Basic Information:

Name – CAO Cigars – CAO Brazilia

Size – Robosto (Gol)

Wrapper – Brazilian

Tobacco Blend – ​ Nicaraguan

Pricing – $4.00

Body – Full

Construction/Appearance:

The band incorporates the Brazilian flag colors of blue, green and yellow with black edging and gold font.  The cigar is natural brown in color.  Minimal veins and seams visible.  Double capped.

Pre-Light:

Aroma:  ​Aromatics of Sweet Cedar mixed with the faint aroma that reminded me of a popsicle stick.

Type of Cut: V-cut

Cold Draw:  The cold draw was a sweet cedar and light raisin. Draw had just the right amount of pull to it.

After Toast:

First Third – Initially, strong earthy and nutty notes are present right out of the gate. Few minutes into the light, a dark chocolate flavor comes into play. A little later cocoa takes the stage – a very creamy cocoa.  The afterburn leaves a black pepper flavor on the tongue.  Pristine burn to this cigar. The ash dark gray and holding strong.

Second Third – Cocoa remains the primary note mixed with toasted nut.  Black pepper presents itself strong at this point. About half way into this third, a minty note comes through.  Not a very complex third, but pleasant. The burn is razor sharp. The ash fell off 2.5 inches in.

Final Third – Flavor kicks up in this third with a really nice wood and cocoa mixed with pepper although the pepper strength begins to mellow out a bit.

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Johnny Walker Black

Wine – Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec

Overall Experience:

This cigar has been enjoyable from CAO Cigars. It is not overly complex, but yet full bodied with some strength. I really think CAO blends some of the best cigars out there and for the price point of the CAO Brazilia you can’t go wrong.

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