May 02, 2015

Nomad C-276 Toro (6 x 50)





Video review HERE.


(from the Nomad website)
With FIVE different filler leaves (and two Ligeros), the Nomad C-276 cigar is something flavorful and complex.

The name C-276 also has a back story. The “C” is for Concepción, one of two volcanoes on Ometepe Island. “276” is the square kilometers of the island.

Matter of fact, Ometepe was such a key ingredient at one point in the blending – I named the cigar after the mysterious island.

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

Box Pressed. 21 Count Box.

Sizes…

Toro (6×50) REVIEWED TODAY
Robusto (5×50) 
Torpedo (6 1/2 x 52) 
Toro Grande (6 x 58) 
Corona (5.5 x 46)


The cigar is absolutely beautiful and very well made. It has an oily wrapper that shines in the light. The cigar is box pressed and looks much like a stick of chocolate. The dark oscuro wrapper is beautiful.



The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were a candy like orange citrus with a nutmeg undertone, espresso, and a massive amount of pepper. There is a touch or red pepper and a tremendous amount of black pepper rated at a 9+. Great start!


A couple inches in and add about 5 minutes to the timer in the pic. I forgot to start my timer when I started the cigar! Oops! Now, the flavors continue to be orange citrus with red pepper mixed in along with whiffs of nutmeg. The black pepper continues to be very good. The finish is a straight sweet cream with some lingering black pepper. The cigar is the top end of medium bodied and will probably achieve medium to full bodied.



At the midpoint the flavors are getting darker. There are now molasses notes mixed in with the orange citrus. The coffee is now a straight dark roast The pepper dropped back to an 8+. The cigar is now medium to full bodied. The finish is a sweet cream with some brown sugar influences.


At the band the brown sugar notes are really coming out. They mix well with what appears to be a sweet cedar which also has some dry cedar notes. The nutmeg has gone away. The finish is about the same and the cigar is still medium to full bodied.


You will get about 1 hour 15 minutes out of this cigar. I got a few buttery notes on the brown sugar in the final quarter. The other notes remained about the same. I really liked the red pepper and the massive amount of black pepper in this cigar. Very nice flavors and well worth trying. Great cigar.


Score: 93

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