Cigar Review Tatuaje Wolfie - Barrel

Published on November 6th, 2012 | by Siz

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Tatuaje Wolfie

8 / 10

Quick Review

So far this Tatuaje Wolfie has been my favorite out of the Little Monsters set. It has a great draw, great burn line and a nice dose of pepper. There wasn't a ton of complexity in this smoke, just solid all the way through.

Stogie Specs

  • Made By:Tatuaje
  • Wrapper:Sumatra
  • Binder:Nicaraguan
  • Filler:Nicaraguan
  • Average Price:N/A
  • Ring Gauge:48
  • Length:5 1/2"

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Initial Thoughts

Well I’m starting to wind down this October pairing series. I’m a little sad, but it’s gotta end sometime. Since October is already over. I should probably get this knocked out anyway. Today I’m reviewing the Tatuaje Wolfie. As with all the other Little Monsters, this cigar is a miniature version of it’s predecessor the Wolfman, based on the classic horror movie. Not too much of a backstory on this one, so let’s go ahead and jump into the review!

Tatuaje Wolfie - Barrel

Tatuaje Wolfie – Barrel

Looks

I love the look of this cigar. First off it’s a torpedo, which I’ve always been a big fan of. Secondly, it’s a box press which makes it very easy for me to hold. So when you combine those two things for me, it equals a great cigar before it’s even been lit.

Now, the first thing that you’ll probably notice about Tatuaje Wolfie is the fact that foot is uncovered. Personally, I’m not a big fan of this. I feel like it takes away some of the refinement of the cigar because it looks unfinished. Oh well, I’m not making the cigars.

Tatuaje Wolfie - Head

Tatuaje Wolfie – Head

The wrapper is nice dark brown Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. It has a beautiful sheen with just a few veins that run the course of the barrel. The head of the cigar is wrapped perfectly all the way to the point, it almost looks like a triple cap at the top.

The band on this cigar is very similar to the others in the series. It’s a plain basic band with light brown almost copper color background with bright red lettering and strokes on the top and bottom. No indication of the name of the cigar, just the brand name, and Pete’s logo. For as good as this cigar looks I hope it performs equally as well!

Tatuaje Wolfie - Foot

Tatuaje Wolfie – Foot

Function

To be honest, I was so excited to get this cigar lit that I forgot to get it the ample pre-game warm up. That’s right, I’ve failed you and I’m sorry. In all actuality though, it didn’t need it. I did give the Tatuaje Wolfie a few cold draws to make sure that I had nipped enough of the tapered head off. I was really impressed with the cold draw because none of the others from this series had been so open pre light. So I was hoping this was a sign of good things to come.

Smoking

As I mentioned above the Tatuaje Wolfie has an open foot. I was a little worried about how it would take to the flame. Would it take off too fast? Would it burn even? So many thoughts roll through your head when something new and unexpected comes along. It actually worked perfectly. I didn’t toast the foot like I typically do. Instead, I held the lighter away from the foot and began puffing to really draw that flame in.

Tatuaje Wolfie - 1st Third

Tatuaje Wolfie – 1st Third

After the initial light, this cigar smoked and burned perfectly. The burn line wasn’t laser sharp, but it was pretty darn close. The smoke that was coming off was a nice light white smoke. Nothing too dense, but it could fill a room if it wasn’t well ventilated. One thing that concerned me about this Tatuaje Wolfie was the fact that the cherry was burning really bright orange. It wasn’t burning too hot, but I felt like it was brighter than it should have been. Not sure why it was doing this, but I took it down in my notes and wanted to share with you all.

Tatuaje Wolfie - 2nd Third

Tatuaje Wolfie – 2nd Third

This stick burned great the rest of the way, until I got down to the final third. I started to experience a slight resistance in the draw. I actually think it was due to the fact that I was salivating too much and got the head of the cigar too moist, and that affected the draw. What could I do? I was thirsty, and I was drinking water. Oh well, it was the final third, and I was almost done with the cigar anyway.

Flavor

On the cold draw I was able to pick up quite a bit of spice. I tried to narrow down what it was exactly, but I couldn’t pinpoint it. All I know it was tingling the front of my tongue when I licked my lips. However, once I lit up the Tatuaje Wolfie that spice really died down. There was a little on the backend, but not like the intensity of the pre draw. There was a overall earthy flavor that I got, that was followed by the spice.

Tatuaje Wolfie - Final Third

Tatuaje Wolfie – Final Third

The second third picked up the spice again, it was similar to the spice on the pre draw. However, it wasn’t as intense. It had definitely been kicked up from the first third, but nothing too crazy. The earthy tones went away and I started to pick up more of a wet tobacco and musty flavor. Not exactly appealing I know, but hey I do like some changes in the flavor during the course of the cigar.

The final third, not much difference here. The spice died down some more and the earthiness picked back up. It stayed fairly consistent all the way down to the nub.

Tatuaje Wolfie - Nub

Tatuaje Wolfie – Nub

Overall this Tatuaje Wolfie wasn’t overly complex, it is definitely my favorite out of all the little monsters though.

Would I Buy It Again?

This is probably the only Little Monster that I would buy individually. I still have one to go, so we’ll see how that goes.

Is It an Every Day Smoke?

Ehhh, possibly. I wouldn’t smoke it everyday because it’s not my cup of tea.

Would I Buy a Box?

No, I would buy it individually, but not as a box.

 

Conclusion

Like I said above, the Tatuaje Wolfie is my favorite from the series so far. The burn and draw were great which as I’m sure you know, is always a huge plus in my book. The flavor wasn’t anything super impressive, but it tried to show a little complexity which always makes me happy. Overall a decent a cigar and a great addition to the series.

Has anyone else had this Tatuaje Wolfie? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the flavor profile down below in the comments!

Tatuaje Wolfie - Barrel

Tatuaje Wolfie – Barrel


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