Gurkha Doble Maduro

Gurkha Doble Maduro

Origin : Dominican RepublicGurkha
Format : Robusto
Size : 152 X 22 mm
Ring : 52
Weight : N/A
Price : ~$8.00/each

An attractive stick, though that is one of the few positive points I can make about Gurkha Doble Maduro.

Appearance : Rating: ★★★★½
Very handsome cigar. Seemed like it would be so much better than it was.

Construction : Rating: ★★★☆☆
Again, Gurkha Doble Maduro looked nice, but once you began to feel it you easily found the hollow spots and lumps. Well disguised though.

Flavor : Rating: ★★½☆☆
Started out really weak and a hard draw. The first third wasn’t impressive at all. It gained momentum on the second, but oddly enough there was still no flavor, more of a spicy stinginess. Strange. The final third was about the same. Bland with a little sting to it.

Value : Rating: ★★½☆☆
By far not worth the price.

Overall Rating : Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆
I spent the whole time trying to stop runs and keep a steady burn. The work far outweighed the quality.

9 Comments on “Gurkha Doble Maduro”

  1. Didn’t really like it. The construction was awful, and the taste.. didn’t notice anything special, too spicy and acid.

  2. I have smoked several of these Doble Maduros and have never had a problem with construction, burn or flavor. Sounds like maybe you had one that wasn’t aged well enough or humidified evenly. That happens sometimes with young cigars, especially ones right off the truck (recently shipped). Try another one after letting it rest a few weeks in the humi, you might be surprised.

  3. I agree with Cindy. This is one of my favorite maduro cigars. I have smoked these cigars for the last 1 1/2 yrs or so and they always burn perfect start to finish. I find there is lots of smooth but complex flavors throughout also, never disappoints. They do get smoother with some extra time in the humi.

  4. I agree with the previous 2 commenters. I smoked my last one of these last night, and it was as enjoyable as the other 4 I had. VERY smooth, even draw throughout, lots of complex flavors (though I did enjoy the last 1/3 less than the first 2/3), and a good ash.

  5. Saint Jimbob says:

    Out of the myriad varieties of Gurkha, the Doble Maduro is better than average. While not quite spicy and peppery, like the Black Puro, it’s still a decent blend.

    I’ve got a couple more of these, and they’ve been resting for 6 months, so it’s about time to see how they’ve aged.

  6. I have one of these cooking in the humidor.
    Will post after I smoke it.

  7. Saint Jimbob says:

    I smoked one last night, after a 6-9 month nap in my humi.

    First third was like a slightly toned down Partagas Black, with black pepper, spice and cedar. The middle third was a bland leathery taste that I find in lots of cheaper Dominicans. A mild spice comes back for the finish.

    Overall, not bad, but nowhere near great either. Still, I’d smoke the rest of the fiver I got.

  8. Smaklaga says:

    There seems to be mixed reviews on this stick. but as always, one man’s meat etc etc. I just purchased one of these and am anxious to see what I think about it.

  9. Some Gurkhas are just great–others seem to be trying too hard. The def. run the gamut, which makes reviews useful because Gurks generally ain’t cheap. Thanks!

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