4.375" x 50 ring gauge
I got to try The Face when Pete Johnson came out to Burns during the Monster Cigar release tour two years ago. I liked it so much, I ended up splitting a box with Keith. I still have a couple of those and have smoked them fairly recently...they are better than they were at the time of purchase. Like most products of Tatuaje and the My Father factory, this cigar features Nicaraguan filler and binder, but this time they finished the blend with a Mexican wrapper. The small bit of natural (shade?) wrapper than serves as the band is decorative only...I have never noticed it actually changing the flavor of the cigar as it burns.
Like the full sized Face, the Baby Face is a rough and rustic looking cigar...mottled in color, veiny, and featuring a foldover closed foot and a Sleestak pointy head. It drew well cold and lit up easily, delivering a nice mix of earth, spice and semi-sweet dark chocolate. This blend was one of the first times I tasted how great a Mexican wrapper could be when used right and it was great to see that it held up in this smaller size.
While it started great, though, Baby Face did not finish as well. Not that it was bad...just lacking when compared to the full size version. The flavors just did not come through as well, which is one argument for releasing a cigar in only one size: produce it where it works best. A small disappointment in a collection that has been stellar otherwise...so far.