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"I avoided this cigar for a long time."
I got a couple of these in a CAO sampler. I've been smoking cigars since 1977 and am quite "old school". I was always put off by the pinstripe look of the thing. Surprise! Beautiful burn. Excellent construction. Much more impressive looking when you are holding it. Nice robust smoke, very similar to the Brazilia Line. I would buy more of them.
Carl V in People's Republic of Kaliforni January 3, 2013
"left me wanting more"
Amazing looking wrapper. dark and oily. lit it up and found it had a hard draw, lacked flavor, and burned much too fast. will not be found in my humidor again any time soon.
Cody in California July 24, 2012
These are by far my favorite cigar. No matter what else I smoke, I keep coming back to these. I cry and have nightmares when there are none in my humidor! They are beautifully constructed, taste wonderful, burn great, and look pretty cool too. What else could you ask for?
WillyD in Spartanburg, SC April 2, 2012
"ahh...ok..not bad..but wait, how much are they ?"
yea,i got it in a sampler, it was the 5th one i smoked. Ahh it was ok ,great burn kinda fast , good draw, taste & aroma ahh ok. not a real well constructed gar and somewhat overated , at $8.50 to $9.50 per , nah
russell in brigantine,nj January 12, 2012
I like the barber pole look on this cigar. However, I think it's the reason the wrapper cracked in various places while it burned. It didn't effect anything but the way the cigar looked. I'd like to age a few of these just to see how they turn out.
Big Moose in Lawrenceville, IL. December 3, 2011
It was the first CAO that I have smoked. The draw was horrible and taste very dissapointing. It had a very acrid/sour taste only able to be described tasting like an onion. I only smoked 1/4 of it and gave up.
Ryan in Ft. Worth, TX November 30, 2011
"On Of My Top 5 Favorite!!"
I have visited the smoke probably 15-20 times. It has never let me down,I have loved it every single time.
The construction is fantastic, the two tone wrapper is great. the draw is steady and consistent. the flavors come on string and steady and really develop. I love the nutty flavors. I would recommend this smoke to anyone....no questions asked.
Dane in Houston November 2, 2011
"Yes! Great smoke!"
Not that this cigar is all that strong. C'mon be a man. This is a very nice, creamy, smooth one half afternoon's cigar. Highly recommend this baby. Definitely will look for more like this if I can get them in a bundle again.
Lou in California October 24, 2011
"You don't mess with the USA..."
I'm writing this the morning of May 2, 2011. I was saving this five-pack for the fourth of July to share with friends and family at the lake, but I decided to light one up last night in celebration of Osama Bin Laden's demise. This is a serious cigar! You don't want to try to smoke this on your lunch break. This is more of a long, drawn out, this-will-take-half-the-afternoon kind of cigar. Bold and robust flavors come from this cigar that looks like it would be harder to draw from than it really was. I was worried about construction due to the pinstripes, but it never once wanted to unravel itself. All in all, great smoke, but not for the faint of palate. Like America, this cigar MEANS BUSINESS!!!
Ed in Paola Ks May 2, 2011
Don't let the barber pole wrapper or fourth of july looking label fool you . Great meaty cigar , superbly consrtucted ,let the ash get about 2" long and when it finally fell ,the end looked like it was cut with a laser, ez draw, great taste, if you could roll up a t bone steak and smoke it ,this is what it should taste like !
DrDogEnd in Albany NY December 13, 2010