-Oliva MB III Torpedo 6x52 box pressed
-rested ~6 months after freeze @ ~63* and 64% r/h, paid $23 for a 5 pk (cbid)
- drink was A&W root beer, frosty glass
-smoked at 430 pm in hot and humid Fl.
Pre-light- V-cut this beatiful torpedo, the construction appeared flawless, a few viens, the draw was smooth and easy taste of chocolate.
very easy light, flavor or clean tobacco, woods, with hints of pepper. The smoke was fair...I like alot of smoke, this had an acceptable amount, IMHO. The ash was light gray and flakey, I was afraid it would fall soon, not so, no bitter or hot taste, burn was razor sharp. My taste buds tingled as I drew from this cigar. Ash hung on for a while, got a little crooked, see pics.
A change or new flavor, not sure but the best was to describe it is a citrus tobacco flavor-reminded me of a Padron '26 maduro I had, then some hints of spice flavor, not spicy hot, full of flavor.
Flavors become more muted, really gotta focuse to taste the citrus or spice, it's like their all squished together. A small uneven burn also occured, it did fix itself without my screwing w/ it. Tried to nub it, but a little nicotine started to get me, plus the humidity.
Overall a great smoke 7.5 taste, 8.5 construction, and value? at ~$4.50 a stick, no question, tough sell to me at $12. Hope you enjoyed the review as much as I did doing it.