Blind Cigar Review: Nat Sherman | Timeless Limited Edition 2019

Blind Cigar Review: Nat Sherman | Timeless Limited Edition 2019

Cigar Info

Before being shut down permanently, Nat Sherman International released two limited-edition cigars at the IPCPR trade show in 2019. This would be the last trade show the company would attend. There is hope for fans though, as Micheal Herkots is bringing back most of the lines under a different company name, Ferio Tego. One of the limited editions released was the Timeless 2019 Limited Edition 2019.

This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed. All of our cigars reviewed are shipped to the panelists with Boveda packs to ensure optimal smoking experience.

This cigar is a 6 x 50 toro that comes in boxes of only 5 cigars, which is not very common. The blend uses Dominican wrapper and binder, with Dominican and NIcaraguan filler. The Timeless 2019 Limited Edition 2019 is rolled at Quesada Cigars in Licey, Dominican Republic. The Quesada family has been rolling cigars for Nat Sherman years, and will continue under Ferio Tego.

Vital Stats:

Vitola: Toro
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Dominican Republic
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua
Factory: MATASA
Blender: Manuel Quesada
Number of reviewers: 4 Ryan H. (Ryan H.) Joseph S. (Bearded Bastard) Lauren S. (Lauren S.) Randy B. (randobush)
Price: $17.00
Age: 6 Months
Release Date: June 2019
Contributed by: Blind Man’s Puff

Initial Impressions – Nat Sherman Timeless Limited Edition 2019

Appearance: 89

“This 6”x50-52rg tobacco marriage comes to you in a medium-dark brown oily wrapper, topped with a triple cap, and an open foot at the bottom. It shows some veinage, but otherwise has a nice firm pack with no soft spots, tight invisible seams, and a good hand feel.” –Randy B. (randobush)

Aroma: 86

“A honey sweet note on top of earth and cedar.” –Lauren S. (Lauren S.)

First Third
Blind Cigar Review: Nat Sherman | Timeless Limited Edition 2019

First Third

Flavor: 84
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Light-Medium

“Pre-light, the cold draw was like a dried raisin. Super smooth retrohale right off the bat. I got sweet cream, nougat, cinnamon, leather, earth, a bit of soft white pepper. The draw takes at least 3 puffs to get the desire smoke output, but once there, it’s good. The finish is Med-Long. Savory paprika and metallic cinnamon pepper come in midway through the first third. The multi-puffing draw is gonna be a pain!” –Randy B. (randobush)

“There is rather a tight draw that is requiring several inhales to get a mouthful of smoke. Hints of the honey flavor appear in the first puffs but are quickly overwhelmed by a heavy barnyard type flavor. I proceeded to further cut as well as draw-poke the cigar, but the draw was not able to be improved much.” –Lauren S. (Lauren S.)

Second Third
Blind Cigar Review: Nat Sherman | Timeless Limited Edition 2019

Second Third

Flavor: 84
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Light-Medium

“Notes clean up quite a bit in the second third becoming more balanced and enjoyable. Pepper leaves us. Cream sweetens cedar still with us. Truth be told I was glad to see the pepper leave it just seemed like it didn’t belong. Great start of the day cigar.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

“The burn is razor-sharp, and the ash is beautiful. I am an ash man to be sure. Multiple puffs to get draw still needed but not overly cumbersome. Flavors have settled into baking spice, savory cedar, light nougat, light toffee, and a hint of citrus zest. The finish is nice in between puffs. “-Randy B. (randobush)

Final Third
Blind Cigar Review: Nat Sherman | Timeless Limited Edition 2019

Final Third

Flavor: 78
Strength: Mild-Medium
Body/Complexity: Light-Medium

“I’ve been fighting through this stick but the tar flavor really begins to take over and the cigar itself begins to crack apart with 3 to 4 inches left to go and I end up putting it down at this point.” –Lauren S. (Lauren S.)

“Cedar gains a lot of steam muting the cream. Burn still quite ugly.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

Overall Impressions – Nat Sherman Timeless Limited Edition 2019

Draw: 88

“Multiple puffs needed per draw to fill the mouth with smoke. Not terrible once the cherry got hot after puff 1 or 2 though.” –Randy B. (randobush)

Burn: 87

“Where it didn’t have to correct the burn it was very ugly throughout the experience.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

Construction: 88

“Something in the internal construction causes a very tight draw. I could also hear the internal binder popping a bit through the first third of the cigar which I think led to the wrapper to almost explode in the final third.” –Lauren S. (Lauren S.)

Overall Strength: Mild-Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Light-Medium
Experience Overall: 83

“Great start of the day cigar. With all the light balanced notes really would go nicely with a cup of coffee.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

“Not much flavor, bad construction, had to fight to get smoke due to the cracks, and about halfway through it unraveled and fell apart so I was forced to toss it out.” –Joseph S. (Bearded Bastard)

“I feel like the flavor of this cigar might have been a construction or quality issue. By a couple of inches in the flavor was like I was licking a metal bar and heavy tar flavors mixed in making it pretty much unsmokable. I tried to fight through it but I believe something was just not quite right here. I would be interested in trying it again to see if I just ended up unlucky or if it is the cigar blend itself.” –Lauren S. (Lauren S.)

“This was a relatively good cigar overall. It was not necessarily in my wheelhouse of desirable smokes but would appeal to many. The flavor transitions were noticeable and definitive and kept me wondering what was coming in the next third. “-Randy B. (randobush)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 57

ReviewerAppear.Aroma1/32/33/3DrawBurnConstr.Overall
Experience
Ryan H.888590908787839090
Joseph S.838085807090757578
Lauren S.959283787078928375
Randy B.908785878585979087

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Blind Cigar Review: Nat Sherman | Timeless Limited Edition 2019

Blind Cigar Review: Nat Sherman | Timeless Limited Edition 2019
Summary
"I feel like the flavor of this cigar might have been a construction or quality issue. By a couple of inches in the flavor was like I was licking a metal bar and heavy tar flavors mixed in making it pretty much unsmokable. I tried to fight through it but I believe something was just not quite right here. I would be interested in trying it again to see if I just ended up unlucky or if it is the cigar blend itself." -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)
Appearance
89
Aroma
86
First Third
84
Second Third
84
Final Third
78
Draw
88
Burn
87
Construction
88
Overall Experience
83
85
Fair