Starting out with this Gurkha Seduction with my first observation of the band and how it blends in with the cigar. This is not a good thing in my book.
Cigar seems a bit spongy with a barnyard scent on the wrapper and a little bit of chocolate on the foot.
Snip and am met with a tobacco taste on the cold draw.
Light and I get a nice spicy leather.
Almost forgot the specs for you. I am smoking the 5×50 robust sent to me by Michael Williams .
This cigar has an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Dominican binder and a Columbian corojo filler.
Woody flavor has developed in this first third and the spice has started to get a little harsh for me.
Smoke is really pouring out if this cigar and there is a huge amount of flavor, just not many different ones.
As you can see I am at the bands. Spice has actually toned down just a little and the wood and leather have started to meld nicely together.
Still a lot of smoke from this cigar so be prepared to get yelled at if you are around non smokers.
Strength has picked up to a high medium to low full for me. I was concerned about this due to smoking it at 10am but still going good.
Been tasting a bit of citrus on the after taste but it quickly gets swallowed up by a charred taste. Flavors are getting a lot harsher and the spice more potent and sharp.
Here we are at the nub and I am going to let it go now.
This Gurkha Seduction was really good fir the first two thirds but slowly started getting pretty harsh and even a little bitter towards the end. Power ramped up to a low full but never went further.
Would I buy it again? Doubtful. I really did enjoy it at the beginning but with how it got towards the end, I was wishing it was more like the Royal Challenge.
Hope you enjoyed this and I should be back with a video next week.