Showing 1 through 10 of 16 reviews
My 1st CAO, from the Brazilian Wingman #2 sampler.
This was a dark, oily and very toothy wrapper..1st good sign. Great construction. Tight seams, oily, leathery,very minimal veins showing. Slight uneven burn on 1st half, but consistently even burn, that evened out razor sharp on 2nd half. Great consistent medium-bold flavor, with little change, from beginning to end. Dark creamy coffe, w/slight dark chocolate sweetness with light pepper on back of tongue, that moved to tip of tongue on end of smoke.
Good amount of smoke with a nice slow burn. Stayed cool to the touch, down to the nub ...didn't want to let go.
Extremely mild complexity cigar. Will absolutely buy more...HIGHLY recommend this wonderful cigar.
This stick gets an all around high rating!
Michael M. in Delaware January 16, 2014
Really love that smoke, creamy texture, coco and coffee taste, with a little bit of pepper.
Love this smoke!
Raz in Israel September 26, 2013
Excellent all around. A little inconsistent on the burn, but that was the only drawback.
Cal in Kentucky May 29, 2013
"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