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CAO The Sopranos Boss Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, October 19, 2012
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CAO The Sopranos Boss Cigar Review (yes I goofed the name in vid)

This 7×54 belicoso features a very dark brown extremely firm wrapper with an oily slightly toothy texture minimal veins, tight invisible seams and a mild damp hay aroma. First light reveals a very snug draw with minimal smoke output and just mild oily tobacco tastes, certainly hurt by the draw. 10 minutes in, construction is very poor. The draw is still snug, barely any smoke or flavor is coming out, and 3/4 of the stick is very warm and mushy already. 30 minutes in near the 1/2 way point flavors remain unchanged as does the performance. The ash holds on for the entire first third in a nice solid chunk and the burn line is very good. 50 minutes in just starting the last third, flavors go up a bit to mild-medium, the smoke output has increased slightly, the draw has eased a bit and a bit of a caramel sweetness joins the party. Ending it at 1:10 with a good bit remaining, it simply got too warn to enjoy ans what flavors were there were being washed out. Thank you very much to viewer ‘Mike’ for sending this my way!

  • Sean

    Shame you got a Plugged/Almost plugged cigar mate, it really stops you seeing how the cigar actually is.

    I went halves with a housemate in a box of 25 Partags Lusitania’s, the half I got has been fantastic so far but my house mate has had 2 plugged so far from his half, but the ones that weren’t plugged were awesome he said.

    As you said its luck of the draw with some cigars, I’ve never had a plugged Perdomo and I collect both Nicaraguan and Cubans equally.

    I would still be curious to see how one of these Soprano’s goes if I can get my hands on one that isn’t plugged.

    Great Review as always Bryan.

  • kprichardson7

    Great review, have you ever had the gurkha platinum triad? I’m interested as to why it is so incredibly expensive.

    • Marketing, just like every other super expensive cigar.

  • smokethis

    I bought a 10 pack of these the “Associate” size, ALL 10 had the exact same problem you are experiencing. This line was a real let down.

  • kprichardson7

    Why do you refuse to answer my question ha…I’m just curious as to why the Gurkha platinum triad is somethin like $100/stick, and if there’s anything special about it

  • Camshaft83

    Just got an email from a company that is running a special on these. Glad I watched this video before I jumped on them as I am a fan of CAO and have been interested in this line for some time now. I guess I will save my money for the next good deal as long as the smoke is actually a good one.

  • Shovel

    Doesn’t sound very good cigar to me. Thanks for the review

  • Bigdave

    These almost seem like the CAO Extreme’s that were discontinued years ago.

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