Oliva Serie V Melanio
Robusto · 5 × 52 OSVMR
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Prems28 on 05/08/15
This Cigar is an amazing blend of excellent tobacco leaves. The wow factor in this cigar starts with the packaging and then the smell of it. When' u light this cigar and smoke it its ought to give u a flavor of dark woods.
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Love this cigar!
TommyB on 03/01/15
I love this cigar. Billows of smoke from the get go. Well constructed, consistent from start to finish and from cigar to cigar. Easy lighting and even burning. Stays lit. Love the flavors, although I would consider it more of medium or medium to full bodied smoke than full bodied as indicated. This has become my new favorite. For context, some of my other favs include... Punch Rothschild EMS, My Father Flor de las Antillas Belicoso EMS, La Aroma de Cuba Robusto or Belicoso EMS, and the Edgar Hoill OSOK Travieso EMS (the one w/ the shaggy foot)
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It's not bad
JARRELS92 on 06/18/15
I just prefer a darker smoke. It's pretty smooth. I'd buy another if I had a choose on a mild smoke. There at a decent price as well for the way they are made. Plus I'm still young and began with the sugar tipped acids. maybe the older I get the better I can take the flavors more serious. If any body has a opinion on how I should start with other brands please let me know. I'm very curious and willing to try new cigars. But overall I prefer a tobacco pipe with a woodsy taste on a nice cold day.
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Serie V Melanio by Oliva
64oldsguy on 06/17/15
The construction was very good on this cigar which led to an excellent burn and draw. While I don’t overvalue the appearance of cigars for reviews, this is an beautiful cigar to look at while smoking. I enjoyed the box press shape and the double bands aren’t overwhelming. Even though the Serie V Melanio reaches full strength by the end, novice and veteran smokers alike should be able to enjoy this vitola. Novice smokers may feel the need to put it down before reaching the last third, I don’t see that as a tremendous loss since the cigar displays it’s full array of quality flavors in the first 2/3rds. The abundance of quality flavors in this cigar is not to be taken lightly. However, I feel the presentation of them fell somewhat short of what I expected. The Serie V Melanio presented various flavors that I enjoy but the proper dosage of them was incorrect, at least for me. This might correct itself in a different size or with more time to rest. I’ve seen this cigar rated very highly from various reputable cigar reviewers online and while my experience was enjoyable, I wouldn’t quite put it on the same level as the other reviews. My only assumption (take this with a grain of salt) is the cigars reviewed by me were purchased at local cigar store while the others were given a single cigar at the 2012 IPCPR. From past experience, blends do change from the IPCPR to what is sold to retailers on occasion. I had to make a decision between purchasing the Serie V or Serie V Melanio, which would I choose? Both of them. They are two different cigars with two different wrappers. They don’t smoke similar in flavor nor look similar in appearance so I feel they fill the needs of different niches. In my limited experience, I find the Serie V more enjoyable but I haven’t quite tried the various sizes offered in the Melanio so take that as my initial assessment. While the price point may be higher than most people are comfortable paying, I certainly feel it’s a cigar worth trying. I plan to keep maybe a “fiver” on hand to see how they age even though a box would only be a ten count.
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seagar83 on 06/15/15
Creamy smoke with notes of coffee bean, leather, chocolate and a little bit of spice. First third opens up with spice and chocolate. Draw is nice and the burn is consistant. Upon the second third the smoke starts to give notes of leather and earth. Burn is still even and never touched it up with the lighter yet. Final third the smoke was getting a little hot from the draw, but never got bitter and burned flawless until the very end. Would smoke again for sure !
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SmokeEm! on 06/14/15
One of my favorites. This is always a consistent smoke. Medium to Full flavor. Spice notes that carry through the entire smoke. I recommend this Cigar to the novice and the aficionado. From sitting on your porch or being out on the golf course this is an every day cigar for every man and woman.
Lefty6pack on 08/21/15
I LOVE this cigar!!!! This Cigar is a very smooth Cigar with lots of great flavor. It's a great cigar with a darker beer or a nice scotch. If you are looking for a great 2 hour cigar that is just as good on your last draw as your first choose this cigar. You won't be disappointed. Buy it from JR cigars !!!
From an enthusiast
I have always been an Olivia fan, and this cigar seems to reinforce my feelings about them. The cigar has an excellent draw to it , and a nice build as well might I add. This cigar I also find to be mild. In all this is a very enjoyable cigar!
Well earned praise
Bobbyjohn on 08/19/15
This cigar was ranked #1 in 2014 for all the right reasons. Quality, construction, flavor, draw, burn consistency. A great smoke for special times. I now keep a few on hand and can't wait to try another after it ages in the humidor
One of my favorite cigars at the moment. Even though some people dismiss the hype, I love what this cigars brings to the table. Delicious chocolate notes and a hearty tabacco flavor makes this cigar a favorite with coffee or a stout beer.
Smoke it now!!
Distinguishedruffian_Rico on 07/21/15
This is a fantastic smoke. I like most Oliva's but I LOVE this smoke!! From start to finish it is consistant and has beautiful coffee and caramel notes, but this is no light smoke it's a very full bodied full flavored smoke and the Ecuadorian Sumatra gives it the oil it needs Id give this a 9.5 out of 10
Oliva + A Cocktail = Heaven
mben342 on 07/20/15
Full bodied cigar bursting with flavor. Very soft draw with hints of coffee and pepper. Excellent cigar paired with a Manhattan or aged rum enjoyed neat. The Manhattan softens the spiced pepper of the cigar while rum brings out coffee and chocolate notes.
Oliva Serie V Melanio Review
Williaje on 07/20/15
An absolute joy to smoke. Perfectly constructed. An overall winner. From the initial puff to the nub, a near perfect stick. VERY highly recommended. A consistent flavor and smoke from beginning to end. Hints of earth, leather and mild spices make for a thoroughly enjoyable smoking experience. Although I normally smoke the V Maduro Churchill, the robusto makes for an excellent change of pace. Unique.
One Great Smoke
TRG on 07/17/15
This cigar is top notch. Excellent construction, color, and initial smell. For me the leather and coffee stood out. A lingering sweet caramel as well. Very even burn, draw was smooth and slow. Lots of other nuances as well.
Smooth, excellent box press...construction is superb! Compkex, medium to full stregth with complex flavirs. I smoked mine while riding through the National Forest at 25-30mph which can be s problem with badly constructed smokes...
This is well worth smoking!
The Oliva Melanio is a fantastic smoke that is more refined than its V series counterparts. It has a lot of sweet tobacco flavors, a ton of creaminess, a silky smooth smoke texture, and an underlying bit of nuttiness.
Oliva Series V Melanio
This is one of the best cigars I have smoked. The construction is above par. Very sharp razor like burn throughout the entire stick. Very complex flavors from coffee to a mild pepper. Very creamy dense smoke. Always keep a few in my humidor! ! Highly recommend this stick!
pretty good, nothing amazing
Definitely an enjoyable smoke. Great flavor, good draw and an even burn. Price wasn't too bad, but probably not a daily smoke. As much as i enjoyed it, it wasn't something that really blew me a away. I would recommend trying it to anyone.I will get it again at some point.
Very aVerage oliVia
Very toothy Nicaraguan wrapper, reminiscent of a Padron or Jericho Hill. The smoke wasnt bad but I can find a better bang for my buck all over. It had a decent chocolaty taste, no construction issues I would blame on the cigar. It may do well with some age
A Creamier 'V'
Teddyespo on 07/07/15
One of my favorites! Always been a fan of Oliva. Was excited to try this one. It's like the standard 'V' but creamier, smoother, and with more flavor (if you can believe it!). Priced a bit high, but we'll worth it!
Gagd8415 on 07/06/15
Complex smoke. Great first third. Full of smoke and hints of cedar. Burns consistent and holds a flame well. During the second third it mellowed out a bit but still had consistent taste. The last third came on strong and finished with a punch.
A great experience!
Ozzy on 07/06/15
This cigar has a lot of complexity, but consistent quality throughout. Expect a thrilling experience at the finish as the flavor creates a big splash at the end. Full-bodied cigar with lots to offer. Don't miss it!
Exactly what you'd expect from Oliva
gdigger43 on 07/05/15
Very oily and tasty treat. There is good reason that a Melanio series V is the reigning cigar of the year. If you haven't tried one of these, stop cheating yourself and get your hands on some ASAP!
Very decent smoke with a nice depth of profile. Appearance, draw, and burn consistency are all spot on. The flavors never really popped for me. I would smoke again if it was handed to me, but will not miss it if I smoke it again.
One of the best
Armysniper on 06/30/15
One of the best by far smooth and just all around great smoke. By far one of the best for price. I would recommend this cigar to anyone from a first timer to someone that have enjoyed cigar for a long time.
sorry I missed it when it first came out!
Oliva Serie V Melanio - Robusto on 04/24/15
This is an excellent product. This cigar is a treat from the first draw to the last. I first experienced the Melanio brand with a Double toro which was the best cigar I had in many years. The robusto is very good but I prefer the double toro. You can't go wrong with any of the Melanio shapes... Construction, draw flavor - this cigar line has it all.
Craig Smith on 06/04/15
Heard a lot about the serie V from Olvia. Good flavor and construction. Good creamy smoke with nothing that really overwhelmed me. Not underwhelming either. Just a food quality cigar from Oliva. Much prefer the lancero.
hunternorden on 06/24/15
I walked in my local JR's for this specifically due to it being the cigar of the year. A bit steep on price but none the less a magnificent smoke. Although I prefer the Melanio maduro a bit more because I am more of a full bodied type guy, I really did enjoy it. It was smooth and had excellent flavor. Had an even burn and I love the figurado shape
squidot on 06/05/15
It's been a while since I've smoked one but I recall it being a pleasant experience for me I. Which I picked up some toasty notes. Not a spectacular cigar in my eyes but a solid choice if you can find them at a good price.
Worth The Time
Promethean Era on 06/05/15
I got this in a trade having heard much about it, and I wasn't disappointed. A little on the medium side, it provided a quick(er), satisfying smoke that I would recommend to friends, which is saying something.
T on 06/20/15
the Serie V from Oliva cigars is an enchanting Nicaraguan puro chock full of flavorful goodness. On the outside, a beautiful Habano Sun Grown wrapper glistens with oils. Thick and smooth as silk, this impressive leaf conceals a powerful, yet balanced and smooth blend of aged Nicaraguan ligero from the Jalapa Valley of Nicaragua. The Oliva Serie 'V" cigar is full-bodied and full-flavored, offering layers of coffee, spice, and tobacco flavors, with a touch of dark, unsweetened chocolate on the finish.
Nickkline on 06/08/15
Very nice. Good mild smoke. Very nice draw, burned well. Paired very well with woodford reserve. Would definitely smoke again, and definitely worth buying. I personally have loved almost everything I've ever smoked from Olivia.
Dessert for Adults
Afoltz92 on 06/08/15
This cigar is a Caramel bomb! Lots of dark chocolate or cocoa coming and going, with just the right amount of red pepper. Not a traditional combination, but it's smooth across the palate and creamy on the back of the tongue. Pairs well with sweet or smoky beverages
Frontrowme on 06/18/15
Enjoyable and consistent smoke. I tried for the first time not knowing what to expect but I will be back for more. I love the flavor and color of the wrapper. I am always comparing to cohibas but this stands alone and is a good stand alone product. I would buy again and would give to friends as gifts.
Melanio by Oliva, a rare treat
DaveDub on 06/08/15
This cigar actually should've been cigar of the year every year since it came out! Great draw, even burn and a taste all its own. You'll never feel let down or cheated with a melanio in any size.
Jakefitzgerald on 06/18/15
This is actually only of my daily smokers! I love the tight construction of this cigar! Full of flavor and it just has a lot of different flavored you get from the filler and the wrapper it's a great mixture of all!
Mynamesnotdan on 06/17/15
The entire Olivia v series are great cigars, and the Melanio is quite possibly the best of the bunch. They have such a rich and full flavor, yet it is light enough to enjoy at any time during the day. Perfect for any occasion!
Wow I am not sure what else to say about this amazing cigar.
Jones06 on 09/22/15
Wow not sure what else to say about this amazing cigar! I that such smooth and creamy flavors coming from it. The draw was just a little snug at first but loosened up 1/3 way thru cigar.
give it a try today
Laslow Muhldoon on 06/08/15
Great smoke for its price Great value well made great draw consistent mild smoke easy draw should be a must try if you have not smoked it already All blends in this series are well worth the price go ahead give it a shot can smoke at anytime of day Morning noon or night
H311oLHD's Oliva Meliano Robusto review
H311olhd on 06/08/15
I really enjoyed smoking this Robusto. I've had several samples and would consider this slightly more complex vs. the normal V. Great construction and burn. Highly recommend trying one for yourself!
Smittyz on 06/08/15
The Melanio robusto is an excellent cigar. Just opening the box to see ten of these beauties sets the stage for what you're about to enjoy. The wrapper is flawless with a practically invisible seam. I used a Xicar V cutter to open the head. The preflight draw was tough so I performed another cut; making an X. Initial light-up brought excellent flavor with some pepper. This cigar is very similar to the Oliva V, only smoother. The flavor stayed excellent throughout the cigar. In fact, I enjoyed it so much I had to break out the nub tool to keep from burning my fingers. I'd rate this 5 stars if not for the tough draw. Perhaps a few months in the humidor at 65% will improve it. For now, 4-4.5 stars.
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Ptrivette on 06/16/15
I have smoked this cigar on several occasions. It has a good bold flavor. I taste a mixture of pepper and coffee after the first few draws. The draw is excellent. It is a little pricey but worth it I am writing this to get free chips
Nick1294 on 06/16/15
This was honestly one of my favorite cigars I've smoked. It has a great draw that stays consistent throughout. The taste is smooth and I found that it doesn't leave the typical "cigar" taste in your mouth. This is a 5 star cigar that is highly recommended
Not worth the price .
Davelcious on 06/15/15
I was not impressed as much as I thought I would be with this one. But I'm a fan of Drew estate blends. There was a good draw until about half way through when it got a little hot. Not too much flavor, just a real mild smoke.
Short review of Oliva series V melanio
Cwbierer on 06/08/15
Extremely chocolatey. Has some decent spice to back it up. Wish it was a little creamier to go with the chocolate.. incredibly smooth all the way through. Spice picks up throughout the cigar and chocolate is ever present. Will definitely buy again
CigarWilly on 06/15/15
I personally like most cigars in a robusto size. I was told by an older lady, who works at this particular humidor, that it had a nice spicy kick. Despite the fact that it was absolutely not spicy, it did have a good flavor. One of the many things I enjoy in a good cigar is a big cloud of smoke. I found I had to puff away to keep it lit.
Dplant14 on 06/14/15
This had now become my all time favorite. Smooth draw with great flavor and consistent draw. Have yet to have a bad one. Great earth tones with what I sense is a hint of caramel after taste. Very moderately priced as well.
Oliva V Melanio
Helmet_touch on 06/08/15
It's very tasty! Oliva makes very solid smokes, nothing super complex. I'd probably smoke another, i probably wouldn't buy a fiver of them though. They're good, but nothing I'd pick up unless I was given it.
Full Strength and Box Press Complexity
Pianoguy11 on 06/14/15
Higher strength and good complexity from this box press. Earthy and floral tones are what I get here, and this is certainly not a cigar that you want to smoke early in the day. Draw and construction are relatively good for a box press. Solid cigar.
Slow burn on 06/14/15
Great draw and very smooth burn. Excellent rich taste. Over all a wonderful smoking experience. When I first lit it I though it might be a little too strong (I almost coughed up a lung) but it had been a while since my last smoke.
Gone on 06/13/15
I like it Its a good cigar with good flavor what can I say it better than most I've had. I like it with tequila or a good ale beer. This is a all around good cigar with good wood falover I like it after a long day of work or golf game. Can't say more about it only that I enjoy it.
Buy this try this before they're gone
Ezlvn33@aol.com on 06/12/15
Love this cigar well worthy of all the good reviews that it has received. Great draw excellent flavor to the nub never burnt hot or got bitter all the way to the nub definitely not a yard gar take your time enjoy with a glass of blanton's if you can get it
jimmyjimjames on 06/12/15
Smooth little cigar. It had decent oils on the wrapper. The was flavor consistent with what you would expect in a Maduro wrapper. The draw was tight, but smooth. I don't like too tight of a draw because I don't want to have to work hard to smoke a cigar and if it's too loose it burns too fast.
red1 on 06/12/15
One of the best nica's out there. This is at the high end of my spending limit but it's totally worth it. This is a very rich and full bodied smoke. In not like the connoisseurs that can tell you what the roller had for lunch but I did notice cocoa and pepper. If you truly love cigars you need to at least get some Robusto's. Cigar Aficionado rated the Figurado #1 last year for a reason.
Like smoking chocolate milk
Ryno on 06/11/15
Beautiful construction and a wonderful dark and sweet flavor. One of my favorites, especially for the price. I cannot say enough good things about these. They are my favourite smoke put out by Oliva.x
Beats Everything Out There
Bradford on 06/11/15
I am a bit of an Oliva fanboy so I finally broke the bank and got a handful of these bad boys at my local B&M. The Melanio take the superb Serie V to the next level, and this has become my new celebratory cigar. I had read that the Melanio contained a hint of caramel flavor, which I did notice, though it was subtle.
Avalon on 06/11/15
Loads of smooth creamy smoke. Starts with a mild/medium nut and cedar flavor profile and builds continuously into a heavy medium of not full bodies cigar with light spices. Flawless construction with only one vein in a mottled smooth wrapper.
Olivia Melanio V
cwarner71 on 06/10/15
Being a beginner with cigars, I was hesitant to spend the money on this stick. I can honestly say it was well worth the money. A full flavored cigar that is not overpowering and can be easily smoked by those who prefer a more mild-med strength smoke. Highly recommend!
Princehall46 on 06/09/15
This cigar is a very smooth delicious smoke, it has good flavor and maintains it's great consistency along with a great creamy aroma. This cigar also has a very good draw and doesn't disappoint. I definitely recommend all smokers, aficionados and novices to enjoy this smoke.
Mattran71 on 06/10/15
Nice cigar for the price! Really nice draw compared to other cigars, however, it did burn rather quickly for how big it is. Also the taste was very exquisite, you really will have a good time smoking this beauty of a cigar.
My view of these wonderful cigars
Crazyleggs1 on 06/10/15
Very good cigar with a great draw and a nice after taste.Enjoyable smoke with a very consistent burn cigar after cigar.I have smoked everything from Cohiba Cuban siglos series to opus x and this cigar compares with the top level of cigars.It was good out of the box with basically no humidor time but got better(yes I said better) after setting in my 70% humidity humidor for few weeks.Basically if you haven't tried some of these you are doing your taste buds a disservice.Enjoy ladies and gentlemen
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hidden connoisseur on 06/16/15
I mean this cigar is got to be in the top 5 in the world I mean it doesn't get any better its just well balanced well rounded full of everything you would want in a cigar. plus they have the Maduro It just increases the richness and flavor I mean you just can't look for anything any better it might be something that is as good but not better. Oliva just don't put out a bad cigar period.
Epg0 on 06/17/15
The Oliva Series V Melanio was rated number 1 on Cigar Afficiadio for a reason. This is a great smoke. It had a bit of pepper, but overall great profile. The robusto burned for about 1.5 hours. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys other offerings from Oliva.
Melanio joins the Series V Excellence!
BrianXLR8 on 06/18/15
The Oliva Series V Melanio is one supreme smoke! It seems to typically be classified as a full bodied stick, though after smoking a few, I'm calling it one of the best medium-full profiles out there. The Series V is on my top 5 all time best list, with the Melanio being just a bit more mild, and a touch more refined. Most notable flavor characteristics drawn from the ligero filler include an earthy leather with a sweet cedar and just a touch of a light roasty vanilla. It's obviously heading to cigar stardom with the recent press and high accolades. With that, they are selling at full price, which is still a good value, and much more attractive than the Padron 64 family that delivers a similar flavor profile. Some wishful thinking may get the price per stick down a few bucks, which would lock the Melanio in as a go-to staple for me. For right now, book it at a 94 rating for me, with upside should that price come down.
Acasualcow on 06/09/15
Smoked very well, just wasn't really in my wheelhouse. In addition to the flavor a not being in my wheelhouse, I found that the cigar was also a little to strong for my liking. It didn't floor me, but I definitely had a strong buzz.
Definitely earned Cigar of the Year!
DJSkopes on 06/21/15
There's a reason why the Melanio was named Cigar of the Year! Albeit a different vitola.... This cigar is creamy, smooth and well-balanced. Maybe a little light if you love full-bodied powerhouses, but otherwise, it's a phenomenal smoke!
leiderkev on 06/22/15
It a great cigar! loads of flavor. I love to have this cigar with a cup of coffee. Flavors I got from this cigar were a pepper mix with a little of dark chocolate and the finish a cream. It had a little hay to it also.
EdManne on 06/23/15
I personally really enjoyed it. I found it to have a smokey flavor not to the level of a darker cigar such as a VSG or CAO Brazilia, however still spicy and satisfying. I would compare to the taste/draw/finish of an A Fuente Best Seller / Short Story
Oliva melanio review
Cblasko on 06/30/15
Good construction, and an even burn. This cigar had lots of floral flavors with a little bit of spice. It was a complex smoke that changed throughout. Not my favorite flavors but if you like floral notes definitely give it a try
supersly52 on 07/06/15
Having smoked a few of these I can say without a doubt a great stick. I prefer mine punched and they have great draw and full flavor. Razor sharp burn line with noted of leather and a nutty finish. Great stick if you can find them!
Steele on 07/06/15
Great cigar! Good taste! I saw the cigar on the site and decided to pick up a few to try, me and a few friends were having a drink one night and I decided to take one of these bad boys out. I really enjoyed the consistency of the draw and the flavor! I think it's all in all a great cigar, I urge you to try it if you're looking at this. This is easily one of my top 5 cigars as of right now, or you can buy them as a gift for the cigar smoking aficionado in your life haha.
Top 5 of 2014
bhen870 on 07/13/15
This cigar was no doubtingly a contender fir cigar of the year. It was top 5 in my book. The flavor is phenomenal. The burn and draw are top notch. Their isn't too many bad things you can say about it. No.1 maybe not but extremely solid.
Jpach on 07/15/15
Good flavor. Decent construction. Nice burn. Really nice value. My friend bough a box and they smoke well. Burn wasn't razor sharp but it was good and didn't need any touch ups. Tasted good, with decent amounts of spice and some earthiness.
Very good but not Oliva's best.
Itsthenoff on 07/16/15
The Oliva V Melanio Robusto is a very good and very consistent cigar. I personally encountered a slightly draw and smoke production was actually light. Burn was slow, even, and cool so no complaints regarding construction. Flavors of coffee, hickory wood, leather, and a coating of black pepper kept things interesting. I personally like the Oliva serie O best of the Oliva offerings, and I didn't love this particular offering, despite it being a very good cigar. For me, the burn time was about 1:10 and the flavors stayed fairly consistent.
I would smoke again
Chaoscigar on 07/17/15
It was a good smoke. It burnt consistently, tasted good throughout. It wasn't a smoke however that I would smoke until my fingers burnt because I got kind of bored with the flavor towards the end. I would give it another try though
A great cigar at a good price
Dieselmann34 on 07/21/15
The Olivia v series cigar is a great cigar. They are a full bodied cigar. But don't let that intimidate you it mellows out into a nice and mellow medium cigar. With notes of pepper and cedar then goes very cedar but on the mild side. With notes of vanilla. You can't go wrong with this cigar. But in my honest opinion I go with bigger ring cigars because even if it a strong cigar it mellows out a lot with size.
vcasiano on 07/26/15
Each Melanio is full-bodied and full-flavored, with unique nuances such as black pepper, freshly-baked bread, and unsweetened cocoa. You might also notice some toast and lightly creamed coffee. Either way, you're in for a delicious treat from one of the most celebrated cigar-making families in Nicaragua, let alone the industry.
Great smoking cigar
Phan89 on 07/26/15
I tried this the first I'm yesterday this weekend. It is easily a top smoke to date. Very strong and full yet balanced and not over powering. I enjoyed it immensely. Half way through the flavor begins to really round out and you just want to enjoy the cigar more and more. Great smoke.
BLKRucicon on 07/30/15
This Oliva V Melanio is an incredible cigar. This cigar packs a nice punch of pepper and spice on the palate, but is nice and soothing with the retrohale bringing out some very pleasureful floral notes that ease the burn of the spice. It's a very medium-full bodied cigar with regards to tobacco strength. However it's very full bodied in terms of flavor. Complex yet balance and easy to smoke!
As good as it gets
Matt P on 07/30/15
I know the torpedo won "Cigar of the Year", but I don't like the shape of torpedoes or the feel of them in my mouth. The robusto is my favorite size, and this is one of the best on the market. Full-flavored, consistent construction, and never anything less than a razor-sharp burn. It's exactly what you'd expect from Oliva V Series.
Stoney on 08/25/15
The cigar itself has a good structure and consistency too it. I enjoyed smoking it, this was the 3rd cigar I ever smoked. Bought a pack of 5, I have a couple buddies who smoke cigars on a regular basis and they have never tried this one. Only 1 out of 5 didn't like it. I have to say for the price and what you get, I would go ahead and buy a pack of 5. You will enjoy this cigar through and through. Smooth draw, not too strong, easy to stay lit. Can't go wrong with one of these!
A cup of coffee
Jman01 on 09/02/15
I have never in my life tasted a smoke that brought such rich coffee flavors to my palate. Combine that with a rich earthy core, a creamy cocoa and a bakers spice note and you get a stick that works as a perfect morning smoke, or a decadent end of the day dessert. Burn and construction have been sadly inconsistent for me. Some sticks smoke like a dream while others have needed significant attention which one even tunneling on me and going out. I still love them though and would recommend anyone give them a try
Jerome J on 09/02/15
They were on back order for so long I went to JR's and picked up 2 last month. Smoked 1 after letting them sit for 3 weeks in the box. Great smoking cigar. I enjoyed it so much. OLIVA really do put a lot into what they make. My box arrived last week and I see again they are on back order. I'll be smoking these slow. When I'm down to 5, I'll restock.
What a cigar.
Jerome J on 09/08/15
Had to try these (back ordered). Stopped by JR's, there were only 5 left, I picked up 2. I enjoyed the so much when they came back in stock I ordered 2 boxes. Smoked 1 from the box and it was better than thee ones from the store. Put the rest away for some time in the box. This is one of my favorite Oliva cigars. There's a reason this cigar was rated cigar of the year. Smoke one.
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Doldz on 08/10/15
This Oliva is probably the best Oliva I have ever smoked. So smooth from beginning to end. I understand why it received such a high rating. From the first light the burn was incredible. I would definitely smoke this cigar again!
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great smoke !
CannoliSmokes on 07/05/15
Pretty good smoke draws good favors are amazing . My personal opinion I won't get the torpedo because I like to use a punch in my cigars or the V cut . This cigar burns very even all the way through . Will definitely be buying this again .
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Joseph on 07/03/15
Every day when I get up in the morning I think about what cigar I want to smoke and (Oliva Serie 'V') is always the first cigar I think of. I usually go with another cigar because it is so hard to get my hands on a box of series V Torpedos so I want to save them for special occations. When I finally get to light up a stick I always regret my choice because every cigar ever made just doesn't compare to the series V torpedo. I have a stacked humidor with cubans and a very good and expensive selection but I dream of my series V every night... If you haven't tried it before I feel sorry for you
Jasonwv on 07/06/15
Very nice smoke! It's great from start to finish. Starts off with a lil bit of spice and cedar with an earthiness in the back ground. Has some cocoa and a lil dark coffee that comes around half way and stays for the rest of the smoke.
Damn good smoke.
Brads wood turnings on 07/05/15
This stogie isn't for the faint of heart, for me it was a full flavored smoke. Excellent blend with a good wrap. If you grade your stogy with the ash test I'd give it a 95 out of a 100. We're talking about a ash brick at the end averaging about 1-1/4 inches. Any real cig-fella knows what I'm talking about. So I say hook up with JR's and order a box or two and Enjoy.
WVSmokes on 07/05/15
Everything is good about this cigar. Taste good. Looks awesome. Nothing wrong or bad about it. Really good purchase. And the most bang for your buck. Good good cigar. I will continue to buy these cigars. I love them
One of the best
Bkcloud114 on 08/23/15
I'm not the type of person who can break down a cigar with "hints of leather and coffee"... I've never tasted leather. But I can tell you when I've had a good cigar, and this is a good cigar. Don't hesitate picking one up if you can.
Smoker one on 09/15/15
This has been and is still my favorite cigar of choice. I try hard not to smoke it all the time, but when you have a tough time making a choice between cigars, you can NEVER go wrong with this one! I love the robusto!
Oliva Serie V Melanio
Tonyd12 on 07/01/15
I smoked this one when I was just starting to get into cigars. Definitely had a great draw to it and burned evenly throughout its entirety. Although I did like the smoke, it was a little too strong for me at the time and left me lightheaded.
Wheresbilly on 06/30/15
“Consistent quality is very important to me in cigars. I have found Oliva to be relentlessly reliable in the consistent quality of all the lines that bear their name. The “V” stands out even from that standard. It is one of a handful of uniquely exquisite cigars available to the average aficionado today. The praise it gathers is not hype and the experience is well worth the price of admission. One tip, use your nose to experience all the “V” has to offer and give it your undivided attention
SGraham22 on 08/19/15
Great cigar with a smooth draw At a great price! You will enjoy this cigar with a whiskey or even a nice cab pairs well with this stick. It burns slow and has full bodied robust flavor. Sit back and relax and enjoy. I highly recommend this cigar to any one willing to try something with robust flavor. You will not be sorry you did. Trust me and be sure to thank JR cigars for always having them in stock at a great price!!!!!!!
One of the best!
Rey Tabaco on 06/28/15
Consistently impressed by Oliva. This cigar was the top cigar of 2014 according to cigar aficionado. It has everything a quality cigar should and is one of my go tos when it comes to a slightly Spicey woodsy cedary smoke. Try one asap, nuff said!
love the melanio
Nickdagostink on 06/27/15
My favorite go to smoke. Very velvety smoke with plenty of output. each one feels like a luxury! Have tried all sizes and have never been disappointed. These are some of my favorite medium profiled special occasion sticks.
Big flavor... Small Cigar
Firefighter53085 on 09/14/15
I recently got this in a JRs sampler bundle. I liked it because it is a smaller cigar that I found to not be too overwhelming. It is nice for a quick smoke when you want a cigar but are crunched for time. Also I really liked the construction... held its shape during the smoke better that a lot other cigars that would atart falling apart mid smoke...
bmwtech550 on 08/17/15
At first this cigar is average but give it time because it will become one of the tastiest cigars you will ever smoke. I have smoked about 30+ different types of cigars and this is my #1 right now. I will be buying more, it is definitely worth it.
Oliva Serie V Melanio
A.D Cigar on 06/22/15
The Oliva Serie V Melanio is a full flavored cigar that still has that smoothness. From the Sumatra wrapper to the ligero fills, it's an all around great cigar. I highly recommend giving this cigar a try. You won't be disappointed.
Smooth as Silk
Pfk on 08/12/15
The Oliva Serie V Melanio is one hell of a smoke. The wrapper is so silky smooth. This is one finely handcrafted cigar that explodes with Rich flavors . It's a cool slow and even burning cigar that will satisfy you from first light to nub. This cigar is a must try for any cigar lover.
A good smoke
Capt. Stoge on 06/21/15
I've smoked the serie V torpedo a couple of times and finally got a chance to light up the melanio last night. A bit less of a pepper bomb than the torpedo, which I enjoyed. Decently complex with interchanging hints of wood, earth and spice. Mild and very enjoyable.
LP Custom on 06/20/15
Very full taste smoke. Great with a glass of bourbon on the rocks. great after taste not bitter I would Rate it close to Nat Cicco Liga No.4 I prefer the Robusto over most mild sticks. The Oliva Serie V Melanio is a cigar I would highly recommend to someone looking for an high end everyday cigar
fnrobo on 06/20/15
Excellent cigar for a surprisingly low cost makes this stick and excellent value. I have bought this on numerous occasions for friends who all were pleased at the smoke. I would put this one more medium than full, and a great smoke
Oliva Series V Melanie Rubusto
Coach on 06/20/15
Smooth draw with good flavor. I prefer a punch opposed to a cut end, and the draw with the punch was very condistant. Cap held up well but had to be removed 2/3 way into the cigar (only downfall of using a punch). Construction was good, and certainly worth the price. Good smoke.
good cigar a little over valued
Connorandcalebsdad on 08/11/15
Nice draw, great smoke. Light flavor first third, builds to cream with a little spice at end. Good construction, firm roll. Wrapper deconstructed a little on mine, maybe it was a bad cut. The whole cigar was a pleasurable experience, I just wish I didn't have to spend the money for this, think there are comparable smokes on the lower end of the price range.
I wish I had an infinite supply
Darkpartys on 08/10/15
I have had all of Oliva ' s serie. They seem to get better the higher in the alphabet you get and the V is the top of the line. I had the double robusto prior to the melanio and I didn't think it could get any better, I was wrong. In my opinion the Melanio was as close to perfection as you can get. It completely lived up to its reputation. Great robust flavour yet smooth and not over powering. An aroma that makes your mouth water and only gets better the longer you smoke it. I could have easily smoked a second or even third. The flavours changed and developed ever do slightly with every draw. Bits of light chocolate, and dried fruit with an almost vanilla finish. Just the right amount of sweet pepper that accented the rest of the flavours. The ash held up to the band due to the incredible contruction. I used a straight end cut which was perfect for the tight roll. This produced just enough smoke to enjoy, but not overwhelming. In total it was an incredibly enjoyable and relaxing smoke.
Tasty smoke didn't fall apart
NatWigs on 08/10/15
Good smoke not my favorite but if you like this kind of cigar you know it's the one for you.. My grandpa likes these it's his flavor but one puff and she was too pungent for my me maybe when I get older and need more punch I'll try these again.
Raven on 06/19/15
Olivia is one of my favorite brands and the Robusto is my favorite size. I would buy again. This Cigar has great flavor not to strong and not too mild. The cigar burns even and not too fast. It is one cigar that will always be in my humidor.
Josh on 06/19/15
The Ramon Allones Celestiales Finos is one of the two cigars released in 2009 for the Asia Pacific region. Its size, the britanica, is quite unusual and not seen in another Cuban cigar since the Romeo y Julieta Celestiales Finos was discontinued in 2002. Average user rating
Olivia does it again
Iamthegodiam on 08/09/15
Very good cigar from start to finish. ..I was a little disappointed the first time I smoked one because I was comparing it to the series V ..this cigar is great in its own right but definitely not as full as the original series V..
Worth the price e of admission
Tesoro on 08/09/15
This stick is a frigging blockbuster. Amazing taste, it somehow even trumps the normal Oliva v line. I've been an Oliva smoker for close to ten years and I was hesitant to pull the trigger on such an expensive stick that was "just an oliva".it was worth it.
My favorite cigar!!!!!!!!
TNSTUDD on 08/08/15
Wonderful cigar. Very smith flavor and nice draw. If you haven't tried this cigar yet, do yourself a favor and try it. I'm willing to bet that it will soon become one of your favorite smokes, if not indeed your very favorite smoke. It is my favorite smoke. There is nothing quite like enjoying one or two of these cigars while playing a round of golf. Can't say enough good things about this cigar. An absolute must have staple in your cigar humidor. Give them a try. An excellent value too. High quality cigar for very reasonable price.
You have to try it!
Dougsevier54 on 06/17/15
Very good smoke. One of the top sticks for a reason! Good draw, construction, and overall experience. My only takeaway is the value. I've absolutely smoked cigars much cheaper that were as good, or better. Go get your hands on one and find out for yourself!
if you try no other cigar this one is a must.
xXxRomeo on 08/07/15
Dear god where to start on the oliva v series, an absolutely amazing cigar. One of the top five cigars I've ever had. There is a legitimate reason this cigar is rated so highly. The draw and construction are among the best I've ever seen or had the pleasure of smoking. The cigar is a full body cigar but the flavor profiles is so expertly crafted you don't even notice. I smoked this cigar all the way to the point it was burning my finger tips and I was still sad to put it down.
Smokey The Bear on 08/07/15
Really great smoke. If you like bold, spicy, smooth with a great finish these are the cigars you should try. Buy a five pack to try then if you like them buy larger amounts. JR makes it easy to find what you want and what you need for all your cigar needs.
never pass on the opportunity
Shan039 on 08/06/15
One of the Best. 1/3: Starts out earthy, nutty nice rush very smooth. 2/3: Creamy, peanut butter. Changes to honey with hints of cocoa. Held 1.5" ash with ease. 3/3: Coffee with milk. The burn still very even, smooth all the way to the end. I am a huge fan of a full cigar... The consistency changes, but in this case, is a wonderful thing... Awesome smoke
Magnificent Maduro Masterpiece
Rpaf524 on 08/06/15
This medium/full bodied smoke is jam-packed with rich, flavorful tobaccos. Earthy, leathery undertones are perfectly harmonized with a sharp, crackling pepper, as well as a subtle hint of sweetness and coca to thrill the palate of even the most veteran cigar aficionado
good from the tip to the tail.
Cricket on 08/05/15
I forgot my cigars when I went to a weekly poker game. The house was kind enough to give me one of these cigars. Very flavorful. Just a hint of leather, coffee and nuts. Unfortunately it had a tendency to run.
DooWay86 on 08/05/15
One of my absolute favorites! This was the best summer vacation cigar! Draw was excellent, really felt like smoking with class. Flavor notes of light hickory, and a medium roasted coffee. Zips the sides of the tongue on the initial taste, made even more enjoyable once re-lit!
Duece76 on 06/16/15
I will buy it again It was very good and consistent with a great flavor Had a woody taste with a nice even burn. Solid ash No burning issues I will buy these again. Great buy for the price. Even my wife likes these cigars My suggest these to my kids for a great idea for a Father's Day gift I would like to try more of this same brand of cigars. Maybe a smaller cigar would be more my style
Meh not a fan
Groove on 06/16/15
Decent construction with an almost perfect draw. However I wasn't a fan of the flavors at all... An odd sour/citrusy like taste that was not good permeated the entire cigar. Not #1 cigar of the year imo especially not at the price
No expert on 06/15/15
I wish I could bring myself to spend the money to make this my everyday any occasion stick. Consistent in taste construction and draw. Excelent long smoke over a single malt or good Irish whiskey. If you get a chance, go ahead!!!! You'll have no regrets. If you share one with a friend, make sure you really like him cause he'll want to hangout more after the experience.
Peterman97 on 06/15/15
This is a very good smoke but it is definitely not the number one cigar the year I personally prefer the EP Carrillo La Historya, which is ranked the number to cigar of the year is much better. It's a very strong Cuban ask type of smoke but not much complexity in the flavors some pepperiness to it some woodsiness to it but overall that's just about it. Don't get me wrong this is not a bad cigar but don't believe all the reviews you read
Redneck on 08/05/15
The Melanio robusto is an excellent cigar. Just opening the box to see ten of these beauties sets the stage for what you're about to enjoy. The wrapper is flawless with a practically invisible seam. I used a Xicar V cutter to open the head. The preflight draw was tough so I performed another cut; making an X. Initial light-up brought excellent flavor with some pepper. This cigar is very similar to the Oliva V, only smoother. The flavor stayed excellent throughout the cigar. In fact, I enjoyed it so much I had to break out the nub tool to keep from burning my fingers. I'd rate this 5 stars if not for the tough draw. Perhaps a few months in the humidor at 65% will improve it.
Cortego on 06/15/15
Pretty decent smoke for the price. I'm not a huge fan of some oliva cigars but this one was different, I really enjoyed the smoke and will definitely get another one soon. I cannot wait to smoke this cigar again so I can see what it is like a second time around. I like to smoke cigars and this is a cigar so I liked it too.
A totally delicious cigar.
Cigarhop on 06/14/15
A totally delicious cigar. A chocolate and woodsy smoke that is pretty consistent throughout. This cigar leaves you wanting more. It is one of those cigars that you will want over and over. This is a can't pass up cigar
Kito on 08/03/15
This cigar will soon become one of your favorite cigars in your humidor. A stunning full body smoke that is almost an "anytime" cigar. I'm fairly new when ot comes to cigars but EVERY Oliva that i have smoked has made me love the hobby even more!
kurtkaymooney on 06/14/15
Overall, the wrapper was very uniform with a slight oily quality about it. Cold draw was very earthy with some slight cedar undertones. The overall burn of the cigar was slow and even I just the way it should be. Quite a bit of pepper in this stick (I usually prefer more mild bodied smokes) but presented some tasty notes of raisin, milk chocolate, and that wonderful cedar throughout... Great smoke!
Oliva Series V Melanin is a WIN!!
Angryfotoman on 06/14/15
The robusto is honestly my favorite size. Oliva puts pride into this stick and it shows. The presentation is spot on, pretty light aroma aromatic, burn is even and no problem, and I always end up smoking it down to where it burns my fingers ha ha ha. If you want a truly quality stick that will not break the pocketbook you cannot go wrong with the robust
Meh, it was okay
Wew5450 on 06/14/15
All I hear about this cigar is nothing but good things. I was given one a few weeks ago and I will admit, it didn't live up to what I expected. The cigar was well humidified yet it was like a dry smoke. I will try it again, but I'm not in a hurry to at this point.
Oliva has a winner.
CretinDan on 06/14/15
Beautiful wrapper, excellent cap, all veins are small. Nice smooth draw, but a slight plastic-y flavor. No hint in the lit smoke though. Roasted coffee, sweet like molasses. Toasted almond-like note. Halfway in I get a wonderful toasted coconut note. Creaminess just barely shows up, Halfway through, coconut, nice subtle change. Lots of black pepper on the finish. Lingers on the palate. Beautiful. One thing about Oliva cigars. Flawless construction. Every cigar I've ever had of theirs.
Mr. CoolCol on 06/14/15
The Oliva Serie V is nothing short of greatness. From the full body to the flawless draw, there is very little that can be found wrong with this Nicaraguan smoke. The Sumatra wrapper is seamlessly adhered, the filler combination of Habano and Jalapa blend is very smooth. This cigar while expertly constructed has been priced at an exceptionally reasonable price point. Any cigar aficiando would fall head over heals for this cigar.
Oliva Serie V Melanio
ericklingler23 on 06/14/15
This stick is pretty comparable to a Padron, but not as fulfilling on the flavor side. A great alternative though if the Padrons are a little out of your price range. The wrapper is well constructed with almost no visible veins. Very smooth. Tastes more on the medium side than full, smooth thick smoke and a hint of spice.
great smoke Oliva
bgdad12 on 07/31/15
Eva is one of my favorite smokes but this one they have gone above and beyond has a nice full flavor but not overpowering nice and creamy just a hint of spice can be smoked anytime in the morning with coffee or in the evening With bourbon
Great rich smoke.
Tobaccowhacko on 06/14/15
I'm a huge fan of these smokes, while a few of them had some consitancy issues from the box I purchased, overall they were 9/10 smokes for me. Great rich flavor and complex tasty notes of nut, cocoa, and some light coffee. Great when paired with a creamy vanilla root beer.
what a stick
vidicon on 07/30/15
I loved this cigar! Well constructed,draw stayed consistent the whole way through, plenty of smoke, no hot spots, even burn and fantastic flavor. Every Oliva I've tried has been amazing, steady rotation in my humidir
Bgoz on 06/13/15
All around great smoke!! It's a cant go wrong pick.. Whatever size is a win! After smoking this I know why it was chosen as a top 5 cigar of the year... From the pre light draw down to the last puff, solid smoke through and through
Above average smoke
Ash_Man on 06/13/15
As noted, construction was flawless. Not an overly complex smoke but good solid earthiness and leather throughout. Good smoke producer and perfect for someone who wants to step up from mild bodied cigars and expand their horizons.
Oliva Melanio is an experience!
alfie57 on 06/13/15
The first puff was a bit spicy but after 4-5 it started to have a nice woodsy caramel taste. Very creamy towards the end and never got hot...nice puffs down to the very end. The Melanio is a great cigar but I still favor the Series V. Just my preference!
Bradlutz on 06/13/15
The first thing is a ton of smoke with a very pleasant sweet tobacco taste and an earth back bone. Slight pepper through the retrohale. It picked up a sweet bread note and left a tingle on the end of the tongue. the sweetness now resembles that of an 80% cacao chocolate bar still with lots of pleasant earth notes. The pepper is picking up more now and is more defined in the retrohale. it picked up a coffee bitterness that slowly pushed out the chocolate. The pepper can now be tasted on the tongue and is powerful on the retrohale
Pfk on 06/13/15
Very well made tasty cool burning cigar. The flavor is outstanding and is very smooth long lasting enjoyable smoke. I highly recommend trying these. I have a few in my humidor and definitely will be getting more. There is not one negative aspect of this cigar. Very high quality and I am sure you will also enjoy it!
alebue on 06/13/15
A nice medium body smoke with hints of floral bits and a lot of earth and coffee. The was little change as the stick progressed but averaged out as a good but forgettable smoke. I hope that with some age on the ones remaining in my humidor that it will advance to something more worthy of the reputation as #1 of 2015.
daiyamo126 on 06/13/15
Great smoke, apt for celebrating the patriarch of the Oliva family. Full body full strength, great notes of cedar, honey, toast and cream. If i could afford it this would definitely be a regular smoke for me. Burn was razor sharp and construction was excellent, I smoked it down to the nub.
Steady go to stick
Jsdphilly on 06/13/15
Such a great cigar. This is my favorite side of all the melanios I have smoked. The flavors are all top-notch it's very sophisticated cigar The drawing construction are second to none and with the many of them that I have smoke so far I have yet to have a single issue in either regard Always like to have at least 4-5 in my humi.
Bob on 06/13/15
There was very little prelight flavor from the wrapper. The light was nice and easy. There was consistent nutty flavors throughout. The cigar stayed consistent throughout the smoke. No construction issues and the wrapper stayed intact through the entire smoke. It was a great smoke. Paired with a glass of bourbon
Kookie on 09/10/15
Perfect construction, draw and smoke output. The initial flavor was a sweet earthy tobacco. The first third was a sweet leather and earth, which moved towards a slightly sweet deep earth. The second third remained with the slightly sweet earth, and then moved into a campfire smoke flavor. The final third was a savory, meaty tobacco, ending with a slightly sweet earth. Medium body with no strength.
Balcobomber25 on 07/26/15
Got one of these in a sampler pack. Never had a bad Oliva in the past and this was no exception. Good draw and consistent flavor throughout. Not an everyday smoke for me but good for a summer night with a good Bourbon.