Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Robusto/Toro
Size : 165 x 23 mm
Ring : 58
Weight : N/A
Price : ~$16.00/each
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Talk about your intense cigar! I found this one to be the epiphany of the phrase, "Full Flavor." I really like Gurkha The Beast as a midday to afternoon smoke, perhaps offset with a good vanilla coffee.
The Beast could only be described as Massive! This is one big cigar, bold and beautiful looking! Truly a man's cigar.
It was all good up until I neared the end. Then I began to experience a loose wrapper. I wasn't too thrilled about that. Fortunately, it was close to the end fo the smoke.
The light was sensational. The first impression that I got was bold, yet smooth at the same time. There was a buttery flavor, yet sweet. It almost brought a fine cheesecake to my mind. The second third held steady, maintaining the flavor and sensation. The third was a bit stronger, but I was simply too distracted by the loose wrapper to really enjoy it.
Even with the loose wrapper at the end, you still get the smoke time of two cigars before you reach this point. So, yes, I would say that this cigar is a worthwhile investment.
Overall Rating :
For the most part, I highly enjoyed this cigar. I would suggest that you try this one, but keep it for your "at home" cigar, as you wouldn't want your friends to see it fall apart on you. Still, a really good smoke all in all.