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Quick Smoke: Gurkha Doble Maduro Torpedo

11 Jan 2009

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

This six inch by 53 ring gauge cedar-wrapped Torpedo has a toothy, deep black maduro wrapper with splotches of gray. Spanish for “double maduro,” it features singular black coffee notes with some occasional bitterness. There were no problems with construction. Altogether this is a pleasant, if uninspired, medium- to full-flavored maduro.

Verdict = Hold.

Patrick S

Drew Estate

5 Responses to “Quick Smoke: Gurkha Doble Maduro Torpedo”

  1. Tony Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 9:48 pm #

    Doh-Bleh is spanish for double.

  2. CWS Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 2:43 am #

    I find quite a bit of the Gurkha cigars to be overrated and certainly over priced. Maybe it's just me, but I never bought into their marketing image – always felt there are other cigars with more taste at a much better price. Just my two cents . . . as always thank you for the review.

  3. Jon Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 5:51 am #

    "Doble" means "double" in Spanish.

  4. raul Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 9:08 am #

    And yet they don't call it a doble corona, doble X, or doble magnum. I agree, it's Gurkha's odd marketing.

  5. Tony Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 10:47 am #

    I was giving the hooked on spanish phonics version of doble:)