Do you know what political ads and my next cigar review have in common?! They are both EVIL. Heyo! I'm full of jokes today.
The next cigar on my tasting list is the Gurkha Evil.I've had mixed results with Gurkha's but I am always up for a new smoke. This Brazilian wrapped gem is filled with spicy Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers, and on paper looks to please. Albeit in a dark, mysterious way.....
The Gurkha Evil is a strong blend and you should be aware of this before lighting up. It has a little kick, nothing crazy but this is a full bodied cigar. Like most full bodied cigars, it has many strong and complex flavors. I enjoyed the earthy tastes and it had a little peppery finish as well. It's like a kick in the mouth, a surprisingly smooth kick in the mouth. I am not a huge fan of full bodied cigars, but this was balanced and smooth enough. I did have some burn problems as shown above. A little uneven, and I had to tend to it several times.
If I were to get more Evils, I would opt for the smaller sizes as to not overwhelm. You can get these in a robusto so I would start there. For those looking for a full, complex smoke here it is. The Evil also comes with a very reasonable price tag. Go on, give this feisty little guy a try! I give this Gurkha a 7 of 10.
Questions for YOU: How do you ensure a consistent burn? Any tips and tricks to share?