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"Not bad,but not great"
I got this in the Double Trouble sampler. I was really looking forward to smoking my first CAO but was not impressed. The look, burn,and draw were very good but it really lacked flavor. The taste was just blah. I got bored smoking it and was looking forward to be done with it. I did smoke it down to the last half inch hoping some flavor would pop out but nothing. It is better than my yard work cigars but not one I would use for a special occasion.
John in Carroll, IA September 10, 2011
"Bad Cigar, would not suggest to anyone"
I purchased 5 of these, and smoked the first last night. I was anticipating a good smoke, but the draw was nearly impossible. I tried to roll it around a little but to no avail. The burn was very slow (from the stiff draw), barely generating any smoke. The taste was decent, but I couldn't get enough smoke for a full mouth feel. The burn became uneven after half of the cigar, and it wasn't until the final quarter of the cigar that it began to smoke somewhat well. If I light another of my 4 lefts cigars and experience the same toughness, I'll throw the remaining 3 in the trash.
Richard in Los Angeles September 7, 2011
"Mild and approachable."
The CAO Cx2 is a very easy-going, approachable mild-to-medium cigar. Unlike other Cameroon's with more prominent, oily wrappers, the Cx2 is relatively dry and tasteless and you really don't get much mouthfeel until the end of the smoke - the culmination of the cigar and subtle flavors in the Cameroon wrapper.
My Cx2 cut well, lit and burned well, had a perfect draw and above-average construction; that is to say it looked and smoked great!
Overall, a decent smoke, Just a bit too mild for my tastes...
Jesse CourteManche in Norfolk, Virginia May 18, 2011
"Maybe I just had a bad one"
This cigar has gotten many good review so I got one. I was really looking forward to it, but I was highly disappointed when smoking it. The flavor was so so, the draw was absolutely terrible, and the cigar started cracking when smoked. The wrapper seemed very brittle even though it was in the humidor for a while. Maybe I just had a bad one though.
Derek in Ohio April 18, 2011
I am fairly new to cigars. However, just had a CAO Cx2. VERY enjoyable. Nice construction, very even burn, and great tastes. Would definitely recommend!
Eddie in IL April 12, 2011
I, also am fairly new to the cigar scene! My take on this smoke was very satisfying. It had a nice aroma, slow burn and not too robust. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this smoke and would recommend it. I have heard of CAO before smoking and was very pleased with the purchase.
Troy W. in Orange Grove, Texas February 9, 2011
Like others have posted, my stick was so plugged I threw it away after 5 minutes. I even tried to cut it TWICE. Only flavor I got was pepper tongue... I wanted to like this but too many negatives to even warrant a second chance for me. Sorry.
Jason R in Bristol, CT January 8, 2011
"Found another hit for me...."
In my search for a different taste, I tried a 5 pack sampler of the Cx2 because of its fillers and double Cameroon wrapper and was amazed at the 'mildness' this smoke provided. I find these 'medium' flavored cigars were a 'very mild' delight from beginning to end. I chose the Baccarat as my 'mild' cigar but I will now replace them with the Cx2 and smoke the Baccarats for my 'medium' blend. The draw nearly perfect the appearance handsome, the construction top shelf and the taste a treat from beginning to end. Famous Smoke Shop has a big hit here.....keep it up and thanks.
Rick Blake in Bakersfield, Ca December 21, 2010
I'm new to smoking cigars so take my review for what its worth. I got these cigars in a sampler pack and had already heard of them from others that smoke. I was kind of disappointed in the sampler that I got till I found these babies, now I'm in love. I've already bought several five packs and probably will be buying a box here soon enough. They had a nice smooth draw with tons of creamy smoke and really mellowed out after the first 10 minutes of smoking them. I would highly recommend these.
Ian Fjeld in Scobey, MT December 14, 2010
"Fantastic Smoke, Highly Recommended"
I am new to the cigar world, but I have smoked rocky patels and macanudos on several occasions, and this has been my favourite. Great flavor, good burn, and amazing aroma. My only issue was that I didn't get much smoke from it, and I'm not sure why, because it burned just fine. Other than that, very smooth and enjoyable.
Sam Sanders in December 5, 2010