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Gurkha Black Ops Rubicon

Rubicon

noun Ru·bi·con \'rü-bi-kän\

: a bounding or limiting line; especially: one that when crossed commits a person irrevocably.

Black Ops Cigars have had this same effect on many-a-connoisseur since arriving on the scene not too long ago, but with their newest, and quite possibly best release yet, the line will be crossed, and everyone who dare cross it will be committed for life. There will be no turning back, but the silver lining is, when you cross this line, you’ll never want to. Black Ops Rubicon is a bold statement, one you will have to try to believe. Coming in rugged, military-grade ammo cans with a Black-Ops Recon knife, these limited edition gems are a rare collector’s item you won’t want to be without. The pristine quality of the cigars only puts the cherry atop this cigar sundae of goodness.

Rubicon, the blend that will have you committed from the very first draw, looks tasty enough to eat. Arriving with guns blazing in a Sun-drenched Pennsylvania Broadleaf maduro wrapper, Rubicon is easy on the eyes to say the least. Lying just beneath, a refined Brazilian binder hugs long-leaf fillers from the Dominican, Honduras, and Panama. If you weren’t counting, that’s a 5-country onslaught on flavor that you can only hope your palate will be prepared for. Complex notes of sweet cream, coffee, oak, and black cherry all make appearances throughout the duration of this medium to full-bodied treat. With a blend as rare as this, it should go without saying that quantities are extremely limited. My recommendation…hop on these bad boys early, before this gravy train comes to a halt.

Note: Color of knife included may vary. Must purchase box of 28 to receive ammo can and knife.

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
28 Cigars + Case + Knife Out Of Stock $252.00
save $122.0148% off
$129.99   Notify
Black Ops Rubicon Torpedo (6.5"x54)
Pack of 5 In Stock $50.00
save $25.0050% off
$25.00
Overall Rating 4.32 out of 5 Based on 44 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Gurkha Black Ops Rubicon”

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5 out of 5
5 Star
28
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3 out of 5
Nothing to write home about...
..a little bit over-hyped, but, then again, I smoked two from the set... decided to let the others rest til Winter. But, one of them had a very tight draw to it. 2nd one wasn't bad, but, nothing extraordinary. I'm hoping the rest of them will make more of an impression in a month or two.
3 out of 5
Rubicon torpedo
I rated this stick a 3 only because I feel it's better than 2 stars but couldn't give it 2 1/2. It's a good starting cigar with a heavy medium smoke, good burn and decent ash. As the cigar burns a little over 1/2 way it gets harsh and hot. The last 1/4 is crazy with tar taste and has to be tossed. On sale it's good enough to try but I find a LOT of cigars that are more deserving of my attention and hard earned cigar dollars.
5 out of 5
Op out
Bought three cigars at a bargain. Black ops rubicon was one. Which was good until it started to burn faster on the side. Good while it lasted. I was more impressed with Mark Twain's.
5 out of 5
GREAT CIGAR!
Great cigar, easy smoking, lots of flavorful smoke. One of my favorites.
4 out of 5
I enjoyed the smokes
The smokes showed up fast and ready to smoke I enjoyed the cigars Thank you
5 out of 5
Wow
Amazing. I plan on getting more. Great price and even better smoke. Thanks CI.
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
Never met a Gurkha i didn't like. This one doesn't disappoint
5 out of 5
Good to the very end
Great cigar, has a nice burn and the smoke is as full as the cigar. The taste isi milld in the beginning then the spice kicks in . It's smokable to the very end . And o mean the end.
4 out of 5
Good smooth smoke
I have smoked 2 so far and they burn even with a smooth taste throughout with the vanilla flavor at the end.
5 out of 5
Rubicon
Another great deal from CI.on an excellent cigar.Thanks ci.
4 out of 5
Good Smoke
Good flavor and even burn. Great value for the price.
4 out of 5
The Rubicon
It has a nice slow burn. There are subtle hints of flavor such as spice and cocoa. Very nice finish as well. Good one to have in your humidor. Strong flavor, not a quick smoke. Enjoy this one slowly.
5 out of 5
perfect
excellent items
5 out of 5
A great smoke
Tight wrap, smooth flavor. Even burn. Really enjoy these. Nicely done. Hope my buddies buy another ammo can. Thanks guys
5 out of 5
Great cigara
Great cigar! Tastes good and burns very nice!
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar
Very good, excellent taste and perfect blend. will be ordering more again soon.
4 out of 5
Exceptionally mild, great value.
Great value! This is a good cigar. Mild spice im the first third with notes of leather fall leaves and cardamom. There is a light sweetness and very fragrant smoke. These flavors get accentuated in the last third with a mild and palatable bitter bite. Extremely good construction leavimg a clean line and running over an inch and a half without ash fall. I as a rule avoid cigars with a flashy presentation however if you are looking to step up from a light Connecticut to a slightly bolder flavor profile, this is a good choice.
5 out of 5
Great Deal!!
They came fast and in good shape. As per all of the Gurkha brand I have tried they did not disappoint! Very nice draw and nice flavor. Overall a good cigar!!
1 out of 5
Bitter
Bitter tasting, one-dimensional cigar. Poorly made. Wrapper was torn on most cigars. I think that's why they wrap it in that gold paper. VERY disappointing. Not sure what the 5-star raters were smoking, but it couldn't have been this !
1 out of 5
Not good.
This past spring while picking tomatoes in my garden I accidentally let a stink bug fly into my mouth. This stick reminded me of that.
5 out of 5
Black Ops Cigars
Very good cigar. Burns even, very smooth nice Burn and taste. Love the black cherry aroma. Wish they didn't cost so much.
5 out of 5
Black Ops Rubicon
I ordered a bundle of 15 of these on a Halloween special. They were priced to good to pass it up and I had heard good things about them so I thought I'd give em a shot. They came in fast as usual, and they are absolutely beautiful cigars. Very well made and they smell amazing. Unfortunately, they'll have to sit in my humidor for at least a couple of weeks....but I can't wait to fire one up. As always, I'm very pleased with the service from Cigars International. My orders always ship out fast and arrive in perfect condition.
5 out of 5
Make more
I enjoyed them very much and they need to produce more
1 out of 5
Don't waste your time
Poor flavor, kept anticipating for it to show some character and it was a total disappointment all the way to the end, I'll be giving these away soon!
5 out of 5
Seriously Remarkable!
A real surprise with this cigar! I received my first in a sample pack and it sat in the humidor for a few weeks until I got bored and tried it. To my surprise, this is seriously an outstanding cigar. Smooth draw from the start with crisp undertones, no bite all the way to the finger and a perfect burn. I purchased a few just to make sure it wasn't a fluke but sure enough, the quality is there and it was consistent. I've never found a cigar like it honestly. Kudos on a perfectly prices, well balanced cigar. Just try it! I've passed a few to some fellow connoisseurs and they were just as impressed as I am. Outstanding!!
5 out of 5
Scrumptious
Will definitely be stocking up on these beauties. Nice even burn, packed with flavor, one of the best experiences I've had in a while
3 out of 5
Nice wrapper, ok smoke
I will start off by saying what a great promotional item from Gurkha. Anything that resembles a badass mans-man cigar has got to be worth a try. However, to be completely honest, this is not my favorite cigar. First, the rubicon does have a nice flavor. It starts off with a bit of a punch, and continues down to the nub. However, I am really disappointed with the burn as not one, but three have poorly held an even burn. I had to re-light all of my cigars on several occasions to continue smoking. It's almost as there is not enough tobacco filler to keep a nice burn without having to continuously puff. Also, I was left with a very pungent chemical taste after each smoke, something that really surprised me. I will finish this review by saying I'm glad to have tried Black Ops Rubicon as this was truly an eye catcher. But if you are a seasoned smoker, I think you will be disappointed. This will, however, be a great gift to a buddy who is just starting out in the cigar high-life.
5 out of 5
Completely Unexpected!
This is an outstanding cigar! A smooth, flavorful and consistent cigar with creamy, exotic and sweet undertones with an absolutely beautiful draw. I enjoyed the smoke as much as the taste. The wrapper suggests an aggressive cigar with expected flavored to match but it's not, I can assure you! This is truly a hidden gem with the absolute most relaxing presentation I have ever found in a cigar. If you don't at least try this cigar, you will be missing out on a serious game changer. I have never written a review on a cigar but this one really impressed me all the way through. Absolutely outstanding! Gurkha, you did a great job with this cigar.
5 out of 5
I liked it :-)
I got one of these in the "12 Days of Christmas" sampler a few months ago. I was really pleased with this cigar. I'm not an aficionado and I can't really pick out individual flavors. But this thing was big, bold and delicious. I sat out back on my porch with a drink and enjoyed this thing for like an hour and a half. For me it was a finger burner, which 9 times out of ten, cigars I get are not. I think the price point on these guys is a little bit over priced. But honestly I really liked it. If a 5 pack came on sale for a good price I would totally get one.
4 out of 5
THE BOOM STICK
Bought these as going away gifts for some service members and the presentation was everything one could ask for... particularly since they were gun pilots and the cigars were made to resemble munitions. Not a bad smoke either. Medium smoke with a nice finish. Perfect for everyone.
4 out of 5
Nice
Not a Gurkha fan, but got a couple in a sampler and have to admit, it's a great stick. Oily wrapper, full flavored with a great smooth taste.
5 out of 5
Gr8 cigars at a gr8 price
My local stores did not even carry the brand I wanted. A friend turned me on to this sight and 3 days later, I got the good stuff. Thanx
2 out of 5
Terrible flavors I don't want to taste again.
I was very disappointed by this cigar. I had a 5 pack come as a bonus on an order so I tried them. I didn't read reviews until after I tried 2 of them, because I didn't want to be tainted by the reviews. I will also preface this review with the fact I like really strong cigars with consistent flavor. The flavors in this cigar start as mild wood tones and weaken bring out tar tones the further in you go. The 2nd third was not enjoyable. It had a constant burnt pavement flavor that I thought was unique to the first one, but the 2nd one had the same flavor. If I wasn't trying to find out if this was a fluke or just part of the cigar I would have put it down at this point, clensed my palate and called it quits for the night. The bottom third was the most flavorful portion of the cigar. It was peppery with a bit of an earth tone at a point. If this was the flavor i had gotten all the way throughout I would have enjoyed the cigar for what it was, basically a 5 dollar cigar, but it wasn't. The middle portion of this cigar completely ruins it for me. I would not recommend this cigar to anyone who enjoys good cigars. It does not deliver a consistent flavor that can be enjoyed. At the end of each night I had this cigar, I wished I had just skipped the cigar due to the flavors. I had a bad taste in my mouth from these until I cleansed my palate that I don't want to taste ever again. I will try one of these cigars after they have been in the humidor for 8-10 months, but at 2.5 months in the humidor, I am not happy at all.
4 out of 5
Maduro Magic
First packaging and appearance are solid, love the name. The Black Ops Rubicon Torpedo has a dark menacing look. The oily darkness lets you know up front it's going to be a solid smoke. The draw was generous without being too loose. The burn was solid and symmetrical throughout the whole length of the cigar. the ash stayed on for over the first couple inches of the smoke. The taste was earthy, chocolatey with notes of spice. Overall a very good cigar, with an excellent price point. Gurkha has never let me down and the Black Ops Rubicon continued the tradition of Maduro Magic.
5 out of 5
Black Ops Rubicon
Bought a 5 pack for my friends at a fight party I had last weekend and everyone loved them!
5 out of 5
Great deal on some Great cigars!!!!
Nice burn to these babys!!! Great taste! also great service!!!
5 out of 5
Battlefield Good
Ordered it to get free shipping and the surprise was on me. I'm loving it. Dry draw is good, maduro wrapper makes all the difference, the binder and fillers is a medium taste. Cigar is well structured. This is comparable to these types of cigars Gurkha War Pig or Torano Vituoso or Fonseca Aranas.
4 out of 5
Black Ops Rubicon Torpedo
Bought a mazo of these for a bachelor party in Wisconsin. Received in great condition as always. Promptly put them in the humidor to rest for a couple weeks. Not all 12 guys smoked cigars but all tried one. Everyone agreed that these were a great stick for the price. Some guys were drinking whiskey but a majority were drinking Miller lite or Coors. Mine lasted well over an hour. Never uneven. Had a great mellow taste of leather and black cherry. Great aroma. Gurkhas always have a different flavor and aroma to them and these didn't disappoint. We'll probably order another mazo and keep it for myself.
5 out of 5
Black Ops mission complete
A spicy cigar that packs a punch. I like it.
5 out of 5
Gurkha
Nice cigar for the back yard work. Great taste. Gurkha does it again.
5 out of 5
Good cigat
For the value and the smoke you get cant go wrong
5 out of 5
Fantastic Cigar Shop!
Always a great experience shoping at CI! The cigars are always fresh and at my door step in a few days.
5 out of 5
great
great
5 out of 5
Grate cigar
Amazing smoke! love them!
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