Cigar Review: CAO America Limited Edition

by Matthias Clock

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CAO America

Today, for the Fourth of July, Independence Day, I have a CAO America Limited Edition Box Press. The America uses tobacco from different countries including America. I straight cut the cigar and am having water.

Blend Specifics

  • Size: 5.5×54 Box-Pressed
  • Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro & Connecticut Shade
  • Binder: Brazilian
  • Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan, Italian, & American

Appearance & Construction
The CAO’s patriotic label bears the nation’s colors red, white, and blue and has United States eagle emblem on the foots band. The cigar proudly states America! The pinstripe wrapper and construction is exceptional. There are no soft spots on the America. The body of the cigar has wood, tobacco, and vanilla. On the foot, there is coffee and wood. The cold is firm with coffee, spice, and wood.

Flavor & Smoking Characteristics
CAO’s America opens with vanilla and berry. Coffee joins these flavors about an inch into the cigar. The cigar has an uneven burn in the first third. As I now enter the second third, the burn begins to even out. Coffee, nutmeg, and bittersweet chocolate now are the prominent flavors. On the final third nutmeg, cinnamon, and leather come out. The America is a medium body cigar with creamy smoke.

Conclusion
The CAO America is a creamy smoke with a standard flavor profile associated with connecticut and maduro wrappers. For fans of CAO, I recommend trying this cigar. Overall, the America is a patriotic cigar to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Grade: B+

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