Gurkha- Centurian

14 Feb










Wrapper: Connecticut wrapper                                                                                                          Binder/Filler: Dominican                                                                                                                         Size: 6 x 60                                                                                                                                                 Age: Few months                                                                                                                               Smoking Location- Ghetto Smoke Shack                                                                                                  Cut Method- Dual Blade

Pre-Smoke & Construction:  Bumpy, rough, lots of veins. Smells of Earth, slight chocolate and bits of coffee

Pre Draw: Slight spice, with hints of chocolate

Method- 3 flame torch

Very rich first pull, with an almost mossy type taste (or what I would imagine moss tasting like) with a hint of spice.  The draw is horrid the first 1/3 (poker after every 3rd draw).  The earthy flavored continued on through the middle half of the stick, then turned to a woody/coffee like flavor with great rich smoke.

The draw has not gotten better.  Last half, continued the woody flavor but more coffee with hints of chocolate. I wanted to toss this to the side after the frustrating draw, but finished it and was glad I did for the flavor profile. The last section was very rich and creamy. I think the draw is due to the shape of the stick.

Ash length- 1.5

Flavor- 7

Draw- 4

Construction- 5

Appearance- 8.0

Box Worthy?  No, but I would not hesitate to pick up a single stick here and there.


Posted by on February 14, 2012 in Cigars, Gurkha


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2 responses to “Gurkha- Centurian

  1. Ricky Hamlin

    February 20, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Sounds like its got a good flavor, the draw is one thing that bugs me about most torps. Seems like You almost always have to cut off more than you really want in order to get a decent draw going. Think I got one buried in the humi maybe I’ll give it a try when I get home.

  2. Shane (@CIGARSnSHISHA)

    February 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    if you do let me know your thoughts. I really want to try another as well to see if the draw is that bad again or if it was just the stick.


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