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Gurkha Cellar Reserve Prisoner Churchill Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, January 14, 2012
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Gurkha Cellar Reserve Prisoner Churchill Cigar Review

This 7×54 stick features a dark chocolate mottled wrapper with soft spongy give, velvety texture, minimal veins, tight seams, double cap and very damp musty aroma. First light reveals a snug draw with minimal smoke output, mild flavors of a slightly sweet and oily grass with a long finish of the same. The first third opens up the draw a bit producing much better smoke output. The grassy flavor is still dominant, very mild all the way through the shortening finish. 35 minutes in the first third ash drops off and the 2nd third flavors shift slightly. Body is up a touch to mild-medium while the grassiness subsides replaced by a creamy nut. 1:05 minutes in at the end of the 2nd third, body comes up again to a solid medium while the nut flavor gives way to a deep earth and pepper. Burn is a bit wonky but has been self correcting. Ending at 1:30 where it got squishy and too hot for my taste, the last bit showed no further changes. Thank you very much to Gurkha for sending this sample for review!

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