Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Gurkha Evil Robusto Review

Gurkha Evil Robusto 5 X 50. Wrapper - Brazil, Binder - Dominican, Filler -Nicaragua. Medium - Full bodied.

Once lit, initial taste of dry wood and pepper. Smoking into the first third of this cigar, flavors of wood, cinnamon and leather with a peppery spice background were present.

At the halfway point, predominate flavors of leathery cinnamon and spice with a nice sweetness coming in as well. I also noted some hints of nuttiness as well.

The last third revealed the sweet spice taste picking up in intensity along with the continuted cinnamon and leather. Again there were hints of nuts coming in and out every so often. The woodiness was pretty much gone. Full bodied smoke at this point. Long finish of Cinnamon, leather and sweet spiceiness on the palate.

Construction was just average as the wrapper split on me at the halfway point - not enough to adversely affect the cigar. Draw was so-so, I had to draw on the cigar a couple of times to get a decent amount of smoke. Burn was uneven and had to be corrected a couple of times.

A good complex and well balanced cigar that I enjoyed. MSRP on this vitola is $8.00 which makes this a somewhat expensive value in my opinion. All in all a good, enjoyable cigar but somewhat pricey. I recommend trying as long as price isn't a major factor in your decision.

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