Nub 464T Cameroon Review
Came in a 5 pack from the auctioneer at a fantastic price.
Prelight: good solid construction but a spotty wrapper (dark spots and blemishes) that was less that perfect with thin relatively unpronounced veins. Cap was applied nicely. Good earthy tobacco smell and good sweet pre-light draw. Classy band and font = 13
Flavor and Aroma:
1st 3rd – light smooth and slightly sweet smoke. Good aroma and nice body to the smoke. Predominantly leathery with a very quick bursts of spice. More mild/medium with strength but full bodied smoke. Very sippable and elements of sweetness are the reward of slow smoking. No pepperyness or burn. Just smooth but full bodied and slightly sweet. Some complexity in the smoke at times but couldn’t pinpoint any real flavors. (14)
2nd 3rd – still earthy and slightly sweet with a nice aftertaste. Getting some creaminess at times. Still smooth and full bodies smoke with leathery and slight earthy undertones and spice. No harshness or bitterness. No burn or pepper. (14)
3rd 3rd – the sweet taste mentioned earlier is starting to formulate itself as a nougat or milk chocolate sweetness. The stick is definitely picking up more spice but remains slightly creamy and mellow. Copious amounts of tasty smoke are still being delivered with every sip. The cigar starts to become a little more assertive with flavors at this point. I am getting a mild peppery aftertaste after several seconds and still smooth earth and leather. A little burn on the lips. Not to much spice at all and still very slightly creamy at times. (14)
Nub: nice leather and pepper spice. But couldn’t go down as far as I would of liked (4)
1st 3rd: effortless billowy draws. Sometimes takes a minute to get this 64 ring going but once it does…look out. Really excellent top notch draw and smoke volume. If they all hit like this I would be a lot happier. Burn stays razor sharp and smoke stays cool solid dense grey and white ash with flecks of black. (9)
2nd 3rd – burn line wandered slightly at times but never got out of control and fixed itself for the most part. Smoke remains cool and easily drawn. Original ash is still holding firm. (9)
3rd 3rd – Entered the final 3rd with the original ash still intact. The burn is slightly off but still moving down the stick nicely. Heat is picking up a little as the cut of the torpedo permits. This is the one thing I do not like about the torpedo style. They often get hot towards the final 3rd and nubbing them becomes that much more difficult. Burn has all but corrected itself and ash has remained predominantly grey and white with some darker flecks throughout. Have to take the backend slow to prevent heat. About half way through the last 3rd the burn has become slightly uneven again but no big deal. Just not razor sharp enough to produce a 15. This gets a (9)
Nub: entered the nub zone with the original ash and still hitting like a champ. With sips it doesn’t quite get hot enough so I am going to take it down until I get the 1st forbidden lip burn. (4)
This is a great consistent 45 minute smoke. I still prefer the Habano due to its depth and complexity but this is one of my favorites and I have no problem with it taking up space in the humi. A good gar for weekend warrior friends and first timers. After smoking a multitude of these I actually found one with a hair rolled right into one of them. I saw it as I was inspecting the foot. It pulled out on the middle of the cigar and was about 4″ long….blond hair. Wtf?