My cigar buddy Misha gave me this big 5.5 x 60 cigar with a dark, mean looking wrapper full of big veins. The band is tacky, looks more like something you will find on an aftershave bottle then on a cigar. The construction feels good, and I have to stretch my Palio to the limits to cut this monster.
I can taste some leather and the texture of the smoke is very sticky. I need to rinse my mouth regularly. After half an inch the flavors transform to wood. The flavors are mild. After 1/3rd I could taste mild milky chocolate for a while with a burning sensation on the tongue, but the flavor returns to the wood taste again. The burning sensation decides to stick around.
After 2/3rd I taste something acidy through the wood but fortunately it only lasts a couple of puffs. The finale brings me a nutty flavor and the power grows a bit.
The smoke is white and thick to begin with although the amount of smoke decreases the longer I smoke. The ash is light gray, the draw and the burn are good. This cigar is mild bodied, mild flavored. If this is a cigar for men, then it’s probably for men who love other men.
Would I buy this cigar again? Nope, they better rename this cigar “Oliveiros XL for sissies” and throw a rainbow band on it.
Appearance: 6 /10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 6 / 10
Aroma second part: 5 / 10
Aroma third part: 6 / 10