5 out of 5
This is one of my favorite cigars. Very flavorful on many levels, consistent flavor and construction, great price. Hard to find outside the CI family which is ok.......more for me! I always have at least one or two on hand.
4 out of 5
After reading the rave reviews on this cigar from people like myself and the "Experts", I decided to give it a try. Preferably, I smoke Medium to Full cigars. My current favorites are Punch Bareknuckle ,RP Edge and San Lotano which I sometimes use as a gauge against other cigars.
CAO Black was slightly lighter than a medium, which was not disappointing. The cigar was enjoyable with a semi-dry taste. Not too much complexity which is a minus for me. Construction wise it was just OK. Each time I guillotined one, it flaked and unraveled at the tip. Probably a good idea to keep them in a well maintained humidor a month prior to lighting up.
Like I said I did enjoy this cigar.The manufacturer or CI needs to address the humidifying process.