Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial 2008 to 2012 Blind Mega Review Contest

The contest:

I have not yet looked at the page that reveals the cigars and their colored dot, so I thought it would be fun to host a simple giveaway. I’ll be giving away a sampler pack that includes 1 of each of the years releases to the person who first correctly identifies, on Cigar Federation or Reddit, all 5 of the release year and the colored dot it is associated with.

No entries with edits will be accepted so please post carefully. The winner and the correct identification will be revealed at some point before the end of September 2013.

My Guesses:

The first three reviewed are obviously the 2008-2010 series based on their vitola so that narrows down the choices a little bit.

  • 2008: Blue Dot.  I say this because it had a draw that was completely different than the other 4 which lends itself to being the first production run.  
  • 2009: Green Dot.  I've previously had the 2010 and I don't think this was the 2010.
  • 2010: Blue-Red Dot.  Since this was the best of the 3 in my subjective opinion I feel like this is the 2010.
  • 2011: Red dot.  I'm going to be embarrassed here if I'm wrong.  In my original reviews the 2012 was much spicier than the 2011, but the 2011 had superior flavor complexity.
  • 2012: Yellow dot.  Same as above.  The yellow dot had much more pepper and spice than the red dot, and the flavor complexity just didn't compare to the 2011 release.

Good luck to everyone, and remember my guesses could be just as wrong as anyone else.  This isn't cigar surgery.

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Comment by Matt Ross on September 26, 2013 at 12:06pm

2008 = Green

2009 = Blue/Red

2010 = Blue

2011 = Red

2012 = Yellow


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