Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 08 September 2010

User Rating: / 1

gurkha doble maduro toromacanudo prince philip maduro
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Although the Doble Maduro looks fantastic, once it is lit, a whole other story unfolds. The draw is on the stiff side, but it does produce solid white ash. The burn starts out evenly, but it tends to unravel on its own, requiring plenty of touch-ups. If you want a cigar that does not require a ton of maintenance, this one may not be for you.

The flavor department is also disappointing. It begins with a nice chocolate taste, as well as some sweetness. There is also some earth that is noticed. The final flavor that seems to kick in is that of spice. Other than that, there is not much in the way of complexity, leaving one wishing there was more flavor involved.

To be honest, the Doble Maduro was a letdown. The cigar looked fantastic and was tempting to light. Unfortunately, this is one case where style would take precedent over substance. Why? Well, once in action, it failed to meet expectations. The uneven burn was a real turnoff and made smoking the cigar seem more like work than leisure. The flavors also lacked complexity, and it seemed to be rather bland. In terms of price, a single can be found for around $8, but you can get them cheaper if you purchase a pack of 5. It might be too strong for beginners, but if you are a fan of Maduros you might want to give it a try out of basic curiosity. If not, you should probably give it a pass. At that price tag, there are other Maduros on the market that should earn a place on your list.

The Gurkha Doble Maduro earns a rating of 2 out of 4 stars.

Macanudo Prince Philip Maduro


Macanudo is one of the more popular brands around and is known to offer up some very smooth smokes that even beginners can enjoy. The brand's Maduro line continues the tradition of mildness. Is this cigar worthy of a spot in your humidor, or is it a dud? It's time to take a look and see.

The Prince Philip Maduro measures 7 1/2x 49. The Maduro line also comes in seven other smaller sizes: the 4 3/16x 32 Ascot, the 4 1/2x 60 Diplomat, the 5 1/2x 42 Hampton Court, the 5 1/2x 42 Duke of Devon, the 5 1/2x 49 Hyde Park, the 5 1/2x 50 Crystal, and the 6 1/2x 42 Baron de Rothschild. The filler features Dominican Cuban Seed tobacco, while a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper coats the exterior. As with many other Macanudo offerings, the Maduro is said to fall into the mild-bodied category.

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