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Gurkha Black Ops Connecticut

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Black Ops Connecticut ventures into territory that by now seems all too familiar for a mellow cigar, the value arena. But Scout’s honor, Black Ops Connecticut is one of the best mellow cigars I’ve encountered in quite some time, period. I handed one to a buddy and the result was nothing less than expected. He thought it was a five to seven dollar cigar. My thoughts exactly. Big on flavor, but tame in demeanor, Black Ops Connecticut puffs with the best of them.

Let's take a closer look at the cigar shall we? Black Ops Connecticut features a silky-smooth Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper gracing a mellow blend of Cuban-seed tobaccos. This combination yields a deliciously creamy and crisp profile layered with nuances of oak, cream, pepper, and cocoa. Delivering ample flavor and enough strength to keep you interested, it's without a doubt the bowl of porridge that's just right.

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Toro (6.0"x50)
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Torpedo (6.2"x52)
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Overall Rating 4.56 out of 5 Based on 52 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Gurkha Black Ops Connecticut”

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4 out of 5
Black Ops Connecticut
You can light this baby up everyday and not go broke. I bought these on sale and I was not disappointed. Starts out real nice and smooth although, I had to restart it 4 times on average per stick. They did burn pretty even though. It had some bitterness at the finish but, overall a good solid medium cigar. It is an 8.5 for me. Nonetheless, when they are on sale, I am buying them again!
5 out of 5
fine smoke
tryed black ops and have no regreats will order again great smoke
5 out of 5
Smokes great !!!
This is my go to, its as good first thing in the morning with a cup of joe or later with whatever it is your drinking. Burns even, draws great and has good flavor with a smooth and creamy finish.
5 out of 5
Gurkah Black Ops
Amazing cigar, nice and and smoth smoke!
3 out of 5
No mention of Ghurka on the band! Flavor wasn't bad! Burn was good!
3 out of 5
Some wrappers were not intact on the cigars .. 3 of the mazzo
5 out of 5
A great Choice!!!
Black Ops Torpedo, has been one of the best buy I've ever made. It burns very well and with very little flavor
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Mild and smooth all the way to the end, great every day cigar and you can't beat the price. Good job guys!!
5 out of 5
Not quite as smooth
Huge Gurkha fan and have never been disappointed, but this cigar was purchased because the rating was mild. These are to say the least a mild cigar, from first draw it is more like a higher end medium. If you are a true mild only this is not the cigar for you.
5 out of 5
Black Ops fan.
Good everyday smoke. Will buy again if on special.
4 out of 5
Great smoke
Excellent for the price
5 out of 5
Love these cigars
These are my go to cigars. Mild taste and smokes very smoothly
5 out of 5
Black Ops are great!
One of the best cigars in the Gurkha line-up. Will definitely purchase again!
5 out of 5
Gurkha Black Ops
Straight out of the mail the Black Ops were well made, flavorful, and worth every cent of the purchase price!
4 out of 5
Great Buy
Great Smoke but like berserkers better
5 out of 5
My Favorite Cigar
Love the taste and smoke of this cigar. Right now that’s all I’m smoking.
5 out of 5
Enjoyable cigar
Good moderately priced cigar. Easy lighter, even burn, has easy draw with a slight spicy and earthy taste. I am a Connecticut wrapper fan. Gurkha has a winner in this price range.
3 out of 5
not a big fan little
not a big fan little rough on the end
5 out of 5
Always a good smoke.
3 out of 5
An OK cigar for the price
Nice draw, fairly even burn. But goes from a smooth tasting to a harsh tasting cigar as you approach the sweet spot.
5 out of 5
I haven't received them yet,
I haven't received them yet, still waiting. I thought they were back ordered.
5 out of 5
Great cigars
Couldn't ask for a better cigar for the asking price. I made sure to stock up on this deal. A plus bake here
3 out of 5
Mild and a easy smoke,
Mild and a easy smoke, recommended
5 out of 5
Another Good Cigar at a low price
I got these cigars on a lark to be honest, “Black Ops” just the name made we want to give them a try. I was ready at that low price to be disappointed. I mean they are cheap – but I was pleasantly surprised at the flavor they produced. I like to get some good cigars from you for little cash, Bahia Blu is one of my favorites. But I will be adding this in too in the future.
5 out of 5
CI does it again.
Absolutely love this smoke. Great burn and consistent all the way through. Bought them on a promo at an awesome price from CI as well with free shipping and a pocket knife. A real home run in my world. Thanks CI.
4 out of 5
5 out of 5
Gurkha Black Ops Connecticut Churchill
Gurkha has excellent cigars and I Love Churchill cigars. I definitely recommend this to all clients.
5 out of 5
They are a very enjoyable
They are a very enjoyable inexpensive cigar
4 out of 5
Quality with a raging DEATH SKULL on it!
Not bad. It's a consistent smoke but doesn't transition much. It's obviously better than a $1 cigar and with an angry looking skull on the front with a blade sticking through it, you really can't go wrong. SomGuy: "What are you smoking there Bob?" Me: "Pain and anguish!" This answer best sums up my previous experiences with Ghurka products while giving a well deserved nod to the awesome design of this cigar. Honestly though, it's a good smoke but the Churchill is to big. Going robusto next. It has a nice spice and cream mix and could easily be handed out to a friend at a bar. (Unless you live in an area with diminished freedom)
5 out of 5
Great cigars and even better service
5 out of 5
Robust cigars
I find the Black Ops a very good cigar that holds the robustness until the end. Very good..
5 out of 5
Big Bang for your buck
Excellent cigar
3 out of 5
A respectable mild smoke
First received Black Ops in a random CI sampler and liked them enough to order a sampler with all 3 wrappers. Construction is always good - great draw every time, never fall apart on me, good ash. Smoking the Connecticut now after letting it sit in the humi for several months. "Nuances of oak, cream, pepper, and cocoa" - well, for me at the 1/3 mark, I get some pepper but none of the rest. Some cedar but that's probably my doing. "Ample flavor and enough strength to keep you interested" - maybe with a cup of coffee as a morning smoke. Definitely agree with others who say it's more of a daily smoke. "Bowl of porridge that's just right" - eh, a bit shy of that. Overall, enjoyable. Definitely wouldn't hesitate to passing one to a non-smoking buddy on the golf course. FWIW, I used to focus on medium/full but have since decided to pull back and find something less powerful. This is a bit too far.
5 out of 5
Dry and Brittle
I am a big fan of the Black Ops cigar and CI in general. I have always been pleased with their products and services. These cigars are usually well constructed, hold a fine ash and are mild in taste. I even like both logos. However, this shipment of cigars was very disappointing. The cigars were very dry and brittle. I blame that on CI. I hope this was a one time anomaly but it makes me wonder if I should continue to do business with you folks or not. Maybe I should try for my next purchase! Sincerely, Charles J. Maley
5 out of 5
All Your Cigars are the best
Your prices are great. They come fast and fresh always.
5 out of 5
Myself and my wife are very pleased with the quality and prices of C I's products Thanks again
5 out of 5
Black Ops CT Torpedo
I am typically a Ghurka smoker, and had been wanting to try the Black Ops blend. The CT version is a very nice mild/medium flavor and is perfect with my morning cup o' Joe on the morning commute. The batch I got where ready to go out of the box, burn evenly and maintain the flavor right down to the nub. Definitely worth the buy, and I have already ordered some Black Ops Maduro.
3 out of 5
black ops
This cigar is tasty gladly purchase this bundle again it's a great daily smoke
5 out of 5
Always great service
Ordered the Gurkha Black Ops for a bachelor party and they were a huge hit. I order all my cigars from Cigars Int. and have never had a bad experience. Great selection, competitive prices and fast service.
3 out of 5
Gurka Black Ops
they were alright but more like a every day cigar.When i bought the boxes of them they were much better
5 out of 5
Great cigar!
This is a great cigar! Very smooth and full of flavor. I have very much enjoyed these!
5 out of 5
Black Ops is a great smoke
This was my 1st purchase of the Gurkha Black Ops and I am very pleased with the quality of this cigar. Even draw, long ash, smooth taste. Great buy.
5 out of 5
Extremely flavorful and smooth.
Extremely flavorful and smooth.
5 out of 5
Great morning stick
Great morning stick that goes well with coffee. Mild smoke that burns evenly all the way through.
5 out of 5
Black Ops cigars
Very nice , fair price ,would order again .
5 out of 5
Gurkha black ops connecticut toro
A great tasting cigar,Smooth all the way to the finish.
5 out of 5
Tastes great. Lasted a long
Tastes great. Lasted a long time. I enjoyed it very much. I will order again.
5 out of 5
Surprisingly good!
Recieved this as part of a deal...Very tasty stick! (could not wait to try one so I lit one up when delivered) Burns even to the end with no bitterness......Have since had a couple more..Very consistent smoke at a very decent price...
5 out of 5
Very balanced
Best all around easy smoke, not to heavy and not to light, Very balanced and has a nice full cloud.
4 out of 5
Best cigar company.
Cigars international is easy to do business with. I order cigars on Sunday morning and they are on my porch Tuesday afternoon. Had some stale cigars onetime and they returned them no questions asked. Loyal customer.
5 out of 5
Great Cigars
Special Ops are great cigars and the shipment times are great from Cigar International.
4 out of 5
Great for the Price
Great price, taste, and burn. Overall burns evenly and tastes great. The price is just right. Will purchase more in the future.
Customer Testimonials
Good smoke for $$$$$
Smoked 2 this weekend. burns evenly, taste not bad for the price. I'll keep these around to hand out when I don't want to unass my bad boys!
Awesome cigars, and especially for the awesome price. Awesomeness.
After 2 weeks in the humidor picked one for a smoke. Lit easily and burned even. Over 1 1/2 in of ash before tapping in off. Easy draw and no bite down to the end. A nice smoke. A good value at CI price. Will buy these again.
I'm always searching for a cigar I can afford to smoke every day, since the new tax it has been hard to find one this cigar and the maduro, are my favorite smoke, for the price, and better than some that cost more. Consistently great cigar!
If you enjoy premium cigars, this is not for you. Cigar texture seems fine, but its aroma smells like cheap and irritating. Draw is very good, and burn is quite fine. I just do not enjoy its taste.
Got one of these to try since it's made by Gurhka's blend master and the price was good. Was pleasantly surprised with this. I let it sit in the humi for a little over a week and just broke it out. Very nice construction and pre lit aroma. The first third of the stick is quite mild with creamy, nutty, cocoa tones. After the half way mark it becomes more of a medium body holding it's nutty flavor but with hints of pepper, cream, coffee and earthy undertones. Very even burn all the way to the nub. Finally put it out with only 3/4" left and enjoyed every last puff. Will buy more of these and recommend giving them a try.
I was kind of skeptical about ordering a whole box on a whim, but wow what an awesome smoke. Very smooth and flavorful I am glad I bought this great cigar!
Black Ops Connecticut is a good cigar at a great price! All three wrappers are good and I might give the edge to the Maduro, but it's close. Like Gurkha in general; it's all good. They're well made, taste good and the draw was good on every stick. I love the bling like the cutters and knives for free or discount! I've received many cutters and knives to give to friends. You can't go wrong.
I'm an army guy, so I naturally was drawn just by the name... but after smoking one I was hooked!!!!! I have given away ten of these to friends who are hardcore smokers and they love them too!!!! Don't let the price fool you; they are a great smoke and will be kept stock in my humidor!!!! Thanks CI for the great buy!!!!!
Love the smokes. They were very nice to smoke after a 12 hour shift in Afghanistan. Loved them so much I had to order more then one bundle. Cant stop smoking them. Will keep getting them.
I was very suprised in this cigar. I was a little worried, but after smoking this one I was very pleased. It has a rather mild taste and remains that way through the whole cigar. I would recommand this cigar to everyone.
Great cigar, I really enjoyed the flavor profile. It for sure leans towards the mild end, but has a great complex and nuanced flavor center. Creamy, with notes of butterscotch and wood. Great Cigar, especially at the price point.
Simply amazing cigar. Lots of thick smoke, perfect draw, and great flavors. Wrappers were a bit brittle at first, but a short rest in the humidor fixed that. I would recommend this cigar to anyone.
Honestly I expected something more from these cigars, especially after reading the description above. Don't get me wrong, it's a good smoke, but not as great as they advertised. If you wanna try the "Black Ops series" I suggest to get the habano or the maduro.
Great cigar. Can't say enough about the black ops. Starts smooth and ends the same. As soon as I got them I grabed a drink and lit one up. The aroma is great, the flavor profiles are as it says. Still haven't found a bad time to smoke this on or a drink that doesn't bring out the flavors. Flat out if you don't like this one more for me and some select friend's.
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