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La Flor Dominicana N.A.S.

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a review, and as you’d expect, I’m very backlogged. I couldn’t decide what to smoke, until I ran across the N.A.S. by La Flor Dominicana. It is a cheroot, which means it was hand rolled, but not pressed in a mold. This results in one ugly looking cigar. The blend is all Ligero tobacco, but, you’re probably wondering what the name means. Nasty Ass Shit. Let’s see if this thing lives up to it’s name.

 

Wrapper: Dominican

Binder & Filler: Dominican

Size: 5.5 x 42

Price: Around $8.00

 

Pre-Smoke & Construction:

Did I mention how ugly the cigar was? Otherwise, it was well constructed. I could feel knots when squeezing, but, I would expect this from a cheroot. The wrapper had almost no odor at all. The draw was a little snug, but a small clip opened it right up. I picked up woody and earthy notes on the pre-light draw.

The ash held for about a half of an inch, and there was plenty of smoke volume.

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Flavor:

I was expecting a blast of pepper in the first third. Instead, I was greeted with a dark, smooth, woody flavor. Earthy notes lingered behind it, but it was subtle. After about a half of an inch, I started to get hints of pepper. It was a warm, flavorful pepper, maybe cayenne.

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The second third kept the same woody core. The pepper increased in strength, and had a sweet, almost cinnamony tingle. Yes, we make up our own words at tomscigars.com. Earthy notes fell far in the background.

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The pepper increased in strength in the last third. It kept the tingle I mentioned before, but took on a black peppery feel. Wood remained the main flavor, and earth was more noticeable.

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Conclusion:

This was a good full bodied cigar. It burned better than I expected, and tasted good. Anyone who knows me can predict my complaints. The price is a bit high for a smaller cigar. If I were to be extremely critical, it would be the name. N.A.S. just makes me say “Nasty Ass Shit” in my head. Print the name on the label, it’s ok, they are only words. Seriously though, price and appearance aside, this was a nice little smoke.

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14 Responses to “La Flor Dominicana N.A.S.”

jjo June 9th, 2014 at 12:17 am

Hey, look who’s back! Great to see a new review.

How long did this one last? Eight bucks is a lot to ask for an ugly-ass corona sized cheroot. I don’t mind, and even kind of like, homely sticks, but the price is usually in keeping with appearance.

Vulture June 9th, 2014 at 4:10 pm

NAS… it does look pretty fugly but we all know that isn’t what makes a great stick. It’s what’s inside that counts.
Enough of the mushy shit, it’s good to see a review from you again Tom. Wait, that was kinda mushy.
This cigar seems a bit not to my taste, so for that reason, I’m out.

ps. thanks for clearing up the proper way to spell cinnamony. Didn’t know if it was with a ‘y’ or ‘ie’

smoke770 June 9th, 2014 at 4:33 pm

great to see you back.
nice review!!!

Rick June 9th, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Good to see you back. As far as the cigar goes, I like LFD but $8 for that stick? SCREW THAT!

Tom June 9th, 2014 at 9:08 pm

JJO – I think it was between 30-45 minutes. I should have mentioned this. I too don’t mind a smoke that is ugly, as long as it delivers in flavor. But, for the price, I want more. Appearance, flavor, a fancy band, fuckyes! Like the small town prostitute, it isn’t much to look at, it’s over priced, but it get’s the job done, I suppose.

Vulture – * reaches out hand *

Smoke770 – I’M BACK. OR AM I?! Such mystery.

Rick – I imagine the tobacco used calls for a higher price. I have no facts to back this theory up, but I’m thinking that’s what would be claimed. I get it. Wait, no I don’t. $8.00 is a lot of money for a small cigar. Do I look rich? Nope. Please take note, cigar industry.

Dave June 9th, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Excellent article and a great cigar.

Vulture June 12th, 2014 at 9:47 am

You seemed to enjoy the smoke, so would the tobacco seem to be the same quality as higher end sticks?
Would the “hand rolled” make the price higher?

I agree that $8 is high for a smaller size, but if it’s good it’s good and worth the extra dollar. Maybe you should seek out some smaller sizes and review like that?

Mike June 13th, 2014 at 4:56 am

Who are you and why are you posting on this site?

Seems way too strong for my wussy ass. I have been commenting about price points also. I don’t know if there is a testing of the water going on or what but some of the big names are coming out with cheaper smokes…..it’s confusing, my head hurts.

I am a bit ashamed that your geeky side did not shine when you saw NAS. Of course I see no storage attached to a network (except a little to my left on my desk) inside that wrapper

Swede214 June 14th, 2014 at 1:13 am

Good to see your review,missed your comments, it’s been a long time. Not sure that this cigar is something I’ll try, just a little costly for me. Just an opinion, again glad your back!

I Love You Man June 14th, 2014 at 1:22 am

Where jave u been mang i loveu.

Tom June 15th, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Vulture – I did enjoy it for sure. I imagine the tobacco is higher end stuff, considering the price. I’m just a cheap bastard. I want to spend as little as possible, but still want a good, long, smoke.

Mike – I hired a random guy named Tom. Technically it’s not fraud.

To be fair, I smoke my share of milder smokes. Perdomo Champagne, and another Connecticut I can’t remember the name of now, and the more medium Xen. I want cheap, but I don’t want crappy smokes. * ME * isn’t that what it’s all about?

When I think network attached storage, I picture a very large one falling off of a fork lift. Long story, but it was awesome to see, since no one got hurt.

Swete214 – If I go away, the terrorists win. As you’ve seen, I’m a cheap bastard. If this were cheaper, it would make a great quick smoke. Fortunately, many cigar smokers have a lot of disposable income. They can smoke 5 small, expensive cigars a day, then blog about how cool they are. That demographic doesn’t include us apparently.

Patrick June 16th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

So good to have you back…I agree that cigar prices have really gone up since the tax changes…Too much really. I can’t stand to pay $10+ for a damn cigar.

Then I think about the fact that it will last me 1 to 1.5hrs (I finally learned to smoke slowly) and that is a lot of entertainment. If I go out, my bar tab for 1.5 hrs will be more than $10…..Oh wait, I usually drink hooch while I smoke… FUCKIT. Those prices are just too damn high!!!!

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