“The Frank blend is one that delivers a wonderful Connecticut Broadleaf experience…”
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: My Father Cigars S.A.
Monster Mash Frank: 6 1/8 x 49
Price: $150.00 for sampler that includes 14 different Monster Mash cigars (which includes one Monster Mash Frank)
Coming in at #11 is the Tatuaje Monster Mash Frank. Many are familiar with Tatuaje’s Monster Series – it’s a annual limited release around Halloween that pays homage to horror film characters. In 2021, Tatuaje Cigars released a sampler of all of the blends in the Monster Series known as the Monster Mash. The Monster Mash would differ from the original Monster Series in that each of the cigars would be 1 1/2 inches shorter than the original Monster Series. One of the cigars is the Frank, a cigar that pays homage to the character of Frankenstein. It also was the first Monsters cigar ever released. It’s the Monster Mash expression of the Tatuaje Frank that lands on the 2022 Countdown.
The Monster Mash Frank uses the same tobacco components as the original Tatuaje The Frank blend. This consists of a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper over all Nicaraguan fillers. Like the original Frank, the Monster Mash Frank is a box-pressed vitola, but it is shorter at 6 1/8 x 49.
The Monster Mash Frank delivered notes of espresso, earth, cocoa powder, cedar, wood, and pepper. Throughout the smoking experience of the Tatuaje Monster Mash Frank, the flavors were medium to full-bodied countered by medium to full strength. One cigar wrapper that Tatuaje Cigars’ owner Pete Johnson is known for is Connecticut Broadleaf and the Monster Mash Frank is a wonderful expression of a blend using that wrapper.
The Monster Mash Frank marks the seventh year Tatuaje has landed on a Cigar Coop Countdown. It’s also the fifth time a Monsters Series release has landed on the Countdown (Joining 2011’s The Wolfman, 2012’s The Mummy, 2014’s The Jekyll, and 2019’s The Bride). It’s also the second cigar produced out of the My Father Cigars factory to land on the 2022 Countdown. Meanwhile, Nicaragua continues to dominate the 2022 Countdown. Of the 20 cigars unveiled thus far, the Monster Mash Frank is the 14th to come out of Nicaragua.
For details of the 2022 Cigar of the Year Countdown, see our 2022 criteria.
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