Recently on Facebook someone reached out to me to ask what I thought of the Dos Hombres Nicaragua. What is Dos Hombres, you may ask. It is a bundle cigar from Two Guys Smoke Shop in New Hampshire which is a site sponsor of the Cigar Authority. So with my office in the back of the Nashua location, I went out and grabbed a few of these to smoke.
Cigar: Dos Hombres Nicaragua
Size: 6.5 x 54 (Toro)
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Distributed By: 2 Guys Smoke Shop
The Look: Looking at the cigar it doesn’t look like a Nicaraguan smoke until you remember the Pepin made El Rey de Los Habanos and its light wrapper. The wrapper has a light brown look to it that kind of looks like a paper bag. There are minimal veins present and there isn’t many oils visible to the naked eye. The simple band of Green with the Dos Hombres logo gives it continued bundle feel. Thankfully, over the years I realized appearance doesn’t play into a cigar most of the time.
The Taste: The cold draw of the cigar had a sweetness to it that was very different to most Nicaraguan cigars that I have smoked, while the foot of the cigar had some of that Nicaragua spice to it. I was a little worried about lighting up, because of the price, but on the initial puffs I was surprised at how good this cigar was. There was some typical Nicaragua spice with some wood notes mixed in that continued right into the first third of the cigar.
In the second third the cigar continues to impress with some continued pepper notes that has a slight coffee taste along with some nuts thrown in the mix as well.
The last third of the cigar mellowed out some with some continued pepper notes, but the spice of the cigar was less potent and even smoother at this point of the game which is a testament to how well rolled the cigar is. Despite the big Nicaragua taste, the coffee finish was short which was perfect in my book.
The Burn: The draw of the Dos Hombres Nicaragua is flawless from start to finish. But what really caught me off guard was the perfect burn of this cigar with the thin carbon line and firm white ash that held for a quarter-inch at a time. The cigar remained lit from start to finish and I wound up nubbin the cigar when I put it down 1 hour and 15 minutes.
The Finish: If you told me I would love a bundle cigar that cost less than $3.00 a cigar when bought in packages of 20, I would have told you that you were crazy. But the fact is that since someone asked my opinion of this cigar yesterday it has become my go to cigar. While not overly complex, the notes of the cigar are smooth, the smoke is balanced and the burn is true. What more can you ask for from a cigar?
Disclaimer: Dos Hombres brand owner, Two Guys Smoke Shop is a sponsor of The Cigar Authority.