Gurkha G5 Avenger Box Pressed Torpedo Review
The G5 is very impressive looking. The wrapper is really flawless and the construction is solid and consistent to the touch.
I also really like how it smells. The smell is primarily woody (oak and cedar) w/ very intriguing and strong floral hint (I think it is jasmine).
I cut the cigar and found the draw to be a bit difficult, so with a light squeezing and a slightly deeper cut I was able to open up the draw a little bit.
Once I lit it up I was happy with the initial flavor. I picked up on woody flavor with a tad of coffee coming and going. I could also just barely taste the jasmine. The burn got off track almost immediately with one side of this box pressed smoke refusing to burn! After a few corrections I was in the second third and it showed no signs of improving. The second third did introduce a bit of butter and almond, but this was overpowered by bitter aftertaste. By the time the last third came around this cigar was in shambles. The wrapper was a mess and it still would not burn properly. This must have contributed to the strong sour flavor.
I was very surprised that this thing burned so terribly. It felt evenly packed before I lit it. At this price point, I cannot recommend a cigar that is constructed as poorly as this one was. The flavor was interesting, but I was very distracted by the burn. One more thing to note, the G5 is advertised as a very full bodied cigar… I found it to be medium for the first half of the smoke and increasing to full once the bitter flavor took hold.
Flavor and Taste: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Construction: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Wrapper: 1 2 3 4 5
Was it Worth the Price? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Would I Buy an Entire Box? 1 2 3 4 5
Total Score: 21 out of 50