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Quick Smoke: Gurkha Fuerte Toro

27 Dec 2008

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief take on a single cigar.

This assertive Toro had a highly ornate double band wrapped around an oily greenish-brown wrapper. The 6 inch by 52 ring gauge smoke had a predominant flavor of coffee bean and earth with an oaky finish. Unfortunately, it also had a consistent and unpleasant bitterness. Combined with a burn that was uneven and a draw that was a bit too firm, I’m afraid this smoke didn’t make a good first impression with me.

Verdict = Sell.

Patrick S

One Response to “Quick Smoke: Gurkha Fuerte Toro”

  1. doc8466 Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 8:31 pm #

    This is one of my go-to sticks. I must say, give it just 6 months in the humi and it's rich, flavorful and very satisfying. The wrappers always seem fairly fragile, but I take it as an acceptable 'con' when they can be had for under $3 a stick.