Thunder by Nimish
The Thunder by Nimish is a Rocky Patel product. If you are asking, “Who is Nimish?” Nimish Desai is Rocky’s cousin, and he oversees all of the central American manufacturing for Rocky. I’ve seen him at some events as well, so I assume travel is part of his job. This is his first blend. Thanks to Patrick V and Nimish for getting me a couple samples.
One thing I should mention… The size I got was the Toro, but the ring gauge was very smaller then their specs. The toro shows as a 6×52 on their website, but my ring gauge guide showed this to be a 6 x 46. None the less… Here are my thoughts on the Thunder by Nimish.
Binder: Nicaraguan & Honduran
Filler: Nicaraguan, Honduran, Costa Rican
Size: Toro 6 x 52?
Price: Around $5.75
Pre-Smoke & Construction:
The oily looking wrapper had minimal flaws, and some medium sized veins. The odor coming off of the wrapper was a dark, sweet earthiness. The foot had a similar smell, with an added spice. The cigar was pretty evenly and solidly packed. The pre-light draw had slight resistance, and had a simple earthy flavor.
The ash held for around an inch, and the burn required one minor correction.
The first third didn’t have a build up. It started immediately with black coffee, or perhaps it was more like espresso. Mingling with it was an unidentified sweetness. Through the nose, there was a nice peppery spice with a some kick. Smoke volume was thick, and the aftertaste coated the mouth and lips.
The second third had that nice coffee or espresso flavor, with the associated bitterness you would expect. Don’t take that as a bad thing. It wasn’t a pungent bitterness. There was something going on way in the background at times. It was almost like a faint fruitiness. It would appear and go away quickly. The peppery spice remained about the same, as did the sweetness.
The last third continued to build off of the flavors I have already described. The smoke feel became thicker and richer. Like before there was the dominant espresso and sweetness. The peppery spice kept it’s zing. That suspected fruitiness I talked about before wasn’t in this third. The overall flavor profile was full and nice.
This was a good medium to full bodied cigar. It definitely isn’t for the novice smoker. The flavor profile was simple but well put together. In the end it hit the spot for me. I think Nimish has a good blend here. If you see these in the shop I’d pick a few up.
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