Gurkha G5 Avenger – Cigar Review


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


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