Pete Johnson

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Cohete

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Cohete

The manner in which the Tatuaje Cohete currently tastes has all the key components to what should be a good cigar, given some more aging. The profile's rawness in good flavors as well as the oily nature of the cigar typically will mean a more balanced and cohesive flavor profile. I typically don't purchase many cigars these days, but I did buy a box of these. So in that sense, I am equating my words to my wallet.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje T110 Reserva Broadleaf

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje T110 Reserva Broadleaf

The Tatuaje T110 Reserva Broadleaf essentially tells me what I already know about Tatuaje. That is, Pete continues to do a fine job of using Connecticut broadleaf, highlighting nice chocolate tones and not making it overwhelmingly earthy. Not his best Connecticut broadleaf by any means, but this is a buy without hesitation.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Fausto The Old Man and the C Culebra

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Fausto The Old Man and the C Culebra

There is something redeeming about a unique cigar like the culebras smoking good. But the fact that the three cigars are quality cigars, and the fact that they happen to be culebras is amazing. I am sure there are plenty of cigar smokers out there that have never smoked a culebra, but with the Tatuaje Fausto The Old Man and the C Culebra, you are getting something of quality with fun presentation.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Fausto The Old Man and the C Lancero

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Fausto The Old Man and the C Lancero

The Tatuaje Fausto The Old Man and the C Lancero is a solid lancero and my experience when I was done was that this was not as strong as the original Fausto, but more complex overall as a blend. The flavors were superior. There was balance and substance with this cigar. Really well made cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje MBS FK

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje MBS FK

The Tatuaje MBS FK had a just above average flavor profile that delivered for me the best experience through the first third. The format is small and approachable, and provided some interesting complications on the cigar. I might smoke this cigar again if I had the opportunity, but there are a lot of other really great Tatuaje options to choose from.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Cabaiguan No. 52

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Cabaiguan No. 52

If the dry earth could be blended out of this cigar, it could be a real winner. I might come back to the Tatuaje Cabaiguan No. 52 on occasion, but I'd also be interested in trying the No. 54 vitola to see what it offers. It's definitely worth a try to come back to this line and see what you think.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Black Label Private Reserve Britanicas Extra

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Black Label Private Reserve Britanicas Extra

The Tatuaje Black Label Private Reserve Britanicas Extra is a well harmonized cigar with subtle notes that play off of each other through the first and second thirds. The last third was pleasant, but didn't keep me engaged enough. I enjoyed this offering from Tatuaje and would happily seek it out to smoke again.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Anarchy KAOS

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Anarchy KAOS

The Tatuaje Anarchy KAOS is a cigar that started out great and slowly deteriorated. That first third was great, giving way to sweetened condensed milk, roasted peanuts, zesty minerality, subtle red pepper spice and cedar. But as the cigar progressed, the sweetness dramatically dropped, and eventually led to undesirable char and burnt notes. I'd like to revisit the cigar in 5 to 6 months to see if the cigar will smooth out its rougher edges. But as of now, it's a soft recommend.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Black Label Petite Corona BC

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Black Label Petite Corona BC

After smoking the Tatuaje Black Label Petite Corona BC, this cigar joins the ranks of Rothchild Maduro. Wonderfully Nicaraguan Criollo with great nasal clearing red/cayenne pepper spice, barnyard stank and meatiness. I can see myself smoking multiples of these in one sitting. Well worth the price point and tasting experience.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje TAA 2020

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje TAA 2020

The Tatuaje TAA 2020 is an enjoyable release with a complex flavor combination of baked goods. The strength settles roughly around the medium mark and I never found my palate overwhelmed. I think Tatuaje fans will be happy with this release and with the approachable profile should bring in other cigar smokers to the brand as well.