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Flor De Oliva Gold Robusto Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, May 30, 2013
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Flor De Oliva Gold Robusto Cigar Review

This 5×50 light tan stick features a dry soft wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, double cap and rich barnyard aroma. First light reveals a medium bodied sweet nuttiness with a short clean finish just adding a bit of pepper. The first third burns very quickly, with a loose draw and plenty of rich medium-full bodied smoke production showing draw flavors of a smooth pepper and nuts, with a now long oily finish. Ending at just 35 minutes, the stick burned very well but fast and hot with the last inch too warm for my taste. It was very consistent with no transitions. Thank you very much to Ian Hudson for sending this in for review!

  • SmokinGun

    Man, that was a fast smoke. Have you ever had a stick burn that quickly?

    • Tommz81

      Never seen him do a review that fast.

  • Jason Isbaner

    Sounds like a good quick smoke.

  • TimB

    Sounds like easy going quick everyday smoke.

  • wcfennell

    I think I’ll pass on this one. I like to enjoy my cigars, not rush through them as fast as I can.

  • RamzaFreak20

    Wow, I get that smoke time out of a Nica Libre principe. SO fast.

  • smokethis

    Not a bad bundle smoke good for the yard or give aways to moochie pals.

  • rockjock

    Wow, that one disappeared fast. Looked like a good smoker though.

  • yosef5

    Not my kind of cigar to smoke
    Thanks for this review

  • sdh3237

    I saw another review of this cigar in the same size and the reviewer stated that it smoked for over 90 minutes. I wonder if the variation is due to the fact that it is a cheaper cigar and has less quality control. It does seem like a decent cigar for the price.

    • I would call bs on any 90 min review of this or virtually any robusto. Where do you see it

      • sdh3237

        I saw the review on the Stogie Review. I just noticed that it is Flor De Oliva Corojo Robusto not a Gold Robusto.

  • jpculp57

    Ok, so I’ve been wanting to ask you for some time now about something that really has be confused about your reviews. I’m not asking this to be a dick and yes, I’ve watched both of your “questions” videos and I think that’s what has me so confused and this review is a really good example of what confuses me. These cigars are known for being very mild bodied. I have an 85 year old friend that smokes them because they are cheap and he gets no buzz off of them. However, the review says medium to full body and you often refer to the body of a cigar on your first puff. How is it that you can judge the body of a cigar on the first puff?
    Like I stated earlier, I’m not trying to be a dick and I really like using your site, but this one has had me confused for quite some time now.

    • You are confusing body and strength and yes I’ve gone over this many times. Body is only the intensity of flavors. You know it instantly. Strength is how much nicotine buzz if any is present.

      • jpculp57

        I guess what’s confusing me Bryan is that when I Google cigar body half the sites say body is strength and half say its flavor. Why the heck can’t they all just agree! Lol! Well from now on I’ll go with body meaning flavor! Thanks and I appreciate your review and other videos.

        • That’s exactly right, most of them are completely screwed up, I don’t know of any retailer that does it right. I ranted not too long ago about that.

          • MaxDuo

            It stands out to me even more due to your rants. I get worried looking at cigars that I haven’t seen reviewed by you even on manufacturer websites because they just say “strength” or “body” and nothing else.

            I want to try out other Toscanos at some point, but I’m wary of them since they keep mentioning “strength.”

  • mufdvr6976

    sounds right up my alley…… gonna have to try these.

  • dbfr181

    Sometimes a quick smoke is the way to go. This looks like a good one

  • BCamara

    Sounds like a good smoke when time isn’t on your side. I’ve thought about trying these and the flavors sound pretty good for the price.

  • phaedron

    Jeepers, even the various petite coronas I sometimes smoke in the mornings last 45 minutes…

  • gtclark

    Well, for less than $2.00 a cigar, doesn’t sound too bad…better than a slow-burning dog-rocket.

  • Pokesfan

    Well for me this is an excellent smoke because time is at a premium. Gotta pick some up.

  • Gigalo de Vitolas

    Is this stick related to the Oliva brand at all? Still need to try the V Melanio.

    • gtclark

      It is – it’s their budget line. I assume they have a line of seconds out there too, but I’m not sure

  • Craig

    Hey Bryan, you say Ian Lansky in the video, but you posted Ian Hudson. The only reason I noticed was in the Tag’s you listed lansky. I was trying to figure out what description lansky was for a cigar! lol
    But Thanks to Ian (either way) as this is one of the few cigars my golf course carries. Smoked a many !!!

    • I goofed and read his card wrong, I said Lansky by mistake and corrected it here!

  • curtpick

    Good lord one quick stick !

  • swj045

    I guess if you only have a short time and really want a cigar this would fit the bill.A little to quick to set back and enjoy but it might find its place in ones day.

  • garlar10

    Great review! always good to hear about another cigar for when I am short on time but looking for a tasty smoke.

  • hitter

    I am glad to see this review. It actually got me to post a remark :). I like the Flor De Oliva line especially the natural ones even though those do have a sweetened tip.

    As for burn time I can usually get just over an hour out of 6X50 on the Golds. Just about the time it takes me to drive home from work :).

  • eric.hanson

    Wow, this was a fast smoke. Flavors sound good though and to be honest I don’t have time very often for a long smoke and I hat wasting parts of cigars, so I might consider getting some of these.

  • Dirk

    Another informative review.. and with the additonal input from others to boot, makes this site great.. thanks to all


    its always good to have a quick sweet smoke

  • Gigalo de Vitolas

    Anyone have suggestions for quick smokes besides this cigar just reviewed and the AF short story? Even a good petite lancero you like would do. I’m just looking for something to smoke while taking the dogs out for a walk. No more than 30-35min in smoke time. Or any suggestions on good smokes that come in these tins they sell at the BM. Never tried them and are hesitant.

    • gtclark

      I’ve never tried anything from the tins that I’ve really enjoyed….somewhere on the site Bryan has spoken very highly of Rosa Cuba’s “Angels”. I’ve never had them, but they seem easy to find online, and inexpensive to boot.

    • JJO

      I’ve really liked the Perdomo Limited Cameroon Edition Petit Corona, Kendall 7-20-4 Dogwalker (how’s that for an appropriate name?), and Berger & Argenti Mooch Maduro Minnie. The La Duena Petit Lancero is great, but not really something I’d put in the “dog walking” category, more something I would prefer to sit back with and enjoy. I have also heard great things about the Tatuaje Petite Cazadores Reserva, but have yet to try it.

      As to the tinned smokes, I thought the CAO Italia Piccolo was pretty decent, and would still like to try the Brazilia in the same size.

      Oh, and the J. Fuego Origin and Sangre de Toro in Original size are great, as well.

  • LordCybor

    yeah, to fast for me. I’d have to smoke three or four just to feel satisfied.

  • weimerad

    No thanks ill pass

  • mikemagri

    Great for a cheap smoke. However, I don’t mind a little more upscale price point for my 2-3 times a week smoke. I guess I am a little cautious in getting such cheap sticks as my smoke time is limited. I know you can get a 10.00 turd as well. I just prefer to mitigate the risk. Peace!

  • MaxDuo

    Well……. not my favorite flavors, but still an ok sounding stick. I’d get a few, depending on how cheap I could find them. I love my long cigars, but sometimes a quick 30min one is what I want/need.

  • Daniel.A

    such a quick smoke.

  • I had 2 of these this past week, got about 45 minutes from one, and the other I had to put out due to walking into a festival. Both I thought were very mild bodied, not too much flavor to me. I did enjoy them but they seemed fairly plain and mildly flavored. Good smoke output and burn, just wanted a bit more flavor.

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