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CAO Brazilia Lambada Toro Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, April 7, 2009
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Great draw on the firm side, very good burn. Started medium-full ended medium. Started with a spicy finish that went away by final 3rd. Started chocolate and nutty ended nutty and coffee with oil.

  • Johnny

    Great review. Too bad you’re not giving any of these away. They look delicious.

  • Krieg

    nice review, I have had only 1 CAO, but I think next time I got to my local cigar bar and hang out I’ll try one of these.

  • chris cole

    Smoked a few of these in the last week and have to say they are great.

  • playersrun1

    i had high hopes for this one after this review and some others i read/viewed, but i didnt get nearly the flavors described. maybe i had a dud and will have to try again in the future.

    • Camshaft83

      This is probably one of my favorite sticks. Out of all the sizes I prefer the box press. I’m sure if you give them another try you won’t be disappointed. Give it a little time between draws. I know when I smoke them i tend to smoke them to fast and lose some of the flavors.

  • jaburt10

    Thanks for the review! I picked one of these up today and I’m looking forward to comparing your experience to my own.

  • Andrew

    Has anyone had this in Gol! ? If so was the taste much different?

    • Camshaft83

      Not much in difference. The flavors for me were the same. Smoked very well and was very enjoyable. I like the slightly tighter draw and what seemed to me to be a little bit richer in flavor of the box press.

      • Andrew

        I’ve only had the box press, but most samplers seem to have the gol, so I was curious how the smaller gauge affected flavor. Thanks for the tip.

        • Camshaft83

          For me you can’t go wrong with the brazillia. Every size they make is awesome. The box press and gol! are about the same size and do not have many differences. The next ones I really want to try that I haven’t yet are the amazon with its big 60 ring gauge and the samba which is the torpedo.

  • Orrza

    to me it was a nice stick.
    I can’t remember it was something special.

  • samgiroux42

    I am going to try a round with the Amazon size. WOW…60 Ring Gauge…this should be fun.

    • morpi167

      I really feel awkward holding a 60 ring gauge after so many smaller cigars haha. I can’t even imagine that 70 ring gauge Bryan just did that thing was just ridiculous!

  • jessevol

    I love these!! One of my favorite smokes!! Cute dog in the background!!

  • connorkern

    i just found this to be an ok smoke, nothing special and a lot of times i had a nasty bitter taste in my mouth between draws.

  • reallybigd

    It was alright for me, I mainly got just a general rich, earthiness. I was expecting more from my first CAO smoke; I’ve seen their ads for years

  • MorganGeo

    I’m smoking this one tonight and I’m getting that espresso taste as well as a little spice on the lips. It’s got good flavor and has been a real enjoyable smoke.

  • Camshaft83

    A little jealous. I don’t have time to smoke tonight and a Brazilia sounds really good about now.

  • Daniel.A

    i like this cigar. good flavors and not so smooth but not harsh smoke either. too bad i couldn’t enjoy it to the very finish. i started getting cracks and the wrapper started to unravel. bummer. im sure it was my stick though. CAO is one of my favorite brands.

  • wcfennell

    I had this in the “gol” robusto size tonight and was very very pleased. I was picking up pretty much the same flavors as you, especially the coffee/espresso but the spice seemed to come and go several times for me. Anyway, I’ll definitely be picking up a few more of these.

  • eric.hanson

    This is one of my favorite bargin sticks in the gol size, can get them for about $3 a stick, great buy.

  • robert57

    I had a box pressed one of these guy but, it had a lot of wrapper imperfections causing it to actually unravel itself completely. I could tell from the light-up and the first third that I was in for some really delicious flavors, but after that I had to put it down since it was just falling apart on me. The wrapper was extremely thin as if it was not the best leaf to choose for going through extra fermentation. Hoping it was just a one time fault because i would like to try it again in the future.

    • Bigdave

      Yeah the wrapper leaf on these can be inconsistent. Its not a Connecticut broadleaf.Its a Brazilian wrapper I cant quite recall the exact name. Oh well its a decent smoke but I like the CAO Italias better.

  • Bigdave

    I had one of these tonight it was the Gol 5 x50 robusto. Very spicy peppery smoke especialy on the finish. A lot of pepper.

  • Bigdave

    I had one of these tonight it was the Gol 5 x50 robusto. Very spicy smoke especialy on the finish. A lot of pepper.

  • Meatball

    One of my favorites. Good price and smooth to the last puff.

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