Equivalent

SteveInTexasSteveInTexas The Republic of TexasPosts: 85 ✭✭✭
I have smoked a couple of Nub camaroons now and really like them.  I really wish I could get that same smoke in a robusto or double corona.


Is there a REALLY close equivalent?

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  • avengethisavengethis Sorry, I ate all your bacon!Posts: 5,441 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Check out the Arturo Fuente Hemingway's. A great Cameroon that comes in lots of vitolas
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  • tabakotabako Washington StatePosts: 365 ✭✭✭
    If you liked the Nub Cameroon I would defer to the ultimate 'roon Ho here on the forum, @Opatience. Tony, what would you recommend?
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,117 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2016
    Torano 1916
    Torano Salutem - cameroon filler
    RP Vintage 03 cameroon
    Partagas Decadas - good luck finding
    Partagas 150 -$80-$100 per - good luck finding
    Partagas 160 - $30 - $60 per - good luck finding
    Partagas 170
    CAO CX2
    AF Hemingway
    AF Don Carlos #4
    LFD Cameroon Cabinet
    Oliva Series G
    AKA Hybrid
    Upmann Vintage Cameroon
    Partagas - Domestic
    Cohiba - Domestic

    I know I didn't mention La Aurora, but their blend is a bit sharper than I like.

    Of these, the Partagas, Cohiba and Upman are what I consider "sharp" cameroons.
    Think of Sharp cheddar cheese.

    The rest, I would consider "medium" or smooth.

    The nub I would put in the medium category. 

    As for is there a close equivelant?
    AKA Hybrid, 1916, Salutem and CX2 would probably be the closest, but remember that each of these blends are all slightly different.
    Yes, they have cameroon wrappers, (with exception of the Salutem, which is cameroon filler), but they all may have different filler/binder blends.

    Personally, the Nub is way down on my list of good cameroons, so you may or may not agree with the ones I like.

    Edit: To clarify, the Nub is a good tasting cameroon. It gets put further down my list, because of the vitola, not because of the taste.
    It is a large ring gauge and my preference is 50 or less lately.
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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,016 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @SteveInTexas, you might also try Perdomo Mistakes, the wrapper is Cameroon, it's a good cigar, and the price tag won't break you.  
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  • matkn293matkn293 O'Fallon, MOPosts: 3,604 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That folks is what you call a Cameroon clinic by the master Cameroon ho!

    Life is too short to smoke bad cigars!!!

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  • MartelMartel Somewhere in PAPosts: 3,304 ✭✭✭✭
    Tony's got some good list skills!

    Hemingway and Oliva G kind of go without saying for me--because everyone should say Hemingway and I like Oliva.  But other than that from Tony's list, the CX2 was one I enjoyed a lot.  There's a couple on there I haven't tried but hope to, soon.
    Intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.

    I like Oliva and Quesada (including Regius) a lot.  I will smoke anything, though.
  • johnnyBjohnnyB UtardedPosts: 1,541 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Tony  @0patience what do you think about the black pearl morado. It's the only cammy i've tried. Thanks for the list, looks like I'll have to add a few more to my gotta try list.
    Thanks again 
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  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 7,215 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Drew Estates' Nirvana could be on the list as well.  Ccom's sister site had a killer deal on them yesterday... might still be good.
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  • SteveInTexasSteveInTexas The Republic of TexasPosts: 85 ✭✭✭
    Thanks
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,117 ✭✭✭✭✭
    black pearl morado is one I had forgotten about, along with the Monte Afrique. 
    Decernt cigars and usually the black pearl caan be found at aa good price.
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,117 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2016
    Martel said:
     There's a couple on there I haven't tried but hope to, soon.
    And what would those be @Martel ? Hmmm?
     :D 
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,117 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Well, now that I think about it, I did forget a couple.
    Cohiba - Domestic  
    Kristoff
    Excalibur
    CAO L'Anniversaire Cameroon
    AF God of Fire
    Leccia White
    Lattitude Zero
    Nirvana

    Cohiba and Excalibur, I would put in the sharp category.
    The Kristoff, I should not have forgotten, as it is very good.
    The CAO L'Anniversaire Cameroon is really good, but I like the CX2 myself.
    The God of Fire is a great cigar, but expensive. 
    The Leccia white is probably one that I would rank towards the top of good of the list.
    Lattitude Zero, Medium and it has Zero in the name. That makes it great right there.
     ;) 
    Nirvana good medium cameroon, but on the high side for price. On deals, it's not a bad purchase.

    As for which ones would be comparative to the Nub, I'd go with Kristoff, Leccia, and Nirvana

    @peter4jc
    They have the deal still on for the Nirvana and it's a pretty good deal.

    I wish they would take the blasted time away from editting posts.
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • MartelMartel Somewhere in PAPosts: 3,304 ✭✭✭✭
    0patience said:
    Martel said:
     There's a couple on there I haven't tried but hope to, soon.
    And what would those be @Martel ? Hmmm?
     :D 
    Awwwww. Heck no.  Don't go there.  That's not why I'm here.
    Intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.

    I like Oliva and Quesada (including Regius) a lot.  I will smoke anything, though.
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,117 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Martel said:
    0patience said:
    Martel said:
     There's a couple on there I haven't tried but hope to, soon.
    And what would those be @Martel ? Hmmm?
     :D 
    Awwwww. Heck no.  Don't go there.  That's not why I'm here.
    What? I'm just asking, 
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 8,035 ✭✭✭✭✭
    OK, I'm blaming the forum for the order I just put in, though folks say I should blame 0patience, lol. In this situation it really is his fault. Thanks, Tony, for the list of good Camaroons!

    Partagas 170 robusto
    Arturo Fuente Don Carlos #4
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,117 ✭✭✭✭✭
    OK, I'm blaming the forum for the order I just put in, though folks say I should blame 0patience, lol. In this situation it really is his fault. Thanks, Tony, for the list of good Camaroons!

    Partagas 170 robusto
    Arturo Fuente Don Carlos #4
    Those are an awesome pick!
    The Don Carlos #4 is one of my favorite cigars and you can't go wrong with them.
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • tabakotabako Washington StatePosts: 365 ✭✭✭
    I have two or three more roons to order I can see. I like most of those Tony mentioned, but I have let the supplies dwindle and I am feeling the need to stock up now thanks to Tony's list. 
  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 10,741 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Cameroon love bump
    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today.

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  • ShawnOLShawnOL Near BostonPosts: 1,376 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've never heard of the CAO CX2.  Just ordered some.  Thanks.
  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 10,741 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bump
    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today.

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