Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Nomad S-307 Box-Pressed Toro

This Nomad S-307 Box-Pressed Toro is another sample provided by House of Emilio and is the first stick produced by the Nomad Cigar Company I have smoked. I am pleased to say it turned out to be a real winner. Read on to see why.

Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 6  x 50 Toro Box-pressed
  • Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Sumatra
  • Binder: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Filler: Nicaraguan
  • Factory: AJ Fernandez
  • Cutting Method: Xikar guillotine
  • Paired with: Diet Pepsi
  • Smoking time: 60 minutes
  • Price: $7.95 MSRP. Sample provided by House of Emilio

Nomad S-307 Box-Pressed Toro
Looking at this Nomad S-307 Box-Pressed Toro I see a nice box-pressed cigar with above average construction. The Ecuadorian Sumatran wrapper is oily, it shows only the finest of veins, there is a light amount of tooth and it's put on with near invisible seams. Checking the foot for cold aromas I find notes of tea, black pepper and a slight fruitiness. After clipping off part of the cap, the cold draw is firm, but free, and I can taste rich tobacco, black pepper and dried fruit.

The foot toasted rather quickly and I was ready to go. In the first half I found flavors of black pepper, oak, caramel and coffee. Around the mid section of the cigar it began to leave a pleasant after taste of cream and nuts on the back of my palate and a hint of anise on my lips. The final two thirds more flavors entered the mix. I could taste brown sugar, cocoa, nuts, a splash of cream and some charcoal. Just past where the band had been the flavors changed to my favorite mix of burnt mocha. Testing flavors with a retro hale I found a mix of black pepper and brown sugar.

Body wise the S-307 started in the medium strength range but finished as a full bodied cigar. It had a slow razor sharp burn line that left behind a firm looking light gray ash. The ash held until the 1/3 mark. One thing that surprised me was how well this cigar held the box-pressed shape for the entire duration. Another item is the smoke, this cigar produced large plumes of smoke. The smoke had a dry finish to it. That's not a positive or a negative for me, it's just something that makes smoking cigars interesting for me.

As I said, this is my first Nomad cigar and I think it was a darn good first experiance. I plan on smoking many more!

I would like to thank the Nomad Cigar Company and the House of Emilio for providing this sample for review. Thank you!

Rating: 94