Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 06 June 2011

User Rating: / 6

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gurkhevipic1 Full-bodied cigars are the basis for today's two reviews. We have a couple of solid stogies on hand in the form of the Gurkha Evil Robusto and the AVO LE10. Are they all power, or do they offer some flavor as well? Keep reading to find out.

Gurkha Evil Robusto

There seems to be a love/hate feeling when it comes to Gurkha. Some people enjoy the brand's flashy marketing and premium feel, while others think of it as offering more style over substance at a high price tag. I suppose both parties have a fair argument, but I am going to give the brand's Evil Robusto a try anyway. It's said to be a powerhouse, so it's time to buckle down and see just how strong it is. One thing's for sure, with a name like “Evil” attached to it, Gurkha is definitely trying to place an intimidating stamp on this cigar.

The Gurkha Evil Robusto measures 5 x 50. The line also comes in the following sizes: the 6 x 50 Toro, 6 x 60 XO, 6 1/2 x 53 Torpedo, and 7 1/2 x 52 Churchill. It has a Nicaraguan filler, a Dominican binder, and a Brazilian wrapper. As mentioned, this is supposedly a powerful cigar, so it's listed as being full-bodied in strength.

The Evil Robusto is an attractive stick with a wrapper that reminds me of milk chocolate. There's a minor oily sheen that is visible under direct light, and a few medium-sized veins run throughout the body. As is the norm with Gurkha, the Evil has a large, flashy band that should get plenty of looks from across the room. The band displays the Gurkha logo and Evil name in a rustic style that looks like something straight out of the old days. If you are big on wrappers, you will likely be impressed. Feeling the Evil Robusto reveals that its packed with plenty of tobacco. There are no soft spots. Before lighting, the cigar has an earthy scent. Its cold taste, on the other hand, is spicy.

Once lit, the Gurkha Evil Robusto is a solid performer. The draw is decent, and there's plenty of smoke that's produced. The ash is long and light gray in color. The burn stays even on its own from beginning to end. No touch-ups or re-lights are necessary, which is nice.


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