Nomad Cigar Company’s Fin de los Mundos got it’s official launch. at Underground Cigar Shop in Fort Worth, Texas in December of 2017. The cigar was shown off in hush tones at the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show and had very limited release to satisfy U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Deeming Rules. The cigar was fully shown off at the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show. Even though it wasn’t relased until December 2017, it still managed to take the#19 spot on our Top 25 Cigars of the Year.
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.
Fin de Los Mundos translates to “End of the Worlds”. The blend has a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper, Nicaraguan Habano binder, and Nicaraguan, Dominican, and Pennsylvania filler tobaco. The comes in four vitolas: Corona Gorda (5 1/2 x 46), Robusto (5 x 50), Toro (6 x 5), and Shorty (4 x 54). The cigar is rolled at James Brown’s Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli and is distributed by Boutiques Unified.
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan, Pennsylvania, Dominican Republic
Factory: Fabrica Oveja Negra
Blender: Fred Rewey
Number of reviewers: 4 – John I. (John I.) Isaac M. (The Nothing) Alan (Eulogy) Dave W. (mdwest)
Age: 3 Months
Release Date: December 2017
Contributed by: Blind Man’s Puff
“Nice looking, deep, dark toro. Some moderate veins. Visible, but well applied cap. Good stuff here. ” –John I. (John I.)
“The wrapper has a slight tobacco note to it. The foot is more complex with a richer tobacco scent, baking spice, and barnyard aroma. ” –Alan (Eulogy)
“Very rich notes of leather and tobacco are found on the inhale with a bright splash of pepper on the finish. It’s a familiar flavor profile but I can’t quite put my finger on it. The retro-hale has a nice blast of white pepper that breathes a little life into the cigar. ” –Alan (Eulogy)
“Not quite the flavor profile I expected. Wood and pepper notes are presented rather than the coffee or cocoa that I thought I would get. ” –Dave W. (mdwest)
“Moving into the second third, the earth made way for a more dominate leather note with hints of mesquite. It was a quite savory blend that I had a hard time putting down. There was a wisp of baker’s chocolate that helped sweeten things just a little bit. ” –Isaac M. (The Nothing)
“The strength has picked up a little from the first third. The baking spice is a little more present that it was in the first third; but the notes of leather, cedar, and pepper are still the dominant profile. ” –Alan (Eulogy)
“Despite all of the drawing to keep this cigar going, its not really getting overheated, so there’s a positive. Flavor continues to be good, with some charred wood and earthiness developing in the final third. Burn is creeping off to one side again.
There is a bit more strength picking up here at the end, and it’s definitely my favorite portion of this cigar. With only a couple inches remaining, whatever portion of this smoke that was causing the burn issues is now crumbled ash, so there’s another plus. ” –John I. (John I.)
“The final third started with the cigar putting itself out, seemingly mid-puff. It was just gone. I cleared the ash and re-lit the cigar. It started off quite harsh for the first few puffs, but cleared out to damp earth and mesquite. It made of a bit of a combination of the first two parts of a the cigar. The savory aspects of the cigar kept me coming back for more right up until the end. ” –Isaac M. (The Nothing)
“Just enough resistance provided to make for an excellent draw. ” –Dave W. (mdwest)
“That pesky burnout is what really brought me down on this cigar. It had burned fairly well right up until the end of the second and then it inexplicably burned out. Tapping out the ash showed a fairly flat surface that was easy to relight, but I’d rather not have to do so.” –Isaac M. (The Nothing)
“A visually appealing and fine performing cigar. The roller did his/her job well on this one. ” –Dave W. (mdwest)
Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Experience Overall: 88
“I’m going to give this a good rather than fair rating, which I think would be warranted given construction flaws. Hopefully this individual cigar is just a clunker and not characteristic of the whole line. I think the basic flavor profile here is pretty good, and given proper construction would probably have been more enjoyable. There were some nice transitions featuring sweetness, woody flavors, bread, and a fairly bold finish. Initial notes of green, immature tobacco were present, but not terribly pronounced. A little age should smooth those edges. ” –John I. (John I.)
“Man, this was a fun cigar. I have to blame myself for the performance at the beginning, even if it did feel and look ok. Once I gave it the deeper cut, this cigar was awesome. The savory flavors kept me attached the whole way through. There was a lot more complexity in the first third that seemed to tone down through the rest of the cigar; I really wish it just kept going. ” –Isaac M. (The Nothing)
“The flavor profile was a bit one dimensional with no real flavor changes other than an occasional sweetness that would develop and then disappear. The ash was incredibly flaky and would fall off without warning leaving snowy ash everywhere. It’s a nice cigar but doesn’t really stand out in the flavor department. ” –Alan (Eulogy)
“Overall a good, but not great cigar for me. Admittedly I’m not a huge fan of larger vitolas though. I might enjoy it a bit more in a smaller size and would be happy to give it another shot sometime in the future. ” –Dave W. (mdwest)
Smoking Time (in minutes): 78
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