Price – Submitted for review by Famous Smoke Shop (5 pack for $28.99 or $5.80/stick at Famous)
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Beverage – Red Bull and Bottled Water
Size – Robusto (5 3/4 X 50)
Strength – Sly (3/4)
Rating – Sabotage (6/10)
Wrapper – Mexico
Binder/Filler – Nicaraguan
It’s been a little while since I’ve smoked an Oliva so I was pretty excited to try out the Cain maduro. Here are my thoughts:
1) Excellent construction, burn, and draw.
2) I think a lot of smokers will find this to be a rather stout cigar so I’m going with a Sly rating.
3) I found the Oliva to have a wood like flavor, a little hint of cinnamon, and a very meaty almost BBQ type taste.
4) My smoke time was one hour and twenty minutes.
Now to the two questions:
Would I smoke it again? Yes
Would I give it humidor space? Yes
When I first fired up the Cain, I expected it to take that turn of tasting like an EP Carrillo maduro or the Fuente Double Chateau maduro. Both of those cigars have that sweet, almost licorice like taste to them. The Cain however, ended up not going down that path, and had more of a subdued undertone of sweetness with the hints of cinnamon. I found the meat flavor to be most prevalent, particularly as the cigar progressed. With that said, at under $6/stick this cigar is perfect for when you want a stouter cigar and don’t want to break the bank and one I would smoke again based on my taste preferences.