Just another AMAZING cigar from Pete Johnson. I was a little concerned that the perfecto shape with a box press would be a draw nightmare, but boy was I wrong. The Tatuaje Fausto Avion 12's is just a great cigar. What a pleasure to smoke! I would describe the flavor profile as earthy with a slight spice. Medium to Full bodied. I picked up a 5 pack on a whim before a vacation and I am happy I did. I will be placing a box order asap.
Amazing cigar! Changes flavor is every couple puffs especially good with about a year of age
I purchased a box of these cigars at auction and traded half with my buddy; he LOVES this stick. I'll be buying another box for myself next month. The #12s burn well, have no draw issues, and taste fantastic. The wrapper has the unmistakable fragrance of cocoa butter, and the wrapper is almost flawless. The Avions have a very distinctive shape that is easily recognizable. The first inch of this stick will fill your mouth with peppery spice, and the rest of smoke has a very deep, chocolate flavor. The ash was dark gray, dense and fell off without much effort. The draw was easy, not too loose, but not at all tight. Beware, this stick does live up to the reputation of the Tatuaje Fausto line... it packs a lot of nicotine, so keep those candies or a sugary beverage nearby.
Unlike many smokes with names like bomb, delirium, etc., and which fail to deliver, this stick does not disappoint in the strength department. It is a solid stick that requires a firm draw and delivers predominantly pepper flavor with hints of coffee every so often. It starts out slowly and the strength builds through the first 2/3s and becomes noticeable in the last third. You will definitely know you have smoked something. The draw backs are the relatively simple flavor mix compared to some of Tatuaje s other sticks e.g., TAA and the tight draw a little too tight for my preference that requires regular massaging to keep the smoke flowing in good volume.