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Wednesday, 05 January 2011

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gurkninjpic2 Today we have two cigars to review that stray a bit from the norm. Up first is the Gurkha Ninja Torpedo, a affordable offering from a normally pricey brand. Wrapping things up will be a review of the Cain Nub Maduro 460 and its rather interesting size.

Gurkha Ninja Torpedo

Gurkha Cigars are known for their flashy packaging, bold marketing, and high prices. On looks alone, they are tempting cigars to try, but for many, their price is a barrier. The Ninja line is a newer release from Gurkha, and it's also quite affordable compared to the other lines the brand has to offer.

The Torpedo version of the Gurkha Ninja measures 6 x 52. The line also has the following sizes: the 4 ½ x 48 Spike, the 5 x 55 Knife, the 6 x 60 XO, and the 7 x 50 Churchill. The Ninja has a filler composed of aged Nicaraguan tobacco. Its binder is Dominican. The cigar is finished off by a Brazilian Maduro wrapper, and the tobacco used in the wrapper comes from one of the most fertile growing regions of the large South American nation. Strength-wise, the Ninja is said to fall into category of medium-bodied.

The most noticeable aspect of the Ninja Torpedo's appearance is its dark wrapper. It's almost reminiscent of dark chocolate, and makes it hard to not light the cigar right away. The Torpedo shape is also nice to look at. The dark wrapper is quite oily, and it has a few small veins running throughout. The cigar appears to be well-constructed overall. It feels firm to the touch, with just a little give, but no extremely soft spots. The pre-light scent is sweet, and so is its cold taste. A simple decorative band resides near the head, and it showcases the Ninja moniker in stylish font. The black and white colors in the band mixes well with the dark wrapper too.

After being lit, the Gurkha Ninja Torpedo burns like a charm. The draw is excellent. The Ninja's ash is solid and white in color. The burn stays even without the need for any touch-ups, which is always nice. The cigar also stays lit on its own until the very end. Burn-wise, you really could not ask for a better one.

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