Mombacho

ca21455

Humi Project Leader
This cigar is made by Tabacalera tropical

Full name: Mombacho Thermonuclear Triple Ligero Robusto

Read several reviews on this and felt it was time to give them a try.



Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Strength: Full
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

These run $70 to $80 a box from Lil’ Brown Smoke Shack or you can pay $40 more a box from Holts. Purchased this one from the Tinder Box in Columbia MO for $5.50.

Right out of the wrapper it has the strongest aroma I have experienced from a cigar. Very nice earthy smell.

Lit up nicely, very good smoke volume. Draw was a little loose but with enough resistance to be satisfactory. Initial flavors duplicate the aroma of the cigar. Very pleasant and smooth. Not what I expected since the B&M owner said these were the strongest cigars in the shop!



This is where the nicotine kicked in. A little early for me to be feeling the effects, which made me wonder if I was in for a real butt kicking! The flavor is really nice, a nice mild peppery flavor that is very smooth. There is a touch of salami on the finish. I know that is kind of weird, but it is the only description I can produce.



Burn, draw and smoke is still nice. Spicy flavor comes in and out, very entertaining smoke! The nicotine has not really attacked yet, though you can certainly feel a warm glow!

The last third surprised me. There was a change in flavor to chocolate and coffee. The spice was pretty much gone. A very unusual twist from what you would expect from a powerhouse smoke. The burn on the wrapper did not always keep up with the binder and filler, but this could be because I smoked it right from the B&M. I assume it will do fine when stored at 65% humidity for awhile.



I really enjoyed this cigar. The flavor was great and performance was very good with the exception of the ash which is a little flakey and would fall off at unexpected times! The nicotine never became uncomfortable but it is definitely up there with the other strong cigars.





This is not a refined cigar like the Oliva Serie V or the Padron 1964/26 but certainly an interesting experience.

I will definitely purchase a box, especially at the prices offered at Lil’ Brown.
 

DonnieW

Rookie S.O.B.
Aaron (r-ice) introcuced me to Mombacho a couple months back. Wasn't the same stick, but it was a tasty stick nonetheless. Great review! :tu
 

NCRadioMan

More cigars Sanchez!
Great review, John! I really like these too. I don't thing they are that strong(I think the name scares people off) and they have a sweetness to them that really surprised me being an all ligero cigar. Very smooth and rich. :tu
 

Texan in Mexico

Lowland Gorilla
Thanks for the review, you know I have passed up on these a couple times just because the name made me think it was a gimmick or just overloaded and wouldnt be enjoyable.

I will pick a few up now next time through Florida.

Thanks again.
 

ca21455

Humi Project Leader
This cigar also creates a nice aroma around you. I loved the smell but I suspect it would make a good non-smoker repellent! :ss
 

billybarue

Luvin' me some Lagavulin
Great review! I am a Mombacho lover, it will be a sad day for me when these go away..
I hope it doesn't happen, but it looks like the "Nicaraos" from TT might be going away. Showing discontinued at Famous. Had a Nicarao today, nice full flavor and pretty good amount of strength. Love those Tropical smokes.

Cheers.
 

borndead1

Waiting for the Nub 180!
I hope it doesn't happen, but it looks like the "Nicaraos" from TT might be going away. Showing discontinued at Famous. Had a Nicarao today, nice full flavor and pretty good amount of strength. Love those Tropical smokes.

Cheers.

The TT Nicarao is gone. A new Nicarao is being made by Rocky Patel in Honduras, but still a Nic puro.
 

SR Mike

Damn It!!!
Thanks for the great review!! I usually pick up the spice and coffee throughout the majority of the smoke. I just smoked one of these again, they are a stick that brings a lot of memories to mind.
 
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