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“I've been on the hunt for a good, mild cigar to call a "favorite". Last night was the first Oliva Connecticut Reserve (5x50) cigar I've smoked; I have to say it was good. The cigar was well constructed, had a good, even burn and nice draw. I could distinguish hints of nuts and coffee on my palate, which was swamped by creamy, slky smooth smoke on every draw. Yeap, a good mild cigar, indeed. I'm not going to call this one my "favorite" yet (too many to try!), but it is one I'd buy again.”
“In a word - wonderful! So flavorful for a mild-med cigar and delicious down to the nub.
Careful though, if you light this up in the morning you won't want to interrupt it to go to work.”
“This was far better than I expected (Oliva Connecticut Reserve). There's some of the Nicaraguan flavors you might expect from an Oliva with bread and butter notes from the Connecticut wrapper. Coffee and cream, sweetened with some dank earthy notes. Wonderful.”
“Very, very nice smoke. I agree with Supertramp - this is a different kind of mild with a smooth but full flavor. Burn was excellent throughout and the draw perfect. This will be one of my favorite milds.”
“First off the Connecticut wrapper is absolutely gorgeous. I'm not a huge fan of milder cigars, but this one has a little more meat on it's bones than other similar sticks. I LOVE the Oliva line, and hadn't tried this one until tonight. I scored this baby in a $5/5 pack when I bought a bundle of Flor de Oliva (how awesome is that!). As I sit here smoking this thing, I'm liking it a lot more after the 1st inch into it. It kinda smooths out and gets a little more flavorful. The draw is suberb, and the ash is white with a nice sharp burn. I get a lot of earth and a slight peppery taste. Kinda woodsy too. Thoroughly enjoyable.”
“This just might be the best mild cigar I've had....Excellent is the first thing that comes to mind !!!”
“Good mild cigar. Enjoyed this one on the beach. I had a couple of burn problems that eventually corrected themselves, but that is probably due to windy conditions. Its a hearty robusto size with a good draw. Smooth tobacco taste with a small bit of spice towards the end. I would get this again, but I would try a different size to get a bit more flavor. If you smoke med-full cigars, you may be left wanting more.”
“...received in the Mild & Mellow Sampler #4,and all I can say is...OLIVA...OLIVA...OLIVA !!!”
“I've smoked some very good Connecticut cigars in my day. Gurkha Beauty, 5 Vegas Gold, Graycliff G2, Man O' War Virtue to name a few. So, when I tell you that this is the best Connecticut cigar I've ever had I hope you understand my full meaning. Smooth draw, creamy flavor and great to the nub - I've burnt my finger tips just so I could enjoy this cigar as much and as long as possible. It is a bit pricier than most but it is worth every cent. I've had the Churchill, robusto and double T and so far the double T is the best. Even if you typically smoke cigars as black as my ex's soul you can enjoy this one.”
“Just smoked my first Oliva tonight...the Connecticut Reserve robusto. Very nice cigar for the hot Missouri summertime. Mild and mellow, but some very nice creamy flavors. Construction was outstanding, and burn was perfect to the nub. The mouthfeel is a standout feature, as it imparts a very rare fullness over the palate. Great with a wheat beer like New Belgium Sunshine Wheat or Schlafly Yakima Wheat Ale. Add a Cardinals game on the radio and you have a perfect summer afternoon.”