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601 La Bomba Nuclear Cigar Review

Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2013 in Cigar Reviews


601 La Bomba Nuclear Cigar Review

This 6×50 stick features a dark brow, firmly packed slightly toothy wrapper with a dry texture, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, a long pigtail ‘fuse’ and rich sweet hay aroma. First light reveals a great draw with plentiful rich smoke production showing medium-full bodied flavors of a sweet oily earth followed by a big pepper and spice blast through the long finish. The first third develops much the same, just adding a bit of creamy milk chocolate on the draw, mellowing to a solid medium body, followed by a long slightly less peppery finish. Hitting the 1/2 way point at 40 minutes, construction is great holding the ash in 1/3 chunks with voluminous smoke output. Flavors are largely unchanged with just the chocolate lingering a bit more in the finish. Starting the final third flavors remain the same but strength starts to ramp up, almost even with the body giving me a little bit of a rush. Ending at 1:10 the last third drops the cream and chocolate just going to a peppery earth while ramping up the strength giving me quite a head rush! Thank you very much to for providing this sample for review!

  • Espinosa Cigars

    Great Review Bryan! Glad you enjoyed the Napalm!

    • Espinosa Cigars

      oops I mean the Nuclear!

      • neocigaro

        Haha I see what you did there.

    • dgrambo

      Is this from Patel or My Father fac?

      • JJO

        Used to be made at the My Father factory, but it looks like it is now being made at Erik’s La Zona factory.

  • Freddy62

    It looks like the homemade sausage I make and hangsmoke lol

  • haneyte2000

    Been waiting for you to review this one. I love this stick and the strength it has

  • juf100

    I have an atomic I believe in my humi. Probably will be in there awhile, I like big flavor and low strength…Not big of strenght just for strength’s sake…

  • USA2ndAmendment

    I like the flavors mentioned, but no so big on the strength. I’d be willing to give it a try, but probably would end up with a buzz :)

  • dbfr181

    I’m a huge 601 fan! Love them all

  • ryanryan2120

    This doesn’t sound to appealing to me based off of the revue 0_o but everyone says there great?

    • JJO

      Only one way to find out for sure. 😉

  • derek_straus

    I wonder if it is possible to light it using the fuse….. too bad i would never waste a cigar to try.

  • curtpick

    Thanks again Bryan.
    Will have to give this one a try just for the cool construction.
    I will be sure to be on a full stomach and sitting down ! :)

  • mrl4889

    Went to light one of these bad boys up tonight and the freaking “fuse” was GLUED to the cigar! When I went to peel it off… pulled off a pretty large portion of the wrapper as well. Probably not a huge deal, but it pissed me off all the same. Put it back and let myself cool off with the lovely Genesis the Project instead, love that cigar!

  • wcfennell

    I’m glad I have you to try all of these sticks for me, cause I can never get myself to buy them when I’m in the store. I like trying new things but only when they’re from manufacturers I like.

  • VinnyLo

    Thanks Brian, very cool wrapping.

  • carvajal_pablo

    The pig tail goes with the name in spanish means the nuclear bomb . Cosmetic indeed