Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | Therapy Maduro Toro

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.

Cigar Info

Let’s face it…we all could use some Therapy, and with three totally different blends, you are sure to find the right one. And this is cheaper than a therapist. This line was also Nomad’s first release of a Maduro (Pennsylvania Broadleaf). Since its release in July 2015, Therapy has been a best-seller for Nomad – selling in refillable trays to keep the cost down…but never the quality.

Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | Therapy Maduro Toro

Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | Therapy Maduro Toro

Vital Stats:

Vitola: Toro
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Binder:  Jalapa
Filler: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacalera Fernandez
Blender:
Number of reviewers: 4 —– Jeff (ExpendableYouth) Kent (Throck) Gregg (McGreggor57) Wes (SosaCub4Life)
Price: $7.49
Age: 5 Months
Release Date: July 2015
Contributed by: Nomad Cigar Company

Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | Therapy Maduro Toro

Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | Therapy Maduro Toro

Initial Impressions

Appearance: 91

“Very dark and rustic looking wrapper on this cigar. The wrapper is very dark and looks nice, there are seems that are visible and some veins which gives it a bit of a rustic character.” -Wes (SosaCub4Life)

Aroma: 91

“The aroma is of chocolate, pepper, and leather.” -Jeff (ExpendableYouth)

Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | Therapy Maduro Toro

Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | Therapy Maduro Toro

First Third

Flavor: 91
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The first third was quite subtle. It was a nice introduction to the cigar with cedar and leather flavors.” -Kent (Throck)

“This cigar has started out much milder than I expected. There are some subtle spices mixed in with the creamy sweetness. The draw for me so far has been pretty tight so I am hoping that loosens up as the smoke goes on.” -Wes (SosaCub4Life)

Second Third

Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | Therapy Maduro Toro

Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | Therapy Maduro Toro

Flavor: 90
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The second third was dominated by a much more potent leather flavor. It was quite strong and lingered long after each puff. There was a bit of a nicotine kick during this part.” -Kent (Throck)

“Leather and toast in the background play a supporting role to the tea and grasses. Coffee begins to develop as the leather increases. Along with this little transition comes a bit of chocolate.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)

Final Third

Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | Therapy Maduro Toro

Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | Therapy Maduro Toro

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“There hasn’t been any change from the earlier two-thirds flavor profile of chocolate, coffee, pepper, and leather. It has been really consistent throughout, but leaves a bit to be desired in the complexity department.” -Jeff (ExpendableYouth)

“The last third continued with full-on leather flavors, but also had a bit of nice pepper to the tongue. There was a spiciness that I often enjoy with my smoke.” -Kent (Throck)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 91

“A consistent draw that allowed the flavors to come through nicely.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)

Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | Therapy Maduro Toro

Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | Therapy Maduro Toro

Burn: 88

“Great smoke production but a flaky ash split often. The burn line was never close to straight.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)

Construction: 92

“Overall construction was good as the cigar held a nice ash and smoked well..but did have the burn issue which can happen.” -Wes (SosaCub4Life)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Overall Experience: 86

“Nice smoke overall, but lacked complexity and depth. Would be a nice occasional smoke if the price was right.” –Jeff (ExpendableYouth)

“I found this to be a solid smoke. It was great to have the strong flavors come through on such a cold day out and wouldn’t mind having this one again on such a day. I would recommend this one to more seasoned smokers.” –Kent (Throck)

“Tea and grasses created an herbal quality that became the mainstay of this cigar. Although it took a while, by the end of the first third a nice balance was achieved as some toast developed. The middle third was a little confusing when coffee and chocolate completed with the herbal notes. A decent mix of flavors was again achieved near the end, but was too little too late. I found this cigar lacking in balance and depth.” –Gregg (McGreggor57)

“Overall this cigar just didn’t do it for me. I’m not sure if it is that I am getting over a cold.. Or what.. But all of the flavors were very muted with nothing really sticking out as noticeable. There was some nice light spice to go along with the creaminess of the smoke. But I found it to be rather boring overall. Depending on what it is I would give it another chance.” –Wes (SosaCub4Life)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 70

  • Appearance 91% 91%
  • Aroma 91% 91%
  • First Third 91% 91%
  • Second Third 90% 90%
  • Final Third 88% 88%
  • Draw 91% 91%
  • Burn 88% 88%
  • Construction 92% 92%
  • Overall Experience 86% 86%

Total Score - Good

 

Reviewer
Appearance
Aroma
1/3
2/3
3/3
Draw
Burn
Constr.
Overall
Experience
JeffExpendableYouth)908890908790909085
KentThrock)929295959595979595
GreggMcGreggor57)889088858590888885
WesSosaCub4Life)959592909092889587

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Blind Cigar Review: Nomad | Therapy Maduro Toro