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"Great balance of flavor and smoothness"
I'm a relatively new cigar smoker. I love the complexity and flavors of full bodied cigars, but I don't like a lot of overwhelming heat and harsh spice. This stick is pretty much exactly what I've been looking for. Nice strong pungent flavors with enough subtle spice to make things interesting without being overwhelming. And to top it all off, the construction is wonderful - these are just plain beautiful cigars. One of my favorites so far.
Joe in Boston, MA November 17, 2012
For the price, this is as good as it gets
Stan P in Clearwater, FL December 11, 2011
"Girly men need not apply"
This cigar is fantastic in every way. It delivers big time flavor and a punch in the gut. I suspect if you are not a regular full bodied cigar smoker you are not going to like this stick and you should not try it or write reviews about something you were not prepared for.
Al in Bellflower July 22, 2011
"I always come back to this cigar, very good"
I have tried all of the Oliva series V and find this one to be the best. I enjoy a 6X60 and compared to Perdomo, Punch, Rocky Patel , etc. I find it to be the most consistent and enjoyable.
Geoff in Raleigh August 23, 2009
"Doesn't live up to hype. Uninteresting flavor."
Tried one... not blown away. Tried a 2nd, and my opinion was confirmed.
Wonderful construction, great burn, but I have to say that the flavor is simply one-dimensional and uninteresting. I suppose it can be called full-bodied, but there is nothing complex that lingers on the palate. And the nose is also weak. Almost has a "dry" taste. Disappointing.
Compare it to, say, an Alec Bradley MAXX, or Hoyo de Monterrey, or Rocky Patel Edge. All of these full-bodied smokes have more complex, rich, and interesting flavor and nose... and for less money.
Mike A. in Litchfield, NH July 12, 2009
"One Of My Favorites"
I like big strong cigars and these fit the bill.They are always sold out,see for yourself,all internet sites and evern local cigar shops near me-No One Has Any Left!!!!!
Andrew in NY August 28, 2008
"Good but Dry"
Have only tried the Double Toros and, although they taste good and burn fairly evenly, they are incredibly dry. I have had wrapper problems on every 2/4. Not sure with the Humidor holding steady at 70°???
Pat in Wisconsin February 20, 2008
"An amazing cigar, Oliva hit the nail on the head"
Ever heard the phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick."? This is the perfect embodiment of that phrase. This baby has thick, creamy smoke and a finish that you wont believe. Better plan to spend some time, because this big stick last's its value. If you're looking for a great smoke, Here it is.
Kevin in Atlanta, Ga January 26, 2008
"Disappointing Oliva Smoke"
Bought some of these long awaited sticks the other day and smoked 5 over five days. These 5 were enough to let me know that I need not purchase anymore. The contruction and burn were above average, the appearance was excellent. The flavor on the other hand was sub-par, the other Oliva blends are far superior and much better smoking values than this blend. Without going into overwhelming detail, I will say that the flavor was at times floral and sweet, but not pleasantly so. The cigar goes for strength, but does not achieve and leaves a short and tinny aftertaste that was not pleasant. Stick to the other Oliva blends.
Matt Yerkovich in FL August 23, 2007