Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano
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 sampler)
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Skinny Face
Skinny Wolf
Skinny Drac
Skinny Frank
Skinny Mummy
Skinny Jason
Skinny Jekyll
Skinny Hyde
Skinny Chuck
Skinny Tiff

Tatuaje Skinny Drac – First Thoughts

The Drac is an attractive dark cigar with an oily wrapper. Behold its majesty.

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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.

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The wrapper aroma is chocolate, dark fruit, and some cedar. The pre-light draw struck me as toast & walnuts.

Tatuaje Skinny Drac – First Third

The Skinny Drac started with light pepper and spice as well as some cocoa and walnut. A sweet creaminess joined in pretty early along with a bit of cedar. The finish was of pepper with some cream. About an inch in, it gained some breadiness and a lot of chocolate – both dark chocolate and milk chocolate. That combination of flavors reminded me of one of those completely unhealthy breakfast muffins. You know, the ones that are chocolate with chocolate chips? I used to love those as a kid. Who am I kidding? I still love them. There was still some spice in the finish, so it wasn’t all a chocolate dream. The sweetness changed to something more like graham cracker near the end of the first third. Very impressed with the first third, so here’s another gratuitous picture.

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Tatuaje Skinny Drac – Second Third

Dark chocolate and cocoa were still very present. The walnut and spice both picked up in this segment, driving the second third with spice coming in and out. The burn got slightly wonky in this third but mostly evened itself out.

Tatuaje Skinny Drac – Final Third

Similar flavors. Some dark fruitiness appeared but it wasn’t very strong. Spiciness dropped off again in the final third. It mostly consisted of dark chocolate, walnuts, and cocoa. Strength ended up just north of medium.

Smoking time: about an hour.

Tatuaje Skinny Monsters: Overall Review

Preference order for Skinny Monsters: Wolf, Drac, Jason, Mummy, Face, Chuck, Hyde, Frank, Tiff, Jekyll

The best Skinny Monsters are very good. I’d argue that they’re better than their Pudgy counterparts. That said, the average cigar in the Skinny Monster box is not as good as the average cigar in the Pudgy Monster box. The Pudgies included 2 Chucks and 2 Tiffs instead of a Jekyll, a Hyde, one Chuck, and one Tiff because they came out before the Jekyll & Hyde were released. As you can see in my preference order, I’d trade the Jekyll and Hyde in the Skinny Monster box for the Chuck & Tiff. If you’re in the market for Monsters, I’d look to the many retailers who still have Pudgy Monsters instead of picking up the Skinnies.

Skinny Monster Pros: Generally good construction for petit lanceros. Pepper flavors are usually present in most cigars, but not overpowering most of the time. The packaging is very pretty – the blood spatters are unique on each box. Bands come off easily. The best Skinny Monsters (Wolf & Drac) are very good cigars.

Skinny Monster Cons: Personality was lost from previous releases – no differences in unfinished feet, interesting bands, or vitolas. The consistency and lack of personality in each cigar bothered me more than I thought it would. The average cigar in the box wasn’t all that great.
Tatuaje Skinny Monsters: Drac
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Pros

Great chocolate flavors

Solid construction for a lancero

Attractive cigar

Cons

Burn got a little off

Wasn't very complex

Summary
I really enjoyed this cigar. It struck me as more balanced than the Frank. The notes didn't change a ton, but it wasn't exactly a one-note smoke, either. It showcased the flavors quite well. I'd smoke this again any number of times.
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Cigar smoker since about 2006. I love trying new things. My wife, daughter, and dogs keep me busy when I'm not smoking.
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