A couple weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend Doc Stogie Fresh's (@Doc_StogieFresh) Sixth Annual Central Coast Herf and this is one of the cigars that was in the goodie bag I was given. I had heard about the on Twitter from the owner (@Godfadr) and was very anxious to try the cigar. The cigar is comprised of Dominican filler and binder with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. They come in five sizes and can only be, for the time being, purchased on the Nomad Cigar Company website. This was the first one I smoked.
The wrapper on this sample was a nice medium brown in color with a good amount of oils. The wrapper was fairly smooth with only some fine veins present. The band has a motorcycle theme with the Iron Cross with wings on it. When I gave it a squeeze it was fairly firm without any soft spots. Putting my nose to the wrapper brought the aroma of leather with barnyard from the foot. After clipping it and taking a cold draw on it I got notes of leather with a sugary sweetness.
The cigar starts off with lots of chocolate, coffee, leather, and nuts with some slight sweetness on the finish. After taking a few puffs on it I started to get a nice amount of spice from it as well. The burn was slightly uneven but the draw was great. At the end of the first third the flavors changed a little to coffee, leather, and earth with some cinnamon and sweetness on the finish.
The second third didn't see much change in the flavors, however the sweetness faded. The spice did start to tone down but never went away. I would say that this cigar was at the upper end of medium at this point.
Once I moved on into the final third the flavors changed to leather, wood with a creamy finish. The spice did start build a bit but never really got out of the upper end of medium. The burn evened itself out without needing any help from my lighter and the draw continued to be almost perfect. As I neared the end the spice did start coming back but was never overwhelming.
Overall this was a very enjoyable cigar and I will be picking up some more soon. Since it doesn't have a nicotine hit or too much strength it should be approachable by most. The price point is very reasonable too. At this point with only one vendor it might be a little difficult to find, but I hear rumors that it will be in wider distribution after this year's IPCPR show.