CAO L’Anniversaire Cameroon Robusto Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, January 16, 2011
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CAO L’Anniversaire Cameroon Robusto Cigar Review

This 5.50 box pressed stick offers a dark tan soft wrapper with slight tooth, a firm press, minimal veins and a slight barnyard aroma. First light reveals a firm draw, minimal smoke output and a mild dry tobacco flavor. The first third quickly develops into a perfect draw, plenty of rich smoke output, very thick and creamy flavors of sweet leather with a medium body. At the 1/2 way point flavors shift slightly adding a tiny pepper kick on the finish. Ending at 50 min where it started to get soft and hot, the experience had not changed again. Thank you very much to Brad Perkins for generously sending this sample in for review!

  • Brad Perkins

    I’m glad you enjoyed the cigar, another great review. This is one I keep in my rotation as an everyday type smoke, its pretty decent.

    Keep up the great work. Looking forward to your future reviews. Take care

  • BC

    Thanks for the review on the Pinar. It turned out to be a much less ‘dynamic’ stick than predicted.

    I wish CAO’s weren’t painted. I took apart a Brazilia and the proof is in the painted foot and wrapper. Too bad, as it was a good cigar. I’ll be smoking the binder portion, anyway.

    Cusano-just had an “overrun” conn. from a bundle I got from Thompson; the only people selling them at reasonable prices. If you like creamy smoke, this one’s for you. Toasty w/sweet hay on light and an almondish finish that gradually morphs into an amaretto on the final third. Thick, creamy, mildly sweet smoke start to finish. Very satisfying.

    Somebody send Bryan the new Macanudo Cru Royale…please! I just picked up 2-5ers at box price from CI and they smell outrageously complex. These are 6×60’s and have the best aroma pre-light I’ve ever experienced, except for the Cusano 18 Maduro, which I’ve also yet to light, as I only smoke 3-4/month.

    Mr. Osvaldo sends his regards!

  • Peter Brown

    cigar is absolutely a full strength one. But I wouldn’t say this is the most
    complex cigar at all.

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