Tatuaje Verocu Tubo (First Impressions)

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Tatuaje Verocu Tubo (First Impressions)

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A couple of weeks before Cigarfest, I was talking with a long-time viewer of Stogie Review through Facebook. Jason and I talked about getting together for a cigar before things got hectic over the course of the weekend. On Friday, Mike and I met up with Jason, before getting started with the festivities, and headed over to his house for a cigar. By the time our visit was over, Jason was so kind as to send me off with a sack full of cigars that I hadn’t had the pleasure of trying.

Among those cigars was the Tatuaje Verocu Tubo. Being a long way from any Tatuaje accounts, that I am aware of, I never even saw this cigar outside of photos spread throughout the web. Because the brand is scarce in my neck of the woods, I’m not up to date with all that is Tatuaje.

I was shocked to find that we haven’t done any review on this cigar and thought I should remedy that. The video below runs roughly twelve-minutes and acts as a hybrid of First Impressions and Short Ashes. After you check out the video, be sure to head over to the comments section and tell us what you thought of the Tatuaje Verocu Tubo.

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18 thoughts on “Tatuaje Verocu Tubo (First Impressions)

  1. Great review Walt. I like these Red Tubos better than the black!

    Probably beating a dead horse but Pete Johnson said he doesnt ever want to do tubos again 😉

    I might pick some more red up if I have the funds and can find them.

    Mike

    1. I couldn’t remember which Tubo you said was better so I just reached for the red. Jason was so kind as to send me home with a red and black tubo. The black will be set aflame in the coming days. I’m curious how it compared.

  2. Pete Johnson says he won’t be doing anymore tubos…could part of that have anything to do with the fact that so many jokes have been made about the Tat tubos looking like vibrators?

    I had one of these Verocu tubos a couple months ago and just wasn’t impressed. I paid $14 or so here in TN (maybe a little overpriced), found the first half muddy and close to unsmokeable, while the second half was pretty decent and enjoyable. The problem is, $14 is far too much to pay for a cigar when you only enjoy the second half of it…and way, way too much to pay to give it a “second try” to see if the first stick was bad or I was just having a bad day. If someone gave me one…yes, I would try it again; same if the stick were $7 or 8. At $14, I’m happy with my own first impression: while there are plenty of people who would be the market for this stick, I am just not one of them.

    1. I don’t blame Pete for not doing more Tubos. It has got to sting a bit when cigar smokers and non-smokers think vibrator the moment they lay eyes on the tube, lol

  3. Nice job. I have seen these at my local B&M, will see about getting a few to sample. Is this a limited line from the Havana VI line or a completely new blend, not associated with the red label? Thanks!

    1. To my understanding, this Verocu Line is not related to the “regular” Red Label (Havana VI) line at all. I was very confused by it at first and wondered why they didn’t chose some distinct packaging/labeling method. I was set straight by a friend as well as a couple other review sites who tried to publish the full set of facts, as confusing and difficult to obtain as they are.

      The Verocu was originally released in East and West Coast versions a few years ago (slightly different blends). This is a continuation of that. Verocus have always been somewhat limited in their production and distribution as well.

  4. Great review, Walt. I’d love to try one, but am put off a bit by the price; actually like the vibrator look 🙂
    Is this a Pepin blend?

    1. Jeff,
      Of all the Tatuaje products, I think there was only one which was not made by Don Pepin Garcia and that cigar is no longer on the market.

  5. the red and black tubos are incredible. pete’s best creation to date by a mile and a half. if their scarce in your neck of the woods, you may be able to buy them on the internet. i hear there are a few cigar retail sites

    1. JT,
      I prefer to buy local, it is where 99% of my purchases are made. Since I don;t have a ton of experience with the brand, I have little interest in going out of my way to search for it and place an order. If I can go someplace and pick one up, I’m far more likely to smoke them.

    1. JT,
      This is one of those things that I’ll do wrong each and every time. Pronouncing it “Tatwa-hey” may be correct, but it sounds incorrect when I say it. As a result, I inadvertently go back to pronouncing it the way I have in the video.

  6. Tied up in Sweden? I thought he was married…
    I tried this last night, and it was good but for the price only ok really. I paid 11+ for it and I don’t think I’d buy it again at that price. To me it’s a $8 cigar

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