7.75

Available in boxes of 21 box pressed cigars.

The cigar is very dark and somewhat oily. It looks like a stick of chocolate. It has a nice density and is very well made.

After cutting the cap the test draw was very good. The initial flavors were sweet cedar with a touch of nutmeg, charred wood, espresso, and black pepper rated at a 7.5. The finish has charred oak notes on a sweet cream with some lingering pepper. 

About one inch in the cigar settled down like I initially described with the addition of dark chocolate. The lingering pepper on the finish has increased. The finish is one of a caramel flavor. The cigar is medium bodied. There are a lot of dark notes in this cigar with nice sweetness.

About 2 inches in the burn is quite unusual. Well, actually it's the ash. The burn is pretty even. At this point, on the retro hale you get the flavor of caramel just before the sweet cedar and the other darker flavors. The nutmeg notes are not noticeable at this point. The cigar is close to medium to full bodied now. The cedar has some tangy notes. The finish is still a caramel-like flavor, or tasted cream. 

At the band the charred oak notes are very much elevated. The little blast of caramel on the front end of the retro hale comes and goes but it's nice when you get it. The espresso and dark chocolate are holding the base. The cigar is now medium to full bodied. 

The espresso notes really came out at the end. The charred oak was very much attached to the cedar with it's tanginess. The dark chocolate notes were still floating at the base. The pepper ticked up to an 8. The finish remained the same. The cigar ended at medium to full bodied and burned evenly. This cigar is one of sweet cedar and a lot of dark notes. This is one of those cigars that would be a good after dinner cigar. This has been a very good cigar. My hats off to Gary Griffith for finding another great cigar!

Score: 92

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