Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Nub Torpedo
Size : 4 x 64
Wrapper : Nicaraguan
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Price : $7.00
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The Cain cigars (check out our reviews of the Maduro, Habano and Daytona blends) are developed by Studio Tobac, a division of Oliva Cigar Company, one of the most respected brands around the globe. Studio Tobac is also responsible for the Nub line, considered rather innovative because of its easily recognizable shape. Today I am reviewing the Cain F 464T, which is a Nicaraguan puro that offers a strong typically Cain-ish blend (a mix of three Nicaraguan ligeros) in a Nub format: it's a 4 x 64 short torpedo. Which means it's basically a quintessence of Studio Tobac's expertise.
This cigar is small (of course), and normally I’d be leery of a cigar of this size costing so much, but since this line is reputed to burn slow, it should be worth the price. There are a few large veins, but the wrapper is oily and smooth with no visible flaws. The band is at the foot, which is quite a unique look (can I still say this these days?).
The draw is a little tighter than I’d like, but it’s not bad, and it does improve as the smoke progresses. The burn is even (and, indeed, it's slow) and the ash sticks on very well.
This is definitely a full-bodied cigar, which is something you should know going in. The predominant flavors throughout the whole are stable and largely consist of spice and dried fruits. There are also some woody notes, possibly cedar, as well as leather. The flavors don’t change that much from start to finish but they are quite enjoyable—that is, if you can detect them through the strength of the cigar.
While the size of the cigar is small for the price, it really does hold to its promise of delivering a slow burn and a lengthy smoking experience. With strength this full, you wouldn’t want it to be much longer anyway, so if you like strong smokes, this is a great value.
Overall Rating :
Overall the Cain F is a decent choice, but it needs to be stated that it won’t suit every palate. If you’re new to smoking or you prefer mild and medium bodied cigars, you may find this one overpowering and you may not catch all the nuances of the flavors. If however you are a fan of strong cigars, you should love this one.