It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I check out the Nomad Martial Law. This new creation from Fred Rewey is the first Nomad stick to have a suggested retail price of over $10 (sitting at $12, actually.) It features a Habano wrapper, Jalapa binder, and Nicaraguan fillers. I cannot find confirmation online, but I do believe it is a Nicaraguan puro. Maybe, I should have asked Fred at IPCPR! Anyways, it comes in one size – a 6×50 Toro.
On the cold draw, I pick up a sour cocoa flavor. The wrapper produces a faint toast aroma, while I smell graham cracker out of the foot. Once lit, I get oily leather with hay, earth, and black pepper. Through the nose, I find sweet toast and cinnamon. On the finish, black pepper increases alongside red pepper and toast.
Thirty minutes in, the first third comes to a close. On the draw, I pick up oily earth alongside leather and oak. Through the nose, spicy red pepper fights against sweet graham cracker. The finish gives me prune with a smoky ginger and more oak. Strength and body settle in at medium-to-full.
The second third gets me to one hour and ten minutes. Toast and more oak come through on the draw with some black pepper. There is no change to the retro-hale. The finish hits me with spicy wheat and more black pepper. Strength and body are consistent at medium-to-full.
The final third ends at an hour and forty-five minutes. Dominating black pepper explodes on the draw with the return of leather. On the retro-hale, I continue to get spicy red pepper and sweet graham cracker. The finish hits me with smoky oak, black pepper, and a hint of floral citrus. Strength and body finish out at the medium-to-full mark.
The Nomad Martial Law is a fine cigar. It has great construction and some nice flavors. Complexity is decent, and it is a thoroughly enjoyable smoke. I must say, I still find the C-276 to be my favorite Nomad stick. It’s just an amazing blend, but that cigar offers an entirely different flavor profile. I definitely recommend checking this out. If you like anything else Fred makes, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one.