Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | Therapy Connecticut ToroCigar Info

The Therapy line was launched in 2015 by . The line consists of three blends each named for its wrapper that is used | Therapy , Habano, and Maduro. Therapy is not sold in boxes, but is sold in retail trays with a refillable option. also featured new banding – very different than what was seen across the company’s other regular production lines.

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.

The expansion of the three Therapy lines brings the number of regular production lines to eight (in addition there was the limited LE Esteli Lot 1386 release and the recently announced H-Town San Andres Lancero, a shop exclusive to Stogies World Class Cigars). The is not the first Shade cigar has made. Back in 2014, the Fuerte was released. The Fuerte is a cigar made in the that pushes the boundaries of a traditional Shade in terms of having a bolder and spicier flavor profile. On the other hand, the is made in , and delivers more of traditional styled milder, creamier Shade profile.

Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | Therapy Connecticut ToroVital Stats:

Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian
Binder: Mexican San Andres
Factory: Tabacalera A.J. Fernandez
Number of reviewers: 4 (ThaGreatWazoo) (WyldKnyght) (Djangos) (A Huge Nerd)
Price: $7.49
Age: 1 year 1 month
Release Date: August 2015
Contributed by: Nomad Cigar Company

Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | Therapy Connecticut ToroInitial Impressions

Appearance: 91

“This cigar was a real treat to look at and hold. The nice velvety smooth wrapper with a real soft brown chocolate that almost looks like caramel was just a real pleasant start.” - (ThaGreatWazoo)

Aroma: 89

“The aroma is one of hay and some leather and on the dry puff there is a slight white pepper to the tongue. There is also a slight woodsy note of cedar in the background.” - (Djangos)

Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | Therapy Connecticut Toro

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First Third

Flavor: 86
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“This cigar took a bit to light. The initial flavor was a strong pepper with hint of woody flavor which quickly started to have some harsh chemical flavor that overpowered the initials flavors.” - (WyldKnyght)

“The initial third started off with flavors of grass and hay. Unfortunately half an inch in there was a strong mineral/chemical like flavor that developed that was not very pleasant. This persisted the rest of the third and towards the end of the third there was a sawdust like quality that emerged. No issues with the draw or burn in this third. Th smoke was copious but not as creamy as some of the other cigars.” - (Djangos)

Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | Therapy Connecticut Toro

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Second Third

Flavor: 87
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Unfortunately the middle third is no better than the initial third with an ashy taste now developing. The other flavors are more earthy with some hay and grass. Thankfully the mineral like flavor has decreased in intensity. Not very enjoyable at this point.” - (Djangos)

“The second third continues with good smoke output and perfect draw. Flavors are subtle but consistent. Still some sweet cream and earth, but mild hints of cedar and leather join the finish.” – (A Huge Nerd)

Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | Therapy Connecticut Toro

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Final Third

Flavor: 87
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The flavor profile has just fallen out of the cigar. There was too many muted flavors to choose from. The best I could find was the white pepper and a slight earth, but none of the flavors really stood out. There was no real harshness towards the final third and this cigar did not overheat, which was pleasant.” - (ThaGreatWazoo)

“The final third was actually not half bad, the chemical flavor disappeared, and I started to taste the wood and paper flavors I initially got. Unfortunately it was short lives as the chemical harshness came back near the end.” - (WyldKnyght)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 90

“The draw was very good from start to finish, with great smoke production with each puff.” – (A Huge Nerd)

Burn: 89

“Although the burn line was not perfect, it was clean and defined. Only one minor touch-up was necessary.” – (A Huge Nerd)

Construction: 88

“The ash was clean and solid for the most part and no tunneling or draw issues came into the smoking experience. The cigar was cleanly wrapped and well rolled with a cool nub at the end.” – (A Huge Nerd)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 85

“This cigar was just not my cup of tea. From the lack of complexity and depth from the flavor profile, to the constant touch ups to correct the burn, this cigar just failed to produce. I don’t know if it’s a rest issue or just a lack of flavor, but I would like to try it again with a little age on it to see if it fully develops.” - (ThaGreatWazoo)

“If this cigar had captured the final 3rd throughout it would have been great, unfortunately, there was too much chemical flavor during the first two 3rds to reccomend this cigar to anyone.” - (WyldKnyght)

“Overall this was a subpar to mediocre at best with very off flavors and an aftertaste. Not my cup of tea and probably will not amoke again” - (Djangos)

“I must admit that a head cold may have thrown off my palate on this cigar. That being said, I was able to get some nice flavors from the cigar. I would not rate it as an award winner, but a good offering with clean and subtle flavors that would be a nice any time of day smoke.” – (A Huge Nerd)


Smoking Time (in minutes): 64
  • Appearance 91% 91%
  • Aroma 89% 89%
  • First Third 86% 86%
  • Second Third 87% 87%
  • Final Third 87% 87%
  • Draw 90% 90%
  • Burn 89% 89%
  • Construction 88% 88%
  • Overall Experience 85% 85%

Total Score - Good


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