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"Absolutely stunning Flavor"
Smoked 3 now. The myriad of flavors in this cigar is easily distinguishable but match very well like cookies and milk. You will definitely taste the chocolaty undertones and toasty flavors no matter how unrefined your palate is. I imagine myself working in a Bakery in the 20's and am taking a break to have a puff and am inhaling the bakery air. Yes, it is that flavorful! I love these cigars but consistency appears to be an issue. I Purchased 3 Robustos from 3 different shops (All 3 reputable and well kept Humidors). First 2 were absolutely fantastic. Great end to end smoke, and consistent flavor all the way down. Construction was a bit shoddy on all 3, as the wrapper started to flake mid-smoke (maybe I'm just a bit rough on them?). The 3rd tasting (actually bought a box of 20 this time) though pleasant, was not nearly as flavorful as the prior two. It was almost as if I was smoking a completely different cigar! I am going to try out another this weeked and I'll repost if it was a fluke or my palate was off.
E Galason in IL December 7, 2005
The CAO Cameroon Robusto is fine example of above-average all-around quality. An almost perfect burn and good draw compliment the taste which starts out as cedary with a touch of pepper and then opens up into a dark roast coffee and nutmeg. There is an undercurrent of leather and chocolate throughout. While I have enjoyed most of CAO lines, the Cameroon, in my opinion, is by far the best they have to offer with the robusto and toro sizes really standing out.
David in Georgia March 2, 2005
"A Very Rich Cigar"
Because they may be too snug as a box-pressed, I have found they burn better if allowed to loosen up from outside the box. The draw and burn is perfect. It has a very rich, thick smoke and a short, dry finish - not a negative. It's like a dry wine with a character all its own. It gains momentum along the way and becomes quite full bodied by the end. It's very complex. Definitely a super premium cigar and one to keep around for special occasions. Available and at a good price too. Can't wait to try a CAO Extreme.
Dean in Eugene, OR December 12, 2001
"CAO has a customer for life."
I bought an autographed box of Robusto's at the Big Smoke in New Orleans from the CAO booth and got to meet the Ozgener family. Mr. Ozgener's daughter is a sweetie by the way. I promptly lit one up and smoked it to my finger tips. This is an awesome cigar and a must have in your humidor. The box press provides an excellent draw and the flavors are to die for.
Steve Hughes in New Orleans, LA. April 28, 2000