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:

  • Nomad H-Town Lancero
  • Tatuaje H-Town Lancero
  • Alec Bradley H-Town Nica Puro Lancero
  • La Palina H-Town Lancero
  • Crowned Heads H-Town Four Kicks Lancero
  • Fratello H-Town Lancero
  • Room 101 H-Town Namakubi Ecuador Lancero
  • Quesada H-Town Espana Lancero
  • Additional releases from illuisione and Roma Craft are in the works

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

Vitola: Lancero

Wrapper: San Andres

Binder: Dominican Habano

Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan

MSRP: $8.50

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.

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Comment by Charlie on December 8, 2015 at 4:17pm

Stogies has been on fire with brand selection and blend selection...'most' of these H-Town lanceros will be pretty sought after cigars in the future. This is one I haven't tried yet but it sounds like they are right up my alley...Great review Rob!

Comment by RobbyRas on December 9, 2015 at 12:24pm

Yeah, so far I am kind of underwhelmed by the H-Towns... I've only had the Tat and the Nomad but both were in the "I'd buy a couple" range for me... just not in my wheelhouse... I'm sure I'll order some of the Four Kicks at some point.  I'd like to grab a sampler of all of them actually...

Comment by Charlie on December 9, 2015 at 12:26pm

I feel ya Rob...lets hope the Illusione is close to the Phantom blend...freaking love that cigar, I just hope those weren't rumors!

Comment by Stefan Lindblad on December 9, 2015 at 2:36pm
The fratello and the four kicks have been my favs. The la palina and the espana are both very good, but are just a tad outside my wheelhouse. The room 101 is also solid, just didn't wow me. I've not had the other 3 that have been released. I might grab the tat and the alec Bradley does not interest me at all.
Comment by Generally Useful Jared on December 10, 2015 at 8:30am
They should make a "Build your own 5 pack" sampler. :)

Comment by Matt Ross on January 26, 2016 at 8:12am

I think this is a pretty spot-on review, Rob. I thought this cigar was good, but it just never got to where I wanted it to be.


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