Nub Cameroon

by Ken York on December 17, 2013

Nub Cameroon

BnB Price: About $5 a stick

Review by Ken York

The Nub Cameroon 460 Cigars are Nicaraguan through and through. Nub’s goal is to capture and deliver the true essence of a cigar throughout the entire cigar smoking experience. Unlike other cigars that build in flavor as you smoke them, Nubs go for the win right out of the gate. And it delivers.  Make sure you warm the cigar with a lighter or match prior to taking your first draw. Wham! When you take that first puff you’re already in the middle of a great smoke.

The cigar is well made with only minor veins spotted on the wrapper. The feel is solid. The band is simple and refined. I detected oak and cherry flavor hints in this cigar. It’s hard to compare a Nub to a normal cigar that builds throughout the smoke.  The Nub is intense from the beginning with even more intense flavor towards the end. These cigars are noted for knocking periodic cigar smokers on their ass. As I was smoking it, I noticed how perfect the ash was and I started wondering when it would fall off. It didn’t.

 

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As you can see the ash stayed on for well over half the cigar

 

CIGAR LORE: It’s never been proven, but it’s rumored that Clarence Darrow, the great lawyer famous for his defense during the Scopes Monkey Trial – can you teach evolution in a public school – was famous for distracting the jury by smoking a cigar with a thin wire in it that allowed him to keep his cigar ash on the cigar. As the prosecutor would talk the jury would note the length of the cigar ash, wondering when it would fall off the cigar. Mr. Darrow would not need the wire from my experience with the Nub.

 

Factor

Description

Possible Score

Score

Construction Fresh out of the humidor, how does the cigar look? Are large veins evident in the wrapper? Does the cigar have a firm feel to it?

1-15

14

Band Is the band an embarrassment that you wouldn’t want to smoke in public?

1-5

5

First Puff How satisfying is the very first puff of the cigar?

1-10

9

Draw Can the cigar be smoked without strain? Does it burn up too quickly?

1-15

14

Flavor Does it achieve all three notes? Does the flavor come through to the smoker sufficiently?

1-20

18

Aroma Is the aroma of the cigar while burning fragrant or offensive?

1-10

9

Ash/Burn Does the cigar produce a solid ash? Is it flaky? Does it canoe?

1-10

10

Value Bucks per puff. For the enjoyment is the cigar reasonably priced?

1-15

14

Possible Score

100

93.00

 

About Ken York

Ken York has written 19 posts in this blog.

Ken York is an international cigar writer. He was the unofficial travel correspondent for Cigar Magazine, which is now defunct (not his fault). His friends refer to him as the Dos Equis guy due to his wide range of experiences: Army, Air Force (with a week on an aircraft carrier too), linguist, reporter, actor, author, and he even has a bug named for him: Isoneuromyia yorki Evenhuis, a Vietnames predatory fungus gnat. He prefers medium-bodied cigar with a nice single-malt highlands scotch.

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