Cigar: CAO Gold Maduro
Line: Gold Maduro
Size: Robusto (5” x 50)
Wrapper: Brazilian Maduro
The CAO Gold Maduro is well rolled and plump with no obvious soft spots. The wrapper is a beautiful cocoa brown color with a few noticeable veins. The cap is perfectly set and thick which makes a punch cut easy and clean.
Flavor & Cold Draw:
The wrapper has a pleasant aroma of oats and silage. The cold draw is slightly zesty with an after taste of sweet oats. Once lit the flavor profile is rich and complex with notes of spice, toast, tobacco, earth and a slight hint of hops. The cigar becomes overwhelmingly harsh and bitter in the second third but this dissipates in the final third.
Burn & Smoking Characteristics:
The cigar burns slow and even with a total smoking time of 60 minutes. The draw is clear and easy and produces tons of smoke.
I love the CAO brand and this is one of their most complex mild cigars. If it had not been for the bitterness in the 2nd third it would have been one of my favorites. I give it a 6 out of 10.Kicking Ash With Kayla: CAO Gold Maduro by Kayla Becker