Cedar and cocoa to start. Rich, heavy flavors but not sweet. Cedar dominated the early puffs.
Pepper emerged as the first third burns along. Fairly strong compliment to the cedar, and it pushed any hints of cocoa to the background. Nothing outside of the normal, expected V profile.
Smoothed out a bit by the end of the first third. Cedar remains the dominant flavor.
Got a bit creamier in the second third. Cocoa fighting through the cigar, giving it cinnamon sugar flavor.
The cigar required a couple re-lights at the halfway point, resulting in just a little bitterness. It quickly subsided, with cedar and now a slight nuttiness returning.
Final third, back to cedar/pepper with background cocoa flavors.
Straight burn, easy draw, and good construction overall aside from the re-lights at the halfway point.
Rating: 4. The V Nub is a solid addition to the line up, should it become part of their regular production (or at least as limited as the #4). Not as balanced as the aforementioned #4, which is still my favorite, but I’d rate this higher than the belicoso which has has been my second favorite vitola of the line until now.