$9. - $12.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo (Ligero)
7.0" x 47
Prelight: Sweet cedar, slightly floral
Semi-sweet leather and tobacco, some hay notes and mild pepper and spice,
with dominant wood flavor coming out.
Draw slightly tight but tolerable, very slow burner, white ash with a straight burn and pleasant aroma off the foot.
Dry wood notes are still dominating with light black pepper, burn going slightly off angle, flavors not very impressive, being a rich maduro fan.
Not a big smoke maker here in the 2nd 1/3 and the draw is getting tighter, the Tatuaje Fausto has been my favorite of the company so far, followed by the Cojonu 2012 Sumatra.
It now has smoothed out nicely with a creamy character and the wood has mellowed with more flavors, roasted cocoa, coffee, and leather notes with the slight pepper continuing.
Draw and burn line perfect now, self correcting, getting a slight buzz now and producing lots of smoke here in the last 1/3.
The last 1/3 has been the most enjoyable but at $9. - $12. a stick, not worth a revisit for me with it's muted flavors.
Smoke time 1hr 30 min
Score 7 out of 10