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Cigar Review: Tatuaje Anarchy 2015 

Cigar Review: Tatuaje Anarchy 2015

WHAT SMOKE INN SAID

“For fans of our acclaimed micro blend series, this could only mean only one thing, Tatuaje Anarchy 2015!  No need to check your monitor for errors, you read that right. Coming off our milestone 10th release in the series, we’re now bringing the micro blend collection full circle, returning to the blend that started it all, five years after the original release. Of course, this was no small task, as the premium tobaccos for the special blend are not readily available. Working closely with Pete Johnson, owner of Havana sellers (Tatuaje) and the Garcia family, my father Cigars, we have procured the original blend that has become one of the most sought after cigars among enthusiasts. And while The cigar is in the original blend, only the packaging has been altered to differentiate the cigars” 

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Tatuaje Anarchy 2015 is a limited supply of 15 count boxes, with a total supply of Pete’s signature 666 boxes. Shape, size, and blend remain true to the original, with a familiar cinnamon bun Pigtail to cap off this unique figurado. At long last, the legendary blend that started it all has returned. Currently the cigars are listed as SOLD OUT.

ANARCHY:  “A state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority”

Smoke Inn’s Micro Blends Since 2011

  1. Tatuaje Anarchy
  2. Padron 1964 Anniversary SI 15 
  3. My Father El Hijo
  4. Arturo Fuente Solaris
  5. Tatuaje Apocalypse
  6. Room 101 Big Delicious
  7. Quesada Oktoberfest Dunkel
  8. 601 La Bomba Bunker Buster by Espinosa Cigars
  9. Illusione PACTUM
  10. The Pope of Greenwich Village by Drew Estate
  11. Tatuaje Anarchy 2015 Redux


  • APPEARANCE 

The Tatuaje Anarchy is milk chocolate brown in color with notable seam, tooth and a few large veins on all three examples smoked for review. The vitola is in the Figurado class of cigars and has a unique shape that sports a cinnamon bun pigtail atop the cap that looks like a giant Cinnabon. The foot is open and bulbous. The vitola has a solid but dense feel to it. One band adorns the cigar, colored in a brilliant glossy red and black. The symbol for Anarchy is gloss red and stands out on the black background. Along the sides of the band in off setting red and black trim reads “TATUAJE” and “ANARCHY” below. Pre-light aroma had notes of tea, cedar and slight barnyard. The cold draw had flavors of sweet natural tobacco with slight leather and earth.

  • FIRST LIGHT

Extra toasting of the foot is essential to insure and even burn, first light produced flavors of leather and orange peel with a slight chalky nuance. Red pepper flakes are giving the Anarchy a spicy element. A sweet flavor of rich molasses is giving the cigar a long sweet and spicy finish. The retro is producing white pepper evolving into notes of toffee and caramel.

  • CRUISE CONTROL BURN

After cruise control burn a heavy amount of leather is very notable on the palate, nuances of dried fruit, coffee and cocoa bean have appeared. Spicy notes in the form of black pepper have decreased to a medium level allowing the core flavors of rich molasses and leather to be the dominate taste heading into the final third. The white pepper on the retro has kicked up slightly feeling it right through the nose evolving into a sweet flavor of toffee.

  • FINAL THIRD

Moving into the final third black coffee, leather and bitter dark chocolate are the dominating flavors, black pepper is still present but at mild levels. I kept waiting for the cigar to evolve into the full bodied range unfortunately the Anarchy stayed at a medium bodied pace throughout the duration of the cigar. The retro in the final third was producing minimal white pepper, however the evolution of sweet notes into toffee was enjoyable to the last.

  • CONSTRUCTION/STRENGTH 

Construction of the Tatuaje Anarchy was solid! The Figurado shape resembled a baseball bat and along with a unique cinnamon bun pigtail the cigar looks like a work of art. The draw on the straight cut produced slightly more resistance than I prefer on the first example smoked for review, the final two cigars produced the perfect draw. The burn line was mostly uneven on all examples, extra long toasting helped a bit but it never seemed to even out. The Tatuaje Anarchy was in the straight MEDIUM BODIED range with some rich and balanced flavors. I was surprised at the strength, expecting a full bodied experience perhaps the age on the vitola has mellowed out the blend. Unfortunately after market price was quite steep on these dictating the last two cigars of the five pack I purchased through private party will be the last Anarchy’s I intend to lay flame to. Overall I really liked the cigar but didn’t love it.

NOTABLE FLAVORS

  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Leather
  • Orange peel
  • Molasses 
  • Coffee
  • Black Pepper
  • Cocoa Bean
  • White Pepper on the Retro Evolving into Toffee/Caramel


Cigars For Review Purchased: Private Sale (5 pack)

Cigars Smoked For Review: 3

Cigar Smoke Rate: 88

Size: 6.125 x 48 x 52

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan 

Exclusive to: Smoke Inn

Additional photo credit: Smoke Inn

News Source: Cigar Coop



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