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#nowsmoking: Oliva Nub Cameroon 460

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#nowsmoking: Oliva Nub Cameroon 460 Cigar Review

#nowsmokingNub Cameroon Cigar Review – 460 

Origin: Nicaragua/Oliva Cigars 
Size: 4×60 
Strength: Medium 
Wrapper: African Cameroon 
Binder/Filler: Nicaragua 

#nowsmoking Nub Cameroon cigar review at Famous Smoke Shop

What’s the cigar’s back story. . 

It all started over a decade ago, when a young man from Pittsburgh – Sam Leccia – came up with an entirely new concept in cigar making that begged the question: What if you could start smoking your cigar at the point where it has the richest amount of flavor and strengthMade by Oliva Cigars in Estelí, Nicaragua, in 2008 that concept became reality with the release of the Oliva Nub selectionNub’s alien-like bearing and rich Nicaraguan character took the cigar smoking world by storm.  

#nowsmoking Oliva Nub Cameroon 460 cigar and drink pairing

Oliva’s blenders observed that cigars fully develop their flavor and strength, which they call “the sweet spot,” about one-third of the way in. By creating a cigar with about the same proportion of tobaccosbut using a shorter length and a much wider ring gauge, when lit it would “open” the sweet spot almost immediately and hold it throughout the entire length of the smoke.  

#nowsmoking Oliva Nub Cameroon cigar review by Gary Korb
#NowSmoking @famoussmokeshop: The Nub Cameroon 460 offers a rich, creamy, medium-bodied cigar with core flavors of earth, cedar, peppery spices, and a subtle sweetness on the finish. 

Today, Nub cigars represent a whole host of stubby handmades in a wide variety of top-grade wrappers that neatly encase a diverse blend of Nicaraguan tobaccosThere’s also ainfused seasonal selection called Nub Nuance, formerly known as Nub Café. 

How well is the cigar made?

#nowsmoking Oliva Nub Cameroon 460 cigar review by Gary Korb

Beautifully. The Cameroon wrapper is gorgeous and even in color from top to bottom. The cigar itself is well-packed, yet when clipped revealed a nice even draw with cold notes that were salty, nutty, and woody. If you’re not used to short 60 ring cigars, it may take a minute to find your comfort zone.   

How does the cigar smoke?  

The opening puffs are peppery, but settle down fairly quickly offering a smooth earthy, nutty, and cedary smoke with a muted sweetness. John referred to it as a “subtle grassiness,” affecting the rear and sides of the palate. A sweet spiciness entered the fray at about half an inch while retrohales added more pepper to the mix, especially in the latter stages.

#nowsmoking Oliva Nub Cameroon cigar review smoking single cigar

For the most part, the burn was even with a semi-flaky ash and consistently creamy. The flavors we both agreed upon were earth, cedar, nuts, peppery spice, and a spark of sweetness on the finish. 

What is the cigar’s flavor profile?  

rich, creamy smoke that’s earthycedary, spicy, subtly sweet in character with a medium strength and bodywhich turns bolder in the final act. 

What drink can I pair with this cigar besides coffee?  

#nowsmoking Oliva Nub Cameroon review cigar pairing

I had Stewart’s Cream Soda, but found it much too sweet, while John had spring water. The Nub Cameroon would go nicely with bourbon or rum, but I think a mixed drink like a Manhattan, or a Mojito would be more in order if only to add some extra “colors” to the mix.  

(Find more cigar and drink pairing combinations here.) 

Should I buy this cigar?  

Yes, especially if you follow Oliva Cigars. If you like big ring cigars yet don’t have the time for one with a much longer length. Also, if you like full-flavored, Nicaraguanforward blends without a ton of strength. Plus, the Nub Cameroon 460 also comes at a reasonable price. Better yet, if you like Cameroon wrapper cigars, it’s worth comparing to some of your other favorites.  


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Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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