Nub Habano 460

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1 review for Nub Habano 460

  1. Nathan

    Nub Habano 460

    Origin : Nicaragua
    Format : RothschildNub Cigars
    Size : 4 x 60
    Wrapper : Nicaragua
    Filler : Nicaragua
    Binder : Nicaragua
    Price : $5.20 each

    What a strange looking cigar. The NUB Habano 460 is a Nicaraguan puro manufactured by the Oliva Cigar Company. Have you ever noticed that some cigars taste best in the several inches toward the middle? The rationale behind NUB’s awkward sizes is that the cigars are designed in attempt to replicate this “sweet spot” from the beginning to end.

    Appearance : [rating:4/5]
    The lightly-veined Habano wrapper is oily, giving this plump little cigar a satin appearance. A small imperfection in the wrapper leaf can be seen in the photograph; however, it poses only a slight aesthetic nuisance.

    Construction : [rating:4/5]
    This is a well packed cigar rolled with an abundance of tobacco in spite of its seemingly diminutive size. The cap is generous, straight, and well adhered to the wrapper leaf. Over the entire duration of the smoke, the NUB Habano burned evenly with a draw offering just a touch of resistance.

    Flavor : [rating:3.5/5]
    The cigar has notes of roasted coffee and plenty of spice. Billowing clouds of thick smoke give way to a dry and woody finish. This NUB is very consistent from beginning to end, offering a pleasant flavor throughout.

    Value : [rating:4/5]
    The $5.00 price tag is fair considering the good construction and smoking duration of over an hour.

    Overall Rating : [rating:4/5]
    I most often opt for the smaller ring gauges found in a corona or Lonsdale; however, the NUB Habano 460 is well constructed and a pleasure to smoke. Though flavorful, its only slight weakness is that the flavor lacks some complexity. Does a NUB offer the smoker one big “sweet spot?” While it is a good cigar, it expectedly falls short of its marketing claim to fame; it isn’t the size that causes the sweet spot but the confluence of oils.

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    • Michael Rusling

      Well for a long time I overlooked these cigars as I thought they were a bit “gimmicky”.But just lately I’ve been taken in by all the positive reviews I’ve seen plus the fact that I love Nicaraguan tobacco & that I absolutely love everything about Oliva.So I therefore bought a sampler of 6 4×60’s -3 Habano and 3 Maduro.I’ve just smoked the first one tonight,one the Habano trio and I’ve loved it! Admittedly it was my first time but I felt that the cigar did indeed achieve its stated aim of hitting the sweet spot right away.Nothing greatly complex about it but I’m not particularly a “complex” guy,I just enjoy good flavour and this has it in abundance.There was some eye watering spice in the first few minutes but I believe that I did notice a slight transition at about the halfway point when a lovely,sweet coffee cream came in.The spice returning later on towards the end.Construction was very good with only one slightly uneven but self correcting burn issue,probably my fault anyway,never having lit and smoked anything bigger than a 54 RG before.Medium bodied and very,very smooth all the way to the finger burning point! I’ll be very interested to see what The Maduro version brings to the table but on first impressions I can certainly see myself getting in a box of one or the other,maybe both! They come in at $125 inc shipping where I get them from.Compare this to the eye watering cost here in The UK of $450!!!

    • Mark Fairchild

      GREAT smoke! Rich, Med to Full Bodied, starts, stays and finishes very well. super complex flavor. 40 Minute smoke, draws perfect, burn is superior. Good after taste, just all around very good. Love the Nub!!!!!!!

    • Terrance

      I was impressed with how much tobacco was packed into this thing! Very nice burn too. The spice accompanies the coffee flavour nicely.

      Like you said, it’s simple, but it’s consistent. Nice cigar.


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Cigar Region Nicaragua
Filler Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua Habano
Binder Nicaragua
Length 4
Ring Gauge 60
Vitola Robusto
Construction Hand Made