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A Tale of Two Gurkhas
Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

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Article Index
1. A Tale of Two Gurkhas
2. The Burn
3. Appearance

Appearance-wise, this is one cigar that is hard to top, that is, if you are not a fan of subtlety.  Its large vitola is one thing, but Gurkha upped the ante even more and gave the Grand Master Dos Capas the two wrappers, which will make many around you, even non-smokers, give an extra look. With that said, the wrapping process is much more complicated to create such a design, so the tradeoff is that you might find some issues with its construction, such as wrapper tears.    Besides those issues, though, the cigar itself is beautiful, with a few veins running throughout its multi-colored body.  The band near the head is equally appealing, with its large profile displaying the Gurkha brand name and logo in a combination of red, black, and gold.  A close once-over of the cigar before lighting gives off a bold taste and an earthy scent.

Despite its tricky design, the Dos Capas burns evenly for the most part.  It has a nice draw and produces a solid ash too.  As I stated earlier, the flavors given off by this stick are much less intimidating than its outward appearance.  For the most part, it’s pretty smooth throughout.  There are some nice hints of earth and nuts, as well as the occasional touch of caramel.  You might also notice some coffee and chocolate, and plenty of creaminess.

If you value style over substance, the Grand Master Dos Capas should be right down your alley.  Its unique style and large size scream for attention, and you will surely get it if you are puffing on this cigar in public.  Nothing really stands out about its flavors, other than they are definitely geared more towards a mild-bodied audience.  Gurkha fans will also want to give it a try. Based on appearance alone, this is a great smoke for special occasions when you want to celebrate and want a stick that will last you a while.  On the other hand, its size may keep it from being a frequent choice for many.  Those seeking a cigar with a lot of punch to it may want to look elsewhere.  You can get a single for around $4 to $6, and they also come in packs of five.  That’s not a bad value considering the amount of work that went into its creation.  They may be a bit hard to find though, as production is said to be capped at only 40,000 per year.  Based mostly on its looks and uniqueness, the Gurkha Grand Master Dos Capas receives a rating of 3 out of four stars.

 

 

 

 

 

   






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