Thursday, May 1, 2014

Nomad Connecticut Fuerte Robusto Gordo

Nomad Connecticut Fuerte Robusto GordoBack a couple of weeks, I had the opportunity to smoke the Nomad S-307 which earned itself a hefty 94 rating. Today I am pretty excited to give the Nomad Connecticut Fuerte Robusto Gordo a shot.  When I posted the picture on Instagram, I said this stick had amazing flavors, well it did. Actually it was crazy good, just like its' creator @GodFadr. Speaking of crazy good, if you get a chance, add yourself to the Nomad Cigars mailing list and get a crazy good newsletter every week. By the way, this sample for review was provided by Nomad Cigars and House of Emilio.


OK, so why do I say this was crazy good? The flavors, it's all in the flavors. It seems that in today's market nearly everyone is trying to recreate a Connecticut cigar. Well Nomad hit the mark with this one. From the cold foot there were modest flavors of sweet and rich tobacco and testing the cold draw I found the flavors to be bolder with a mix of tea, spicy cedar and sugar, with the added benefit of a lingering sweet aftertaste.

The first few draws resulted in large mouthfuls of mild bodied smoke with flavors of oak, sugar and earth. After the first few draws the crazy, wild flavor mix kicked in. As the cigar burned on I could sort out flavors of brown sugar, caramel, anise, flora, nuts, sweet cream, coffee and toast in about any combination you can imagine. The cigar finished in the medium body range and was so tasty I smoked it down to a lip burning nub. That's what crazy good tastes like to me.

Looking at the overall appearance of the Nomad Connecticut Fuerte it's quite easy to recognize it was created by a highly skilled torcedor. The smooth Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper showed nary a seem and only the finest of veins were present. Feeling down the body, the cigar was well packed with no apparent hard or soft spots to be found. Once the cigar was torched and on fire, this cool smoking stick left behind a crisp burn line and a firm stripped ash the held tight to the mid point before falling.

If you like them in the mild to medium body range, but are looking for a bit more flavor and kick, I urge you to give this Nomad Connecticut Fuerte a try. I was impressed and I bet you will be too.

Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 5.5  x 54 Robusto Gordo
  • Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Binder: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Filler: Nicaraguan & Dominican Republic
  • Cutting Method: Colibri V-Cutter
  • Paired with: Diet Pepsi
  • Price: $8.50 MSRP

 Rated 94