Redux: Tatuaje Monster Series “The Frank”

Tatuaje “The Frank”

TatuajeOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Double Corona
Size : 7 5/8″ x 49
Wrapper : Sungrown Broadleaf
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $8 each
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I read on a discussion board somewhere that someone was saying hurry up and smoke The Frank because it has peaked and is in the decline. I thought, OK let's smoke one and see how they are doing. I still have the better half of my box left (you can read my initial review of The Frank here). I’m glad I picked the box I did because my Franks are certainly not in a decline. They are smoking wonderfully. True they have lost a bit of their oomph, and a little bit of the spice they had when they were newborns but these dark double coronas still have plenty to offer me. They still start off with a blast of pepper but perhaps not the full on punch in the palate that it once was. It also still has plenty of the “sun grown twang” that I love from sun grown broadleaf wrappers. The black pepper and spices are much more subtle now and the coffee and cocoa flavors are more prevelant and I was occasionally getting an nutty, almost almond like flavor from it from time to time.

I can’t say if these cigars will decline, maintain, or improve as time goes on. I just don’t know. I do know that right now they are fantastic. I think they are even better now than they were when they first came out. That is saying something because they were fantastic fresh. So given this most recent experience with a nicely aged version of The Frank, I am not sure how much longer these will last in my humidor so I probably won’t have to worry about how they will continue to age. They probably won’t have an opportunity to do so for much longer. Perhaps then, the discussion board warning still has had its intended effect, to get me to smoke my Franks…

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