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Old 11-07-2008, 09:03 AM   #1
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Default Oliva Serie G Maduro

Went to my favorite local B&M yesterday so a friend of mine could get himself a stogie. He doesn't smoke regularly. I was going to give him one but he wanted to try the CAO criollo thanks to some recommendations on the internet. While there I couldn't resist and picked up the same cao sample pack he did, and oliva serie g maduro and serie v maduro. I decided to smoke the serie g maduro. Would have smoked more but it got dark and cold outside. It was also getting late by the time we finished. I live about 1.5 hours from his place.

The spoils! (along with the smokes I brought and planned to smoke, lol)


The Serie G is a very nice looking box pressed hand made stick. It tapers down at the foot a bit. The wrapper is smooth and you cannot feel any veins in it although you can see them. No soft spots in the stick.


It lit easily and burned easily as well. It is VERY spicy when first lit. It almost turned me off it was so spicy. The draw it quite looser than I typically go for.


1/3: It was very spicy through the nose for me. So much that I barely tried it again until the 3/3 point. It had a slightly uneven burn. I corrected it with a few strong puffs close together.


Odd how the ash started flowering out like it did...


the spice calmed down a lot and it became more creamy now. I tasted a bit of nuts and maybe some cocoa. It was strange; I could see sparkling things in the ash. The same that was on the wrapper. Not very certain as to what that is.This stick makes TONS of smoke! I love it!


It was doing some tunneling that was really starting to irritate me...


I decided to remove the band since it was able to slide off with little effort. Under the band the color of the wrapper was a little lighter....odd. I didn't get anymore pics of it, but I will tell you that during the
2/3: The nutty flavor got a little more prominent. I taste something through the nose now, but it's still a bit spicy to me so I can't do it much.

3/3: Not much change in flavor to me but the spice did mellow out a lot more and I was able to handle it through the nose now. Still cant identify the flavors through the nose though. The stick went out on me here. time to relight...the tunneling disappeared somewhere between 2/3 and now. It died on me again at which point I decided I was too cold outside and just let it go with about 1.5-2" remaining. I'd say it lasted a good hour. I would definitely smoke another of these, but I would let them rest a month or so in my cooler. I'm gonna let the V and CAO's rest for a couple months in there as well...Go out and try one! It was definitely a good medium bodied cigar.
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:07 AM   #2
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Default Re: Oliva Serie G Maduro

Great review and photos. I haven't tried one yet but I am definitely going to. Thanks
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:15 PM   #3
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I really enjoy these maduros, especially the Belicoso and Perfecto. The price is nice too.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:21 PM   #4
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Nice review! I'm a Oliva whore so I love them all...
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:44 PM   #5
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Great review and photos!!!

I love these and really enjoy the Special G Maduro!!!
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:47 PM   #6
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Default Re: Oliva Serie G Maduro

I love the G but also love the V and really love the RP Decade, looks like you had a nice haul!
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:27 PM   #7
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Default Re: Oliva Serie G Maduro

yea I did! I cannot wait to try that CAO Brazilia Gol!! Got another Oliva V yesterday in the sampler deal that Rob was throwing last week along with a couple others I haven't tried yet..
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:40 PM   #8
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Default Re: Oliva Serie G Maduro

I smoked my first G on Monday during our Marine Corps BDay celebration. I hadn't had one before and enjoyed it a lot. I liked the V Maduro better, but I'm curious to see how the G and the V Maduro turn out with more age on them. I've got a half a box of the Vs chillin in my humi... delicious.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:48 PM   #9
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yea I did! I cannot wait to try that CAO Brazilia Gol!! Got another Oliva V yesterday in the sampler deal that Rob was throwing last week along with a couple others I haven't tried yet..

I had the Brazilia in the Churchill format and it kicked my ass!
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:24 AM   #10
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Great review I think the G Maduro is a great smoke
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:33 AM   #11
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Default Re: Oliva Serie G Maduro

Very nice review, pics, and stick selection! I like the Oliva line, but, like you, I almost always have burn issues with them! Great smokes, though!
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:34 AM   #12
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Default Re: Oliva Serie G Maduro

I haven't had the G Maduro yet. I have read good things though, so I'm looking forward to getting my hands on one. Gonna head to the B&M shortly after my return home and see what I can find from the Oliva catelog. Great review.
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:48 AM   #13
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Nice review. Have not had an Oliva I didn't like yet.
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Default Re: Oliva Serie G Maduro

I had one of these (Box Pressed Churchill) last night for the first time, and I didn't have any burn issues at all. It burned straight, stayed lit and was all around a good smoke. Mine was a little spicy at first, but it settled down pretty quickly.
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Default Re: Oliva Serie G Maduro

love the G maduro, always keep a box of the robustos on hand. Still working on a box of the Special G maduros from way back. Just a classic Nicaraguan maduro.
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love the G maduro, always keep a box of the robustos on hand. Still working on a box of the Special G maduros from way back. Just a classic Nicaraguan maduro.
It was a nice smoke, finished all too quickly.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:45 AM   #17
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Great review I think the G Maduro is a great smoke


The G Nats are also excellent, especially for the cost.
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:37 PM   #18
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Default Re: Oliva Serie G Maduro

Thanks for the review & pics. I have picked up a few of these at my local B&M and I really love the rich flavor they provide. I haven't had the size you reviewed, but I am sure they will be very similar. The robustos have a very nice and smooth maduro flavor.
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Decent smoke, but damn that cigar just looks ugly imo. Thanks for the review and pics Chris.
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Not a big fan of Oliva, but I do love the serie G.
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