Tatuaje Little Monsters Frank Jr. Cigar Review

August 20, 2012 · Posted in 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.

Those Little Monsters

Those Little Monsters

Cigar Stats
Vitola: toro
Length: 5 5/8”
Ring Gauge: 44
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
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.

94 points


2 Responses to “Tatuaje Little Monsters Frank Jr. Cigar Review”

  1. TriMarkC on August 21st, 2012 3:36 pm

    I was able to buy 1 box of the Lil Monsters … still resting. But can’t wait to try them! Great review!

  2. Travis Lindsay on August 22nd, 2012 11:26 pm

    @TRIMARKC You’re going to like some a lot. And, you know me, I love the sizes. Thanks for the comment brother.

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