Known for offering some of the most prestigious and highly-rated blends in the world, Gurkha (the "Rolls Royce of cigars") continues to provide us with luxurious smoking experiences. Its maker, Kaizad Hansotia, will never sacrifice quality for price, and each cigar within his extensive arsenal further establishes Gurkha as one of the premier boutique brands on the market.
This intimidating handmade is a sight to behold. Made in true small-batch fashion, yearly production of Gurkha’s Beast yields just 1,000 boxes due to the rare blend of tobaccos at play. Grown in Costa Rica, the wrapper is one of the most elusive of its kind. Aged for an absolute minimum of 8 years, this dark leaf is oily and toothy, cloaking a luxurious blend of Dominican, Honduran, and Columbian long-fillers bound by a flavorful Nicaraguan leaf. The result is an array of flavor, including hints of cocoa and wood, with a smooth, sweet finish that lingers after each puff. A soothing, satisfying smoke that burns slow and cool emitting a rich, crowd-pleasing aroma. Medium to full-bodied, the Beast is waiting.
“WOW! This is one phenomenal smoke (Gurkha Beast)! I tried the Beauty and Beast 6 pack from CI and was pleasantly surprised by both! This review will be for the Beast. The wrapper is beautiful, with it's dark oily perfection and it has an awesome solid feel when grasping it to light. It is a monster of a stick, but what a gorgeous, tasty smoke. The "Beast" starts out peppery with a slight bitterness, but shortly thereafter develops into a delightful dark cocoa flavor which immerses the senses, with an ever so creamy richness that intensifies and matures with each inch. This complex, albeit heavenly monster is truly a unique treat to the taste buds! This is a robust, bold, but smooth stick with an even burn, which produces a solid, beautiful white ash and glorious pillars of white aromatic smoke which enhances the overall experience. While the price tag of these sticks make them more of an occasional treat than a daily staple for me, they are most definitely one fine offering from Gurkha. They have yet again produced a unique and delightful masterpiece that will be added to my humidor collection. I would recommend these to all who enjoy a solid, lasting, bold, complex, but smooth smoke ... just don't look for me to share mine! They will be an occasional treat, closely guarded in my humidor and I will be looking forward to lighting one as frequently as possible! Thanks CI and Gurkha! Another favorite added to my list!”
BS of York, PA
“A must have to your Gurkha cigar collection. One of my favorites! Ordered more than once since its a great smoke.”