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Tatuaje Apocalypse

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Thanks to Abe from Smoke Inn for sending me a sample to review. The Apocalypse is a Smoke Inn exclusive, and the next installment in their MicroBlend series. It is also the sequel to the Anarchy, which is a favorite of mine. It should be noted that the band on my sample is from the original Anarchy. The Apocalypse will have a similar band, but reversed colors.


Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

Binder & Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: 5.25 x 48-52

Price: $8.95


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The dark wrapper was glistened with oil, and was topped with a pigtail cap. The aroma of the wrapper was dark chocolate and hay. The cigar was evenly and solidly packed, which led to a draw that was on the snug side. The pre-light flavor was dark chocolate. Think cooking chocolate, bitter, sweet, and dark.

The ash held for about an inch, and the burn required several corrections. The snug draw opened up in the first third, so that wasn’t an issue.

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There was no build up in the first third. I was immediately greeted with a nice peppery zing, cedar, and black coffee. After smoking about an inch, cocoa joined in and rounded things out.

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The second third had an increase in pepper. Coffee and cedar dominated the flavor profile, along with that peppery zing. Behind it was notes of cocoa and slight earthiness. Overall, the flavor profile felt richer and fuller bodied.

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The last third was very similar to the second third. What changed was the smoke feel. It became very crisp and dry. Otherwise, the same flavors remained.

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This was a very good full bodied cigar. It was very similar to the Anarchy, but just different enough to set it apart. Is it worth the asking price? As a treat I’d say yes, but it definitely isn’t priced as a daily smoke. I think I like the Anarchy more, but that is based on smoking only one Apocalypse. No matter, I think this is worth a try at least.

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