Thunder by Nimish Cigar Review
Samples from BnB Tobacco used for this review. All reviews are my own.
This is just another Rocky Patel, right? Keeping track of all the offerings from Patel is a full time job but, amongst all that chaff, there are some genuinely good cigars. I like the 1992 and the Decade and have heard good things about the Fifteenth Anniversary line. I haven’t heard much about this cigar though.
While I normally abstain from talking about a cigar’s band(s) I just can’t ignore it this time. The styling, for whatever reason, looks Aztecan, which might be what they’re going for. I don’t know about that but I do know I’m not a big fan of bands, two in this case, covering up approximately 40% of the wrapper. “What are you hiding?” is what crosses my mind whenever I see this.
After taking off the auxiliary “By Nimish” band I see that it’s a good looking cigar… for the most part. There is this one large vein that runs from cap to foot in a slight slant pattern. The wrapper itself is a consistently dark brown color and it is an oily wrapper. The cap is finished with a pigtail.
Length: 4 ½″
Ring Gauge: 54
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan & Honduran
Filler: Nicaraguan, Honduran & Costa Rican
Price: $100.00/Box of 20 | $5.50/Single
It starts out peppery and the smoke’s consistency is very grainy. There is this one note, however, that I am finding in this cigar (as well as the other one I smoked for this review) that is a little off or, better yet, flat. That flat flavor tastes like bleached hay.
What’s weird is that I don’t dislike this cigar. While “bleached hay” doesn’t sound appetizing in the least there is something about it that I do like. It works well with the pepper, which is abrasive and demands your attention even if you try to focus on other aspects of this cigar.
It does start to mellow out a bit during the second third. The flavors meld better and in addition to the pepper and the hay there is a rich nuttiness as well. For a cigar that I didn’t think held much promise it certainly does have my attention.
As the cigar progresses at its very slow pace there is a sweetness that starts coming through. That flat, bleached hay flavor has changed into just being hay, which is an improvement. The pepper has dissipated and is pretty much a nonentity.
It’s a decent cigar. Medium bodied with a good draw and a decent burn it has some good flavors that remain interesting the whole way through. Worth a try.