Nomad Cigar Company is the latest name to join the growing list of cigar manufacturers to make lanceros exclusively for Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston. We posted up a press release with all the details last month. The Nomad H-Town Lancero is the first lancero in the Nomad portfolio and I'm sure it will be a hot topic here on CigarFederation for some time.
Below is a list of all of the H-Town exclusives:
This list looks to be complete, but let me know if any are missing. They are all currently available at Stogies (except illusione and Roma Craft) as well ranging in price from $7.95 - $10.00 per stick. I don't have release dates for the illusione and Roma Craft lanceros.
Nomad H-Town Lancero (Stogies Exclusive)
Size: 7 x 38
Wrapper: San Andres
Binder: Dominican Habano
Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan
Samples smoked for review: 1
Cigars for review were provided by Nomad Cigars
Note: I used the CigarFederation Rating System
Pre-Light: As you can see in the photos, the San Andres wrapper on this baby was pretty tough looking. It had a rugged feel to is as well. Personally, I don't like the look of the new Nomad bands. But as far as I can tell the band has absolutely no impact on the flavor and performance of the cigar itself. Well, at least for me it doesn't.
The wrapper gave of some floral notes along with some notes of earth and mild black pepper. The cold draw was smooth with notes of raisins, jammy stone fruit and rich tobacco.
Beginning: OK, things got off to a strange start. Floral notes dominated the flavor profile for the first few inches, but I'm using the term "dominated" loosely. There were some leather notes on the finish and smokey notes on the tongue, but that was about it. Everything was pretty thin for the first few inches.
Middle: The profile started to take on some depth and richness. That floral note died away and it was replaced with rich notes of earth and leather with a mild dry cocoa sweetness. A very nice black pepper spice showed up on the retrohale. This was a BIG step in the right direction.
End: Things got intense. The changes in the middle portion of the Nomad H-Town Lancero were huge! The final third took the intensity and strength to a higher level. The richness took a big step forward and the strength jumped to a medium-plus to a full-minus.
Final Thoughts: The Nomad H-Town Lancero got off to a bad start. The production in the middle was great and and the ending was bold. With all that said, it left me wanting. If the profile can smooth out over time, then this may turn into a great cigar. If we could take some of that flavor from the final third and plug it in the first third, then we're talkin'.
Rating: 86 aka "I'd buy a couple"
I plan on buying a few from Stogies to see if the profile can level off after some rest. I think there is some potential for the Nomad H-Town Lancero to jump into the "5-Pack Purchase" range. The price $8.50 price point is pretty attractive price point for a lancero.