An indisputable fact: CAO Extreme ain’t messing around.
CAO. The keeper of 13 different 90+ rated brands. Thirteen. Different. Brands.
CAO. The recipient of over 50 unique 90+ ratings.
CAO Extreme. A feisty, 3-country cocktail – laced with 4 different ligero varieties – that’s ready to change everything you thought you knew about CAO....forever.
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 Nicaragua, 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.
“Robust in flavor and I like it.”EW of Virginia Beach, VA
“I have been a fan of CAO for nearly twenty years, so when I saw the Extreme on a weekend special I jumped right on it. GREAT cigar!!! Very much reminiscent of a Man O' War, (one of my favorite smokes) both in appearance and flavor. Do yourself a favor and try these while good deals are available. Even at MSRP would still be worth purchasing. Once again, GREAT cigar!”TS of Elkhart, IN
“I bought this box a intial pricing for a song. I figured what the heck,I'll give it a try.And boy I'm glad I did. This new CAO is quick on power and flavorful from start to finish.The first nubber I've had in a while. Hints of black pepper,and chocolate towards the end,no burn issues.This cigar is flawless. Their best new cigar since the Sopranos series,and every bit as good as my all time favorite from CAO. The Brazilia. A must try.You won't regret it one bit.”TL of ROCKLEDGE, FL
“Ordered a box of robusto's when CI had them on special. I'm a big fan of CAO cigars and this one didn't let me down. The construction was great, the burn was perfect and the flavor had a punch but not harsh. Very spicy. These will be on my regular rotation.”SC of MONROE, MI
“Got one of these beauties at cigarfest and it was the first one of the many cigars that i received that day. Great cigar. burned perfectly to the nub and tasted great. My humidor is a little full right now because of cigarfest but when i get some room i will definitely buy a box. Good job CAO ”FS of Staten Island, NY
“Excellent cigar. Slow burning with thick bellowing aromatic smoke. There are different tastes at different stages of the cigar, from a heady spice, to mellow sweetness, to hints of nutmeg and cocoa. This is another hit by CAO and should add to it's portfolio of 90 rated cigars.”FA of ORLANDO, FL
“I'm enjoying a Churchill as I write this. Very nice, robust smoke at a reasonable price. Lots of deep flavors at the back of the palate. Leather is very apparent. Earth and nuts too. Great draw and burn line. Not over the top powerful, like Cain F series or Tatuaje Faustos. This is very pleasant. I'll get another box at some point. Would be great for someone that wants to step up to a full cigar without being overwhelmed.”BM of PERRYVILLE, MO
“Another great Cigarfest discovery. I enjoy CAO cigars and the Extreme lives up to the name. Very enjoyable smoke very robust.”RF of FREEMANSBURG, PA
“Wonderful blend of tobaccos that lead to a mellow spice yet a bold flavor. The wrapper leaves a pleasant taste on your lips. The cigars are rolled to perfection and burn evenly! Highly recommended!”MR of Leesville, LA
“I have been impressed with the CAO line for years. While looking for my favorite CAO cigars(Lx2), I saw the new CAO Extreme cigars. I have smoked several of these cigars and am pleasantly surprised! Great cigar!”BR of WOODBRIDGE, VA
“The CAO Extreme is a very very good blend.... Great burn and awesome aroma. Folks trust me it's worth a try and you won't regret it!”AW of Jonesborough, TN
“I'm smoking the Toro as of this writing. Thanks, Cigar of the Month Club for throwing this stick in. A truly great treat, although I'm not sure I would consider this a full bodied smoke (and I say that being more of regular mild-medium smoker). Right off the bat I got a delicious creamy cocoa smoke. The flavor is accompanied by semi-tight draw that insures an hour+ of smoking. Give this cigar a chance and you won't be disappointed. It's not my favorite cigar, as I prefer a smoother cooler draw, but damn is this good nonetheless. I wouldn't be ashamed to keep this in my humidor. Cheers!”BS of Spencer, IN
“Rich, full and satisfying.”HB of Orange Park, FL
“Second best cigar in my humidor. Cubans included. I don't need the prestige of a name or cost to recognize what I really like. Full bodied - slow smoking -well made and flavorful beyond belief. I have smoked these sticks on separate occasions with; rum, rye and coffee. Each drink had another influence on the cigar. I highly recommend this cigar.You will not be disappointed.An little leather - coffee and citrus are prevalent. Excellent cigar at a poor mans price!”TM of Signal Mtn, TN
“Got this one in a sampler. A fine smoke. Smooth. Great draw. Would definitely recommend”SS of Chapin, SC
“I like a well built strong cigar. Nothing too much to ask but nowadays seems ard to find for a reasonable price. The last batch of MOW Ruination didnt do it for me do I bought a five pack of CAO extreme. Got them 2 days ago smoked 2 straight off the truck. Why put them in the humi now? Great construction, firm densely packed, wrapper hold together, taste is strong but not bitter, plumes of white smoke. I stopped half way through made guacamole, came back and it was still burning, I haven't smoked a cigar till it burnt my fingers for 2+ years but this one has both times. My advice dont waste 5 bucks shipping on 5 sticks, buy a few boxes. ”DM of Lancaster, PA
“Don't hesitate, buy this! Great flavor and great burn. Another excellent cigar from CAO!”CR of Cheyenne, WY
“I don't normally take the time to write reviews but felt the need to after enjoying this cigar. I must say I have been holding out for CAO to come out with a line that impressed the way they did years ago. I haven't been a fan of some of their recent lines lately but the CAO Extreme has made me a fan again. I have read mixed reviews about this cigar but decided to jump all in and order a box with hope. I was not disappointed and you will not be either. I will continue to keep a stock of these in my humidor. Of course everyone has different preferences so take this recommendation as you see fit.”SN of Colorado Springs, CO