This is a review of a Gurkha Black Dragon Fury Nublizer (4x60) Connecticut Maduro Wrapper. Filler/Binder: Nicaraguan, Peruvian and Cameroon
First off, this cigar has been sitting in the tupperdor for over a year at 70-73 F/@ 65% RH. MSRP is approx $6-$10.00, depending on where you look. I bought two of these off the Devil for $2 ea, if memory serves me correctly.
I want to say up front, I loved this cigar. However it had some burn issues and if it hadn't of been so darn good, it would of gone swimming.
They say: A full body cigar that will test the limits of your palate, the Dragon Fury is a must to add to you Gurkha cigar collection. Please be sitting down when you decide to take on the Fury!
I say: A delicious dark, oily and a solid medium to full, typical Madruro, toothy with two long veins running across opposite sides. They want you to think that this is a powerhouse. Don't be fooled by Gurkha's hype, but in a world of Gurkha brand saturation, this one is a standout to me. One of probably three blends, I would actually buy again.
At the house, while the wife enjoys the pool. 93F/43% RH. Today's review drink of choice, a Big Blue Cream Soda. I'm in the shade. I don't think I've ever posted my smoking area at home. It's always been at the rent house. So, for the curious, I present my humble smoking area.
Dark and oily, the prelight draw was perfect, punched with a Xikar 007 and lit with a Ronson Jetlite. It left a wonderful oily, pepper taste on the lips. At the light, deep pepper that faded into a cedar, leather and coffee oil that just hung on the tongue.
In the second half the burn issues started. I had to touch this stick up at least 6 times. It was aggravating to say the least. The pepper gave way to a creamy, coffee and woodsy finish mixed in with what I could best describe as roasted coconut. Rather unique flavor. This stick is a freeking smoke bomb.
This shows the how oily, this stick builds up around your fingers, as it burns. Maduro lover paradise. Note: the pronounced vein line running through the ash.
The last 1/3 the pepper has returned and ended just like it started. All the way to the nub.
So to wrap it up: This one was a good smoke, if you forgive the burn issues. I have another one in the tupperdor. I might follow up with a quick review of that one, since they were bought and stored under the same conditions. Gurkha is really full of themselves and most of the stuff they make, I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole. If your a fan of the Nub size, this one is pretty good from start to finish. Yes, even though it's a Gurkha, I think you'll find that it's worth adding to your stash. If, the price is right.