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. ...
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.
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.