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Black Dragon Review-Straight Up Cigars

The Black Dragon gets pretty high rankings from other reviewers, so I was looking forward to this one.
I removed all the bands and fluff from the cigar to give it a good once over before smoking it. The wrapper was fantastic with NO large veins and had a slight sheen to it from the oils. I found that it had a very pungent barnyard smell that was a bit sour.

It was very firm throughout the length of the cigar and it was evenly packed w/ no hard or soft spots. After cutting it I was happy with the draw. It was very easy with some resistance. Well, it was time to light it up. The smoke started off medium in body with a strong buttery toast flavor complemented by a lightly sour peppery finish. Even the smoke drifting off the burning tip smelled fantastic. The ash was a very attractive white color. Towards the end of the first third a nice creamy flavor entered the picture. It did require 1 very minor burn correction after the first ash fell off.

The sour finish faded in the second third and was replaced with a sweet honey finish! This was a welcomed change of pace and I could not wait to see what it had in for me next. In the final third the Black Dragon developed into the spicy cherrybomb that I had expected it to be from the start. The peppery finish increased dramatically toward the end of the smoke.

Overall I was extremely impressed by the Black Dragon. It was nothing like I expected it to be. I thought it was going to be a full bodied, spicy pepper cigar… boy was I wrong! It was extremely complex with sour and sweet flavors trading places the entire length of the cigar. I was alsosurprised to find that this tiny cigar lasted for 45 minutes. Much like the other Gurkhas I have smoked in the past, the Black Dragon leaves a strong buttery flavor coating in your mouth for several hours… so don’t expect to be kissing your significant other for quite some time! Gurkhas are a bit overpriced in my opinion, but if you find a good deal on the Black Dragon… get one!

Last modified on April 15, 2015
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Gurkha Cigars

Steeped in legend and history, the Gurkha cigars, created more than a century ago has been reborn and today is one of the most famous brands of luxury cigars in the world. Having extraordinary quality and premium blends of tobacco, Gurkha is known for limited release and rare tobacco products with outstanding and artistically-oriented packaging.

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