We want to crack wise about this cigar coming at you out of nowhere. Truth is, the usual Gurkha trappings are in abeyance. The Ninja comes with a simple back band in a straight forward cedar box. The taste is complex and enjoyable. There’s a baseline earthy coffee taste through the entire smoke. Chocolate hints pop in the mouth frequently, while opposing notes of vanilla can be discerned here and there, usually followed by a toasty caramel flavor. All this pleasure derives an expertly-aged blend of Nicaraguan long filler and Dominican binder hand rolled in a toothy Brazilian maduro wrapper.