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"Typical Gurkha inconsistency"

Review by: MisterSurgery
Review Date: 03/08/2010
Rating: 4.8
Criteria 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Appearance
Construction
Flavor
Value
Overall Experience

Review Notes: I find too often that Gurkha (and Rocky Patel) suffers from an inordinate amount of construction issues. I'll start from the beginning. I had this in the humidor for about half of a year. Pre-light aroma was faint. Appearance was just fine. Draw was tight, as kaisersozei said below, with it very difficult to get a decent amount of smoke out of each draw. The flavor was very light, and really didn't have much to it. It was somewhat grassy with a little creaminess, but certainly not something to write home about. A little after I lit it, I noticed the wrapper starting to crack about an inch past the head. And from there, it just got worse. The further I got down the stick, the more the wrapper cracked and started to peel. By the time I was 2/3 in, I was left with binder and filler, at which point I tossed it. I felt bad, as I am a fan of the Symphony series, and I felt them to be one of Hansotia's best releases. This one was a total dog rocket. Hansotia (you too, Patel) needs to step up quality control.

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"Good, but only at bid price."

Review by: MisterSurgery
Review Date: 11/10/2006
Rating: 7.17
Criteria 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Appearance
Construction
Flavor
Value
Overall Experience

Review Notes: A very nice looking cigar with a nice pre-light aroma. The draw, like on most K. Hansotia/Gurkha cigars it seems, was tight. The flavor was okay, but really didn't stand out. Darbarian is pretty spot-on about it. Not bad at all, but definitely doesn't stand out. At a $4.00 bid price, not a bad deal. At $9.00 MSRP, ludicrously overpriced.

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