May 24, 2014

Nomad Connecticut Fuerte Toro (6x52)

Video review HERE.

Nomad Connecticut Fuerte is described on their website as "not your father's Connecticut cigar". Their goal was to step outside the normal expectations of a Connecticut cigar. I intend to find out if this is true. This cigar is another from the House of Emilio and Gary Griffith.

This cigar is comprised of:

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua

The cigar is available in the following sizes:
Corona 5.5 x 44 
Toro – 6 x 52 (reviewed today)
Robusto Gordo 5.5x 54 
Robusto 5×50

The cigar has a nice feel in the hand; it has weight. The density is very good.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors at light up were light citrus with cream accents and white pepper rated at a 7. The cigar "feels like" it needs to settle down and come into it's own so that's what I did.

About 1 inch in the flavors settled down into citrus with some sweetness, graham cracker, a dash of cocoa, and white pepper which has intensified to an 8. I especially notice it when I retro haled. The finish is a toasted cream with lingering white pepper. The cigar comes across as medium bodied.

About 2 1/2 inches in there are cream notes that seem to hold all the flavors together. The citrus, graham cracker, and cocoa are creamy. The finish has influence from the graham cracker and cream. The lingering white pepper is very good. The cigar is still medium bodied. The front end flavors are very interesting.

At the end the sweet notes of citrus started tasting more like sweet cedar. The white pepper kept intensifying. At the end it was up to an 8.5. The other sweet notes of graham cracker and cocoa became subtle and acted as a base for the sweet cedar. The cigar never moved over medium bodied. The finish had influence from graham cracker and had toasted cream notes with lingering white pepper. This is not, in fact, your father's Connecticut cigar. It made several changes and the flavor notes are unlike anything I've ever had in a Connecticut. A very good Connecticut cigar.

Score: 90

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