CAO Gold cigars, like all of CAO's selections, are praised for their flavor and fine craftsmanship. The affordably-priced Gold selection features traditional round shapes blended with Nicaraguan long fillers and golden Ecuadorian Connecticut seed wrappers. Milder in strength than some of CAO's other cigars, the smoke offers a smooth draw and a mellow, toasty aroma. A good cigar for introducing yourself to the renowned CAO brand of fine premium cigars. Order some now, or start with a 5-pack.
Every time I get these PDRs they are great. Sometimes they need to be preped b... more
Every time I get these PDRs they are great. Sometimes they need to be preped but very seldom do they let me down.less
SteveR in Arizona
"A nice smoke "
Had this cigar for the first time. A very mild nice burning cigar. No nasty afte... more
Had this cigar for the first time. A very mild nice burning cigar. No nasty aftertaste after burning all the way down. Will definitely buy more of these reasonable priced sticksless
Kevin in St Charles,il
"Terrible draw, Unsmokeable "
Everything good that could be said about this cigar is immediately overshadowed ... more
Everything good that could be said about this cigar is immediately overshadowed by the draw. The appearance is great, looks like a solid cigar... but too solid. I knew right away when I had to push with both hands just to cut the tip that I was going to have problems. It's packed WAYYY too tightly, solid tobacco. This makes it almost impossible to smoke; your cheeks will cave in just trying to get a small puff. The flavor is OK but nothing special. I only had two of these sticks and they were both consistent (-ly bad). If I were to say something good about it, the burn was nice and even but all the smoke got caught in the solid wall of tobacco that is this cigar. Definitely do NOT buy this kind, as CAO has several other lines that are pretty good. Didn't even smoke half of it. Once again, IMPOSSIBLE to draw, and over filtering yields poor smoke density. Nothing "gold" about this cigar at all.less
Daniel in Dallas, TX
"I don't understand the complaints "
Just smoked one of these and I'm not sure what people are complaining about; It ... more
Just smoked one of these and I'm not sure what people are complaining about; It is definitely a mild smoke, as advertised, so no surprises there. There are definitely more flavorful mild-bodied smokes out there, but I was not unimpressed by this one. A near-perfect burn with an easy draw the whole way through, accompanied by a very nutty flavor with mild hints of vanilla progressing through the stick and very creamy smoke; and this was right off the UPS truck! With some time in the humidor I imagine this cigar could stand against most mild-bodied selections. Aside from the sometimes bland flavor profile, the only complaint I have is that it burned rather hot; very warm in my hand the whole time, but nothing severe. All-in-all a recommendable smoke for beginners and a decent introduction to CAO, though by no means indicative of their more complex blends.less
A. Smoker in Minnesota
"Not a quality cigar "
I don't consider myself a cigar aficionado, but I do enjoy a good smoke. This ci... more
I don't consider myself a cigar aficionado, but I do enjoy a good smoke. This cigar, however, does not qualify as a good smoke. I ordered a sampler that included two and wanted to smoke both before reviewing. Both, however, had poor burn, consistency and draw. Also, the flavor of the cigar is not one I find enjoyable. The only pleasant part of the experience was when I finished.less
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