Gurkha SPECIAL RELEASE Beast
The Gurkha Beast is a stick worthy of the name, going 6.5 inches in length and boasting a corpulent girth of 58. Each box contains 35 of these ferociously delicious cigars that are anything but beastly. In fact, the line is blended to smooth perfection, full-flavored to be sure but not bite in it, from one end to the other. The Gurkha Beast is incomparable in many ways, not just in its somewhat elevated price. The blenders at Gurkha have worked to make these cigars well worth the money by using only the very best of the very best leaves they produce each year from their Columbian, Dominican and Honduran crops, adding the top leaves from yet a fourth fertile field with a very choice Costa Rican wrapper. The results are incomparable, highly rated, and represent an opportunity to enjoy one of the finest cigars currently in production. For a double dose of the good life try a box of the companion cigars, the Gurkha Beauty. A box of Gurkha Beast cigars offers enough pleasurable sticks to personally enjoy as well as to offer one to those you want to favor with something special that truly lives up to its billing.
Review by KC on July 08, 2010
The Gurkha line has never given me trouble in their Grand Reserve or Regent series, in fact I highly recommend them. However, Gurkhas Beast is, as the title says, beautiful, but deceptive. The wrappers are virtually flawless, but some slight imperfections were on the foot under the cedar wrapper for one or two. The issue here is construction. They look gorgeous and have an incredibly full bodied taste rich with flavors ranging from hints of cocoa and coffee to leather and some light nuttiness, but its hard to enjoy when the wrapper cracks. Shortly before I reached the second third on 3 of 5 cigars, the wrapper cracked substantially. It is very irritating, but you can hold it together for the better part of the two-hour smoke youll get from this stick, but for the price point that Gurkha cigars run, quality construction should be expected, but I havent found it. Dont misunderstand me, speaking merely in terms of flavor it is actually incredibly smooth for such a full-bodied and otherwise robust cigar, but the poor construction was frustrating enough to keep me from truly enjoying it all. If you do buy, just be prepared for the wrappers cracking at a certain point during your smoke. If youre like me and dont care to spend so much on a cigar that doesnt stay together over the duration of the smoke, go with one of Gurkhas other fine series.
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