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.
I love everything about this cigar, in my top 5 and sad that I only have 2 left. Getting more and will always be in my rotation.
WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE !
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.
For the price, this is as good as it gets
Excellent cigar with a peppery complex blend and a great finish.
I love a larger ring gauge 60-64 full bodied cigar. The Oliva Serie V Double Toro fits the bill. I have had more expensive and in some cases better cigars but this cigar is always consistently great. Enjoy.
First of all, I think it takes some skill to make a 2 hours cigar that delivers an even, cool burn throughout with beautiful flavors that seem to keep getting better the closer you get to the end and Oliva certainly achieved that with this big 6x60 stick. The construction is excellent, a single cut taking out only the cap produces an open, perfect draw, and while the flavors start a bit muted in the first 0.5 inch, they open up after that. It is a heavy, full-bodied smoke with not a lot of spice but beautiful flavors of espresso and cream, molasses, leather, earthiness. The last one I smoke took me just under 2:10 hours and I smoked it down to the nib. Could not put the thing down.
The secret to smoking cigars is to never rush. Take your time between draws. Hot boxing a cigar only diminishes it s flavors.
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.
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.