Fred Rewey of Nomad Cigar Co. set out to create a Connecticut wrapped cigar that had some â€œpunchâ€ to it. Let’s face it, most Connecticut cigars are very mild and have very muted flavors. Now with that said, I do enjoy a Connecticut for a breakfast smoke with some coffee. For this review I smoked the 5×50 robusto, which was the perfect size! The line also offers a 5.5×44 Corona, a 5.5×54 Gran Robusto, and a 6×52 Toro. I smoked this cigar outside on this beautiful Texas morning with my morning Dr. Pepper, yes you read that right, no coffee as I usually drink very strong espresso and didn’t want to lose the cigar favors to the coffee.
The Nomad Connecticut Fuerte is made in the Dominican Republic with an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper over an Ecuadorian Habano binder and filler from Nicaragua and DR. I would say that this cigar has a rougher look to it but a nice oily wrapper. It actually has a bit of a Cuban look as they are not always the prettiest cigars out there, but lets face it, looks have no taste. I cut the cap with a straight cut and took a pre light draw, which was very easy. The pre light had a bit of nuttiness about it.
I laid flame to the cigar with a single flame torch and was immediately met with a delicious dried fruit sweetness and a nutty flavor. The first third also presented a very faint oak flavor. Burn and draw were impeccable! As the cigar progressed the flavors did too. This cigar transitioned to put out flavors of grass and a great creamy spice, not a peppery spice though as it moved through the second third. The cigar finished very strong in the last third with a rich nutty flavor and just the right amount of cream. Over all the strength was medium, with a full flavor. Construction was an A+ with no soft spots or obvious rolling flaws, as was burn with a razor sharp burn line!
This cigar retails for $7-8 which is a great price, I paid $9.50 at a local shop for this one and while I normally would be annoyed by over paying, I feel this cigar was worth every penny! This is a cigar that will be in my rotation and will hold up to a nice big cup of espresso with no problem at all! This cigar is box worthy all day long!