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CAO Flathead

A real blockhead....

‘Murica, son! The home of hot rods, pin-up chicks, and now CAO’s newest offering: Flathead. Borrowing inspiration from muscle cars, CAO Flathead not only sports a highly unique shape, but backs it up with a high-octane blend. So what's so unique about the shape? Instead of a traditional head (rounded or torpedo shaped), this sleek handmade is flat headed, meaning it's completely squared off.

Heavy in the hand, this dark creation starts with a well-fermented Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper. Thick and chewy, this leaf conceals a bevy of Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers embraced by a Connecticut Habano-seed binder. Then, each cigar is carefully box-pressed, truly bringing the unique head to light. Churning out a mix of spicy-sweet goodness, expect hints of earth, black pepper, and cocoa throughout a full-bodied experience.

And if you're looking to spruce up your man cave, good news! Each box lid is removable, making for a nice wall-hanger or conversation piece.

CAO Flathead received Top 25 honors for 2015 (#3 overall) and an impressive 95-rating noting: "From the first light, this seriously squared-off cigar takes off with notes of ripe fruit, leather and molasses that only gain intensity as it smokes."

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
V450 Sparkplug (Robusto) (4.5"x50)
BOX OF 20 In Stock $135.40 $89.85
V450 Sparkplug (Robusto) (4.5"x50)
5-PACK In Stock $23.50
V554 Camshaft (Robusto) (5.5"x54)
BOX OF 24 In Stock $180.24 $120.32
V554 Camshaft (Robusto) (5.5"x54)
5-PACK In Stock $26.50
V642 Piston (Lancero/Panatela) (6.5"x42)
BOX OF 30 In Stock $210.30 $140.12
V642 Piston (Lancero/Panatela) (6.5"x42)
5-PACK In Stock $24.50
V660 Carb (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
BOX OF 24 In Stock $204.24 $136.76
5-PACK In Stock $30.00
V770 Big Block (Gordo) (7.0"x70)
BOX OF 24 In Stock $240.24 $161.09
V770 Big Block (Gordo) (7.0"x70)
5-PACK In Stock $35.00
Overall Rating 4.81 out of 5 Based on 112 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “CAO Flathead”

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3 out of 5
V660
Burns nice and even, well-constructed cigar. Lacks flavor compared with other brands. Disappointed in the two I have tried so far. Letting three more sit in the humidor for a few weeks before trying another, I doubt it'll help.
5 out of 5
More like a hemi
long burning, great draw, great taste. One of my favorite cigars, ever.
5 out of 5
Best ever
Just got these 2 days ago and WOW. Only thing that might have made them better was having the Swedish bikini team smoking them with me.. All joking aside, what a cigar!! From the first puff to the nub nothing but fantastic favors, great ash, perfect burn and did I mention fantastic flavors. One of, in fact the best cigar I have smoked thus far. I'm not a pro but I would give this cigar 10 stars if I could. They were on back order and the wait was worth it. Gonna order more early so I do run out if the are ever on back order again. Now back to my thoughts about the Swidish Bikini team......
5 out of 5
Amazing!
This and the Padron 1964 Exclusivo Maduro are my top 2 cigars. This Flathead is box-pressed which makes it intense and slow burning. It is full-flavored and you definitely taste cocoa. The Connecticut broadleaf wrapper is the best wrapper I've ever had, hands down. CAO hit it out of the park! At a lower cost than I'd expect as well.
5 out of 5
Fastest delivery ever
Fast abd efficient
5 out of 5
A++++ cigar
I just finished and wow what a great cigar! I only got a 5 pack and I think I need to order the 24. Great from start to finish. Can't wait for the next one. Very happy with this one, A++++++
5 out of 5
Great sticks!
Love these 660 carbs. Perfect size. Beautiful white plumes of smoke. Held the ashe perfect. Burned even all the way to the nub.
5 out of 5
flathead 660
Maduro, is a great smoke. full flavor down to the last draw. never harsh or bitter. just love them
5 out of 5
Excellent
If you can handle a large cigar this will be the best cigar you have ever tasted.
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar !!
Great smoke !! Lots of chocolate notes !!
5 out of 5
Worth your time and money to try!
Wife got the five pack 554 for Father's Day as I've been wanting to try them. Was not disappointed! They were excellent as advertised!
1 out of 5
I did not like this
I did not like this cigar. It was very disappointing because I like the other Flatheads. This one tasted like dirt.
5 out of 5
Very enjoyable
Really enjoyed it. Good flavor smoke, GREAT tasting wrapper. Box pressed makes it very nice. Flat head is perfect to use a nice Xikar punch on.
5 out of 5
Great smoke and great service
Great smoke and great service fast shipping love it
5 out of 5
Awesome smoke!!
Awesome smoke!!
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
This was an excellent purchase, very well constructed cigar with lots of flavor, a great buy and a terrific smoke, one of my favorites, CAO does an excellent job with all heir products.
5 out of 5
CAO flathead
Great cigar, even burn, phenomenal draw, and exceptional taste. It is my current favorite
5 out of 5
V642 Piston
One of my all time favorites. Bold and smooth mocha pepper and rasin like quality. Will always have a place for these in my humidor.
5 out of 5
Really enjoyable smoke - unique!
Have now smoked 5 of the 7x70's and half a box of 6x60's. When these smokes first came out I thought it was a goofy marketing gimmick. Now, I can admit I was dead wrong and these smokes are worth your time. Both have the rich cocoa flavor described, but I also taste a distinct leather in the smoke and wrapper. The 70's are a 3 hour smoke, especially perfect when my wife says I can only have "one cigar", and I am under observation! Sometimes the draw is a bit to tight, but loosens with a little rolling of the head. I REALLY like these smokes. CAO hit it out of the park on construction (perfect), taste, burn and price point. While it is "full" on flavor, I would rate the strength as medium. Well done CAO!! While I am at it - CI is the best cigar buying internet experience going. Helpful folks staffing phones, great website, dependable shipping and overall, great pricing! Thanks Michael
5 out of 5
Hot Rod Hot Diggiddy
Top notch construction. Great burn right to the nub. I usually gravitate to a medium / full body stick. This full body Flathead V450 Sparkplug provides boatloads of flavor without overpowering.
5 out of 5
Great cigar. Will be buying
Great cigar. Will be buying more.
5 out of 5
Awesome smoke
Excellent . Just make sure you have plenty of time
5 out of 5
Amazing smoke
I've really enjoyed the CAO Flatheads... Especially the 660. It's a big box pressed toro that lasts for a couple hours. Ages very nice in the humidor. Dark and oily this Cigar pairs perfect with beer.
5 out of 5
Flathead Review
I selected the Flathead after first trying the Big Block and was not disappointed. The Flathead delivers a rich, creamy smoke with no bitter aftertaste. The cigar construction is excellent. It smokes evenly with no wrapper splitting or leaf chaffing, and delivers an enjoyable 1 1/2 to 2 hour smoke. This is my cigar of choice for poker.
5 out of 5
CAO Flatheads!!!!!!!
Best cigar I ever had so far
5 out of 5
great
great
5 out of 5
not for the once in awhile herfer
A great cigar full bodied for those who are looking for taste while taking the time for this great smoke. I get these while I'm hanging at the beach and I want something that lasts and last. A must have!
4 out of 5
great smoke
Very good cigar. Burn was nice and even smooth taste except ONE of them it was a hard cigar to keep lit. Don't know what the problem was with it but intend to buy them again.
5 out of 5
My top 10
This cigar is #2 on my list of favorites, smooth flavor with citrus notes, buy this you won't be dissapointded!
5 out of 5
CAO Flathead
Thanks for making such a great cigar! This is my new favorite and go to cigar and just in time for summer!!
5 out of 5
Joe
Great cigars ! Great business great CI!
5 out of 5
CAO Flathead Piston
Great cigar. Nice easy draw with great flavor. Don't be afraid to try the smaller ring gauge size in a Lancero.
5 out of 5
they are okay.
they are okay.
3 out of 5
I don’t see what all the fuss is about
This isn’t a bad smoke by any means, I just don’t think it’s nearly as good as all the other reviews I’ve seen. For me, it was just average. Medium to full bodied, holds a good ash, a tad on the smokey side. From CAO, I’ve had better.
5 out of 5
One of the finest maduro cigars ever created!
One of the finest cigars I have ever smoked, especially for the price. Rich, deep flavor, amazing draw, moist and consistent from the first puff to the nub.
5 out of 5
A fun smoke.
I really enjoyed this cigar. It's about a 2 1/2 hour smoke, but a nice flavor and stays lit.
5 out of 5
The best Flathead
The V642 is a mighty cigar and I cannot be alone in this opinion. Everything you love in a Flathead, only stronger, because the wrapper makes up more of the cigar in the lancero size. A must try for all Flathead fans, for all maduro fans. Awesome!!
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
5 out of 5
Wonderful
My husband loves them. They are his favorite.
5 out of 5
Item was a gift
Delivery was amazing...FAST...and my friend was very happy with the cigars.
5 out of 5
Perfect
Perfect
5 out of 5
CAO V660
Awesome smoke. I really enjoyed the flavors throughout getting some cinnamon and spice as well as leather. One if the best smokes for the $$. Well constructed and burned evenly.
5 out of 5
Bought for a friend
He loves CAO flatheads.
5 out of 5
Big Block=Big Flavor
This cigar is a thing of beauty. It's massive, but not overwhelming. A lot of flavor, and very well constructed. Also simple on the palat without trying to do too much it stays steady throughout the smoke. Great draw that doesn't get too bitter in the final third so you can enjoy it to the nub. Also not too heavy on the pocket. My new go to smoke from CAO. PSSITA
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke!!
Excellent smoke!!
3 out of 5
Needs another Cylinder
Barely enough power to make it off the line!! All jokes aside, it has great draw, but just not enough flavor or punch to be considered anywhere near a full strength cigar.
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar
Consistent burn, love the wrapper, excellent full body smoke
5 out of 5
Huge cigar
I was looking for a cigar for the golf course that would last. This one is perfect. Lasted 12 holes. Just what I was looking for.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
3 out of 5
CAO Carb Last 1/3rd is a let down
The first 2/3rds of this stick were truly awesome. Full blown cocoa taste with a slight hint of chalk. Just like you would get from powdered cocoa without sugar. Great volumes of smoke, wonderful draw, & construction. But I am not paying for 2/3rds of a cigar, not at this price. The last 1/3rd of the cigar was bitter and acid like. I ordered a 5 pack and it was the same on them all after a week of rest in the humidor at 70/70. CA try smoking them down before you put them in the Top 25. CAO if you can make the last third like the first two I will buy a case.
4 out of 5
Great cigar
Enjoyed one last night on my deck watching the Blackhawks win their second playoff game can't get much better than that
5 out of 5
Great
I love the CAO Flathead series. What a rich and powerful smoke. This is one of my favorites.
5 out of 5
Flathead Fan
First time Flathead V660 Carb experience and a newbie to the cigar scene but one of the best so far. Balanced flavor from start to finish. Very impressed with the feel and draw, definitely a well structured cigar.
4 out of 5
tasty
TASTY!!!!! A bit tight on the draw, but not bad. I'll be buying more.
5 out of 5
Flatheads are awesome!
They are a great cigar at a great price ! They are smooth and have great smoke!
5 out of 5
always a favorite
Im kinda new to the cigar world. These cigars were suggested to me by a retailer to give a try (I love them and my wife doesnt hate their aroma, which is a serious bonus) the taste is great all the way down to the last cigar in the humidor. A great cigar for on the deck in tbe evenings.
5 out of 5
Wow!!!
Full flavor but not too strong, a consistent smoke, great cigar all day long. They're big though, so make room in the humi. These will always be in mine. My taste profile and favorites: Ernesto Perez Corillo La Historia, Bolivar Fuerte (Cofradia), TTT Trinidad, Padron (any)
5 out of 5
Your Search Ends Here
A smooth full bodied cigar that delivers buckets of flavor. Cocoa, pepper and a little cedar in a stick that burns even and consistent. This cigar will truly stop your search. Once you enjoy it you will say "I have found it!"
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar
I am smoking one as I write this.. Love the taste and how well it burns.. Never hollow and always burns evenly. The flat head has become my every day cigar...Please put the flat head in either the gentleman's deuce or the pick your own..You would get so much play off the offer..
5 out of 5
Exceptional Smoke!
I will Always go to the Flathead when I need a real smoke and I'm tired of settling for just the average stick. From the start to the hot finish the Flathead Carb will never disappoint. ***** 5 Stars.
5 out of 5
The Bigblock size is just too big, but the Sparkplug size is terrific
I have tried the Bigblock (7x70) and its far too big, the Piston (6.5x42) which is good but not perfect, and the Sparkplug (4.5x50) which is my new favorite cigar overall. It is the perfect size for this blend plus it is uncut at the end which adds a burst of great flavor and aroma at light up. I have been a Diesel fan and tried almost every full bodied cigar available but this Flathead has become my new overall favorite at any price.
5 out of 5
Excellent for Price
Can't beat this cigar for the price per stick. Would highly recommend them.
5 out of 5
One of my very favorites
Maybe my favorite cigar. Full bodied, but with great taste as well. Excellent construction, always draws and burns well. Hints of nut and spice make this a tough one to beat. Excellent smoke.
5 out of 5
Not bad
The cigar has great flavor and is smooth. Half of the cigars were rolled to tight, and it made it difficult to smoke. My opinion , the cost is to high for the 18 cigar count.
5 out of 5
Amazing smokes!!
After letting sit in my humi for about a month, I finally decided to give one and try and OMG, it did not disappoint!! Construction, draw, flavor and smoke output all superlative!! Gotta order some more right away!!!!
5 out of 5
flathead
outstanding.
4 out of 5
Great!
Excellent construction, smooth wrapper. Consistent through entire smoke. I found it medium to full with subtle undertones of coffee. Burns consistently, smooth draw.
5 out of 5
CAO flathead
Great smoke, very smooth smoke
4 out of 5
Flathead v642
Very good smoke. Great flavor with a good draw. Really enjoyed the earthy undertone I would recommend to friends
5 out of 5
Another quality cao product
Another quality cao product
5 out of 5
Flathead solid Slow Ride
Great cigar solid Construction Burns well. Plenty of full-bodied flavor however not overpowering in the 770 size ready for a good 2-hour event.
4 out of 5
Value for the money
Great bang for the buck, under six bucks a stick can't go wrong. Quickly becoming a favorite try them can't go wrong!
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar bought them by
Excellent cigar bought them by mistake. .I'm glad I made the mistake
5 out of 5
Great Stick..deserves its spot as #3 cigar of 2015
I've been lucky enough to work my way through most of the top 25 cigars of 2015 (according to Cigar Afficianado), and while there have been some excellent smokes in there, this is one of the only reviews I'm writing. This stick was excellent. I like a full-bodied smoke, and this beauty captures the essence of a full-bodied taste without being overwhelming. An excellent but subtle molasses undertone throughout the smoke tempers the beautiful spiciness of this stick. It was a little too subtle at first, but it quickly became substantial. Nice smoke...probably have many of these in my humidor soon.
5 out of 5
Awesome smoke 5 thumbs up!!
I ordered a 5 pack a few weeks ago, such a very good cigar probably one of my top 5 cigars of all time. Great taste, easy pull, even burn which is a plus for me. Tightly rolled it didn't fall apart as I was smoking. CAO CIGARS are always good but this one took it to another level. Might be ordering a box to enjoy with summer around the corner. A must have in your humidor 5 stars Across the board
5 out of 5
I couldn't ask for a better smoke for the price.
This cigar was everything that a fisherman needs. It burned for a solid two hours and was extremely enjoyable from the halfway point to the nub. I would definitely buy it again
5 out of 5
Flathead
Great smoke
5 out of 5
awesome smoke
I will pick up more of these cigars smooth with plenty of flavor.
5 out of 5
great purchase
Fast shipping, fresh product!
5 out of 5
CAO Flathead
These are the reason I smoke cigars. Can't tell you what my first one was, but I didn't like it. Gave it one more try with a Flathead.
5 out of 5
great tasting
These cigars are truly a nice taste. That burns even . Truly a delicious after dinner cigar.
4 out of 5
CAO Flathead V554 Camshaft
I like these but originally order V660 Flatheads and was very disappointed when they were back ordered for so long I had and I had to settle for the V554 Camshafts, otherwise I'm satisfied with my order
5 out of 5
nice
very smooth
5 out of 5
Nice Panatela.
Oh my! Another Full flavor bliss. Great start with a bit of tightness toward the middle. Opens back up with lots of smoke to the end. Great complex flavor, now my favorite CAO cigar.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Oh my! Full flavor bliss with lots of smoke. Great draw, even burn and beautiful gray ash. Great complex flavor, now my favorite CAO cigar.
5 out of 5
GREAT SMOKE!!
I'm a huge fan of CAO, and this cigar is top of my CAO list. A nice strong flavor from first light to the last puff. Great burn with complex flavor. Perfect for a lazy afternoon on the porch. Cant miss with this one!
4 out of 5
Vroooom
This cigar is awesome.. 500 horses but with quiet pipes. Strong but smooth. I tried to smoke one on my 30 minute drive home and could have gotten a DUI from the nic buzz i was feeling. This cigar is a sipper, not a gulper. I don't like the abrupt, squared off end but I can put up with it rather than go without. Not a big CAO fan but they do have a winner with this cigar. Inspite of the name, CAO needs to make a box pressed torpedo for this line.
5 out of 5
Pure smoking pleasure.
Hands down the best full-bodied blend that CAO makes. A little peppery for the first couple puffs, but cigar puffing bliss every puff thereafter, well worth the burnt fingers at the nub. Will purchase again for sure.
4 out of 5
Size is everything
I enjoy the flathead line. These seem to dry out quickly though. I should have gone with a larger ring gage. I like to put something bigger in my mouth.
5 out of 5
Smooth Long Smoke and Tasty
I got put on to the Flatheads and fell in love with them. Love it
5 out of 5
One of CAO's best
This is one of my favorites, sweet nutty and with complexity, the ash isn't perfect the burn is not always perfect but you will love this cigar.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar!
Great Cigar!
5 out of 5
Great
Everything went fine and the cigars were great as always
5 out of 5
This is a Monster of a Cigar
It is firm, well made and full of flavor. I can see whay it was the number 3 cigar of 2015. Best pat is it is about half the price of Number one and number two!
5 out of 5
Flathead V554 Camshaft
Excellent smoke
5 out of 5
My new favorite
I'm a long time fan of CAO, especially the Brazilia GOL, the Flathead, both the Sparkplug and Carb are my new favorite. Good enough to be both an everyday cigar or that special cigar you want to share with a cigar buddy. Strong consistent flavor and very well constructed
5 out of 5
GREAT CIGAR!
One of the best smokes I have ever had! GREAT CIGAR for the price!
5 out of 5
CAO FLAT HEAD
Great smoke, even burn, commendable flavor
5 out of 5
CAO FLATHEAD V660 CARB
Full Bodied smoke starts out very tame with hints of earth and black pepper!! As you really get into this big smoke the dark pepper picks up intensity and mixes with a cocoa like taste!! Smooth on the finish it was my go to cigar long before it received a #3 rating in some rag magazine and now I can't get them when I want them!!!
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
CAO Flathead V554
Very good cigar, burn was even and the draw perfect. I have recommended this cigar to my friends and colleagues.
5 out of 5
Flathead
Great smoke
5 out of 5
CAO Flathead V660 Carb
Great cigar, been smoking it for a year. Definitely deserves #3 or better on Cigar Aficionado.
5 out of 5
CAO Flathead 660 #3 cigar of the year!
Ok, just got done smoking this beauty and I have to say it is by far one of the smoothest full-bodied cigars I've had in a very long time. At first the draw is a little tight and wasn't getting that much flavor bursting from the cigar and much easier to smoke. Never once did it start to taste harsh the whole way down it was smooth and easy to smoke. I give this one five stars easily. This is a great bang for the buck!
5 out of 5
My new go to
Honestly, I normally prefer a pretty mild cigar. The full bodied ones just usually don't do anything that special for me. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy one from time to time. The flathead just knocks it out of the park. I enjoyed this one every bit as much as the Cuban Cohibas we hit the last time we were out of town. Perfect on a chilly N TX night with a pork shoulder in the smoker, a good book, and a cup of good coffee with some eggnog in it.
5 out of 5
Best Online cigar store
CI is by far the best online cigar store. Best prices for the cigars I like and quickest shipping.
5 out of 5
Great smoke especially for the price
Really enjoy these on the golf course. Can set this down on a marker and it won't roll off.. Great even burn
5 out of 5
the cigars were terrific
the cigars were terrific
5 out of 5
Awesome Cigar
I am not a fan of the darker cigars, but the CAO Flathead 660/770 are one of my favorite sticks. They will always be in my humidor.
5 out of 5
A Winner!
love the flathead series but this one is my fav
5 out of 5
Great cigar..
I love this cigar. It is my "go to cigar " .DON'T RUN OUT...Kenny
5 out of 5
Great full-bodied little cigar
This is a terrific little, dark, full-bodied cigar. If I have about 20 minutes to enjoy a quality stick, this is where I go.
Customer Testimonials
Picked up a 5 pack of these on a whim and it has become a favorite. Nice dark and oily wrapper with a sweet flavor and full body. It is a tight box press, but has a smooth draw, definitely not too tight like you might expect after picking one up. Do not try to cut the end off these though, you will need a punch cutter because of the square cap.
Love this little cigar. Amazing dark and oily wrapper, beautifully box pressed, full of flavor; rich and sweet notes.... you will get a delicious blast of flavor as the foot opens; the first draw is nothing but sweet wrapper leaf. What a great blend and what a genius idea on the foot. Been a big fan of CAO for a long time and it's because of cigars like the Flathead Spark Plug. A great short smoke....excellent.
I don't know if I am glutton for punishment or what, but I am glad I am with these beauties. I have tried almost all of the CAO line and have been disappointed to downright disgusted with their cigars. Needless to say, as I ordered a 5 pack I was not really expecting a great cigar. BOY, WAS I WRONG. Super smooth smoke, with good flavor, easy draw, and good construction. Had to even out the burn a couple of times, but other than that it was a perfect smoke. I can honestly say best CAO I have had by far.
Excellent Cigar at great prices! I have had the pleasure of smoking the 770,660 and the little impeccable v450. I can honestly say that all of sizes have consistently tasted pretty much the same. The burn has always been smooth and even. If you are looking for a tasty Maduro that is not peppery and spicy, this is the one for you!
Visited B&M for butane and picked up a flathead out of curiosity knowing CAO makes exquisite smokes. I most certainly was not disappointed with the quality of this cigar. The smoke was plentiful, the flavors of earth and cocoa were amazing, and the ash stood the test of time. I would so recommend this cigar to anyone who enjoys a full-bodied cigar! I am here to order a box right now.
This cigar is one of the best I have smoked in a while, although I have smoked the Brasil and Italia in the past, this stick is quality, enjoyed it from start to finish, very consistent and not as harsh, and for a priceline between $5 and $6 you cant beat it, Highly recomended, trust "The Pie Man" on this one.
Nice even burn. Complex well rounded flavors. Excellent smoke for watching a NFL game. Well worth the price.
Good smoke.
This cigar got my attention. CAO did it again. Oily, smooth and glossy wrapper. Solid construction. Stunning to look at and to hold. Now you can start smoking it. Cool and long burn. No shortage of smooth, full, and satisfying flavor here. I have to admit that I did take the lighter to it at the nub stage to keep her fired up. It just got so nice and chewy that I had to break down and torch it to finish it off. I ordered more....maybe too many more...but my wife is (lucky for me) OK with me and my cigars. :)
Great cigars! Very consistant, even draw and thick rick smoke
I've smoked 2 of the 4.5x50 "Sparkplug" over the last couple of days. Both have been fantastic. I've had some good CAO's and some not-so-good CAO's. These were definitely in the good category! My father and brother also had a couple each and really liked them. We all like full bodied cigars, and these were full but still very smooth. I like larger ring gauge cigars, and will try a larger size in the future. I'll be looking to add these to my regular stock.
I purchased a few of the piston, although not typically a fan of the lonsdale vitola. However, I found it to have an excellent draw while burning evenly and requiring no touch-ups. Dark and sweet flavors, but not overpowering in the strength department. I liked them enough to purchase a box for my birthday.
I received a V660 Carb at Cigarfest 2014.WOW!! what a smooth but flavorful smoke. I usually don't smoke cigars described as "full", but this one was nice. Thick ash that didn't want to fall off. I'll buy these.
CAO Flathead is my new favorite cigar. Try the Big Block. Smooth and lots of smoke. Freaking awesome! Great burn and delicious. Give yourself about 2 hours on one of these bad boys!
Tried two big blocks last night at the CAO event at our local casino. Master Blender Rick Rodriguez was there and recommended them to Me. These are beefy smokes (took me 2 hours plus to plow through one) but amazing. Great draw, awesome construction and delicious! I will be buying more of these!!!
Very spicy and tasty.
a very nice full bodied smoke...I like the fact that it's a big fat honkin cigar too...love chewin while I smoke em
The CAO 642 Pistons are terrific. The CAO Brazilia 5-Pack freebie was terrible... all five wrappers cracked within the first inch of burn... old dried out poorly constructed whatever... no freebie just a pain in the butt!!!
I bought a 5 pack of 642 Pistons recently. I'm normally a Churchill smoker, but this lancero size is a nice change. Very oily wrapper...kind of veiny, but nothing objectionable. The flavor is great. They're rich, toasty and earthy sweet. The wrapper seems to contribute a great deal to the flavor with this smaller ring gauge. I liked these so much that I bought a box, and sent a 5 pack to my brother who now enjoys them as much as I do. Give these a try. Oh yeah, be prepared for a tighter draw than you may be used to, as these are pretty tight.
Smoked the Camshaft on Christmas Eve and was pleasantly surprised. This thing is a smoke-stack full of peppery hardwood goodness! Great smoke for those that like full bodied sticks. The construction was excellent and this thing produced a 2 inch ash before I accidentally bumped it off. The extreme box press feels a bit strange at first but you get used to it once this puppy starts putting off incredible amounts of delicious smoke. This was actually my first CAO as I typically try to avoid "big box" cigars, but after trying the Flathead out I must say that CAO nailed it. I will make this my full flavor go to!
I have enjoyed the Flathead 660 and v554 with several of my smoking buddies and we all give them high marks for their long lasting burn. The flavor is consistent throughout the smoke and deserves to become a measuring stick to other full bodied cigars.
My wife ordered me a 5 pack of the v462, Excellant Cigar, well made, and a great smoking pleasure, the taste was excellant. Will buy again. Jim Brasby Sr
I tried the piston size and enjoyed it a lot. Nice smoke volume with a blue tint. The cigar had a nice sweet tobacco flavor and a nice aroma. Second third of the stick was great. The flavor really picked up. I smoked it until the last two inches and ditched it. I used a pocket knife to cut off the cap. A cutter may cut too much off with the square cap. Love the size and box press. I would recommend the Piston, but I plan on picking up some of the other sizes in the future. I always enjoy CAO cigars. I also like the box and presentation of this line. Recommended.
I recently had the pleasure to enjoy the Camshaft (Robusto) prior to them being released on CI or most B&M. I actually won this cigar along with some others. Anyway the CamShaft is a great little cigar that will last you 45-50 mins. Very rich in flavor with a ton of smoke output. Get your hands on a couple of these.. You will be glad you did. Caution: do not try to cut this boxpress, some you can get away with... Not this one.
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