Tarazona Cigars launched the Guerrilla 305 in late June of 2014, and had samples at the IPCPR 2014 in Las Vegas. Tarazona Cigars is run by Eddie Tarazona and rolled out of the Tabacelara William Ventura factory in the Dominican Republic.
The initial vitola release is the Shrapnel (Corona, 4-1/2” x 42), Propaganda (Robusto, 5” x 52), El Jefe Flaco (Lonsdale, 6-1/2” x 42), El Comandante (Toro, 6-1/4” x 54) and Silverback (Gordo Extra, 6-1/2” x 60) with the Blacksheep (Lancero, 7” x 38) to follow in November, 2014.
Cigar Purchased: Manufacturers samples IPCPR 2014
* Please note we had previously listed the MSRP incorrectly.
There are notes of hay and honey on the initial few puffs. There is definite harshness at the back of the throat, which could be the freshness of the cigar or tobaccos used. At this point, can’t determine.
The Guerrilla 305 turns very grassy. I can imagine standing in my parent’s three acre yard back in the day after I cut the grass. There are faint notes of black pepper and earth. These flavors, pair with the overwhelming grass notes is an interesting combination.
The construction was on point. The ash stacked up like a roll of times and held on like a champ and the draw couldn’t have been better.
I as approach the middle the grass and earth still dominate. There are hints of cocoa but are very faint.
The second half is really a repeat of the first half another than a few floral notes which popped in and popped out.
Overall, the body is a medium and flavors a medium plus.
This wasn’t a bad cigar, but it wasn’t great. It was pretty one-dimensional and straight forward. I think John will like it more than I did, and I think Catfish would enjoy it.
There is a sweet hay to start off. On the retro-hale I’m able to pick up peppery cedar and the pepper lingers. That pepper picks up in intensity significantly once the first third has established itself.
In the second third I’m still getting pepper but it’s much less intense than in the first third. There is some nice medium strength sweetness with cedar at the edge of it. At the halfway point I get some leather and bitterness.
The last third is very similar to the first half but without the pepper. It has a thick savory mouth feel here.
The Guerrilla 305 is a tasty pepper bomb that maintains consistency from start to finish. I did find it a little one dimensional overall, however it was still enjoyable. I’ll be on the lookout for a 5 pack of these. If you like your cigars on the peppery side you should pick up some Tarazona Guerrilla 305s for yourself.