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Gurkha Beauty

B-e-a…utiful

Gurkha Beauty — a phenomenon that many of you cigar lovers have surely heard of. One of the finest examples of the ultra-premium wares in the Gurkha house of brands, Beauty reigns supreme as the smoothest, most luxurious Gurkha on the market. Each patiently crafted cigar in this box comes attractively packaged inside a heavy glass tube, but the presentation is just the beginning. 

Expertly showcasing an ultra-rare blend of 5-year-aged tobaccos and a superior Connecticut-seed wrapper of only the finest grade, this cigar might just bring a tear to your eye. Beauty offers a divine experience on each and every cigar that’s deep in rich and luxurious flavors. A sweet mixture of cream, toasted nuts, and slight cedar gently greets the palate with each sip, inviting you to continue indulging until the nub. Pick up Gurkha Beauty today, and experience cigars at their finest. 

Note: Only box purchases will come with the cigars in glass tubes. Five and ten pack purchases are simply packaged in cellophane.


Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Beauty (Gordo) (6.5"x58)
Box of 25 Backordered $770.00
save $175.0023% off
$595.00
Beauty (Gordo) (6.5"x58)
Pack of 10 In Stock $300.00
save $215.0172% off
$84.99
Beauty (Gordo) (6.5"x58)
Pack of 5 In Stock $150.00
save $100.0067% off
$50.00
Overall Rating 4.42 out of 5 Based on 171 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Gurkha Beauty”

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5 Star
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5 out of 5
Hands Down Favorite
This cigar is my all time favorite! I enjoy others but keep coming back to the Beauty. Smooth Flavorful with a great draw.
5 out of 5
5 STARS
Only Gurkha I've ever enjoyed
4 out of 5
The Gurkha has new complexities for a mellow cigar smoker
I'm rating this as a mellow cigar smoker. The Gurkha has new complexities for a mellow cigar smoker. There is a very sloght bitterness on the smoke. The slower your smoke, the more mellow the stick is. If you draw a lot, it is much more bitter. It's a great cigar for those who want a step up, but it's also a good cigar to learn how to light your cigar correctly and draw slowly.
5 out of 5
A great cigar
Mild, even burn and no bite. My buds and I really enjoyed them and I would recommend them to anyone. Nothing like a vintage wine, good conversation and an enjoyable smoke. Cheers
5 out of 5
Go to cigar
Really nice smoke
5 out of 5
Great cigar in all respects
Very enjoyable cigar in all respects
5 out of 5
CIGAR A DAY
One fine stick. will order again and again
4 out of 5
great cigar for the post
great cigar for the post wedding celebration!
3 out of 5
Not such a beauty
Mild. Good for the yard, car or knock around. Buy on sale
5 out of 5
Mild and delicious
Always a great smoke.
5 out of 5
Beauty
In my opinion this is one of the best I have ever had the chance to smoke.
4 out of 5
How to relax.
Very good! Mild with an easy draw. Nothing like sitting on the boat fishing smoking a good cigar.
5 out of 5
First time buyer
Great cigar at a very good price. Service was impeccable. I'll be back! KL
5 out of 5
Good smoke
As always nice mellow easy smoking cigar.
5 out of 5
Great value
Great gars, nice ring siZe, burns even and smooth.... better after sitting in humidor for couple weeks....all good.👍
5 out of 5
Gurkha beauty
My favorite cigar. Nice and mild.
5 out of 5
Beauty
This is a great go to cigar, especially in the early morning. I smoke 1 on each 9 while golfing. Slow burning and always a solid roll make this ideal for setting them down frequently to drive, chip and putt. They don't fall apart like some others do. Very enjoyable because they burn slow and stay lit all through the breaks.
5 out of 5
AWESOME!!!
If you like a mild cigar with a lot of taste and nuance this is the cigar for you!!!
5 out of 5
Very nice blend, easy to
Very nice blend, easy to enjoy smoking experience(have had them on other occasions.
5 out of 5
Gurkha Beauty are SMOOOOTTHHH!!!!
I love this cigar because oF taste, burned evenly to end, didn't fall apart, nor have to keep relight in will I buy again most definitely but I notice their hard to find in stock so I'm not the only one who loves them!
5 out of 5
Great cigar nice and smooth
Great cigar nice and smooth
5 out of 5
Gurka
They really are beautiful
5 out of 5
Rare Beauty
It’s unusual to find a mild Connecticut that deserves to be labeled as complex, but this one does. True beauty is sublime. So is this cigar.
2 out of 5
no es de mi agrado
No tiene una buena construccion y no aporta una experiencia como lo esperaba
1 out of 5
Pass
Absolutely didn't like them. I must have got a bad 5 pack. They all tasted like i was smoking dirt.
5 out of 5
A little different
It wasn't what I expected @ 1st, but it just takes a little time for all the flavors to come together I guess. Not a Fav of mine
5 out of 5
First Gurkha, loved them!
Great cigar!! Even burn, wonderful draw & flavor!!
5 out of 5
Good everyday smoke
Good price, fresh, burns well.
1 out of 5
Not Recommended.
Not good. Burns fast and unevenly. Very disappointed considering the recommendation from CI.
5 out of 5
Beauty and beast cigars
Liked the beauty but did not care for the beast at all
5 out of 5
Gurkha Beauties +++
One of my favorites. Never disappoints!
5 out of 5
Mellow
A very nice mellow smoke, unlike other light cigars the Gurka Beauty give you a very nice flavor. Highly recommended!
5 out of 5
A great smoke for the
A great smoke for the price. Clean burn and smooth all the way to the stub.
5 out of 5
BEAUTY-FUL smoke
Beautiful! Mmmmmmmm! Great smoke. Easily one of my favorites now. had mixed thots about Ghurka up to now; but, for me, this stick shoves Ghurka back into the upper echelon. Definitely a keeper and re-buy.
5 out of 5
It is what it says it is!
It was a Beauty to smoke. I had to put a cigar tip on it to get it all, you'll it all.
5 out of 5
So so
I wanted the sampler pack.They were just along for the ride.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar!
Fantastic smoke! Burns even, great flavor!
3 out of 5
Beauty’s
Good stick for the money. Uneven burn on a few. Flavor is good.
2 out of 5
Disappointing
Very inconsistent smoke.
5 out of 5
Very Enjoyable
Excellent smoke for the price. Was a little bitter at first but then seet and creamy. The burn was very good for a Conneticut. Would definitely buy this again.
5 out of 5
Bigly
I have smoked only one so far, but enjoyed it very much. Tasty, even burn, smooth, right down to the end. I don't think I have met a Gurka I didn't like
5 out of 5
Gurkha Beauty
Simply Awesome!
5 out of 5
I will be getting more!
Good smoke!!!
2 out of 5
Gurkha Beauty
Cigar wrapper began to unravel when lit. Not happy with it.
3 out of 5
not a bad smoke
its a little harch or strong
5 out of 5
Very nice
Enjoyed. Smoked just like it should.
4 out of 5
Smooth
Very smooth
5 out of 5
always good
Good dependable smoke; well made; tasty.
5 out of 5
A great cigar!
These Gurkha Beauty's are a great cigar. Myself and a neighbor smoked these sitting by the fire pit sipping some 18 year old Jamison. Cigars International does a great job, keep up the great work.
3 out of 5
Decent
Not a bad cigar it just starts to fall apart
5 out of 5
Gurkha Beauty
This was a beautiful smoke. Nice draw, with a good even burn. Loved every minute of it! Need to grab some more.
5 out of 5
It's a Beauty
Rec'd a couple of wks ago. Humidor for 10 days and then a great smoking experience. Truly love the. Gurka Beauty.
5 out of 5
Gurkha Beauty
One of the finest cigars on the market. Not cheap but you can watch for the occasional super special and stock up for the pleasure of a great cigar.
5 out of 5
Gurkha beauty
Great mild even burn
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Great cigar
4 out of 5
Burns good
Burns good
4 out of 5
Gurkha Beauty
The Beauty is another fine cigar from the Gurkha line. I'm a fan of Gurkhas because of their taste. The Beauty doesn't let me down. Its a full body smoke without the often bitter taste that comes with a full bodied cigar. The only complaint I have with Gurkha is they don't always burn thin. They can run and require attention. But when they are burning right they are my favorite cigar.
5 out of 5
The best is Beauty
Gurkha Beautys are always on my list. Smooth tones make this one of the best cigars in my humidor.
5 out of 5
Beauties.
My favorite cigars of the Gurkha's
5 out of 5
ron
A great cigar really enjoyed it.
2 out of 5
Pass...
Not a fan of this Gurkha. I felt like i was smoking dirt.
4 out of 5
It is a very good
It is a very good cigar and burns we’ll
5 out of 5
FABULOUS cigar
Nice soft smoke-flavor... not overbearing. Still good after 3 days of making my way to the end of one and that is not the case for many cigars. Bravo.
4 out of 5
Ashes to ashes, they all fall down
It's a good cigar but I'm confused why the ash is so fine. I never drop ashes but did it twice with this cigar. Couldn't form more than 1 - 1 1/2 inches of ash before it fell to the ground. That's a sin in the cigar world. That aside, I did enjoy the cigar and would recommend it.
5 out of 5
Still a great cigar.
easy smoke smooth draw I have always liked beauty but The Beast is more my taste.
5 out of 5
Gurkha Beauty Cigar’s
Gurkha Beauty Cigar’s are one of my favorites, here is some reason why: Smokes evenly, Taste great, Draws good, The cigar doesn’t come apart.
5 out of 5
Beautiful!
Such an enjoyable smoke. Consistent and smooth.
5 out of 5
I like the Beauties
wonderful cigar mild and will do great on any occasion.
5 out of 5
One great cigar
This is one great cigar! Easy draw, even ash burn, and great flavor. This is by far the best cigar I've had. If your a fan of a mild cigar give this a try.
4 out of 5
Pretty good
Very loose wrap
5 out of 5
Gurkha Beauty
One of the best Gurkhas made. Large ring size, easy draw, nice flavor, even burn and stays lit. On a scale of 100 this is a 94.
3 out of 5
Cheap.
Not bad for the price.
3 out of 5
Not a bad smoke for the price
Good every day burn
5 out of 5
Gurkha beauty
One of the best I've ever had. Don't miss out on these!
5 out of 5
Very nice Smoke, would buy again
Smooth, and very nice ring gauge for its length.
5 out of 5
Excellent burn and draw.
Gurkha Beauty is a Beauty.
5 out of 5
DELICIOUS
Great smooth delicious smoke. Definitely one to recommend.
5 out of 5
The Gurkha Beauty are great
The Gurkha Beauty are great cigars and an easy smoke.
5 out of 5
Gurkha Beauty is my go-to mild smoke.
Gurkha Beautys are mild, yes, but without any hint of the papery taste that some milds have. Just tobacco-y goodness! Great draw, even burn. I love everything about them!
5 out of 5
Must have staple
I have been enjoying the Ghurka beauty for several years now, and will always add them on to any order whenever I run out. Just an all around awesome cigar, and great to have on hand for friends who aren’t too comfortable with more robust adventures.
3 out of 5
Bad batch
I normally enjoy the Gurkha Beauties, but this batch wasn’t the same quality. They burned unevenly, and kept needing to be re-lit to even out the burn.
3 out of 5
Gurkha Beauty
A haandsome cigar, but I wasnt impressed with the flavor tones. Nice big billows of smoke, but I prefer darker notes of flavor.
5 out of 5
Delicious
I love the Beauty by Gurkha, never disappoints.
5 out of 5
Very good
Very good
5 out of 5
So far is my favorite
So far is my favorite cigar
5 out of 5
Mild and smokes smooth.
Mild and smokes smooth.
5 out of 5
Great mild smoke
Great mild smoke
1 out of 5
Blech. Not pleased.
Poorly constructed. Very disappointed. Masterclass and Legend much better. Won’t be buying this anymore.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
This cigar is well constructed and perfect in size. Highly recommend.
5 out of 5
Excellent mello cigar.
Excellent mellow cigar at a great price
5 out of 5
awesome
Great cigars, will definitely buy again!
5 out of 5
Nice Cigar
Smooth and relatively mild. Draws and smokes well on the golf course. Very pleased with this purchase
5 out of 5
Top of my list!
I enjoy these so much, flavor, burn and draw are excellent. The first oneI enjoyed I kept the ash going almost all the way to the band. A good friend and I are really starting to indulge in some of the higher end cigars I purchased a 10pack of these for him excellent Christmas gift.
5 out of 5
Great Cigars
Love the Beauties..
5 out of 5
My son-in-law loves Gurkas! You
My son-in-law loves Gurkas! You guys never disappoint!
5 out of 5
Awesome smoke
Sweet great taste only problem is they go to fast
5 out of 5
Gurkha Beauties
Gurkha Beauties are the best of the Gurkha Cigars I always look for them on sale and buy. A great Cigar, hold ash and smoke smooth all the way down.
5 out of 5
Gurkha... They're Good
They're good. Not excellent. Not bad. Not okay. Just good. The end.
5 out of 5
purchase of Gurkha cigars
Good purchase..received as promised.
5 out of 5
Beauty
Great cigar by far my favorite
5 out of 5
Premium
I really enjoyed the cigar it was very smooth And enjoyable. Got Chestnut, hay, Cashew taste. Would definitely buy again. Thanks for the Black Friday sale cigar international!!
5 out of 5
No hurrying allowed
For those rare times when time is not an issue, these are a wonderful long lasting smoke
5 out of 5
Beauty
Nice smooth smoke, I’ve been smoking Gurkha’s for some time and the Beauty’s have never failed to please.
1 out of 5
Yuk!!!!
Inconsistency abounds! Uneven burn and draw.
1 out of 5
Yuk!!
I made a big mistake and doubled my 10 pack order. The cigars burn uneven, each draws to one extreme or the other. They also have a tendency to unwrap!
5 out of 5
No beauty
It wasn’t as mild as expected......gave some away golfing and got same results!!!!
4 out of 5
Beauty
Not a bad cigar by any means
1 out of 5
Inconsistency
Inconsistency between cigars. They burn on one side requiring constant attention.
1 out of 5
Inconsistency
Inconsistency between cigars. They burn on one side requiring constant attention.
5 out of 5
I thought the price was a mistake!
I thought the price was a mistake, I ordered 10. I really enjoy this cigar. Really smooth and has a even slow burn.
5 out of 5
Great with an IPA
This is one of my favorites of all time. Goes great with an IPA, which is perfect for when I don’t feel like having whiskey.
5 out of 5
great smoke
It has a nice moderate taste, and I got it at a great price!
4 out of 5
Gurkha is proud of them
one of my favorite Gurkhas a bit on the high side I only get them on sale
5 out of 5
It's a great cigar. It's
It's a great cigar. It's worth 5 stars.
5 out of 5
True Beauty
A great cigar. Lots of flavor and nuances. The burn was excellent
5 out of 5
Beauty Full
While I think the MSRP is outrageous, the CI deals are great! This is a great cigar when you have the time to relax. My friends like it more than I do and we buy when we see the deals.
5 out of 5
Gurkha fan
I am never disappointed with these cigars. Great flavor and well rolled. Great smoke!
5 out of 5
VERY SMOOTH
Nice even burn. Very enjoyable cigar
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar at a great
Excellent Cigar at a great price!
5 out of 5
It's the Bomb
Seriously, it's a long smooth smoke. Nothing biting. All smiles.
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar
For those who like mild and smooth cigars, the Beauty is hard to beat.
5 out of 5
Lots of flavor
Good smoke all the way down
5 out of 5
Gurkha Beauty. Smooth and creamy
What can I say? I love this cigar. The great flavor, and even burn make it a wonderful smoke. It's a little pricey for an everyday smoke, but excellent for a special occasion.
5 out of 5
Excellent service and products
Always satisfied with CI
4 out of 5
Nice and..
Nice,..and strong.
5 out of 5
HUMIDOR, The humidor is the KEY
I'll let You know in the spring of 2018, all Cigar purchases go straight to storage for a minimum of 6 months
5 out of 5
Gurkha Beauty
Nice mellow cigar. Burns well.
4 out of 5
Still in review stage
A tad off, but my expectations may have been too high. The discontinued Symphony was my go to 10 years ago when I took up cigar smoking full time. It's a more mild smoke than a lot of the Gurkhas, but I really, really loved them. I expected the Beauty to be in line with that Connecticut wrapper. Whole different cigar, as it should be I guess. I like the size better. I'll say that. I've only had 3 or 4 out of my order so I'm wanting more of it to be precise and detailed. I can't be honest with just one. There's a ready excuse for employed CI Reviewers to have 24/7 access to the big walk-in humidor, and just walk out. That's all I have for now. Maybe back later after a few more. Thank you for above par service (or is that below par) from your staff who always looks after my tiniest need with care.
4 out of 5
Gurka Beauty
Very tasty smoke. Nice, smooth flavor and long lasting.
5 out of 5
Gurkha beauty
Great cigar enjoyable smoke!
5 out of 5
Very good smoke
Will always have a few of these in my humidor. A mild and long smoke.
5 out of 5
Your telephone ordering number is
Your telephone ordering number is TERRIBLE. It never is operational.. you loose A lot of orders.
5 out of 5
Best mild cigar for the price
I'm fairly new to cigars and the Gurkha Beauty is just perfect for me. It is clean burning and very mellow.
5 out of 5
Great pack, great price
Gurkha beauty is becoming my favorite cigar. Nice mild smoke, with a great smoke output. It's good from start to finish, as I've smoked each one all the way to the nub. I will definitely buy this pack again.
3 out of 5
Great taste long burn thin wrapper
Nothing really to complain about aside from the wrapper cracks and breaks on you about half way through. It happened on all 5. 3 out of 5 the wrap actually was so bad it was exposing a large part of the bind. Not a big deal if your smoking by yourself but if your on the course or public you may want to choose another product. Taste was great and burn was good as well no canoe.
5 out of 5
The Beauty Is In The Gurkha
The Gurkha Beauty is one of my "go to" smokes. It's reasonably priced, smooth, consistently good and flavorful. If it held an ash a little better it would be even better but that doesn't stop me from keeping my humidor stocked with them.
3 out of 5
Nice everyday smoke
This is a nice mild cigar. It burns fairly quickly, so despite it's size it doesn't last much longer than some smaller expensive cigars. Overall, a good cigar for the price.
5 out of 5
Awesome smoke
Just a perfect smoke.
5 out of 5
smooth
smooth and a great value
4 out of 5
David Hicks
Great
5 out of 5
Very Good
Another Winner
4 out of 5
Quite good
Smoked 5 so far. 4 were great. The other had problems staying lit etc. I still think the CI Knock-off Montecristo (& Macanudo) are the best.
5 out of 5
A home run
I love this cigar. Very smooth burn, no bite at all. Great taste and leaves no heavy cigar taste in my mouth. My new favorite every day cigar!
5 out of 5
Great
nice draw....
4 out of 5
Great consistent smoke
These are simply a pleasant smoke that delivers an even burn with consistent quality over the years I have had them.
5 out of 5
Gurkha Beauty
Very good construction. Consistently even burn, flavor, and aroma from one cigar to the next. Easy draw and you can put it down for a few minutes without having to relight.
4 out of 5
very good cigar
very good cigar
5 out of 5
Gurkha Beauty
It is and always has been a good cigar. I noticed that the bands were taped. This is different but still never undercuts the great cost and the great smoke.
5 out of 5
Gurkha Beuaties
Great cigar. Not the first time I've ordered them. Good flavor burn evenly and you can smoke them down to the nub.
5 out of 5
Smoke em if you've got em
Beauties are one of our favorite cigar brands.A little expensive if purchased by the box. We buy them on sale, or in bundles. It's a better value this way. We try to do the same method of purchasing with Rocky Patel Decades.
5 out of 5
Smooth Taste
Gurkha, never fails to satisfy my craving for a good cigar.
5 out of 5
Awesome
Need more!
5 out of 5
Great Gurkha's Ghost
The Beauty is my favorite cigar. Great smoke. Can only do one a day, so this it it.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Got this one with the glass top humidor package. Best stick in the package. Produced tons of tasty smoke and absolutely perfect draw and burn. Will order more of these!
3 out of 5
Gurkha beauty beauty
Just OK for the price. Not bad but nothing special
4 out of 5
Meh.
After waiting for this moment for a couple of months I finally pulled one of the Gurka Beauty's out of the humidor. It's been sitting there for a few months waiting for the right opportunity. Tonight was it. Now I usually smoke Robusto's, but these were too good of a deal to pass in a five pack. After addressing the cigar and letting all of the senses soak up the feel and aroma. After toasting it up and savoring the first few puffs I waited, and waited for the nuances of this heavyweight to kick in. It didn't at least not for me. It remained pleasant but relatively flavorless to the end. Now this was my first stick of the day, after dinner so I was primed. Now it didn't let me down, but it didn't live up to expectations. Maybe next one.
5 out of 5
It's a Beauty
The Beauty is as its name implies: well built, elegant in appearance, good burn & draw. On the medium side of mild, its flavor profile starts out as an easy, clean and slightly sweet smoke, but slowly develops a richer and more complex offering of earthy spices and slight nuttiness, maintaining just a hint of sweetness. It's a long smoke, so don't limit yourself to a mere half hour. The Beauty never gets harsh, so she's good to the nubbins. If she was your wife you'd be a lucky man; if she was your mistress you'd be really lucky.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar at a great
Great Cigar at a great price
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Smoked one on the golf course could have played another18 with the same cigar! Burns nice and lasts a long time⛳️
5 out of 5
Beauty is a Beauty
great smoke
5 out of 5
Can't wait to have another!!!!
I'm an occasional smoker but this was the best cigar I've ever had.
3 out of 5
Inconsistent at times but worth trying
Got the 5 pack dirt cheap during a special. After aging for about 11 months, overall the cigar smelled great, had a decent draw, construction was good. Upon lighting it had a smooth flavor - very earthy, but then the smoke became very harsh and grassy as others have described. I was almost ready to toss it for something else but at the 1/2 way mark it became creamy with a bit of pepper, even picking up some fruity notes. Overall not a bad cigar, but I would only get more if they were seriously discounted.
2 out of 5
This "Beauty" is a "BEAST"!!
NOT worth the money! I expected a delicious even burning cigar, what I received is a box full of uneven burning cigars that don't taste well at all! Constantly relighting the cigar not only is frustrating, but makes it difficult to enjoy or actually see what this "beauty" tastes like! They should've named this one BEAST!
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
Excellent smoke, burned evenly and ashed well. It had nice draw that let you experience the flavors well without overpowering you. I was was very satisfied with the the cigar and understand why the cigar is always out of stock.
2 out of 5
Take a gamble it's worth it.
Looks great, smells great....but that all ends when you light it....sometimes. I wanted so hard to like these. I'll give them another go when I have nothing else to smoke. Not just this cigar but other Gurkha cigars as well have been missing the mark for me which is a shame considering they are a very attractive cigar. ItsJust a huge gamble on which Gurkha shows up that night. When you get a good one its great... like finding a 20 in the pocket of that jacket you wore last winter.....or you get let down and suffer half way through the paper thin wrapper chemical aftertaste on your lip sour smoke come undone Gurkha before snuffing it out in the yard or whatever else you can muster up just to put it out of its misery ..... I don't know why I feel compelled to babble....seems everyone already knows about Gurkha's consistent inconsistency.
2 out of 5
Not for me
This one is not to my taste. Rather one dimensional, grassy and dry. Draw was difficult. Ended the smoke half way through and discarded the other four. Not worth the effort.
5 out of 5
Gurkha did not disappoint.
I really don't do many reviews but I thought this Beauty needed one. I've read other reviews that say the draw is poor and flavor is also bad after half way through. I can say I have not experienced this. While I usually go for something more full bodied Gurkha does not disappoint. The burn has been good and mild flavor has lasted me till the nub. While maybe overpriced in my opinion I would not pass over this experience.
5 out of 5
would definitely recommend to a friend
This is my first gurkha so I cannot say anything about consistency, however it was a true mild to medium body, and burns very well no touch ups no relights, and fairly easy draw. I would recommend as a midday cigar.
2 out of 5
not a fan but try
Not a fan of this one. I tried to give it a chance and half way threw it I gave it to the dirt. Some people may like this cigar and that's great. It's just not for me and by all means try one for yourself.
3 out of 5
Pretty good on sale
Would give it 5 stars but a little inconsistent. Buy on sale age for a while and enjoy. Seems to get better about 3/4 down and pretty good for a mild smoke. Have had better but will buy again.
2 out of 5
Stressful smoke
GURKHA cigars have been extremely inconsistent in my opinion. One is too tight rolled, the next to like breathing through a 1" straw. The Beauty has decent toasty flavor for a mild cigar. Overall though, I won't be buying Gurkha cigars anymore. It turns a relaxing evening into a stress storm hoping to get a good draw. Good flavor Mostly even burn (most of the time) Poor roll consistency (humidor set at 69%)
Customer Testimonials
I normally go for a heavier smoke, but the Connecticut wrapper was calling to me today from my heavily Maduro favored humidor. Smoked about as advertised, butter & toast for the first third, then a pleasant spice developed up to about the half way mark then remained constant. Ash held well almost to the first ring, then began to burn a little uneven, but self corrected. Slight sweetness came in & out thru the entire smoke. All in all a pleasant offering with no harshness I've associated with other Gurhka offerings. Not sure I'd buy at msrp, but well worth picking up a few if they can be got on sale.
Bought a 10 pack of these on special about a year ago and split them with a buddy at work. The first had burn issues and wouldn't stay lit. The second did much better. Now, a year later, I'm enjoying the third. Halfway in, perfect burn, good mild flavors like a bread. The ash holds on for days. The only negative I have is that it requires a double or triple puff to get good smoke out of it. If you're a fan of milder sticks, give these a try. Don't pay full price though.
Very mild at the start, the draw is great. I tend to like mild cigars and this one was not bad at all. Q: Would I try it again? A: Yes, without a doubt.
I am a newcomer to cigar appreciation. I bought a sampler that included a Gurka Beauty. The first thing I noticed was it was wrapped in plastic as were the other nine. It was a smooth smoke, but continued to burn unevenly. I re-lit it three times before giving up....
Bought these on sale. They're ok, but age poorly. Same problem with Titans. After aging the draw is poor, and the wrapper falls apart while smoking. Buy on sale and smoke them quick.
Just received a 10 pack yesterday and lit one up before putting the rest in the humi. Same experience as a few others regarding the draw. Almost like a thick milkshake...mmmmm...milkshakes are great but made the overall experience a bit meh. Nice mild flavors but minimal smoke (due to the draw?). I'll let them marinate a while and try again. Cheers!
Gurkha Beauty XO (6 x 60)...CI describes this as "A Work of Art"...maybe, but I'm not going to hang it on the wall or put it on a pedestal. I'm going to burn it! The first 3rd was very dry, grassy tasting and left a cotton mouth finish. The second 3rd transitioned to a slight spiciness and the dryness diminished. Still somewhat grassy in taste. The burn went lopsided and required two touch ups because it would not self correct (3/4" difference from side to side). At the start of the last 3rd it began to tunnel and required a further touch up....
Love the Beauty! It's a creamy, nutty, and mild treat. Great taste all the way through. Be sure to buy if there's a sale!
Love these but they tend to have burn issues....
I completely agree with MH. I'm almost universally full or med-full smoker, so wouldn't touch this simply based on the mild description, but after trying the Black Beauty, I have to say I prefer this stick. Can't believe I said that! Goes to show that taste is individual, sometimes even by the person AND the stick. I didn't take this out of my mouth until 1" and really enjoyed it's creaminess, hazel nuttiness, and increasing spiciness. I am also very leery of Gurkha due to marketing over-hype and pricing, so was quite surprised to enjoy this stick as much as I did. Excellent first stick of the day...as long as not at the regularly listed prices.
I got these for $2.50 a stick in a weekly special. I like them better than most mild smokes, especially for that price. They are well constructed, tasty and they burned great. I won't complain about them being "bland" because they are a mild smoke. They aren't supposed to overpower. I would definitely not purchase these at anything over $4 per stick. If you are looking for a great mild smoke and these are on sale buy them up, but if not its hard to beat rocky patel connecticut at the $3-$4 price range or some oliva connecticut reserves.
Bought 20 thought they might be a steal @ 3$ ea. three out of five were plugged so tightly I could not light them. Will leave them for one more month in humi. Then in the garbage they go! Live and learn. Would not recommend.
Bought the 20 bundle on sale expecting a mid grade cigar. They were way to tight to even smoke and zero flavor when you pulled like crazy. I am not a high end smoker (Flor De Oliva) so when I say you cannot smoke them they are not very good. 14 of the 20 were traded away for 5 Olivas.
this is a great mild smoke the taste is creamy wit a sweet after taste.It is a bit pricey but the folks at CI make them easy to get in sample packs .Into this cigar the flavors hint up a bit of spice but stay sweet through out.I like to smoke Camacho corojo ,cohiba,ava maria,punch and victor sinclare maduro .I like fuller flavor smokes, but for a mild this tastes awesome!Nice tight ash ,draw is a little tight but not all that bad,mouth full of flavor on every pull .I liked the gurkha blue steel but cant find them any more .Foe me this is the mild smoke I have been looking for .Hey CI ,like allways you guys rock .If this samplers still on sale at end of the week ,Ill be ordering more!!!
Wasn't impressed. rolled way too tight, nearly impossible to draw. flavor was mild, but I barely got a taste because I had to draw so hard for a little bit of smoke, eventually I just gave up on it and lit a different Gurkha.
To me, this was a creamy, mild, mellow smoke. The wrapper was a true beauty, and , of course, smoked perfectly. The result was a tasty treat for me, even though I usually prefer something heavier with hints of pepper, chocolate, or coffee. In all, obvious quality and very pleasant mild cigar. Would I pay retail price for 1? Not as long as I could buy a Gurkha Ninja for just a few bucks
Good morning cigar, light on flavor, lots of smoke, great aroma. Creaminess goes good with coffee
I'm smoking my third Beauty....all three that I've smoked have an intense biting spiciness from the start that I find to be a bit severe for what is said to be a mild smoke. It's good, I love the draw, I love the ring size and the long, tight ash on every stick....it's consistent, but it isn't a mild taste and that's not a bad thing, it just isn't wasn't I was led to expect from this Gurkha. Enjoy!
After smoking the Gurkha Titans, Centurions, Beasts,etc. I expected a little more from the Beauty XO with all the hype I read about. Don't get me wrong, the Beauty is a very mild, smooth, even burning smoke, but lacked the flavor I am used to from Gurkha. So I ask myself, would I go out of my way to order these, no...but I would be glad to get one or two in a sampler pack once in a while. On a scale of 1 to 10 it's an 8 in my book.
This is a really good cigar. Buy'em up in the samplers or if they go on sale.
Just my opinion...When it comes to a Connecticut Wrapper, this it what it should be. The Beauty is so creamy it is like using heavy whipping cream in your coffee or tons of butter on your toast. Your mouth fills with a light, creamy taste and never stops all the way to the nub. The wrapper is smooth like a baby's behind. A real pleasure to hold and smoke anytime of the day or night. I would rate this cigar a 94, just about as good as you can get.
The first non-Acid cigar that my wife has ever claimed to enjoy the smell of! Excellent flavor (I consistently get a hazelnut taste) and nice, mild body.
Not to pick nits or anything, but is there more than one variety of blend offered of the Gurkha "Beauty"? I pick up a box of salomons every couple of months for when the mood strikes to have a nice mild blend. They easily hit the mark in that area for me. If you catch a sale you can get the box for 50 bones - WAY more than fair, again, i.m.h.o...
After burning 2 sticks I have to agree with others who say it is quite bland (even for a mild). I would venture to guess if you're a Gurkha fan and like very mild cigars (and I do like them in general) then you will probably be somewhat satisfied. I say somewhat because for the price for these, there are indeed better to be had (Oliva CT comes to mind).
Wonderful! Smooth, mild, consistent all the way through! Lots of pleasant smoke with each draw.
If you like mild cigars, the Beauty is just ok. I can think of a hundred others that are better (EPC New Wave, Oliva Connecticut, Man O' War Virtue Mini Salmon, Rocky Patel Signature, San Lotano Connecticut....just to name a few). But if you like Gurkha, you'd probably like this cigar. Me? A lot of air and little flavor, not for me.
After wanting to try a Beauty for about 2 years, I finally got my hands on a 5 pack of the Beauty XO 6 by 60. Started out very mild, and worked it's way to a medium by the halfway point. First cigar I have smoked that I have removed the band before loosing the ash. Very well made, and a perfect burn. Couldn't ask for a better cigar. When you get ready for a Beauty, sit down with a nice drink, and get ready for a 1.5 to 2 hour commitment. Take your time, and don't rush it, or Beauty will get a little harsh.
I didn't care for this cigar, but after a couple more I decide I really do like it. It's mellow and will burn harsh if you draw fast but other then that it's amazing.
Buy these when they are on sale, (my regret is that i didn't purchase a lot more). Excellent medium bodied cigar. It rates an A in all categories, except standard pricing which shows these at $595.00 /25 which puts them out of reach for most. As a very acceptable alternative try the Stratus or Blue Steel from Gurkha. Both a lot less money and real close to these.
Too mild and bland for me.

Gurkha Beauty

Brock

There’s a lovely young lady that stops by the CI Super-Store from time to time and, for the sake of anonymity, let us refer to her as “Lola”.

Lola is an avid Gurkha fan and has a way of pushing the brand on me (keep in mind, I’M the cigar salesperson and she’s the customer!) Days ago, she graced us with her presence at the shop and, while it’s tough to get my male co-workers to focus on other customers, it’s always a joy to have her in, no matter how much she busts our stones!

I'm enjoying a cigar that remains unnamed when that zealous Gurkha fanatic asks me, “Brock, what are you smoking?”

I briefly reply to her question, then as fast as I could take another puff, she scathingly states, “When you’re ready to smoke premium quality cigars, I will show you some Gurkhas.”

A Gurkha fan myself, I pay no mind to her contemptuous banter and continue with my daily routine.

Several days after my encounter with Ms. Lola, I'm in the squeaky clean stadium parking lot in Philadelphia tailgating with one of my best friends and his family. “Herby” and I are enjoying some fine tailgating cuisine, cocktails and people-watching as we're wearing our favorite jersey, #20, which is being retired at halftime.

As the smoke from the grill flourished into the air like the burgeoning smog in the Philadelphia city skyline, it's about that time to put some smoke of my own into the air.

Before I could pull out a cigar from my Diesel 2-Finger brown leather carrying case, Herby busts out his 15-count herf-a-dor and offers me a puro of his own.

There were some tasty morsels in there…5 Vegas Cask-Strength, Man O’ War Ruination, Punch Bareknuckle and so-on-and-so-forth. However, I recall my encounter with the Gurkha faithful days prior and spot a beautiful Connecticut Shade cigar known as the “Gurkha Beauty.”

Not wanting an extremely full-bodied cigar, I pass up on the aforementioned offerings and divulge my interest into that eye-catching Gurka Beauty. A corona guy, I tend to stick with thinner vitolas but there’s something about that rotund 6.5” X 58 size that has me dribbling all over my green football jersey.

After I toast the foot, I fire up this Nicaraguan gem with my double flame butane lighter. On a side note, I will never touch the flame of a butane torch directly onto the foot of the cigar as this can detrimentally char a significant portion of your wrapper leaf, thus, inhibiting the desired flavor. Plus, the wrapper is damn gorgeous!

The stunning, chestnut Connecticut-seed wrapper is grown in Ecuador, and then aged 7 years before being applied. It encompasses a rich blend of unidentified 5-year aged fillers.

The first half inch of this tasty treat features a bready flavor accompanied by an effortless draw. Into the middle third of this cigar, the flavor changes into a creaminess which is complemented by a nice, natural sweetness in the smoke. As I pass about 25% of the smoke through my nostrils, it is smooth and painless. 

Between puffs, I take sips…well, take a drink…ok, a better word, quaff…ok, let’s be honest…I guzzle my rum and cokes while heckling the opposing fans in “blue” that walk by our tailgate party. It’s the kind of treatment one should expect if they come into Philadelphia wearing colors other than green. 

As my jeers persist, so does the ever-increasing flavor and enjoyment I receive from the Gurkha Beauty. As I make my way into the final third of this well-aged masterpiece, I get a clean, slightly zesty finish which builds to the very last puff. Upon finishing the elegant Gurkha Beauty, I forcefully spike the remainder of my cigar on the withered, cracked pavement of the parking lot as if I just scored a touchdown. However, this smoking experience was worth much more than just six points.

If you like mellow, Connecticut Shade cigars such as Montecristo White, Ashton and Davidoff, this blend is for you. My smart shopper advice to you is this…never, I mean, NEVER purchase the Gurkha Beauty on its own. It’s fairly high-end and expensive but is available in numerous Gurkha variety samplers as affordable as $3.00 a piece!

In conclusion, I saw my Gurkha-smoking friend Lola a few weeks after enjoying that Gurkha Beauty.

I tell her, “Hey. I had a Gurkha Beauty the other day.”

Elated, she responds, “Awesome! How was it?”

My answer, “Meh. It was alright.”

Brock’s Rating: “90”

Expert Philosophical Insightful Inspirational Thought for the Day for your Personal Edification and Enlightenment: Before kickoff of this divisional football contest, the “normal” referees who had “locked out” for more money and a bigger pension ran out of the tunnel and took the field. Disgusted with the incompetent “replacement” officials who botched calls and altered game outcomes in weeks prior, the Philly faithful cheered the men in stripes. However, I, for one, did not cheer them and, as a matter of fact, I booed them. I yelled, “Why are you people cheering for these imbeciles!?!? Boo!” Collectively, I received the question back, “Why are you booing them?” My response was, “You will see.” Literally, after two minutes into regulation, the zebras made a call in favor of the visiting team and, ironically, the enlightened folks in Section 101, Row 9 said, “Hey this kid was right! Bring back the replacements!”