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Review: NUB Nuance Triple Roast (Formerly NUB Cafe)

Updated: Oct 23, 2020

We are back again and the NUB train just keeps rolling. I can't remember how I got hooked on them, but I know for now they are on top of my list. The NUB Nuance Triple Roast (Formerly NUB Cafe)NUB Nuance is is off the charts with flavor. It is the most prominent cigar out of the three in the roast series. You have to strap in for this one. I'll explain a bit more in the review below.


Profile: Medium/Full

Wrapper: Connecticut

Shape: Parejo

Length: 4 inches

Gauge: 60

Country: Nicaragua

Filler: Dominican Republic

Binder: Dominican Republic

Sweet: Yes

Pricing: (Box of 20) - $139.40

(per stick) - $8.20

First Impression:

Out of the wrapper you could smell what was about to happen. I had to take a few deep sniffs. I am a huge fan off the coffee flavored cigars since coffee is a daily drink for me. The fact that this made me believe that there was actual coffee in front of my nose was a huge bonus.

Pre-Smoke Ritual:

I made my cut and took the ever anticipated pre light draw. If you close your eyes you would swear that you just got done eating chocolate covered coffee beans. One good draw deserves another. After the second I was excited to light this one up and see if it was actually as good as the pre game.

Lighting, Draw, and Burn:

This things lights up like fireworks. Minimal draw and it is ready to go. It produces tons of smoke. That may be a put of to some, but for me it was welcomed. The smoke has a sweet smell to it throughout. I found the draw to be very deep and relaxing. There was some tension in the first few draws, but it was nothing to be concerned about. No extra maintenance was needed for this one. The first third of the cigar burned a little crooked. I let it go and continued to enjoy it. By the time the second third of the cigar came about it was as even as can be. It also produced a grey ash with streaks of white which stuck to the cigar like glue. I do enjoy when you can get a monster ash going and it stays until the completion.


The Triple Roast is busting at the seems with flavor the entire time. The initial draw and first third are very strong. The bold flavor of coffee and creamy chocolate ran neck and neck. It also had a sweet taste hanging in the background, but close enough to the others that the flavor can not be missed. The second third kicked up the coffee flavor while the creamy chocolate converted to a sweeter version while maintaining the chocolate. Towards the end of the second third leading into the the final third I was getting a steady undertone of pepper and butter. That combined with the chocolate, coffee, and some earthy tones made this extremely enjoyable down to the final puff.

My Preference:

This cigar was resting in the humidor for roughly three weeks. I made my cut with the a Les Fines Lames LE PETIT Caramel Micarta. I toasted the end with a NUB Jetline duel flame butane lighter. One solid draw and it was lit and pouring out sweet smoke.

Final Thoughts:

Another NUB and another winner. Out of the many that I have smoked this one is by far ahead in the flavor category. I purchased a box before this review and will continue to do so afterwards. If you are not a fan of flavored cigars this one may not be for you. If you like the strong flavor with sweet smoke everywhere this is the one that may reel you in and keep you there.

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