Cigar review: Not a dice or dominoes player but I do recall seeing lots of neighborhood guys playing dominoes on the sidewalks in front of stores. Here is a bit what Rick Rodriquez , brand ambassador of CAO says about his latest creation. ” Bones is about kicking back with your friends with a cold beer in your hand, playing a game, smoking, grilling , talking a little trash and having the time of your life.”
Sounds great to me, now let’s see how the cigar rates too. As always, how and where I received the cigar does not impact my subjective judgment. Please try the cigar yourself.
Brand/Name of Cigar: CAO/Bones
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Size: 5 x 54, (chicken foot)
Wrapper: 4 year old Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Connecticut Shade Binder
Filler: Honduran Jamastran and La Entrada along with Nicaraguan Esteli and Dominican Piloto Cubano
Price: $7.49 SRP, I received gratis from General Cigar for review
Where and When Smoked: Los Angeles, Ca. 8/23/2020
Appearance/Construction: Bones is a dark, solid and oily cigar. Looks positive in it’s presentation.
It’s telling me hang out with the boys and smoke away. I like the strong cigar band.
Flavor/Taste and Aroma: First Third: Nice double hit of brown sugar and nuts. It’s very smooth with no edges to start. Bit on the mild side but its early in the smoke.
Second Third: No kick yet but the smoothness of the cigar is more pronounced as a chocolate, molasses presence takes over the stage.
Final Third: There is a light white pepper influence which cranks up the intensity a notch making it a medium blend for my taste buds. Never hits the full bodied title.
Smoking Characteristics: Even , clean burn, medium gray ash. No complications or issues with the construction.
Conclusion/Overall Impression/and the Numbers: CAO has produced a notable cigar with pleasing flavor and taste. The CAO team know how to develop a cigar that smokers come back to. This is another blend that adds another dimension in their portfolio.
Appearance/Construction: 3.8 out of 5
Flavor/Taste and Aroma: 4.0 out of 5
Smoking Characteristics: 4.0 out of 5
Overall Impression: 3.9 out of 5
It’s a cigar worth having in your humidor. This is a good choice for all types of cigar smokers.