Cain F Nub (First Impressions)

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Cain F Nub (First Impressions)

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While working around the house I glanced up at the clock and had an “Oh Crap” moment. I was loosing daylight and hadn’t realized my painting project had taken much longer than anticipated and we were lacking a post for today. Growing weary, I cleaned out my paint roller and dashed off for a cigar to record a quick review.

Wanting something to make an impact in my long day, I reached for one of my two Cain F Nub cigars. Both sticks were given to me by Sam Leccia. The first was from an event at Kensington Tobacconist and the second was during Cigarfest. Armed with too few samples to be comfortable doing a full blown review, and a limited amount of time, I opted to do a down and dirty First Impressions review (literally down and dirty, my hands were speckled with white paint)

If you aren’t familiar with the Cain F Nub, it is a marriage between the Cain and Nub lines of cigars, both produced by Oliva and a products of the imagination of Sam Leccia. These cigars, from what I understand, are only available at the Cain events scheduled throughout the year and come in a sample box given out as an incentive to buy a box of either Nub or Cain.

Not having had great success with the Cain Maduro and Habano, I didn’t have high hopes for this cigar. Even though I have a few Cain F cigars floating around, I had yet to try one. To my surprise, I enjoyed the Cain F Nub much more than I did the standard Cain line.

Check out the video below, which runs roughly fifteen minutes, for my paint speckled opinion of the Cain F Nub. When you finish with the video, head down to the comments section and give us your thought on the marriage between Cain and Nub in the new Cain F Nub.

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15 thoughts on “Cain F Nub (First Impressions)

  1. Walt, great review and I like the shorter formats 🙂

    Anyway, I was actually a bit intimidated by the Cain line so I haven’t tried them. I might give the F a shot based upon your review if I see one. I’ll be checking one of my local shops this Friday so if I see one, I might pick it up. Depends on the price really. If it’s in the same range as an Illusione, well, pretty sure Dion will rule the day.

    1. Dave,
      I’m really not sure of the pricing on the Cain F. I know they are now available in a couple of sizes. Before they were released in a variety of sizes, I think my local shop had the robusto Cain F for right around $6.00.

  2. Wow, surprising review! I was really looking for the end where you would try and stand up and you would fall over 🙂

    I had that one Cain in Lancaster when we were at the event and I was not impressed. I really want flavor in a cigar and not power.

    I still think the Cain F Nub would kick my ass LOL


    1. Mike,
      I don’t know if its the flipping of Ligero portions or not but I think the Cain F has more flavor that the original releases. I’m still not going to storm into a humidor and seek out the Cain F Nub, but it is a decent smoke.

      It seems with each and every release of a powerhouse cigar, the market definition of “Full Bodied” requires changing. Some cigars that I used to think of as full bodied seem medium, at best, as of late.

  3. I like the regular Cain line quite a bit and love the Cain F line. Even as powerful as it is, there is a tremendous amount of flavor. I plan on smoking my one and only (for now) Cain F Nub later this week and am looking forward to it.

    1. When people tell me they like the Cain Maduro and Habano they usually follow it up with something like …and I absolutely love the Cain F. I think that if you already enjoy the line you are going to find the latest release a home run.

  4. Good review, Walt… I am actually quite fond of the Cain line and have a F Nub that I received at a event in April. I plan toasting it up on my B-day Sunday. So we shall see how it turns out…

  5. Hahaha, you had that expression like you were cutting into an onion at first. they’re made very well but every time I’ve smoked them it was same experience, power missing flavor.

  6. I’ll make sure to give this a try. I think the Cain line’s are OK, but I just don’t see what all the hype is about. The flavors just seem OK and nothing special. I’ll take a LFD Double Ligero over any Cain – lots of body and strength along with flavor to match. But that’s just me. I’ll reserve judgment on this one until I try for myself.

  7. I did not care for the CAIN, however the NUB Cain is pleasent and like the NUB family a good smoke for the cost.

  8. I don’t care weather a cigar has no power to it at all, or if it has enough to give Mike a seizure, as long as it tastes good.

    That being said, i don’t really dig the regular cain line. However…

    The cain F is delicious and complex. It’s a great tasting, complex well constructed smoke. I think the Cain F is fantastic. I was wondering how the nub version would be, thanks for the review.

  9. I dig the Cain F’s and regular Habano’s…the maduros are junk in my opinion. Although the Cain F’s are good, I would take a Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 over an F all day everyday!!

    Great review Walt!

  10. I have not tried the Cain F Nub, but I have tried the Cain Habano and Madura Nubs and really like them. I prefer the regular Cain. They are all great. My favorite is the Cain F. I cannot say I have ever had a cigar a like more than the Cain F. Excellent Cigar.!

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