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I should start by saying I am new to cigar smoking,and I definitely don't seem to have the refined palate of other reviewers.I can't seem to taste all the different nuances that a more experienced smoker seems to find in the cigars.All I can say is whether it tastes good to me.Sadly,this one doesn't taste.No flavor.I tried two,to be sure.Great looking cigar,firm,well rolled,LOTS of smoke,burned great,evenly,nice ash,BUT,I'm afraid no flavor.Especially when compared to a CAO Anniversaire.
Ian in Alberta, Canada April 11, 2012
I thought I had inadvertently grabbed the pepper shaker off the kitchen table and lit it up for a smoke. All I tasted throughout was pepper, nothing else. I got thru 2/3rds of it, still pepper; no complexity in this one. Glad it was a gift, and didn?t buy a box of ?em. Burned with a "V" shape in the wrapper on one side of the cigar. Looser draw, but I like that.
in January 13, 2012
"Overall Not Impressed"
Overall the highlight of this cigar is the taste. Construction is poor with the wrapper cracking despite having rested in my humidor for 3 weeks, the draw was too loose for my taste but might be Ok for others. The burn was slightly uneven but did not require touch ups.
The taste is good during the first third and becomes very good in the second third.
Deserve to be tried again to check if the build issue was about my luck.
Flavio in Midland, MI January 6, 2012
"amazing, a new favorite."
I knew i would like this cigar before i even purchased some, there was just something about it that drew me in. Very creamy, cocoa, nutty, leather, earthy flavor, with random puffs of mocha and a very distinct green pepper to start, then finished with a more earthy, slightly less creamy texture. perfect burn, never harsh or bitter, held an ash so thick it didn't fall off after i flicked it. And for 88 a box! Wonderful. A maduro lovers dream.
in January 3, 2012
"Best Cigar I've had"
This is hands down my favorite cigar. I've smoked a few opus x's, davidoff's, fuentes, and I would buy the brazilia over all of them, any time, any day. Perfect burn, great earthy taste, great draw, couldn't be any better in my book. My only complaint is that famous doesn't seem to sell the box press. Either way, an excellent smoke!
Matt in Los Angeles September 23, 2011
A genuine GEM of a smoke. I have smoked about 10 of these now and love the flavor. The cigar starts with a RUSH of multiple flavors of chocolate, caramel and spice. As the smoke progresses it stabilizes through the middle with cocao, then finishes warm and spicy. Such a complex cigar, I love it. The only issue I have encountered is the draw, with 2 of 10 having a hard draw, but fixed them somewhat using a nail. Buy this stick, you will be pleased!
irloyal in Republic of Texas August 23, 2011
"EXCELLENT X 2 !!!!!!"
Everything about thie smoke was EXCELLENT!!
Zman in New York, NY August 1, 2011
One of the best smokes ever. This cigar now has its own humidor in my home. I will be ordering several more boxes of this tasty treat. By far the best that CAO has to offer.
Scott in Mesa AZ August 1, 2011
Strong cigar with a mellow tone throughout. Earthy with a grassy sweetness to start, then about half way through grassy gave way to woody(slightly cedary). Ash didn't fall off til halfway. Good draw crooked burn. Finished still earthy but spicy with a hint of vanilla. The maduro wrapper imparted a sweetness which was never lost in the complex progression of this wonderful stick.
Paul Suffridge in Norman,OK July 31, 2011
Good cigar. Even burn, effortless draw, and good taste. I smoked it nice and slow which helped not to mellow the strength of the stick. Pretty good flavor either. I would give it a 85 out of 100
Brandon in Kalamazoo July 19, 2011