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Stogie Reviews: Tatuaje Reserva Porkchop

10 Nov 2009

With all of the hype surrounding the Tatuaje “Monster Series,” it’s easy to forget that Pete Johnson has plenty of other limited cigars on the market that are easier to find. At least, that is, until Tatuaje’s loyal fans locate all the hidden gems.

TatuajePorkchopAlong with other shop-specific releases—which include the T-110, Bombazos, and Cohete—the Tatuaje Porkchop can be found at only one B&M. This four inch by 46 ring gauge cigar is a limited release  with reportedly only 100 boxes of 25 made for Gloucester Street Cigar owner Jose Agosto.

The Porkchop features a Nicaraguan ligero wrapper similar to the one used on the Reserva J21 and is finished with a wrapped, fuma-style foot. As with most Tatuajes, the construction on the Porkchop is almost flawless.

The cigar has very few veins and the pre-light draw has just the right amount of resistance. The wrapper smells of pepper, earth, and faint floral notes.

In typical Tatuaje fashion, the Porkchop opens up with a blast of pepper and spice that fades after a few minutes. Then a very sweet butterscotch flavor emerges.

After some initial burn irregularities, probably due to the wrapped foot, the burn straightens out and produces a nice gray ash. The spice returns slowly near the end.

The Porkchop is sweeter than the other Tatuaje Reservas that I have smoked and, despite its small size, takes an hour and fifteen minutes to smoke. With an MSRP of around $9 per stick, the it is a wonderful cigar that is definitely worth a try, especially if you’re a fan smaller formats.

All of which earns the exclusive Tatuaje Reserva Porkchop an impressive rating of four and a half stogies out of five.

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Patrick M

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2 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Tatuaje Reserva Porkchop”

  1. Padronnie Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 1:40 pm #

    Sounds tasty… like a juicy porkchop!

    But seriously, what’s the story behind the name?

  2. Patrick M Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 2:04 pm #

    Can’t believe I forgot to put that in the review. It’s the owner of G-Street’s nickname.