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Smooth with hazelnut, toffee and espresso notes. It can heat up though if not smoked a little slowly. Not really all that full bodied in the sense of a La Flor or Antano, but a pleasant smoke nonetheless.
Clarke in September 5, 2008
"Excellent and nearly perfect!"
Great smoke. I have both the Torpedo and Robusto. The Torpedo was rated 94 on Cigar Aficionado and I would agree. My only complaint is the burn which tends to get stuck on one side about 1/3 of the way through. Occasionally I would get one that burns great, but most I find that I have to re-light. It's frankly delicious.
Mugs in Connecticut May 6, 2008
First of all this cigar had the most beautiful oily wrapper, very well constructed, draw was perfect with a solid white ash, BUT it tasted like a big nasty cigarette!.....WTF?....I call 'em like I see 'em, at $7.00 a pop at the local bm, I won't be revisiting this one
cybergar in April 19, 2008
I bought a couple singles of the Oliva Serie V Torpedo, smoked them, and then bought a whole box. This is a very flavorful, potent cigar. It is one of the best cigars I have ever smoked. It looks and burns like a champ. Smoke it slowly while seated. Its strength will sneak up on you.
Phil in Atlanta, Georgia December 19, 2007
Just finished smoking the torpedo and man was I dissaponted. Tried this stick since it was rated 94 by CE and was made of Nic tabbac. Had great construction and I wanted to like it, but the taste was terrible. Smoked harsh and had a staleness throughout. the 2nd third settled down, but reverted back in the end. Not sure why the good ratings, but I wont grab it again.
ryan in charleston November 13, 2007
"A Rich, Solid, Complex Smoke"
I purchased a double robusto at an Olivia event hosted by a local cigar store because only the first 100 arrivals got a free sample. I came away thinking, "This is a pretty good smoke!" The next day I wished I had bought another, just to confirm the previous night's impression. By the time I finally did get my hands on another one, the 94 Aficionado rating had come out. This is a cigar with a solid construction and a firm feel in a pinch. The smoke is rich and complex with no flavor detractions. It is powerful but not excessively so. This is one of those cigars that you could smoke day-after-day, the kind you would want to have if you only had one choice and you were stuck on a desert island.
Terry Vasseur in Hawthorne, Ca. November 7, 2007
This is agreat looking cigar, Almost a perfect draw and great flavors. This one is going in my Humidor.
Emerson Alvarez in FL September 2, 2007