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Old 02-26-2011, 09:09 AM   #1
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Default Oliva V belicoso

This is an old review from 02-04-2008 (pictures are from last week)

This cigar has a great appearance, very jaunty with its nice shape but small size of 127mm and ring 54. A nice oily wrapper and a heavy aroma. This promises to be a full bodied cigar, and it feels well constructed with a pepper flavor in the fine predraw.





Itís like setting fire to a can of black pepper with some leather on the background, but soon the leather picks up and grows but after about 2 centimeters there is a hint of chocolate. Then the pepper is back and how, strong, full of flavor. Halfway there is some sweetness in the pepper soon to be replaced with chocolate and nuts. Near the end the nuts gets stronger while the pepper fades away.





The smoke is thick and the ash is silvergray. The draw and burn are very good.



Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, a complete case, soon!

Appearance: 9 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:21 AM   #2
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This is my favorite from the V line, good review.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:14 AM   #3
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yeah had one of those last week....very good!
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:23 AM   #4
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Yea V stand right?
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:15 AM   #5
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Not my favorite but still an excellent smoke.
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:26 AM   #6
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New review, I revisted the cigar.

I reviewed this 5x54 Oliva series V belicoso about three years ago but my flavor preferences and review writing skills have changed a lot in the past three years, so it was time to revisit the cigar. When it comes to the regular Oliva lines, I prefer the Oliva series V with the Jalapo ligero and the high priming habano sun grown wrapper.



The dark and oily wrapper makes the cigar look awesome. I don't see any real veins. The construction feels good and I smell a mild barnyard. The predraw is fine, I taste tobacco with some raisin and a little bit of pepper.



I taste a peppery earth flavor, full and strong with a lot of green pepper. After a quarter of an inch I also taste some wood on the background but everything is overpowered by the mentioned green pepper. After half an inch I still taste a lot of pepper with some wood and sweetness, the structure of the flavors is dry.



After an inch the pepper loses some strength, which is a good thing. It is still a strong flavor but not as overpowering as before. I taste a bit more sweetness and some dry wood. After a third I taste nuts, wood, some herbs and the pepper. Halfway I taste some sweet carrot with herbs and just a small amount of pepper. Soon after that I get more herbs and more sweetness, although the pepper gains some strength again.



This cigar had a smoke time of an hour and twenty minutes. The draw was good and the burn was great. I got a lot of thick smoke. The pepper and salt colored ash is firm. This cigar is full flavored and full bodied.



Would I buy this cigar again? Yes!

Appearance: 9 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:51 AM   #7
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I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:20 PM   #8
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Nice review. Had one of these yesterday and had picked up the same flavor profiles.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:52 PM   #9
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Don, was this cigar from the same time frame or a new one? In other words was it aged from 2/2008?
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:05 PM   #10
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It was not older than 6 months as far as I know when I smoked it
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:45 PM   #11
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I finally managed to have another one of the Vs tonight on the way home. It has a pepper kick at times and creamy nuttiness at others. I may have to make some room in my humidor for a few of these. One of the aspects was the finish. It was clean and no aftertaste like some of the cigars I have had.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:53 AM   #12
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yummy Vssssssss makes me want one for lunch....lol
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just smoked one last night!
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:30 PM   #14
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Very nice review
I have tried a few of these and your descriptions of what it tasted like were dead on imo.
I have enjoyed these every time ive had them. thanks for the review
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:59 PM   #15
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Ended up buying the rest of the box of V belicoso cigars, dang those are good and the owner informed me he had a few boxes of the Serie V Maduro Especial Toro stashed...oh, yeah, he hooked me and reeled me right on in - got a box of those, too.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:13 PM   #16
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Ended up buying the rest of the box of V belicoso cigars, dang those are good and the owner informed me he had a few boxes of the Serie V Maduro Especial Toro stashed...oh, yeah, he hooked me and reeled me right on in - got a box of those, too.
nice score!
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:48 PM   #17
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Great Cigar .. Nice review.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:06 PM   #18
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I introduced the cigar to some friends a while back. They ask me, "hey Tank, you got anymore of them 5's?"
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:15 PM   #19
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I introduced the cigar to some friends a while back. They ask me, "hey Tank, you got anymore of them 5's?"
I've heard them called that too! Too funny!
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Never heard them called a 5 but I smoked 2 over the weekend!
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Never heard them called a 5 but I smoked 2 over the weekend!

How was the 5's?
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:10 PM   #22
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I've even heard them called "medieval" cigars cause of the "V"
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Old 01-06-2012, 06:59 AM   #23
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I guess the people in the northeast know better. They've never been anything but a V here.
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It thought it was √XXV
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:16 AM   #25
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The "V" is one of my favorite cigars.
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:25 PM   #26
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See... even George gets it right.
& i agree, whatever you call it, it is a tasty little cigar with just the perfect balance of strength vs flavor
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