Gurkha Rogue Armageddon Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, April 22, 2016
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This 6×66 soft box pressed stick features a dark chocolate brown mottled wrapper with firm pack, dry satin feel, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, large triple cap, closed foot and musty wood aroma.  First light reveals a very loose draw with huge plumes of medium bodied smoke showing notes of a slightly sweet deep earth with a gritty texture and long finish.  The first third gets a little bit smoother on the draw, staying on the light side.  The tail end of the finish adds a touch of black pepper flavor but no zing or spice.  Hitting the 1/2 way point at 40 minutes the construction is excellent, holding chunks of solid ash and the draw is now normal.  Flavors shift to a slightly sweet nuttiness on the draw with a bigger black pepper dominating the finish but it’s smooth and light, no zing or spice.  Ending at 1:10 where the nub got very hot, the last third showed no further changes.

  • Robert

    I’ve had a corona version of these and they suffered from bad construction. The wrappers came apart before or during smoking. Flavor was nothing to write home about either.

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