NUB Connecticut 358

Made by the Oliva family, the NUB is a cigar short in size, but big in flavor and smoke. This 3.7” x 58 Connecticut-wrapped 358 is an interesting smoke, as it is just getting started where most cigars are winding down. Balsa and dried leaves kick off the flavor that quickly evolves into a mix of cedar, toasted nuts and cream. The large diameter makes for a slow, easy-going smoke that seems to go on and on and on. Mid-way through, a spicy pepper jumps into the fray kicking the body up a notch. A firm draw, however, lessens the effect of this up-in-tempo richness. The size is a nice change of pace, but the flavors just do not mesh as well as they could. The NUB has all the signatures of an Oliva cigar and is definitely tasty, but it does not make the jump into the “must-smoke” category.

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