Three days, three reviews of Tatuaje’s Little Monsters. On Monday I reviewed the Frank Jr. and yesterday I reviewed the Lil’ Drac. One I loved the other… not so much. So, how does the Babyface stack up? Let’s find out.
Like the rest of the Little Monsters the Babyface is a smaller than “normal” cigar, which I like. The foot is closed, which means that there’s tobacco folded over it and there looks like there’s a bobbed pigtail on the cap. Also, the band is just a jagged strip of light brown tobacco, which is Ecuadorian Connecticut (h/t Toasted Foot). If you are the kind of person who likes to keep their cigar bands as keepsakes then this band sucks. Oh well.
Other than that the wrapper is dark brown with a few superficial veins crisscrossing the cigar’s surface like all those canals on the surface of Mars. It’s slightly oily and the cigar smells of spice and hay.
Vitola: short robusto
Length: 4 3/8”
Ring Gauge: 50
Wrapper: San Andreas Mexican Maduro
Price: ~$8.00/single as part of a box of 10 Little Monsters
Baby Face’s Dad’s Movie Torch!
Awesome chocolate flavor with a bit of spice for flavoring. There’s also some cream and nutmeg. It’s a really interesting mix, very comforting actually. Even though this normally wouldn’t be my favorite mix of flavors they are working out together very well.
The chocolate is still there and very strong. It’s a milk chocolate flavor that is a lot like coco. And the nutmeg is now the second strongest flavor and it’s a very good compliment to the chocolate.
During the final third it doesn’t so much as get harsh but there is definitely a burnt quality to it. The chocolate is still there but there’s this new flavor that reminds me of some kind of spiced bread. Can’t remember which kind but the spices are warm.
Medium bodied cigar with a good draw and burn. This cigar was interesting and good during the first two thirds while the final third was just okay. Even though I don’t generally like these flavors a lot they were great examples of these flavors and I did enjoy this cigar.