Archive for April 15, 2012

THE OLIVA NUB HABANO

Posted in Cigar Reviews on April 15, 2012 by smokinjoe65

Origin : Nicaragua

Format : Rothschild

Size : 4 x 60

Wrapper : Nicaragua

Filler : Nicaragua

Binder : Nicaragua

Price Gifted(around 5;50$ a nubber)

THE PRELIGHT;The Oliva NUB Habano is one of several concept cigars from Oliva  that come in a variety of sizes and blends. The Habano that I smoked for this review was the 60 ring gauge by just under 4” long. This cigar is all Nicaraguan tobacco and is claimed(by OLIVA) as a 43 minute smoke.The wrapper had an oily sheen to it,the body firm,and a pleasant barnyard smell emanated. The take on this cigar is that they wanted to replicate “the sweet spot” of the cigar experience and use only that.We’ll see if they hit the mark or not. I would like to thank Mike staibler of Oliva cigars for gifting me the two I smoked for this review. P.S. He is one TALL bastard………;)

THE WHOLE SHEBANG; The girthy stick ignited with only a little work. I used a punch to open up the head and this worked well for this size cigar. almost immediately I was greeted with a  burst of pepper and spice that while generous was not overwhelming. The burn was even and the draw was moderate and produced plumes of smoke. This spice and pepper flavor settled down about a half-inch into this stick and was replaced with a dry and woody presence,small floral hints would surface from time to time. towards the end of smoking this girthy big toe the notes of pepper and spice returned for a nice clean finish. smoke time 35 min.

THE FINISH; If you’re looking for a good smoke that is a little off the beaten path; then venture this way. Its a neat concept that is,for the most part, achieved by Oliva. I just flat-out liked the idea and would smoke others in this line. I would like to thank Mike and Oliva for gifting me these smokes. I had not had one of these,although they were on my radar. just as an aside the majority of smokes tested are purchased by myself and when gifted I note this and give credit where it is due. How ever pigs don’t fly so I call it like it is. ALL THE BEST-SMOKINJOE

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