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Old 04-10-2007, 07:12 AM   #1
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Gurkha Titan

Had a Gurkha Titan Saturday night. Not sure what the size is exactly because I have seen it listed as 3 or 4 different sizes. Gurkhas website has it at 6.5 X 50. I know it is a lot bigger ring that 50. The LGC Serie R are 52 / 54 and it is bigger than those. I think it is 6.5 X 56. I have a couple of these, but was intimidated by the size. Wow was I wrong. This was a great 2 hour smoke.

The construction was great with a very nice cap that allowed a nice large cut without it coming apart. It smelled very spicy and sweet with a distinct unlit scent that I have never had. Maybe it was the Costa Rican tobacco?No veins and a very smooth wrapper with a little tooth to it. It lit very easy with tons of smoke. I swear I think I cleared the whole yard of bugs with the smoke from this thing. Billowed like a freight train. The huge ring gauge made the draw a little harder than I prefer, but still very nice. On the flipside, the large ring kept it burning very cool and it did not go out once in the whole 2 hours.

Generally, I have not had great experiences with Gurkha. This is the first exception. Overall it was not nearly as spicy as I thought it would be.
The first third was smooth with very little bite and with a bit of sweetness. Top notes of cedar and molasses were immediate with a slight bit of spice lingering.
The second third opened up with a little more spice, but still very reserved. Flavor did not change much other than the sweetness started to diminish at the bottom of this third.
The last third finished off nice and mild with earthy and leathery tones.

Great smoke. I'd like to have more, but the price tag is going to limit that, though I have 1 more TItan and a Beast left.

5 out of 6 smoke rings.
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Old 04-10-2007, 03:14 PM   #2
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Thanks for the review hammondc. I got one of those with my first cotm shipment and it's still in my humi. I'm waiting for just the right moment to enjoy it.
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:25 AM   #3
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Great Review.
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You'll have to try the Beast.
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:41 AM   #5
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The Beast! Oh Yeah! That's an excellent cigar!

Nice review Hammondc.
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:13 AM   #6
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I am a big Gurkha fan, my favorite is the the Shaggy and Expedition. I did enjoy the Titan, however I am not sure if was just me or if the conditions were not right in the humidor, but I found the Gurkha Titan and Warlord to be similar. The same thing happened when I tried the Beauty and Beast. All these cigars are excellent works of art but seemed a little repetative. Has anyone tried the Black Dragon? That is a nice treat but still need to try 3 more before I make a final judgement.
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:44 PM   #7
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Re: Gurkha Titan

Thanks for the reivew. I wish more were entertaining like this.
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The Titans I bought were listed at 6.25 x 56. Have yet to smoke one, but the Titan II was on last week's smoke list-good, but I hope the Titan is better. Nice to see that the variety is still around after 5 years. I'm getting to be a real Gurkha fan and would hate to see a favorite become unavailable.
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