The Gurkha Black Rose Connecticut Robusto cigar features a golden-brown Connecticut wrapper surrounding aged filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Ecuador. This 5.00 x 52-ring cigar is medium bodied and serves up delicious flavors of sweet cedar, chocolate, coffee, toast, and subtle hints of spice. It’s a typical high-end, top-of-the -line Gurkha offering with an incredibly affordable 5-pack price, making it one of the best deals in the brand portfolio.
These have a very pleasant and silky smoke that I really enjoyed but the construction was a bit inconsistent. 2 out of the 5 had splits about a half inch long starting at the foot. I was a bit surprised to see that on a "premium" brand like Gurkha, but for 3 dollars each I don't consider it a deal breaker. I would probably order again.