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L'Atelier Surrogates

Description

Pete Johnson & crew are at it again.

Introducing the next project from L'Atelier cigars, Surrogates. Blended by Pete Johnson, and crafted in Don Pepin's My Father factory in Nicaragua, each Surrogate was masterfully created to serve up four unique and completely different experiences. This time around, their goal was simple. To create a new series of cigars, limited-edition in nature, that would be readily available to the consumer without breaking the bank. A winning combination if you ask me. Here's the bottom line: Surrogates deliver the goods as promised.

Each blend is easily distinguished by its....errr....'one of a kind' names and bands. I don't know where they came up with these, but they sure make for a good conversation.

Skull Breaker – Full-bodied. Bold notes of cocoa, leather, espresso, and black pepper. Featuring: Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Nicaraguan long-fillers.

Bone Crusher – Full-bodied flavor bomb. Robust hints of coffee, earth, leather, and a dash of pepper. Featuring: Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Nicaraguan long-fillers.

Tramp Stamp – Medium-bodied and teetering towards medium to full. Layers of cedar, coffee, nutmeg, leather, and a dash of spice. Featuring: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper, Nicaraguan long-fillers, and a covered foot.

Crystal Baller – Medium to full-bodied. Notes of natural sweetness, spice, cocoa, cedar, and a toasty finish. Featuring: Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan long-fillers, and box-pressed finish.

Crystal Baller received a well-deserved 91-rating noting: "Box pressed with a three-seam cap and perfectly tapered shoulders. Sweet flavors of dry cocoa powder, incense and myrrh take on a slight Cavendish tobacco note."

Satin Glove - 
Medium to full-bodied. The first under the Surrogates line to use a Mexican San Andres wrapper. A box-pressed churchill with notes of cocoa, pepper, and a spicy-sweet finish.

Satin Glove received a well-deserved 90-rating noting: "Near-black and pressed, this earthy, nutty cigar takes on a bittersweet chocolate note as well as hints of black pepper and oaky vanilla."

Animal Cracker - 
Medium to full-bodied with a thick 60-ring gauge vitola. An Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper gives off a dark chocolate complection. Nicaraguan long-leaves and binder promote nuances of coffee, cherry, and earth with a prominent pepper appearing on the retro-hale.

Cracker Crumbs
 - Animal Cracker's little brother, this medium to full-bodied firecracker uses the same Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper leaf and the same Nicaraguan long-fillers and binder. A thinner ring gauge results in a slightly stronger, more flavorful experience.

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Size
Pack
In Stock
MSRP
Price
Qty
Cart
Profile
Shape
Perfecto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Sweet
False
7th Sam Perfect (Perfecto) (6.7"x52)
Box of 20
Only 2 Left
$220.00
| save $22.01 10% off
$197.99
Profile
Shape
Perfecto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Perfecto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Sweet
False
7th Sam Perfect (Perfecto) (6.7"x52)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$55.00
| save $2.75 5% off
$52.25
Profile
Shape
Perfecto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Habano Maduro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Animal Cracker (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Box of 20
In Stock
$190.00
| save $19.01 10% off
$170.99
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Habano Maduro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Habano Maduro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Animal Cracker (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$47.50
| save $2.50 5% off
$45.00
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Habano Maduro
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Animal Cracker 550 (Robusto) (5.0"x50)
Box of 20
Out Of Stock
$165.00
| save $16.01 10% off
$148.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Animal Cracker 550 (Robusto) (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5
Out Of Stock
$41.25
| save $1.75
$39.50
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Bone Crusher (Robusto) (5.2"x55)
Box of 20
Out Of Stock
$170.00
| save $17.01 10% off
$152.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Bone Crusher (Robusto) (5.2"x55)
Pack of 5
Out Of Stock
$42.50
| save $2.00
$40.50
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Petite Corona
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Cracker Crumbs (Petite Corona) (4.5"x38)
Pack of 50
Out Of Stock
$150.00
| save $15.01 10% off
$134.99
Profile
Shape
Petite Corona
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Petite Corona
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Cracker Crumbs (Petite Corona) (4.5"x38)
Pack of 5
Out Of Stock
$14.50
Profile
Shape
Petite Corona
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Crystal Baller (Toro) (5.7"x56)
Box of 20
Out Of Stock
$180.00
| save $18.01 10% off
$161.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Crystal Baller (Toro) (5.7"x56)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$45.00
| save $2.00
$43.00
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Double Corona
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Sweet
False
Crystal Baller 646 (Double Corona) (6.5"x46)
Box of 20
Out Of Stock
$180.00
| save $17.01 9% off
$162.99
Profile
Shape
Double Corona
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Double Corona
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Sweet
False
Crystal Baller 646 (Double Corona) (6.5"x46)
Pack of 5
Only 5 Left
$42.75
Profile
Shape
Double Corona
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
San Andres
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Satin Glove (Churchill) (7.0"x47)
Box of 20
Out Of Stock
$180.00
| save $18.01 10% off
$161.99
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
San Andres
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
San Andres
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Satin Glove (Churchill) (7.0"x47)
Pack of 5
Only 3 Left
$45.00
| save $2.00
$43.00
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
San Andres
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Skull Breaker (Robusto) (5.2"x52)
Box of 20
Out Of Stock
$170.00
| save $17.01 10% off
$152.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Skull Breaker (Robusto) (5.2"x52)
Pack of 5
Out Of Stock
$42.50
| save $2.00
$40.50
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Tramp Stamp (Robusto) (5.2"x48)
Box of 20
Out Of Stock
$160.00
| save $16.01 10% off
$143.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Tramp Stamp (Robusto) (5.2"x48)
Pack of 5
Out Of Stock
$40.00
| save $2.00 5% off
$38.00
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
No
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
overall rating 4.38 out of 5 Based on 21 Ratings
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3 out of 5
Fairly one-dimensional smokes, and a bit on the pricey side for cigarillos.
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2 out of 5
This is not the cigar that I remember! Every one (five pack) was really tight on the draw, and didn't have the type of natural flavor that I remember. Unless I got a bad batch, I can't recommend these any longer.
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4 out of 5
I bought these because I enjoyed the Animal Cracker. These definately need to sit in the humidor a couple weeks for the best taste. I didn't like the packaging at all, too hard to open and you risk damaging the product. They are small so they lend themselves to a quick smoke when time doesn't permit a larger cigar. They were very enjoyable, but not as strong on flavor as the Animal Cracker. I will buy more for sure.
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5 out of 5
Excellent smoke. However I am curious sometimes they are a lighter wrapper leaf with a white "surrogates" band. And other times a bit darker leaf with a black band. The black banded ones are a bit bolder & I prefer them.
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5 out of 5
One of my new favorites.....everyone must try this flavor bomb!
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