• Tyler J

Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial

Updated: Feb 5, 2020

Later this month, Thursday February 27th, LCC has a special event with Tatuaje and Surrgoates cigars. We have special guest Dan Welsh. Dan is the owner of Surrogates cigars, and he is Pete Johnson's right hand man, along with KC Johnson. We hope you can make it to this special event. Today Matt, Jack and Tyler review the Tatuaje 7th Capa Especial.

-Country of Orgin: Nicaragua

-Factory: My Father S.A.

-Wrapper: Ecudorian Sumatra

-Binder & Filler: Nicaragua

-Size: Corona Gorda/ 5 5/8 X 46

Matt's Take

I'm very familiar with this cigar. I've probably smoked 35 to 40 of these sticks, out of several different boxes, over the last 8 years. The one I just smoked for the purpose of this review proved to be every bit as consistent as all of its predecessors. Even though it burns fairly fast, the cigar doesn't exhibit any ill effects. The smoke is generous, and the touch of black pepper you would expect from a cigar made in the My Father factory is there. The Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper provides the perfect compliment to that soft spice. The ash can get little flaky, but again, the quality of smoke and other relevant characteristics remain unhindered. I'm gunna keep smokin these, and so should you. This is a good $11 dollar smoke that LCC sells for about $9. Grab a few of em.

Jack's Take

Pre light: Notes of coffee and wood. Draw is tighter than I like.

1st third: Notes of coffee, cocoa, wood, and pepper spice come through. Medium body

2nd third: More of a oak wood flavor coming through. A assortment of unique spices developing. I can’t really describe the types of spices. Enjoyable regardless.

Final third: Wood and spice continues. A small increase in strength, still medium bodied.

Recommendation: try one.

Tyler's Take

This Tatuaje cigar features an oily wrapper, and perfect amount of resistance on the draw.

The dominant flavor of this cigar is black pepper. Mix in some earthiness, and coffee and we got a party. So, far I am really digging this cigar. The black pepper lingers on the palate almost to the next puff. The retrohale stings my nose, but in a way I enjoy. The word that comes to mind is intense. I am smoking this in Vegas at the Casbar located at the Sahara hotel. This is the first cigar I can actually taste in the desert. I love this size. I smoke pretty fast but the smoke is staying nice and cool despite being a smaller ring gauge. Impressive. Tatuaje translates to tattoo. The burn line is razor sharp, the ash is solid and holds on fine. I think the price point is really good, and for $9.25, I think that is money well spent. As far a purchase recommendation, I would keep a fiver around the house. This is a cigar I would recommend smoking second or third of the day, because the strength is medium plus. The nicotine will sneak up on you. The cigar is really consistent, keeping the pepper and coffee flavors throughout.

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