CAO Last Stick Standing: C Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, April 21, 2012
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CAO Last Stick Standing: C Cigar Review

This is the first cigar of a special tri-pack available free through select CAO retailers with the purchase of any other 6 CAO cigars. The purpose is to smoke each of these new blends then rate them online, and enter a drawing to win cigars or a trip. I have been asked to provide a video for the website, and this will also be part of that video, along with an added segment where I actually voice my opinion after having all three, and cast my votes. It’s a 5.5×56 (approximate) cigar featuring a medium tan smooth dry wrapper, a couple medium veins, tight invisible seams, double cap, slightly spongy even construction and a rich oily hay and tobacco aroma. First light reveals an open draw with tons of rich smoke production, smooth slightly sweet tobacco flavors with an oil slick on the lips, a somewhat parched feel in the mouth and long finish. The first third settles to a medium body with smooth creamy citrus flavors on the draw, adding a bit of pepper especially on the lips through the short finish. 30 minutes in at the 1/2 way point body continues to fall now at a mild-medium with the same flavor profile. Burn is a bit lop sided but not needing any attention thus far. Draw is still very loose producing plenty of rich smoke. 45 minutes in the last third starts out bringing body back to a solid medium, dropping the pepper and adding an airy spearmint like flavor to the mix, which holds through the longer finish. Ending at 55 minutes with an inch left the smoke got very hot so I ended it there. The last bit showed no further changes.

  • Sirfubes

    This sounds like a great stick! I hope I can find a place that has these before they are gone so I can get a say in the winner!!!

  • MrJeffReynolds

    Thanks for the review! I am very excited to hear your thoughts about this group of cigars, I am going to try these 3 soon and I am interested to see other people’s opinions. Great idea- Great Review!

  • JJO

    Sounds pretty good. What do you think this is – Cameroon, Ecuadoran Connie? Hard to judge by the pictures I’ve seen. I guess I need to head down to the B&M and check it out. It’s good to see that General is making a real effort to connect with their customers.

    • I would guess the C is a habano, the A Con and the O broadleaf

      • JJO

        Ah, thanks.

  • Bill O

    Very nice. That ash was incredible, I kept waiting for it to fly off into your lap as you waved it around, it was very suspenseful lol. That seemed really unusual the way it transitioned from med-full to med-mild, I am definitely adding this to my “to-smoke list” for the month. Thanks Bryan.

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