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I bought a box and after the first one I was disappointed. Very tight draw, horrible burn. I figured well got 19 more to go...ha ha. Since then each vision has been great. Nice draw, even burn......love them so much bought another box. So you can't always judge a cigar based on a one time smoke.
Scott in Florida January 31, 2013
Having enjoyed the Epiphany of CAO's "Vision" line, I was disappointed with the poor draw of the Catalyst. A third of the way in it drew to a tight close and after re-lighting it several times I had to give it up half-way through and light up one of my Arturo Fuentes so the afternoon would not be a total loss. I think CAO needs to re-think the construction of the Catalyst, because that was all that was wrong with it.
L. G. C. in Flathead, MT September 28, 2012
In a recent review I blasted these for having a horribly uneven burn. Having jumped the gun a bit after smoking one that did have a horribly uneven burn, I must say, I do enjoy these cigars. They certainly don't burn even and require attention, but so far only one has been horribly uneven. I would never pay retail for these, but on sale they are worth a try. They just need to drop the plastic humi and lower the sale price a bit more.
Mongrel in Poconos November 5, 2011
"Great cigar but Draw could improve"
The cigar itself was a pretty good cigar despite its draw or lack there of I will purchase another and will hope the draw is somewhat better.
Jordan1443 in South Carolina October 6, 2011
Bought a box recently when they were on sale, to my dismay they aged rather poorly albeit in proper conditions. These Vision's lost a lot of their complexity, creaminess, and spice in compare as to when they were still in production, the body mellowed from full to a flat medium, while the strength remains at medium-fuil (which is juxtaposition to what ought to occur).
TSB in CigarPsychology, MD August 19, 2011
Impossible to enjoy this cigar since the burn was so uneven. The wrapper looks tasty, but I couldn't tell ya how it tasted since it needed constant flame to fix a horrible uneven burn.
Mongrel in Poconos August 15, 2011
"Very good Smoke"
Very excellent smoke, I left mine sit about 7 days in the humidor. I had no problem with the burn, very consistent and even. I picked it up as part of the 6 pack deal. It will be something that I will have one in the box...
Squatch in Alpharetta. ga June 4, 2011
"Very good smoke!"
I am smoking a CAO Vision Catalyst that has about two years on it. The flavors are very good and the Cigar is complex. The burn is the only thing I have to say negative about it, I have had to relight it three times. Overall I would give it an 8 out of 10 rating.
Lewis Lefevre in Denver, CO May 14, 2011
"((( GREAT FLAVOR,,,NOT SO GREAT BURN )))"
The CAO Vision Catalyst, sports a nice, attractive, oily, chocolate colored wrapper, with some minor vains. The ash is loose, and the burn is somewhat off. The cigar needed to be relight a number of times, throughout the burn. Upon lighting the Catalyst, sweet creamy notes of fresh tobacco flood the pallet. Notes of creamed coffee, and almonds were noted in the nose. Throughout the second half of the burn, aromas of oak, and nuts, were present in the nose. On the third part of the burn, the smoke remained creamy, nutty, and woody. The CAO Catalyst is medium in body. The approximate burn time on this robusto, is 90 minutes. On a scale of 1 to 10 I'd rate this cigar 8.
Note-- opinion -- If the burn would have bin up-to-par,
I would have rated this cigar 10!!
Robb Hughes in Michigan May 5, 2011
"C on the cigars D- on the humidor"
When the cigars showed up to my house I had a little wave of excitement because people have been talking about how great CAO cigars are. Here to find out that they are just hyped up. The cigars a decent at most, and the humidor will NOT calibrate no matter what I do. Sorry CAO you lost me...
Ben in Minnesota August 29, 2010