It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the Cain Nub Maduro in the 464T size. This short, fat 4×64 Torpedo cigar features a San Andres Maduro wrapper securing all Nicaraguan tobacco. It’s touted as a strong stick with lots of ligero tobacco.
The wrapper produces a fruity, chocolaty earth aroma. Out of the foot, I find some more chocolaty earth and leather smell. On the cold draw, I pick up some light wood. Once lit, I pick up a bold, dominant cinnamon flavor with some espresso. Through the nose, I get creamy cedar. On the finish, there is more cinnamon with coffee.
After thirty minutes, the first third closes out. On the draw, there is spicy cinnamon with some cocoa and spicy black pepper. Through the nose, there is earthy cherry mixed with oak. The finish produces chocolate flavor with cedar and spicy, bold leather. Strength and body are both very full.
The second third finishes at one hour. The draw produces woody leather with dark chocolate and more cinnamon. On the retro-hale, there is a black pepper and coffee combo. The finish gives me espresso with bold leather and bitter char. Strength and body do not change.
One hour and twenty minutes in, I finish the final third. On the draw, I get smoky cedar with more dark chocolate and cinnamon. Through the nose, there is some spicy black pepper topped off with espresso and grass. The finish offers sweet cocoa contrasted by spicy leather. The strength and body finish out at the full mark.
The Cain Nub Maduro performs well with bold flavors and decent complexity. The construction is great, and it burns surprisingly well considering its large ring gauge. Even with age, this one maintains its strength and body. It’s not for the faint of heart, but I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a strong cigar.