Tatuaje TAA 2016 Review

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Brand: Tatuaje Factory: My Father Cigars S.A. CigarNoise Price Range:  $11-13 Was this review helpful?  [ratings] Tatuaje TAA 2016 Pre-Light Impressions: With just one glance of the Tatuaje TAA 2016,...

IPCPR Recap – Day 4

We’ve come to the fourth and final day of IPCPR. It’s a short day, with the floor only open from 9-1. Most business has been done before Thursday, and the show is pretty dead. There aren’t many retailers, and many of the manufacturers don’t...

Tatuaje Skinny Monsters: Tiff

The hay from the pre-light inspection comes on strong right away, joined by creamy sweetness on the draw with light black pepper on the finish. The pepper quickly makes its way up front, delivering small amounts of pepper throughout the draw and finish. The finish has been dry on several of the Skinny Monsters; it’s particularly dry on the Tiff.

Tatuaje Skinny Monsters: Chuck

With a big vein across the wrapper looking like a scar line, this cigar looks like Chucky, the monster it was named for. The cigar is quite a bit darker and more oily than Chucky though.

Tatuaje Skinny Monsters: Hyde

The Skinny Hyde comes out of the gate with toasted almonds, pepper, hay, breadiness, a hint of earth, and a bit of lemon citrus. The lemon comes across in the mouth and is accentuated by the retrohale. Cedar flavor joins in, and it gets creamier after about an inch.

Tatuaje Skinny Monsters: Jekyll

The Skinny Jekyll starts out with hay and cream notes. There’s a bit of spice on the end, but it’s nothing like the peppery start I’ve gotten from the other Skinny Monsters. It’s a much lighter start than I remember from the full-size Jekyll as well. There’s a sweet tobacco flavor, some light toasted almond, a lot of creaminess, and light cedar notes. The creamy notes are sweet, reminding me of cream soda.

Tatuaje Skinny Monsters: Jason

Most of the Skinny Monsters have started with pepper blasts but the Jason was much milder at the beginning. There was black pepper, but it wasn’t the big blast I was expecting. Cocoa started weak and built through the first third along with a little bit of hay. Chocolate and cocoa came to dominate this third.

Tatuaje Skinny Monsters: Mummy

I’m not sure if I’ve adequately described how rugged-looking the cigars of the Monster series are. I took this picture of the Mummy with better lighting and a clearer background to showcase how monster-like the cigars in this series look.

Tatuaje Skinny Monsters: Face

The Face got a makeover in the Skinny Monster set. Previously, it had a jagged tobacco band. Now it sports a paper band like the rest of the Skinny Monsters. And gone is the somewhat-closed foot, replaced with a clean-cut foot. Face sold out and cleaned up his act in the Skinny series.

Tatuaje Skinny Monsters: Wolf

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Brand:  Tatuaje Factory:  My Father Cigars S.A. Vitola: Petit Lancero (6 x 38) Number Released: 10,000 sampler boxes, each with 10 different cigars CigarNoise Price Range: $8-$10 ($85 MSRP for the...

Tatuaje Skinny Monsters: Drac

Overall, I’m loving how the bands look on the Skinny Monsters. They did a great job matching colors to wrappers & monster themes. It just wouldn’t be a monster without something a little rustic in the construction. My Drac has some imperfections on the edge of the wrapper.

Tatuaje Skinny Monsters: Frank

You won’t need to have a clear palate before smoking this cigar. It will cleanse your palate for you with huge amounts of strong pepper and spice starting off. There was a slight coffee taste in the background, but it started by smacking me with spice & pepper.