CAO Vision's rare, 4-yr.-aged Dominican-grown Corojo wrappers cap a well-balanced 3-nation blend, presented here in the Catalyst, a classic Robusto shape. The smoke is smooth, creamy and complex, laced with flavors of cedar, roasted nuts, and cocoa for a luxurious full-flavored smoke.
I bought these when Famous had the buy one get one half off. I thought "hey, 40 ... more
I bought these when Famous had the buy one get one half off. I thought "hey, 40 brand name cigars AND 2 cool light up humidors." Boy was I wrong. The cigars taste like pepper rolled in a paper towel, when you can keep it lit. Now I don't have a sophisticated palate, but I know I don't like these. I have several friends that I swap cigars with. A couple of them are good at taking one but never seem to give one back. I give these to those people. I have rated a few cigars on here and this is the first bad rating I have given. Oh, and the humidors sucks. The clasp on one broke the second time I shut it. So no use in putting batteries in that one. The other still has a working lid and lights up really neat with blue neon when you open it. But the digital hygrometer constantly says 27%. I put another hygrometer inside and it stays between 65% and 70%. So that's another 20 bucks. Total purchase price for 40 bad cigars, 1 broken humidor, 1 inaccurate humidor and 1 hygrometer - 200.00. Thank goodness I already had 2 good humidors. Bottom line, buy a fifty dollar humidor, 2 bundles of Gurkha Regents, and still save a few bucks.less
Phil in Gainesville, GA
The Cao Vision is the only CAO I will smoke. MY favorite cigar is Davidoff, this... more
The Cao Vision is the only CAO I will smoke. MY favorite cigar is Davidoff, this is very close to Davidoff except for the price.less
Stuart Schnur in Pompano Beach, Fl
"Great smoke "
I bought a box and after the first one I was disappointed. Very tight draw, horr... more
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. less
Scott in Florida
Having enjoyed the Epiphany of CAO's "Vision" line, I was disappointed with the ... more
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. less
L. G. C. in Flathead, MT
"Review Update "
In a recent review I blasted these for having a horribly uneven burn. Having ju... more
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. less
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