Tatuaje T110 TUXTLA
It’s been a while! I usually take a bit of a break this time of the year while I wait for things to cool down. Consistent days of 100+ degree heat is taxing. This week I take a look at the Tatuaje T110 TUXTLA paired with a bottle of Bottle Logic’s Fall of Umibozu stout.
The Good Stuff:
TUXTLA is the newest addition to the Tatuaje portfolio. The line features modified versions of the Avion 13, Tatuaje 7th, and T110 which now sport a Mexican San Andrews Maduro wrapper celebrating the city of TUXTLA:
San Andrés TUXTLA is a city and municipality in the south of the Mexican state of Veracruz. The city is the largest in the Los Tuxtlas region. It was founded after an eruption of the San Martín Volcano pushed people into this valley during the early colonial period. Since the 19th century, the area has been the center of Mexico’s production of fine tobacco, mostly used in the making of cigars.Pete Johnson
The T110 TUXTLA features the same blend as the 2021 T110 with the only difference being the Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper. The T110 version comes packed in boxes of 25 with 4,000 cigars being released (in comparison to only 2,000 of each other format in the Tuxtla line). I purchased mine over from our friends at Fox Cigar bar.
- Size: 4 3/8 x 52
- Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro
- Binder: Nicaraguan
- Filler: Nicaraguan
- Body: Full
- Strength: Full
- Price: $10
- Pairing: Bottle Logic The Fall of Umibozu (Imperial Stout 13.37% ABV)
The Tatuaje T110 TUXTLA starts out with a very deep, dark, consistent brown wrapper. The wrapper’s texture is both very toothy and very oily. The wrapper feels very dense and hard while the cigar as a whole is extremely solid and heavy with no soft spots at all. The wrapper is laid seamlessly over itself as it leads up to the cigar’s round, triple-wrapped cap. The cigar sports the same T110 white, blue, and red band it always has but also carries a secondary white and green “TUXTLA” band in addition to that.
The wrapper on the Tatuaje T110 TUXTLA gives off a ton of sweet cedar aromas while the foot of the cigar is much more natural with loads of tobacco, earth, and spice. The cap cut clean and easy using my Xikar double bladed cutter. The cold draw produces notes of prune, cedar, and natural tobacco.
The Tatuaje T110 TUXTLA starts out with a huge cayenne pepper punch which left my tongue and lips sizzle for a few seconds after each draw. The pepper lasted through the first few draws. Once the pepper fades the cigar leads with loads of rich cedar, tart prune, black coffee, brown sugar, musk, and earthiness. There is a little sweet cherry that pops in every so often. The draw is a bit tight (and was on 2 others I smoked) but manageable. The burn line is razor thin and dead even leaving behind a trail of tightly compacted white ash which held on for about an inch before giving way.
Into the second third of the Tatuaje T110 TUXTLA and the cigar really calms down a bit as the flavors become a bit more creamy and balanced. The cigar and coffee lead the charge with minor notes of that tart prune that the San Andres offers along with light notes of brown sugar and musk. The retrohale brings out a lot of spice and pepper that I don’t really pick up during the normal smoking experience anymore. The draw is much more open in the second third so no points really taken off there as at no point did I consider tossing it. It took me about an hours and a half to smoke the cigar down to the nub. Honestly I was surprised with how slow this little guy burned, but no complaints here. I experienced no harshness nor any extended heat. The cigar left me with a decent little nicotine kick.
The Mexican San Andres Maduro changed quite a bit in the T110. Mainly taking down the spice and body and adding some more tart and fruit to the overall profile. While I still enjoyed this cigar quite a bit, I still have to say I like the T110 better. Its not to say this isn’t a good cigar, my personal profile just leans more towards to in your face flavor and body the T110 has to offer. I do want to keep a few of these on hand for when I am craving a T110, but don’t want to get my palate blown away.
A collaboration between two heavyweights: Bottle Logic and Topping Goliath, the Fall of Umibozu is a double mash imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels for 18 months with Panama Geisha coffee beans roasted by Monstra Coffee. This 13.37% ABV beer leads with loads of brown sugar sweetness, milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee, maple, and malt. I love that the coffee isn’t acidic in the least. The beer sports a very thick, heavy, and sticky mouthfeel before finishing with more sweet vanilla, coffee and maple with a great little bourbon aftertaste. Outside of a little more sweetness that I would have liked, this beer is very well balanced and incredibly enjoyable. The sweetness, coffee and chocolate made for such a great pairing with the flavors Tatuaje T110 TUXTLA.