Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 07 November 2011

User Rating: / 5

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tatuajetatuaje fausto ft153


I’ll admit that I braced myself for the Fausto’s power. I’m not exactly a junkie for potent cigars, so I hoped I would be able to handle this one. Surprisingly, while it does have plenty of power, it never gets too overbearing. The concept of full-bodied and full-flavored is on display in full effect. The FT153 begins with an interesting mix of earth, sweetness, and wood in the first third. Things really pick up in the second third when spicy pepper comes into play. At this point, the Fausto shows its might and we are at “11” as described in the advertisement. Pepper and wood interchange in the second third, and some rich chocolate appears a bit later. The final third is more chocolate with just a touch of pepper that fades away.

Tatuaje’s strong reputation gets another boost with the Fausto. The cigar exhibited excellent construction, burn qualities, and a nice mix of power and flavor. I would definitely not recommend it to beginners, as it is way too strong. If you are a seasoned smoker, a Tatuaje fan, or someone who wants something with a spicy kick and complexity, pick up the Fausto. A single sells for around $8.50 each, and it also comes in boxes of 25. It’s a tad pricy, but you get what you pay for in this case, without a doubt.

The Tatuaje Fausto FT153 earns a rating of 3.75 out of four stars.

Nestor Miranda Dominicano Rosado Coffee Break


In case you couldn’t tell by looking at its name, the Dominicano line from Nestor Miranda pays tribute to the Dominican Republic and its longstanding history in the tobacco industry. The cigar took approximately nine months to complete and is the result of a collaboration between Nestor Miranda, Don Pepin Garcia, and Guillermo Leon. I feel that it’s always handy to have a quick smoke around, so that’s why I will be sampling the line’s small Coffee Break for this review.

The Nestor Miranda Dominicano Rosado Coffee Break measures 4 ½ x 50. Other sizes in the Dominicano line include the 5 ½ x 54 Robusto Grande, 5 5/8 x 48 x 52 Ruky, 6 1/8 x 52 Piramides, and the 7 ½ x 40 Lancero. The cigar features a Nicaraguan filler and binder. The wrapper is of the Dominican Corojo Rosado variety. For those looking for something a bit darker, the cigar also comes in a Dominican Corojo Oscuro wrapper. Strength-wise, the Dominicano Rosado falls into the medium to full-bodied category.

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