Pete Johnson creator of the Tatuaje brand was one of the first boutique brands that made it on the national scene . His brands and presence have proven to be a great addition to the overall cigar market for many years.
I am not going to say that I smoke many of his products but was given a 5 pack of the brown label blend as a gift last fall. About time I did a review of Tatuaje. As always I make it a point to give an impartial view and if you are interested on my take , try the brand yourself.
Brand/Name of Cigar: Tatuaje Brown Label/Petit Cazadores Reserva
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Size: 4 x 40
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Shape: Petit Corona
Where and When Smoked: Los Angeles , Ca. 7/22/17
Rustic looking wrapper with several prominent veins present. Solid, firm to the touch somewhat oily too. The simple brown band with the fleur-de-lis accents was compatible with the cigar.
Flavor/Taste and Aroma:
Started off strong with a black pepper blast, spicy with a no holds barred impressive taste. This is a cigar that does not fool around. You better sit down for this smoke unless you want to get knocked off your feet. It was smooth as I continued to smoke with a hint of cherries and hazelnuts. Powerful but not unpleasant.
It burned rather quickly with one relight. Had a minor glitch near the end as it burned somewhat uneven. Had a good-looking medium grey ash. Never wavered from its overall power.
This brand has been around for a spell now and it’s true to its flavor profile. Strong throughout the 50 minutes it took to finish. It’s a very good smoke if you like a very chewy cigar. You cannot be shy when smoking it.
Final Thoughts and the numbers:
You will like this cigar if you enjoy powerful blends, the cigar lasted less than one hour but you will not feel cheated. You need this smoke in your humidor.
Appearance/Construction: 3.5 out of 5
Flavor/Taste and Aroma: 4 out of 5
Smoking Characteristics: 3.5 out of 5
Conclusion/Overall Impression: 3.8 out of 5