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"Good flavour...that's all"
I happen to be a CAO lover and this cigar was somewhat of a disappointment...I enjoyed the falvour, but that about all that I can say positive. The wrapper crumbled while smoking it and the draw is difficult. The burn was uneven and had to be cleaned up multiple times. I will give CAO the benefit of the doubt on this one as it could be the smoke shop didn't have their humidor set correctly, but still it was a discouraging as I love CAO!
Jon in Indiana October 30, 2011
"Very Good Smoke"
Simply delightful, good even burn, same taste throughout, excellent draw
Jim in Alaska October 20, 2011
Love these things. Got a sampler with this and am so happy I did. This cigar has a nice oily dark wrapper and smells great pre light. Burned like a champ with a 2" ash staying even the whole way. Put your lighter away, you wont need it. The draw is a bit tight, but it makes for a nice slow burn. Its base is earthy but has some kick. Really enjoyed this and its priced right.
Scotty in July 20, 2011
This was my first Maduro and all I can say is WOW! Great smoke. I'd like to pick up a box of these in the future.
in February 7, 2011
I smoke maduros almost exclusively. This CAO gives the rich flavor the complete burn and the coffee/chocolate flavors down to the very nub. Great smoke at any price.
AC in Dublin, OH October 31, 2010
Bought one of these from the local smoke shop. For the price one of the best smokes I have had. Recently got introduced to cigars and I have to say I love 'em. Burned perfectly all the way down. A bit spicy for my novice pallet, but great no the less.
Paul in Wisconsin, USA June 15, 2010
"really nice maduro, great value"
Won six of these in an auction and they all have been great. The flavor has notes of espresso, spice, some hints of dark chocolate. I have had smooth draws on all of them, very nice to smoke. If your looking for a good dark smoke, you cant go wrong here
Chris in Maryland May 18, 2010
"Surprisingly good cigar for this price"
I bought this stick at my local cigar shop for testing. Did not expect it to be SO good. I almost burned my fingers smoking it down to the nub. The draw was a little tight and burn was uneven at the beginning but it fixed itself after the first half. Taste was great though, rich and mellow but never overpowering. I will buy this cigar again as a good everyday alternative to Padron and Arturo Fuente which I reserve for special occasions.
GF in Moscow January 22, 2010
"Nice chocolate coffee"
There are dark semi sweet chocolate and coffee notes to the flavor. The burn had to be managed a few times, but that is why we carry lighters. I enjoyed all three of these that I had won on auction. The humidor did help to enhance the experience. I noticed that they got smoother each time. I will probably buy a larger ring size in this maduro cigar just to get that much more of the flavor. A 56 to 60 ring would be fantastic if they made it. Did you hear me CAO?
Big-T in reading, ma November 18, 2009
"The bad draw ruined the cigar"
The last third was great, but the first two-thirds wore me out trying to get any smoke out or it. I've tried 2 from the 5 pack and both were exactly the same. The taste was great but the bad draw ruined the experience.
Brad in Chester, Va October 16, 2009