Updated: Oct 22, 2020
NUB never seems to amaze me. Just when you think you found the one your going to stick with, you try another one and it shakes up your entire opinion. This was not the exception. Filled with flavor, great draw, and enjoyable from beginning to end. It should be noted that this cigar was formerly known as Cafe Macchiato.
Shape: Short Robusto
Country: Dominican Republic
Pricing: (Box of 20) - $118.99
(per stick) - $5.95
Being a huge fan of the entire NUB line I was ready for this. Cigar has an amazing aroma when pulled from the wrapper. The coffee and sweet essence hits you directly in the face in a good way.
Cigar cut with the Les Fines Lames Le Petit knife. Time for the always anticipated pre light draw. The flavor in this draw was very prominent. Very strong flavor leading you into the toasting.
Lighting, Draw, and Burn:
I have had nothing but good luck with the NUB line. They light very fast after a quick toast and stay lit. This cigar was rolled tight. The draw started out slightly tight as well. It was not enough that I had to use a draw poker, but ti was noticeable. It did loosen up and become smooth moving into the second third of the cigar. This stick began to burn uneven slightly, but it did begin to even out as I worked through the stick. Even if it did not it was not an issue and barely noticeable.
Now I am not sure if my palette was having off day or not but this cigar stayed steady through the entire smoke ... mostly. All three sections of this one had the rich sweet flavor of chocolate leading the way. A close second in flavor was the coffee which stayed in that position the entire time as well. The difference that I found were a hint of what I could only describe as a toasty flavor that remainder for the first and second third of the cigar. In the final third it tapered off, but was still noticeable. There was also some nice spice throughout this one as well. Unlike the toasty flavor the spice seemed to pick up in the final third, but never overpowering any of the other flavors. It was matched beautifully.
This cigar was rested in the humidor for one month before smoking it. Being a bigger ring cigar I made my cut with a Les Fines Lames Le Petit knife. Super clean and smooth. I took the ever so sweet pre light draw and it filled my mouth with amazing flavor. I used a NUB Jetline Prestige double torch lighter to toast prior to lighting.
Another home from from the NUB line. It can be a quick smoke or long and draw out. It is filled with flavor from beginning to end. I have one of these in my travel humidor at all times now. Would I recommend this? Without a doubt.