Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial

Tatuaje 7th Capa #1

TatuajeOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Corona Gorda
Size : 5 5/8 x 45
Wrapper : Sumatra
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : $9 each
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So, if you’re a regular at keeping up with all of the online cigar blogs you’ve probably already come across many reviews of the Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial. There have been lots of mixed reviews on this cigar, which personally I think is a good thing. We must remember that the art of cigar smoking is just that… an art. Some people’s trash is another’s treasure, and that is the beauty of this leisure. Since there has been so much rave about this cigar I decided to go ahead and voice my thoughts about the Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial.

Before we begin I want to make note that this cigar is actually rolled at the My Father cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua just like the rest of the Reserva brown label line (instead of in Miami), and the Capa Especial is carrying a Sumatra wrapper instead of Connecticut Broadleaf.

Tatuaje 7th Capa #3

The Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial bore a rough looking, veiny, brown wrapper with a somewhat reddish hue. The bands accented the cigar nicely without taking over all the attention. Pre-light smell was a succulent sweet tobacco. A lumpy triple seam cap topped the cigar and after being cut the cold draw showed perfect resistance. Spice and vanilla were the primary findings on the cold draw.

Pre-light score: 8 pts.

Tatuaje 7th Capa #4

Bam! Right out of the gate the Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial was a full-bodied monster with tons of spicy, peppery, thick white smoke. The aroma was sweetly pleasing and the draw perfect. After just a few minutes of smoking the cigar backed down in the pepper department but still remained full-bodied. Notes of a light breadiness were found in the first third but not very focused as the pepper took control.

Tatuaje 7th Capa #5

Heading into the second third the bread/dough taste turned into a pronounced nuttiness, almost like a thick peanut butter note. The smoke volume was still thick and spice remained hidden on the back of the palate. The burn on the cigar, for the most part, remained even and never caused an issue.

The final third of my Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial did not disappoint. The flavors picked up intensity with the pepper making a re-appearance (similar to the start), but not nearly as heavy. The finish even though spicy and full-bodied was not harsh, as you would expect from a young cigar. Instead the ending showed notes of a creamy, leathery sweetness… most pleasing!

Smoking score: 9 pts.

Tatuaje 7th Capa #7

Overall I’ve smoked four of these cigars and the tasting profile and performance from stick to stick has been very consistent. Typically I associate that type of consistency with the Padron brand but the Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial has been very consistent. So, other bloggers' opinions aside, whatever they may be, I thoroughly enjoyed this cigar and recommend it for those smokers looking for a spicy full-bodied experience.

Overall Experience score: 8 pts.

Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial Rating:

Pre-Light: 8 pts.
Smoking: 9 pts.
Overall Experience: 8 pts.

TOTAL: 25 pts.

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3 Comments on “Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial”

  1. I really enjoy this cigar your review is spot on.

  2. This is a great cigar. Just ordered my 3rd box. Tried the black label but found this to be much better. No hot spots. Even burning. Great flavor.

  3. Zsolt Temesi says:

    A very nice full body smoke. I am not a fan of black pepper but this cigar works for me. The vanilla and nut notes on the retrohale are awesome.The thick volume of smoke is right up my alley. Nothing overpowering about this cigar very well balanced. The consistency reminds me of a Padrone.The white ash is wonderfull falls off by itself. Excellent construction. The spices from the Summatra are spot on!A thoroughly enjoyable smoke down to the nub. Pete Johnson at his best.

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