Great cigar while golfing that everyone should try. I like a medium smoke on the course and this 1 does everything it's supposed to do.
I was extremely excited to try this cigar. Sadly consistent burn issues make this on my never again list. Great flavor coming out of this one, However every one had serious burn issues. Uneven burn, constant touch ups, and it wouldn t stay lit. Disappointed to say the least.
Great cigar while golfing that everyone should try. I like a medium smoke on the course and this 1 does everything it's supposed to do.0 0
cao is in the top 5 of great smoking cigars0 0
cao cigars are a real gem.0 0
The first one of these smoked was a major disappointment. It completely fell apart after being a teribble side burner and wrapper shredder. This was due to poor storage where I bought it out of town. ( Two lessions learned, stick to Famous, and carry what you want when traveling.) Have smoked two others received as presents since, and they were pure heaven. Prior to this my all time favorite was CAO Brazilia. This tops those easily, and that takes some doing. MOVE OVER BRAZILIA!0 1
I have been a long time fan of CAO, frankly CAO is my favorite smoke, from the ultra smooth and always well constructed Gold line, to the powerful and complex Brazilia line, they have never let me down, always offering me the perfect smoke for whatever mood or occasion. I am thrilled at the introduction of the new Italia line, it has quick become a staple in my humidor and one of my top 3 smokes. It has a taste like no other, bringing me back to the stories of the old time Italian cigars my Dad and his Dad used to smoke. I can "taste" the stories, and truly enjoy the Gondolas smoking them until my knuckles burn. Another A+ for CAO.0 0
Very nice shape and construction on this figurado. Nice, dark, oily wrapper. Decent draw and burn. VERY spicy complex tastes but not unpleasant. Definitely a full to strong flavored cigar. I will certainly buy more of these!0 0
This is a very well made and nice looking cigar, but I just can't get past the odd, earthy aftertase that comes along with Nicaraguan cigars. If you like full bodied Nicaraguans, you'll probably like this.0 0
I was extremely excited to try this cigar. Sadly consistent burn issues make this on my never again list. Great flavor coming out of this one, However every one had serious burn issues. Uneven burn, constant touch ups, and it wouldn t stay lit. Disappointed to say the least.0 0
With a beautiful band and gorgeous oily wrapper the Italia always proves its versatility. While on its own it is a nice med-full bodied smoke, it seems to be lacking something. Pair this with a good lager, single malt, or cup of coffee it really shines. The Italia has a smooth, rich, leathery smelling smoke with a slight apple finish. I've had some burn problems with these. They probably need to age more, but they never seem to last in the humi. My favorite of the CAOs.0 0
Truly the best experience of an affordable smoke I have had. It has left me commenting every time I bite into this full bodied beauty. A distinguished flavor like all of the quality cigars CAO rolls but clearly the most balanced. Like every great cigar the flavor matures as you smoke and has left me burning my fingers on every time I partake.0 0