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Overall Rating 4.25 out of 5 Based on 24 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “CAO Concert”

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4 out of 5
Smoking mostly Cuban cigars for the past few years, and having to do with the simple fact that other hand made cigars aren’t available here in Tehran, Iran. So this CAO Concert sampler pack of four from CI, was a change of pace. Tried the robusto. A good cigar, with earthy and cedary aroma which is nice. Overall very balanced with light flavors and a good kick. Developing from medium to medium-full as described. And just like any other cigar, best when is savored and not rushed. And a good rest in the humidor, for the next rotation. Thank you CI.
4 out of 5
New CAO blend well worth investigating
CAO is a hard working cigar company that I gave a lot of time & money to, twenty years ago. With the rise of AJ Fernandez & others, I have drifted away from CAO, Punch, among other old favorites. However, when something new from my old standards crops up, I like to give it a try. The Concert series is an example. I actually tried a sampler that had one each of four sizes from the blend, packed with two colorful coasters advertising flavors & OSA. Amp, is a tasty standard sized corona that is well worth trying. Unfortunately, all the box options are gonzo & I cannot recommend a fiver at the listed price. When boxes become available again & if they are discounted like they were here until they ran out, I can hardily recommend them for their fresh, full bodied flavor, the quality of the tobaccos & the usual CAO construction, burn & ash. Like any cigar, it requires a bit of knowledge when smoking. Ignore it & it will go out. Puff like 'the Magic Dragon' & it will burn harsh. Like anything else worthwhile in life, learning how to appreciate it is just smart cigar smoking. I think some of the complaints of burn issues stem from ignoring that one simple premise. Enjoy!
4 out of 5
Good cigar
This cigar is well made. Burn is good, wrappers are nice. This smaller size has a bit less flavor than the toro version but it is smooth with a few bursts of flavor during the smoke. It is wintertime at the time of this review so i always have perfectos coronitas or other small cigars in the humidor for the season.. these are a good option for me.
2 out of 5
the solo is a much
the solo is a much better cigar for me.The amp seems to have a hard draw and smoke hotter
5 out of 5
Great smoke fresh
2 out of 5
Ehh, save your money.
The ones I received had a really hard draw. In fact out of the five 2 were unsmokable. The three I did smoke were nothing special.
5 out of 5
CAO Concert
Another great cigar! Can't even call CAO my top five anymore. Now refer to them as my short list!
5 out of 5
Another great Cao product. Full flavor power house cigar.
4 out of 5
I love maduro wrappers and the concert has a maduro binder that stands out as much as the wrapper. Wonderful cigar that no one seamed to try or they would be all gone.
4 out of 5
Great smoke for the money
Smokes great, good draw,and solid flavor.
4 out of 5
CAO Concert Amp
Good flavor, good construction, good burn, but be prepared for a big Nicotine buzz. Too much for me.
5 out of 5
Cao concert Roadie
This is a well made throughly enjoyable slow burning smoke I would highly recommend to all the best Cao I have had to date
5 out of 5
nice good smoking cigar definitely a buy again.
5 out of 5
Great smoke!!!!
Love this cigar and they're so hard to find. Hope they're no being discontinued!!!!
4 out of 5
Not Bad
A little inconsistent all around. Some are vey well made and smoke great...other from same box are loosely rolled, wrapper imperfections (tear, veins, etc) and burn uneven!
5 out of 5
Worth a try if you haven’t yet, you won’t regret it.
3 out of 5
CAO makes some of my favorite cigars but this one was just ok. I don't know why but it just didn't grab me.Nothing bad but nothing great.
5 out of 5
Awesome smoke
This is my new favorite cigar from CAO.
2 out of 5
Dry toast
Could post bring them back to life. Most dries out. Burnt toast flavor. Rolled well, though.
5 out of 5
CAO Concerts
The best cigars, never disappoints
5 out of 5
cao concert series
what a great cigar can't believe they are discontinuing it
5 out of 5
CAO Concert review.
Great cigar. Def. great taste. No bite smooth a little spice creamy goin on. This is a winner. Love the whole amp box it comes in. And pick raper.
5 out of 5
Great Flavor, Great Price
My preference is for the mild-medium cigars; the CAO Concert series is not a mild-medium cigar. It is listed as a meduim-full; I would place it more toward the full side of that rating. I first bought a sampler of the CAO Concerts last year at a very attractive price. The first time I lit one up, I was amazed at the flavor; so amazed that I found myself buying more of them, and even though I am not buying them at the sampler price, they are very well priced for a premium cigar. and premium is a good word to describe this cigar.
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar for the Price
These are solid cigars especially if you are interested in rosado wrappers. I consider this to be a medium cigar; however, it delivers many of the strong flavors I associate with a full strength cigar- I attribute it to the habano rosado wrapper. Like most cigars, the draw and burn benefited from a bit of rest- I didn't notice much improvement after two months.
Customer Testimonials
Received two of these in a sampler and was very impressed by the flavor and construction. To be honest , I've smoked quite a few CAO's and have never had one issue due to either. Starting to become more and more inclined to purchase CAO's in the future.
I received two of these initially in the "Sgt. Smiley's" sampler. I smoked one a couple days after it arrived and it was ok at best. Construction was poor in my opinion and the draw was a little tough. I appreciated the flavor, so I said I'd at least try the second one. I let the second stick sit for a month in the humidor, then lit it up. What a difference a month makes (or either I just had a bad stick. Hey, $*** happens)! Much improved draw from the 1st stick and it didn't come apart on me. IMO, it is not a "to the nub" smoke, as it quickly showed me that the band is definitely where the flavor profile ended on this one (Roadie). Otherwise it is a good smoke. Although not my go-to, I did purchase a 5-pack to let them sit longer than the month to see if they improve further. If you're on the fence, it is worth a shot at that pricepoint or in a sampler.
At first looking at this cigar, I thought it would be more potent. It looks dark and potent, but I find this nice cigar to be very pleasant from first light to the end. This is a really good cigar for the money. It is creamy, great aroma, very nice ash. I've had no wrapper issues or burn problems so far. For my taste, this cigar is a excellent buy under $5.00 each.
I like the CAO lineup but prefer the milder blends like Gold and Black. I tried an America on July 4 (of course) and it is beautiful but a bit too heavy for me. I didn't know what to expect from Concert, a “full-looking” cigar, and smoked a Solo after 7-8 months in the humidor. The prelight aroma is fantastic and despite appearances, the cigar is milder than anticipated, leaning toward medium. It has a terrific flavor with just enough sweetness and lots of smoke. Like all CAOs, the construction, burn and ash are perfect. So my review says this Concert is a hit and deserves a spot on your playlist.
A mature tobacco for a mature consumer. This medium to full bodied beauty was as good on the first draw as it was near the sweet spot. If you are looking for a nice cigar and can afford to spend a few extra bucks, go ahead and make this purchase. I found I enjoyed it best with a cup of coffee, as the tastes complimented each other very nicely.
I have been a fan of CAO for a while and have enjoyed every one I have tried. So when I seen they came out with the Concert I couldn't wait to try them. I purchased a box but was disappointed. Don't get me wrong I did enjoy the flavor profile but the draw was sub par. The draw is way too tight, this problem was consistent with every one of the cigars not just one or two if them. I'm down to the last three sticks so this problem was not hit or miss.
As always CAO comes through with flying colors and makes a winner. I'm a big CAO fan and they continue to impress me with new cigars. The Concert keeps with the brand's high quality and will be an instant favorite.
I am quickly becoming a fan of CAO. My intro to them was the wonderful CAO Black, which I enjoyed very much. I recently tried the Concert, which did not disappoint. Though I do agree that they could probably use a little more time resting in the humidor, as mine did start to burn unevenly about halfway through. Otherwise it was nice, started out a little bitey, but mellowed-out about an inch in, and settled into nice flavors of walnut, leather, slight raisin and burnt caramel, and toasted hazelnut. Interestingly as well, I feel like it regained a lot of it's pre-light characteristics about two inches in, which was nice. I will definitely try it again, but will let them rest in the humidor for a while first. Still, a good smoke. Way to go, CAO!!
While I extremely enjoy the MX2 and Black line of CAO's cigar line up, these Concert cigars don't belong in the CAO line up at all.The wrappers come apart at both ends leaving wrapper in your mouth.They do however, have a nice flavor and even burn. Hopefully the humidor will correct the wrapper problem on my other Concerts.
The Roadie is currently my favorite stick with a wonderful earthy leathery flavor throughout with an even burn an solid construction!
What a great cigar, excellent flavor and very unique. The concert has a perfect wrapper with a nice taste and holds well for a long burn.
This cigar was okay at best. I prefer other CAO cigars with a bit more flavor. The first Concert I smoked was poorly wrapped which affected the burn about halfway down. Hopefully, some increased humidor time will help the 4 remaining cigars. While the cigar is attractive looking, I much prefer flavor over appearance.
on a scale of 1-10 ....its a 11