Cigar Battle: Stogies H-Town Lancero – Tatuaje vs RoMa Craft
Today we're doing something a little different and a whole lot crazy. Today we're doing the first-ever Cigar Battle here on CigarScore, and we're pairing two great cigars together to see which one wins.
The contenders are two cigars made exclusively for Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston, Texas. See, the team at Stogies has an affinity for lanceros, so they tasked major cigar brands to make a cigar just for their South-Texas customers. And today we have two of those choice offerings, one from Tatuaje and one from RoMa Craft.
Officially, their names are the and the H-Town Tatuaje Exclusive Series Lancero and the H-Town RoMa Craft Neanderthal OM Lancero, but we've shortened those names below and in the video.
According to Stogies, the RoMa Craft lancero:
“originates in Nicaragua. The strength is best described as Full with a standard shape of Lancero. Binder is Connecticut Broadleaf and wrapper influence is San Andres. Filler comes from Dominican and Nicaragua.
And the Tatuaje Lancero:
“originates in Nicaragua. The strength is best described as Medium-Full with a standard shape of Lancero. Binder is Nicaraguan and wrapper influence is Ecuador Sumatra. Filler comes from Nicaragua.
And both cigars are $10. Since these cigars are about as similar as they could possibly be, I thought they'd be the perfect cigars with which to launch the CigarScore Cigar Battle!
Line: H-Town Exclusive Series Lancero
Size: 7 x 40
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
– VS –
Brand: RoMa Craft
Line: H-Town Neanderthal OM Lancero
Size: 7 x 38
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Binder: United States Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic
Cigar Battle Winner:
Tatuaje H-Town Exclusive Series Lancero
Wow, what an awesome Cigar Battle! The H-Town Tatuaje Exclusive Series Lancero and the H-Town RoMa Craft Neanderthal OM Lancero, both really went head to head and each really delivered.
Both cigars had great and even burns. Both cigars had great draws. Both cigars were full-bodied and full-flavored.
However, since this is a cigar battle, there can be only one winner. For me, that winner was the Tatuaje.
Whereas the RoMa Craft (in typical RC fashion) was pedal-to-the-medal from the first puff, the Tatuaje seemed just a little more nuanced and complex. The Tatuaje was also just a smidge bigger and took about 10 minutes longer to smoke, so it might be a little more value for your money.