Gurkha Black Puro – Cigar Review

Gurkha Black Puro

This cigar review is of a Gurkha Black Puro by Gurkha Cigars. The size reviewed is the Churchill, which is 7×52. The wrapper of this cigar is a Pennsylvania Broadleaf with the binder and filler from Nicaragua and Ecuador. This cigar is a medium bodied smoke and can be found at Cigars International for around $6.00.


This Gurkha Black Puro is a planting soil like dark brownish black in color. There are some decent sized veins and invisible seams. 


Aroma – Smoked Meats, Barnyard

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Spicy, Cedar, Metal

After Toast:

First Third – Some Dark Chocolate notes begin this cigar followed by smoked meats, pepper and earth on the finish. A unique perfumes floral notes comes into play too that I was not expecting after starting with those flavors. The burn is sharp, and ash falls at the inch mark.

Second Third – A metal then smoked meat note works through the transition into this third followed by dark coffee and earth. The metal makes the profile fairly unbalanced and kind of rough to smoke right here. The burn is wavy.

Final Third – The Spicy Smoked meats note is a nice hearty flavor on the profile, but this cigar can’t shake that metallic note that really kills it for me here . The burn remains wavy. 

Suggested Pairing:

Bourbon – Bulliet 

Wine – Aglianico Del Vulture Riserva

Overall Experience:

I thought this Gurkha Black Puro was initially very good with some really nice surprises in the first third for your palate. However, after that it swiftly went downhill when that metallic note just threw off the entire balance of the smoke for me. Honestly if I was not doing this review I would have put it out right there once I realized there was no fighting through this poor flavor profile. This is another example of an inconsistent smoke in the Gurkha line that is usually very hit or miss. This one being the latter. 

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Gurkha Black Puro