Some say never judge a book by its cover. Solid advice, but today I say eff that noise. CAO Extreme is built upon power and complexity, and the oversized band tells you everything you need to know about what’s in store for your unsuspecting palate. It all begins with a dark and oily Ecuador Habano ligero wrapper, which graces a rich and spicy Nicaraguan binder. These tasty leaves conceal a robust combination of long-leaf ligeros from Honduras and Nicaraguan, with a dash of La Entradas long-fillers to achieve perfect balance. After significant post-roll aging, this eventful cocktail serves up a bouquet that’s rich and hearty throughout, smacking every last taste bud with notes of toast, charred oak, nuts, espresso, and black pepper. Both bouquet and body intensify throughout the burn, building towards a robust, full-bodied finish. CAO Extreme. It’s strong, it’s satisfying, and it’s ready to make your taste buds go bat$h!+ crazy.