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CAO Brazilia Gol! Review

This is a discussion on CAO Brazilia Gol! Review within the Non-Habanos Reviews forums, part of the General Cigar Discussion category; I received this CAO Brazilia in the CAO World Sampler Pack ($18 for 4 cigars) so it was under $5. ...

  
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    Full grown Puffer Fish Kruz's Avatar


     

    CAO Brazilia Gol! Review

    I received this CAO Brazilia in the CAO World Sampler Pack ($18 for 4 cigars) so it was under $5. All of these cigars have been resting for 19 days now, which is probably not enough considering how long they traveled for (a little over 10 days I think).

    The look of the cigar was a little rustic with predominate veining. I like the colorful band but was wondering if the cigar would be all marketing and not a good smoke.

    Lighting the cigar was very easy and I didn't have any burn issues from start to finish. The draw was a little tight until the last 1/3 but nothing to complain about.

    Flavour wise this was a rather one dimensional cigar with mostly a deep sweet earth flavour going on with hints of a nutty flavour (roasted almond?). The nice thing was that even though it wasn't very complex it was very flavourful. I would characterize the cigar as between medium and full. There wasn't much change up in flavour until the very very end where I started to get almost a fudge/brownee flavour coming off of it. This however was very fleeting before it got too harsh and I had to put it down.

    In conclusion I would say this cigar was somewhere between OK and Good for me. Even though there were some nice flavours it wasn't anything special and since I don't smoke that often I do like the cigars I have to be special. Having said all that I do have one more of these resting in the humidor and I'm curious what it will be like with more rest on it.



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    Nee "Tashaz" Mante's Avatar


     

    Re: CAO Brazilia Gol! Review

    Rest them a bit longer & they will reward you but indeed you pretty much nailed the Gol! A good solid reliable smoke if there ever was one. Nice work Robert.
    Refuses to remain the Droid they were all looking for.

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    Don't Thread On Me asmartbull's Avatar


     

    Re: CAO Brazilia Gol! Review

    Robert
    Thanks for the review.....spot on.
    On a side note, these smoke remarkably better at a lower RH.
    Try one again after storing it around 60 rh, you will be surprised
    An "oath" has no expiration date......

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    Full grown Puffer Fish Kruz's Avatar


     

    Re: CAO Brazilia Gol! Review

    Thanks for the suggestion Al. I've been thinking about storing all of my cigars at a lower RH lately. Right now they are all at 70 and I do think that's too humid.

    Quote Originally Posted by asmartbull View Post
    Robert
    Thanks for the review.....spot on.
    On a side note, these smoke remarkably better at a lower RH.
    Try one again after storing it around 60 rh, you will be surprised

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    Full grown Puffer Fish jobes2007's Avatar


     

    Re: CAO Brazilia Gol! Review

    I haven't tried any CAO cigars, and this review makes me a little hesitant about picking some up. Are all of their sticks like this, or do they have some better ones in their offerings?

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    Full grown Puffer Fish Kruz's Avatar


     

    Re: CAO Brazilia Gol! Review

    Joey, don't get me wrong this wasn't a bad stick it just wasn't a blow your socks off stick. For $4-$5 it is worth a try, especially if it gets better at lower RH like some of the guys have suggested.

    Quote Originally Posted by jobes2007 View Post
    I haven't tried any CAO cigars, and this review makes me a little hesitant about picking some up. Are all of their sticks like this, or do they have some better ones in their offerings?

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    Full grown Puffer Fish Smoke0ne's Avatar


     

    Re: CAO Brazilia Gol! Review

    As stated, the Brazilias are much better at a lower RH- they taste a bit more sweet/chocolatey to me. Great review, thanks for taking the time to write it.

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    Young Fish jradakov's Avatar


     

    Re: CAO Brazilia Gol! Review

    I have always really enjoyed the Brazilia. It's hard to beat them for the price.

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    Full grown Puffer Fish jobes2007's Avatar


     

    Re: CAO Brazilia Gol! Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Kruz View Post
    Joey, don't get me wrong this wasn't a bad stick it just wasn't a blow your socks off stick. For $4-$5 it is worth a try, especially if it gets better at lower RH like some of the guys have suggested.
    That's fair enough. I guess I seemed hesitant because I've just smoked a lot of okay sticks lately, so I'd like a few "knock your socks off" sticks in my future. Maybe I'll pick 2 or 3 up and throw them in my humidor. I normally have it around 63 anyway.


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