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Cigar Rating Reviewer Date
Oliva/ Studio Tabac Saison First Harvest 2009 Churchill4.5 Star Ratingtuck04111/22/2020 4:45 PM
Humidor time: 310 days
Appearance and construction: A few minor veins, an oily sheen, and a moderately firm pack with no soft spots... Gave it a double V-cut and PLD was open. (12/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a whiff of earthy tobacco. The light gave a full-bodied profile with notes of coffee, black pepper, a hint of leather, and quite a bit of spice on retro. The spice faded a bit and this stayed consistent until the last third when a hint of cocoa appeared.  Very tasty and about what I remembered from the robusto and torpedo vitolas from this blend.  Strength was well into the medium/full range. (23/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced an easy draw, good smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn stayed even through the first third with the ash dropping at 1 1/2' leaving a small cone. Things were then uneventful down to the nub. (24/25)

Overall impression: Another fine, slow-burning Oliva, although this one lasted considerably longer than usual, even for a churchill, so the nic. intake was a bit more than I prefer and I probably won't have the stamina to get another one in today.  Oh well, tomorrow's another day off work... (32/35)

Burn time: 2:26
Rating: 91
Oliva/ Studio Tabac Cain Maduro 460 (Cain Maduro Nub)4 Star Ratingtuck04111/22/2020 10:57 AM
Humidor time: 307 days
Appearance and construction: One prominent vein, an oily sheen, and a firm pack with no soft spots... Gave it a double V-cut and PLD was moderately open. (12/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a whiff of earthy tobacco. The light gave a medium/full profile with notes of coffee and leather and hints of black pepper and... chocolate cake.  Quite tasty.  The flavors took on a bit of a charred aspect in the last third. Strength was medium leaning towards full especially towards the end. (22/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced a moderately easy draw, decent smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn stayed even through the first third with the ash falling reluctantly at 1 1/2" leaving a cone. Things were then uneventful down to the nub apart from draw and smoke output never quite reaching optimal, although they were both adequate throughout.  (22/25)

Overall impression:  This was a tightly packed slow-burner that was quite enjoyable even with the slightly constricted draw and less than optimal smoke volume.  Flavors were nice and I'd smoke it again. (29/35)

Burn time: 1:39
Rating: 85
Drew Estate Liga Privada #9 Coronet4.5 Star Ratingtuck04111/21/2020 6:28 PM
Humidor time: 316 days in mine, unknown in someone else's...
Appearance and construction: A couple of veins, a light sheen, and a soft pack... Clipped it with the guillotine and PLD was open. (12/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a faint whiff of tobacco. The light gave a full-bodied profile with notes of coffee, chocolate, and black pepper, and quite a bit of spice on retro. The spice faded a bit, but remained in the background with the rest of the flavors staying consistent for the duration. Very tasty... Strength was probably at least medium or better, but it's hard to say with such a short smoke. (24/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced an easy draw, copious amounts of smoke, and an even burn to start. The burn stayed even with the ash dropping at 1" leaving a small cone. Things were then uneventful down to the nub. (25/25)

Overall impression: Great short smoke, this one.  The flavors in this one matched the hype for this blend and I'm looking forward to smoking it in larger vitolas as it probably couldn't be anymore in my wheelhouse.  (34/35)

Burn time: 0:30
Rating: 95
CAO Extreme Robusto (2014 New Release)3.5 Star Ratingtuck04111/21/2020 2:10 PM
Humidor time: 306 days
Appearance and construction: A couple of prominent veins, an oily sheen, and a firm pack with no soft spots, and a large flashy foot band covering most of the cigar... Gave it a double V-cut and PLD was open. (12/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a faint whiff of chocolate. The light gave a full-bodied profile with notes of coffee, leather, and black pepper, and a spicy blast on retro. The spice faded somewhat in the first third with a hint of chocolate appearing in the 2nd third. Quite tasty and what might be called a "flavor bomb"... Strength was full. (23/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced an easy draw, good smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn stayed even through the first third but then the stick started tunneling about an inch or so in, so I knocked the flaky ash off, which left a crater, and gave it a touch-up. It started tunneling again after the 2nd ashing, so gave it another touch-up.  Soon after that the nic. intake was starting to hit me from all the puffing I was doing to keep it going, so I set the last two inches down in the ashtray for later. (15/25)

Overall impression:  This one was a pretty decent smoke, the flavors especially, but the maintenance required to keep it going brings the score down.  I had much better luck with the torpedo, so if i get more of these it'll likely be in that vitola. And the DB lists these at 54 RG, but this fat stick had to be pushing 60... (23/35)

Burn time: 1:21
Rating: 73
Inferno (by Oliva) Scorch Robusto4 Star Ratingtuck04111/21/2020 9:23 AM
Humidor time: 314 days
Appearance and construction: Several veins, an oily sheen, and a firm pack with one soft spot near the head... Gave it a double V-cut and PLD was moderately open. (12/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a whiff of tobacco. The light gave a medium/full profile with a spicy retro and a note of coffee. The spice receded a bit through the first third with a hint of wood appearing in the 2nd third and the body receding to medium. Pretty tasty, overall. Strength was about medium. (22/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced an easy draw, good smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn stayed even through the first third with the ash dropping at 1 1/2" leaving a small cone. Things were then uneventful down to the nub apart from a small bit of self-correction along the way. Draw and smoke output were optimal throughout. (24/25)

Overall impression: Very nice slow-burning Oliva, this one, and while the flavors weren't amazing, they were very pleasant. Add the excellent construction and it's one I'd gladly smoke again. (31/35)

Burn time: 1:27
Rating: 89
Oliva/ Studio Tabac Cain Daytona 550 (Robusto)4.5 Star Ratingtuck04111/20/2020 6:27 PM
Humidor time: 305 days
Appearance and construction: A couple of prominent veins, an oily sheen, and a moderately soft pack with no soft spots... Gave it a double V-cut and PLD was moderately open. (11/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a whiff of tobacco. The light gave a medium-bodied profile with nothing I can describe other than lots of spice on retro.  Flavorful but nondescript... The spice in the nose faded quickly leaving a hint of it in the mouth, then it ramped back up in the 2nd third in both places.  Also got a hint of wood in the 2nd third which ramped up in the last third. Quite tasty  overall and close to my wheelhouse for a medium stick. Strength was about medium. (23/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced an easy draw, good smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn stayed even through the first third with the ash falling on my shirt at 1 1/4" leaving a cone. Things were then uneventful to the nub with draw and smoke output being optimal throughout. Only complaint is this was a bit of a loosely packed, quick burner. (24/25)

Overall impression: I had the 543 version of this stick awhile back and reported getting coffee and leather in that one, of which I got neither in this one, but no matter, this was a fine smoke and one I'd happily smoke again.  I'll have to see if it comes in larger vitolas... (32/35)

Burn time: 1:05
Rating: 90
Kristoff Habano Robusto3 Star Ratingtuck04111/20/2020 2:12 PM
Humidor time: 305 days
Appearance and construction: A couple of prominent veins, an oily sheen, a very dark wrapper, a firm pack with no soft spots, a pigtail cap, a closed foot, and one loose seam near the foot... Clipped the pigtail off with the guillotine and PLD was moderately open. (11/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a whiff of earthy tobacco. The light gave a medium/full profile with notes of leather and black pepper and a hint of chocolate. Not bad, but it was missing something that might have put it closer to my wheelhouse. Strength was about medium. (18/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced a moderately easy draw, decent smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn line quickly got wavy when it ran into the aforementioned loose seam and then got lop-sided as the wrapper separated from the binder. I held off on giving it a touch-up and somehow it never needed one as the burn proceeded fairly evenly underneath the loose wrapper with the wrapper on that side eventually falling off on its own. There was another small wrapper crack at the bottom edge of the band, but the burn line proceeded through this without incident and I managed to nurse the stick all the way to the nub without applying any touch-ups. Draw and smoke output never quite reached optimal. (16/25)

Overall impression: Not the most maintenance-free smoke and the flavors weren't amazing, so it's not one I'd be looking to smoke again. This one may have had a re-blend since it was entered in the DB here as the dark wrapper was more what I'd call "Oscuro" and not "Colorado" as it's listed here. And it may not even be available anymore as I don't see it listed at CI currently.  No big loss... (19/35)

Burn time: 1:37
Rating: 64
Oliva/ Studio Tabac Nub 460 Cameroon4 Star Ratingtuck04111/20/2020 8:37 AM
Humidor time: 312 days
Appearance and construction: A few minor veins, a light sheen, and a firm pack with two small soft spots near the head... Gave it a double V-cut, which caused part of the cap to come loose, but the wrapper stayed intact and no further problems were encountered. (12/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a whiff of tobacco. The light gave a medium/full profile with notes of coffee and spice and a hint of cocoa. This stayed consistent throughout the smoke and reminded me of the Serie G profile, which is what I suspect this stick is. Strength was about medium or a bit less. (20/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced a moderately easy draw, decent smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn stayed even through the first third with the ash dropping at 1 1/2" leaving a cone. Things were then uneventful down to the nub apart from draw and smoke output never quite reaching optimal. (22/25)

Overall impression: Not one I'll be looking to get more of, but it was a perfectly functional and pleasant enough smoke for an early morning puff session in front of the boob tube. (27/35)

Burn time: 1:12
Rating: 81
Inferno (by Oliva) Singe Robusto3.5 Star Ratingtuck04111/19/2020 7:22 PM
Humidor time: 312 days
Appearance and construction: A few veins, an oily sheen, a firm pack with no soft spots, and a small wrapper split at the foot... Gave it a double V-cut and PLD was moderately open. (12/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a faint whiff of chocolate. The light gave a medium/full profile with hints of chocolate and spice. The spice faded quickly with the body receding to medium in the first third and this stayed consistent for the duration.  Not bad, but pretty one dimensional and not that interesting. Strength was about medium. (18/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced an easy draw, decent smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn stayed even through the first third with the ash falling at 1 1/2" leaving a cone. Things were then uneventful down to the nub apart from smoke volume never quite reaching optimal. (22/25)

Overall impression: Pretty decent, slow-burning smoke, this one, although the flavors, as mentioned above were ultimately not all that interesting and smoke output could have been better. I'd smoke it again, although I probably won't be buying more of these. (25/35)

Burn time: Who freaking knows as I forgot to note the light time but it was probably close to 1:30 as this was a tightly packed slow-burner.
Rating: 77
Oliva/ Studio Tabac Cain Habano 460 (Cain Habano Nub)4.5 Star Ratingtuck04111/19/2020 2:41 PM
Humidor time: 304 days
Appearance and construction: A couple of veins, a light sheen, and a firm pack with one small soft spot near the head... Gave it a wide-ring punch and PLD was moderately open. (12/15)

Flavor: PLA gave a whiff of tobacco. The light gave a medium/full profile with a muted note of coffee, a hint of black pepper, and a spicy retro. The spice in the nose faded through the first third with a hint of wood appearing in the 2nd third. Quite tasty... Strength was about medium or a bit better. (23/25)



Smoking characteristics: The light produced an easy draw, good smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn stayed even with a bit of self-correction through the first third followed by the ash dropping at 1 1/2" leaving a cone.  Things were then uneventful down to the nub. Draw and smoke output were optimal throughout. (24/25)

Overall impression: This one was exactly what you'd expect from this brand - flavor, check, construction, check, nothing here to dislike and I'd gladly smoke this one again. (32/35)

Burn time: 1:20
Rating: 91

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