gurkha sherpa review
okay so just got done with it and to me its a fizzle. started off with a peppery taste and that peanut smell in the smoke which was good. the peanut was very pronounced and i thout i was in for a treat. the first 1 1/2 inches seemed to be a lil peppery with earthy taste. after the the first ash fell off the peanut smell of the smoke started to subside and a more leathery taste started to take over. halfway thru tho is when evrything started to fizzle out. the peanut smell turned to stale smoke with slite peanut tone and the taste just kinda left leaving more of a regular tobacco taste. then pretty much it seemed like all stale smoke both taste and smell, let it burn out with bout 2 inches left. i had to cleans my palate alot more than usual with this cigar than most, gargling coke zero which is what i drink with most cigars. also blew thru the cigar several times and let the cigar burn cool but this really didnt help either with taste. kinda seemed like they were wanting to show what you could expect in their top cigars in the first half of the sherpa and then pulled the plug on the last half because it is a cheaper cigar for the gurkha line. just my thoughts. although this did open my tastebuds a little more to different tastes that i could recognize and put a more definite finger on. i think a novice smoker will really enjoy this cigar and acquaint themselves to what leather earth and pepper taste like for future cigars. will i pass on this cigar in future, eh probably unless a 5 pack comes out but definately not a full box. i could see this as an inside half cigar bc of the peanut smell wont give that stale cigar smoke smell later on.