Over the past week you have probably seen a couple of reviews pop up across the cigar blogs which focus on new Studio Tobac Product. Outside of the Cain Daytona, which has hit stores, some of those cigars may not look familiar. The cigar I have for you today is another of those unfamiliar cigars, the Nub San Andreas Maduro. This cigar, along with the Cain F Lancero, Cain FF (Double F), and ST/DS-001 (All maduro concept blend) are sticks which make up the sampler that was shipped to Studio Tobac Advisory Board members.
After fantastic results smoking the Cain F Lancero, I was eager to get into this sampler and smoke the other offerings from Studio Tobac. I decided to start off with the stick I was least excited about. In the past I have smoked and reviewed the old Nub Maduro and found it to be just another maduro. It really didn’t stand out as anything special. In addition, I wasn’t crazy about the latest release of the Oliva Serie V Maduro using a San Andreas maduro wrapper. Take those two opinions and roll them into one cigar and you can understand why I was setting the bar low.
My expectations were correct and what I found was a cigar that was mediocre. There were some interesting flavors in the smoke but they were subdued due to a serious lack of smoke volume. The body was mild to medium but this could also be attributed to a serious lack of smoke. In terms of appearance, the Nub San Andreas Maduro was beautiful. Unfortunately, a good looking cigar doesn’t always translate into a good smoking experience.