Cigar review: Bone worthy/CAO Bones





IMG_1329.jpegCigar 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

Shape: Robusto

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.

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