CAO Black VR

8-1-07 been in humi since 4-30-07

CAO Black VR Full Fathom Five (5.5 x 55)

Wrapper: Brazilian Maduro Arapiraca

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaraguan, Mexican

This dark chocolate brown candy bar-like box pressed cigar smells very earthy on rich. The rectangle box press feels a bit strange due to the “extremeness” of the press. The draw before the light is creamy and chocolaty.

The cigar starts out with a leathery punch with sweet and spicy undertones. The aroma is on the woody side. As the cigar settles down the leather dies out a bit and the sweet and spice become more dominant. A coffee flavor starts to come out.

The first ash fell very early and this confirms the thought that the food had been crushed a little at some point.

This cigar is rich and complex. Each puff has a few flavors. It starts with a sweet coffee flavor that quickly picks up a mild spice that reminds me of cinnamon and nutmeg. This fades to an earthy, woody finish.

The further down the cigar, the more coffee it becomes.

Besides the first ash the rest of the ash was an inch plus. I don’t think I had a single bun issue.

Burn: 9

Draw: 9

Taste: 9

Aftertaste: 10

Construction: 8

Appearance: 9

Feel: 8

Overall: 8.9

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~ by kuzi16 on January 20, 2012.

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