CAO Flathead 660 – Cigar Review

CAO Flathead 660

This is a cigar review of a CAO Flathead 660 by CAO Cigars. The size chosen for this review is the Grande (6×60). This cigars composition consists of a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper mixed with a Nicaraguan and Dominican blend of tobaccos for the filler and binder. This is generally a full bodied smoke and retails for around $7.00 at your local brick and mortar store.

Construction/Appearance:

This CAO Flathead 660 is a big, thick dark chocolate colored box pressed smoke with tiny veins and no visible seams. 

Pre-Light: 

Cedar and fruity aromas kind of radiate from this wrapper during the preflight. We cut this with a Xikar XO straight cut. The cold draw produces notes of cedar and raisin.

After Toast:

First Third – Chocolate, cedar and some spice like notes that give a bit of a caramel like finish. The body is on the fuller side to start, burn is wavy and ash holds through the third. 

Second Third – A creamy chocolate note and some spice combine to a nice caramel and molasses finish. Some fruity notes show here, more like orchard fruits. The body is definitely full here and burn is wavy. The ash falls from the smoke at the halfway point. 

Final Third – This cigar turns all fruit notes and leather with the molasses guiding the palate through the finish. The body of the cigar remains full and burn remains wavy.

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Emmolo Merlot

Scotch – Macallan 15

Overall Experience:

Overall this CAO Flathead 660 is a really nice cigar with a great deal of complexity through the smoking experience. When this started off I thought that it may just be another typical connecticut broadleaf wrapper smoke experience, but towards the middle and end with the fruity notes and leather coming into play really changed the entire experience of the smoke. Overall I would definitely smoke this again and think any cigar aficionado would enjoy this stick.

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