Faust is the main character of a classic German legend. Though a highly successful scholar, he is dissatisfied, and makes a deal with the devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. Faust’s tale is the basis for many literary, artistic, cinematic, and musical works. And now it is the basis for Tatuaje’s latest smoke. If a deal with the devil was made it involved the full strength of brimstone and fire. For those of you that enjoy the worldly pleasure of a full-bodied cigar you will think you’re in heaven (well, hum…maybe not) with the Fausto. This new cigar is well constructed with an Ecuadorian Habano Maduro wrapper that is beautiful to look at and hold. With tight veins and a mildly oily sheen, it’s reddish dark brown color and aroma is inviting (in a sinister way). With the first draw of strong pepper and earthy balm, the Fausto will burn smoothly leaving a peppery ash. For the first third leathery oak notes are in the background but will come to the foreground as you move into the middle. Strong but creamy, it continues to develop it’s lusty allure as it’s power becomes even more present. The last third finishes strong again with it’s resonant spice and the fullness of a dark bitter chocolate. While such full-bodied cigars are not my first preference, this Tatuaje Fausto was a pleasure to smoke and would no doubt be appreciated even more by those who deal in more devilish delicacies.
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Maduro
Size: 6 inch Toro (comes in five sizes)