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Old 06-05-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default Tatuaje Porkchop - "Pass the applesauce Mable!"

While perusing some boards, I found out that Pete had released a very Limited stick to a good friend of his, Jose Agosto from Gloucester Street Cigars in Boston...Jose is the person who came up with the idea of the "Monster" series (the "Frank" was released last October, and the "Drac" will be released this October). The name "Porkchop" came from Jose's nickname, which he has had for quite some time...

There will only be 100 boxes of 25 sticks each produced, and as of this review, about 45 boxes have been sold.

The wrapper is slightly oily, and has some veins in it, and is caramel in color. The Wrapped foot is a Great look, and I am glad it has only been put on a few specific sticks...It keeps it special

* Country of Origin: Nicaragua
* Wrapper: Nicaragua
* Binder: Nicaragua
* Filler: Nicaragua
* Format: Robusto
* Size: 4 Inches
* Ring Gauge: 46
* Est. Price: $9.00 (before taxes)



It lit up easily, and the first three puffs are filled with "Tat Twang", ie, a mix of pepper and spice that made my mouth tingle...This calmed down after a few puffs, but the pepper stayed on...The taste at first was slightly sweet, an almost Cubanesque taste, and mixed with the pepper, I was in cigar heaven...



During the second third, the pepper and spice dropped about 80%, and the sweetness took over, with the main flavor being a creamy caramel, with a bit of citrus thrown in...

During the last third, the cigar started burning hot, and a taste of cedar was very apparent...The spice picked up quite a bit, and so did a nice earthly flavor that continued until the end...



All in all, a GREAT stick, one that I enjoyed quite a bit...Great flavor, and with just the right contrast between the Pepper/Spice and the sweetness...

Final Verdict: I give this stick a 92, and I have another box on the way

Some Final Notes:
~The Porkchop is a blend of Esteli and Jalapa and rolled in Miami.
~The Wrapper is similar to the wrapper on the J21 (according the Pete, "Similar priming but just a lighter shade")
~The Wrapped foot KICKS ASS.
~This was a short, fast smoke, taking just 43 mins to smoke to the nub
~This stick is VERY complex, despite it's size.
~Although this stick has been compared to the Bombazos by some people (in relation to it's strength), it is not THAT strong...it is a Strong cigar, but unlike the Bombazos, it retains flavor without overpowering the smoker with it's strength.

If you are looking to buy a few, the only place you can get them is at Gloucester Street Cigars...(617)-242-1000.
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:40 PM   #2
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Hello Brooks and Welcome to The Asylum. Thanks for the info and great pics of this cigar. I suggest you head over to the New inmate area and introduce yourself. Thanks again for the review
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:04 PM   #3
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Thanks for the review with pics. That looks like an amazing smoke. Love the beefy wrapper.
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:11 PM   #4
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Hello Brooks and Welcome to The Asylum. Thanks for the info and great pics of this cigar. I suggest you head over to the New inmate area and introduce yourself. Thanks again for the review
Done, thanks

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Old 06-05-2009, 11:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for the review. I really like Tats, I may have to put in a call and get a few of those.
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:54 PM   #6
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Great review. And thanks for putting up that phone #. I will have to try a few of these out. If its anything like the Gran Cojonu, I'm going to be in hog heaven, no pun intended
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:33 AM   #7
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Awesome review!!!
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:43 AM   #8
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give Jose a call. great guy. the porkchop is an excellent smoke
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:09 AM   #9
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Great review, thanks.
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:27 AM   #10
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Sounds like a great stick!
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:16 AM   #11
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How many Brooks W's can there be? And how many with that good of photos for a review?

What up man!?
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:38 AM   #12
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Nice photos. What the heck is wrong with your thumbnail though? That looks uncomfortable.
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Nice photos. What the heck is wrong with your thumbnail though? That looks uncomfortable.
Yeah, sorry about that, I have a habit...(besides cigars

I will make sure they are not in future photos

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Great review! Welcome to the board.
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:55 PM   #15
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I gotta get my hands on at least 2 of these b4 theyre gone.
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:46 PM   #16
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How many Brooks W's can there be? And how many with that good of photos for a review?

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Holy CRAP, I never thought I would see someone I know from the other job on these boards...

Did not know you were a BOTL

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Old 06-07-2009, 08:54 PM   #17
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Yeah, sorry about that, I have a habit...(besides cigars

I will make sure they are not in future photos

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It's not a problem. I'm just giving you crap.

Nice review.
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:56 PM   #18
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Nice review, I'd love to try this one....
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:00 PM   #19
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Fantastic review ... putting the Pork Chop on the "Want to Try" list.
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:00 PM   #20
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give Jose a call. great guy. the porkchop is an excellent smoke
I agree 100% about the comments about Jose....I'm trying to let my porkchops age for a while though!
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