Tatuaje Little Monsters Frank Jr. Cigar Review
With the release of the Tatuaje Little Monsters series Pete Johnson has revealed that monsters do indeed have progeny. Honestly, that’s a scary thing to think about. Sure, Mrs. Voorhees was Jason’s mom and all but she wasn’t the monster; her son wore the hockey mask. And Frankenstein did have a bride (so did Chucky) but I can’t recall any monsters with kids (and, no, I don’t count the Adam’s family in this discussion because they really weren’t evil). I don’t know why but thinking about Frankenstein’s kid gives me the heebs.
This cigar is box pressed and shaped like a rectangle with a couple of fittingly gnarly veins (but they’re superficial veins). The wrapper feels like a thoroughly used up fine grit sheet of sandpaper and it’s slightly oily. Medium brown wrapper with some ashen black streaks running through it.
Length: 5 5/8”
Ring Gauge: 44
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Price: ~$8.00/single as part of a box of 10 Little Monsters
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Interesting flavor profile; very unique. Huge weight to the flavors with medium bodied strength. Deep flavors ranging from wet, clay earth to some savory spices that linger for a long time in the nostrils.
There are some subtle changes during this third; a move towards the more savory: nuts and smoky meat. The spice has subdued a bit but the earthiness still provides the canvass.
The final third is like a reinterpretation of the first third with spice now leading the way over that clay earth flavor. There’s also a bit of sweetness and the savory meat flavor is still kicking around.
Medium bodied with a good draw and burn. I’ve now smoked a couple of these and they have both been excellent. The flavors are very expressive and they meld well together. Plus, it’s a great size for me. I never lost interest in this cigar and my enjoyment level was always at an elevated level.