This stubby cigar has a chocolate colored wrapper. Lumpy hand rolled appearance and a huge band. Very sweet tobacco aroma off the wrapper. Mild sweet tobacco flavors on the pre-light draw.
The draw is good, producing lots of smoke. Mild earthy tobacco comes on the draw. The finish is oily and has a very thick mouth feel. The burn is off right from the start and needs correction. The flavors improve during the second third. Hints of coffee and chocolate with bits of nut and a mild sweetness come on the draw. The finish is not as heavy and is smoothing out. A cinnamon surprise sneaks in. I have never experienced that flavor in a cigar before. Very nice. The burn is now starting to behave. For the last third, the cinnamon has left and the finish has mellowed. I got quite a long burn time for such a little smoke, about an hour.
The Gurkha Cellar Reserve Koi Perfecto is a good cigar. Good construction and performance. Nothing special for a "Cellar Reserve 15 year aged cigar". Just a regular medium body and strength cigar. I would smoke this one again.