Tatuaje El Cohete

Tatuaje El Cohete

TatuajeOrigin : Miami, FL
Format : Short Robusto
Size : 4 x 50
Ring : 50
Wrapper : Nicaragua
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Price : ~$8 each

This little stogie is a special make for Tower Cigars. I seem to be on a roll with these mini smokes lately, but they have been quite enjoyable. This one is no exception.

Appearance : Rating: ★★★★★
As is the case with most Tatuaje cigars, the appearance is beyond reproach. Pete Johnson just keeps putting out classic looking (and tasting) smokes. The corojo wrapper is a silky, dark brown and exhibits no noticeable veins . . . truly an admirable stogie.

Construction : Rating: ★★★★★
Try as I might, I was unable to find a flaw in the wrapper, draw or burn. Actually, the burn on this smoke produced some of the whitest ash I’ve seen.

Tatuaje El Cohete

Flavor : Rating: ★★★☆☆
Instantly, you’re hit with an array of nuts and spice. About an inch in, the spice disappears and the taste turns somewhat bittersweet. Normally, I would think this undesirable, but it wasn’t with this smoke. This stick is very young and I, as such, expect a little bitterness. However, there really wasn’t enough to detract from my enjoyment of the smoke, as it quickly turned to nice leathery and earthy flavors.
However, this is not a complex smoke. While nice and enjoyable, don’t expect an array of flavors.

Value : Rating: ★★☆☆☆
At $10 a stick, I can’t really say I would recommend this vitola. It’s about an hour smoke, so it’s not too short, but I have enjoyed numerous other Tatuaje stogies more for similar prices. Case in point, I recently smoked the new Noellas Reserva, which boasts a smoother, more complex profile for the same price. The same can be said for pretty much the remainder of the brown label Tats.

Overall Rating : Rating: ★★★☆☆
If you’re a Tatuaje fan, like me, certainly gobble one of these up. If you are looking to just try one of their smokes, I would suggest another format. While these are enjoyable little cigars, there are better Tats to try.