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CAO Concert Solo Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, November 27, 2012
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CAO Concert Solo Cigar Review

This 5.5×50 stick features a very smooth and oily, firmly packed dark chocolate wrapper with medium veins, tight invisible seams, double cap and rich musty chocolate scents. First light reveals a good draw with mild-medium smoke output showing musty, damp earthy notes with a long smooth oily finish that adds a touch of pepper. The first third brings up the body to medium, keeping the same flavor profile. Performance is very good, dropping the ash after an inch with a good burn. Hitting the 1/2 way point 30 minutes in, construction is flawless, burn is razor sharp, smoke output has increased and flavors have morphed a bit. On the draw a smooth chocolate and coffee blends with the earthy core, carrying a bit through the finish which has dropped the pepper. Ending at the hour mark, the last third showed no further changes, staying cool to the nub. Thank you to General Cigar for sending this for review!

  • mbuckwash

    The video is private again.

    • Fixed – it’s bloody YouTube making all kinds of changes every other day lately…they fix one thing, give us a new feature, break another, take something good away, then ask for feedback!

      • Big Man

        Thanks for the clarification Bryan. I was curious myself.

  • Sean

    Looks like a stick I’d love to try. A friend of mine said this stick is similar to the E.P.Carrillo Inch, is that about right Bryan?

    I’m not sure if you have reviewed the Inch before but I recently got a box in the smallest ring gauge they do which is a 60. It surprised me with a great burn and tonnes of flavor, I know 60+ gauges usually don’t burn well.

    Again, a great review


  • KrislovelaceNM

    Sounds right up my alley! Got to love that smooth earthy taste! Are they on the shelf yet? I don’t think I saw them at the store yesterday.

    • DavidKIT

      I picked one up at my local B&M about a month ago. Looking forward to sitting down and enjoying it!

  • Pokesfan

    Hello Bryan! Excellent review. I’m new to your website but enjoy the reviews. This sounds like a stick I’d like to try.
    Keep up the good work!

  • Swede214

    Hello Bryan, nice review as always, sounds like a good cigar, and I see you got your your lighter back, and it’s working just like new!

  • iseedro

    i smoked this cigar like a mouth ago and it was crap tight draw very little smoke and it turned off a lot but after this review i think i have to change my cigar shop instead of the cigar

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