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"Let it age!"
I smoked one a short time after my initial purchase and it seemed a bit average. Just pulled another out of the bottom of the humidor after 3.6 years and a what a great suprise. Beautiful flavour from cameroon wrapper with strong cacao and cedar flavours and a woody, cedar aroma. Cigar gave an additional hit of black pepper complexity in the final third.
Tapper in Australia September 30, 2013
I received 2 of these in a promo pack and both were plugged (actually badly wrapped and filled) i hope this isnt an indication of the "quality" to expect from CAO
Saint Germaine in Australia March 24, 2013
"One of my top 5 favorites."
I have enjoyed this cigar very much after dinner and with a light beverage. One of my 5 favorite mild to mild/med evening smokes. I enjoy the Cameroon flavor of the wrapper and construction is very good. My other favorites are Rocky Patel Am.Market Selection, Partagas, Alec Bradley Am. Classsic Blend, Gurkha Regent.
Jim Thompson in South Carolina February 14, 2013
"Some 'pros', some 'cons'...."
The feel, smell, and burn were wonderful...but not a lot of smoke and the taste, well...not so good!!! Gonna leave the 9 others in the humidor for some seasoning...maybe that'll improve the taste.
MD in NJ October 7, 2012
"6 out of 10"
Got this in the house sampler pack. It looked the part but the flavor never kicked in. Here is my review: http://youtu.be/ZczBd1mUOxw
BrewVegas in Las Vegas January 2, 2012
"Keep Coming Back"
I have read the negative reviews but my experience is that I crave these cigars and keep coming back to them. I mostly smoke Nub cigars but really like these CX2 Robustos. I have had little trouble with the construction. The wrappers can unravel a bit but you have to understand these are a bit delicate, just take care of them. Nice earthy spicy smoke. My Favorite Cameroon for sure.
Steve in Indiana January 2, 2012
I got these in a Cameroon Sampler and was really hoping it would get better as it smoked...It taste like crap. Draw was horrible.
Snoh in CA November 4, 2011
"CAO Cx2 No Good"
Take a pass on this CAO CX2. The sticks I got in a sampler were so plugged up I could only salvage a few draws after several cuttings and pulling out endless lumber. This stick sucks big time.
Art Caudy in Illinois October 25, 2011
Not sure what these other guys are talking about, but I got one of these in a sampler, and it was fantastic. I did let mine rest almost a month before smoking it, so maybe that was the difference maker. Great smoke.
Jimmy in Milwaukee, WI October 12, 2011
This is a mild and virtually flavorless cigar, you will get value for flavor and price from the mosaico line, that's the level of quality here.
Ethan in Dallas, TX September 19, 2011