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CAO America


God Bless America!

CI and CAO, two rock-ribbed American companies put on this planet to bring you the best premium cigars at the best prices you can imagine. And what better way to tribute the best damn country in the world, than with a tasty and satisfying super-premium? Presenting one of our favorite cigars from this amazing brand, CAO America. 

America is part of the now famous World series from CAO. This blend boldly showcases a four country long-filler mix of Dominican, Nicaraguan, Italian, and, you guessed it, American tobaccos. Expect a rich, chewy profile, loaded with cream and oaky nuances. The finish is short and sweet, but don’t be fooled — CAO America is a robust, medium to full-bodied beast.

CAO America cigars received an impressive 92-rating, noting: “A two-toned cigar rolled barber pole style in a light and dark wrapper… sweet and savory flavors come together in the form of roasted meat, sweet cedar, and chocolate.”

Size
Pack In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
Landmark (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Box of 20 In Stock $169.80
save $52.5431% off
$117.26
Landmark (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 5 Backordered $32.50
Monument (Torpedo) (6.2"x54)
Box of 20 In Stock $153.80
save $47.9031% off
$105.90
Monument (Torpedo) (6.2"x54)
Pack of 5 In Stock $29.50
Potomac (Robusto) (5.0"x56)
Box of 20 In Stock $145.80
save $45.5831% off
$100.22
Potomac (Robusto Extra) (5.0"x56)
Pack of 5 In Stock $36.45
save $8.4523% off
$28.00
Overall Rating 4.57 out of 5 Based on 214 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “CAO America”

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5 out of 5
CAO America
Smoked all the way down and never lost the flavor. Did not get hash. enjoyable to the end. Will definitely order again.
5 out of 5
America
Excellent cigar, smooth flavor from foot to head, one of my favorite to have with my morning coffee. You can never go wrong with any CAO cigars
5 out of 5
One of my favorite cigars
One of my favorite cigars
5 out of 5
The CAO America Landmark in
The CAO America Landmark in my view is a very good smoke, good flavor, and I enjoy the band. My only knock on this cigar is a 60 ring guage is a little to big, that issue doesn't stop me from buying the cigar..
4 out of 5
CAO America
If you want my feedback then pay me.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Very consistent smoke.
5 out of 5
Captain America (CAO) to the rescue!
I may be Canadian, but i do like Merica. This is another excellent cigar from CAO. It is always a conversation piece the first time someone sees it, and again when they smoke it. The usual good quality from CAO, granted i have had draw problems from these in the past. If you haven't tried CAO, i guess you are under a rock, then get out in the sun and try this unique cigar.
3 out of 5
need in a smaller ring
need in a smaller ring size/
4 out of 5
CAO is great, but this had a tight draw.
I've smoked several CAO's and never had a bad one. These were nice, but more than half I ordered had a really tight draw. I eased this a bit with a poker, but they were still tight. Overall a nice smoke, though.
5 out of 5
CAO Potomac
CAO Potomac
5 out of 5
Great smoke.
Good burn and flavor. My personal favorite from CAO.
4 out of 5
4+
Great smoke. Even burning and great body from beginning to end.
5 out of 5
'Merica
I absolutely love this particular cigar. I like the taste, the stronger than medium nicotine rush. I like the even burn, and the wrapper matches my motorcycle.
5 out of 5
CI Nation delivers again
In the cigar world, double wraps can be a good smoke, "if they don't fall apart" but don't worry CI's America series are in perfect shape and the savory chocolate from the maduro wrap enhances the flavor profile. Smooth and delicious sums it up.
5 out of 5
CAO Potomac
Superb cigar!
5 out of 5
CAO America Potamc
Grate cigar need to get more.
5 out of 5
CAO America Potomac
Excellent cigar, will buy more of them.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
A good price for a great smoke Can’t go wrong with a CAO
5 out of 5
Great Cigar, Great Price
Excellent condition and a solid smoke. Can't beat the price.
4 out of 5
Flavorful
No bite but a consistent flavor all the way.
5 out of 5
Always enjoy ordering from CI,
Always enjoy ordering from CI, quick delivery and guaranteed freshness.
4 out of 5
Ver good cigar
This cigar is consistently good. You can’t go wrong.
2 out of 5
Uneven burn
Most of the pack burned uneven and couldn't stay lit. Very disappointing. There were a few that burned great and were good.
5 out of 5
CAO knocks this one out of the cigar park!
Fantastic smoke! Great consistency thru and thru. Looks great, smells great, firm yet easy draw, and the flavor profile is super solid with a bold medium-fullness. I try to keep some in my humi, but they just never last in there...always disappearing somehow...
4 out of 5
Very good smoke
Very good smoke
5 out of 5
Great Smoke ... Period
You can't go wrong with any CAO, and America Potomics are no exception. Most enjoyable from first draw to smallest nub you can handle.
5 out of 5
Potomac
I love this cigar! One of the best CAO
4 out of 5
Good cigar
Good cigar, rolled tight slow burn. So far they have burned evenly. It's a little stronger then I thought or like but it's a good cigar. Should have gotten the Connecticut wrap. Will be buying them again in the Connecticut.
5 out of 5
Top Shelf
Excellent cigar and got em a good price
5 out of 5
Great smoke. Lots of flavor.
Great smoke. Lots of flavor.
5 out of 5
Always Good
One of my favorites of the CAO line along with the Brazilia. Plus this baby is pure American so why aren’t you adding this to the cart already???
4 out of 5
Two thumbs up
Two thumbs up
5 out of 5
Great buy
One of the finest medium body cigars. Full and smooth smoking flavor, excellently constructed.
5 out of 5
Lets make cigars great again!!
Great flavor throughout the stick. Love the look of the wrap. I bought these on the advice of a friend and now they are one of my favorites.
5 out of 5
One of cao’s Best
Great cigar even burn complex taste reasonable price
5 out of 5
Great flavor and perfect size!
I had to try something called America. It is not my favorite, but it is absolutely in the top 5 and it is my preferred size. I have to say I am 100% impressed with CAO!!!
3 out of 5
Uneven burn
I've had 4 of these thus far and each one has burned uneven. Draw is hard as well. Good flavor otherwise.
4 out of 5
Nice smoke
Good overall flavor for the cigar. Price was good as well. Burns a little fast.
5 out of 5
Really good
I've only had two of these so far. After the standard 15 days in the humi they were absolutely delicious. Medium in strength but very flavorful, creamy smooth and a nice plume. I'm looking forward to the next 18. Will most likely buy again sometime
4 out of 5
They are enjoyable slow burning
They are enjoyable slow burning
5 out of 5
Soo Smooth!
Silky, mellow, light gray smoke with a unique flavor that is enjoyable and satisfying. I've found myself lighting a second shortly after the first to keep the experience going. One of CAO's crown jewels for sure.
2 out of 5
Disappointed
Smoked these as singles a few times during visits to CI and loved them. This is the first time I bought them in quantity (20-pack). They have been pretty inconsistent in construction. I've smoked a few of them and they've all burned terribly, a couple of them were virtually plugged they were so hard to draw. Not sure if I got a bad batch or the line has gone downhill.
4 out of 5
CAO America Not to my Taste
Too mild!
3 out of 5
decent
all around good cigar...nothing great, just good
5 out of 5
Great smoke
CAO is very consistent in all cigars. The America Is a smooth and flavorful. Great smoke.
5 out of 5
Great Cigars
Like all CAO cigars, these babies are very well made, and are a just great smokes.
5 out of 5
Fantastic cigar!
I haven’t had a CAO America cigar in a long time and a pleasure to have some more.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Bought a box to try. Even burn, easy draw, medium bodied. I smoke them to the end and they don't get harsh.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Great cigar. Nice balance and taste!
5 out of 5
America the beautiful
Not only is this cigar beautiful to behold, it's a great smoke! My "go to" after a round of golf. It is a time investment...if you're not relaxed before you start this cigar...you will be after.
5 out of 5
Outstanding cigar for its price.
Outstanding cigar for its price. Everyday smoke
5 out of 5
Great tasting cigar. My favorite
Great tasting cigar. My favorite by far!
5 out of 5
Excellent
Great flavor, burns even with ample amount of smole
5 out of 5
A very good cigar.
A very good cigar.
3 out of 5
Good flavor, uneven burn
Normally, CAO America is a favorite brand, but my last box didn't burn evenly, and occasionally tunneled on me. Medium bodied flavor, and still a good smoke. I still like the brand.
5 out of 5
Love this cigar!
Love everything about this cigar!
5 out of 5
CAO America Potpmac
Excellent smoke
3 out of 5
Nice wrapper, and band(s), but looks ain't everything.
Yes, ti looks great with the barber pole style wrapper, and patriotic colors on the band. And I like the size, and the draw was fine. Once I lit it up, though, I was a bit disappointed. Had burn problems with uneven burning, and had to touch it up a few times. The cigar just didn't seem to want to stay lit sometimes either. The taste was ... OK, but not really in my wheelhouse. And I noted with ever one fo them, my mouth just felt very dry by the time I was half way done. Some bitterness, and just not 'balanced' in my experience. I'm a CAO fan generally, but I doubt you would find this one in my humidor again. Yes, just disappointed. Give me a plain jane that displays more of the things I like in a cigar.
5 out of 5
Great cigars
These are some of my favorite cigars. Nice even burn, smooth draw, and great taste. I always try to keep a few Potomac in my humidor. CAO is my favorite. Brazilia, Italia, black, and America are always a great choice.
3 out of 5
Hoo hum
At start, or had a bit of a harsh taste. It wasn't asolkd roll of a cigar. It seemed not as solid as some of the better cigars I have smoked. Once it burned about a third down it mellowed out and was average. No oiliness not much flavor. It was just ok.
4 out of 5
pretty good stick
I wanted to give this cigar five stars but the burn on them were off had to touch up all five as I smoked them. overall had a good flavor hardly any spice to me anyways. snug draw on one but otherwise they were okay. not one of my favorites but not horrible
5 out of 5
Built Like A Patriot!
I love this cigar! From its striped appearance to the 5 Star flavor, it sits proudly atop my humidor. I expect a lot from CAO, but this a step beyond. Meticulously designed and built for an ultimate smoking experience the Potomac is about as American as it gets! Buy it!
5 out of 5
CAO AMERICA CIGAR
Great smoke
5 out of 5
CAO America!
Great go to cigar! Just enough complexity to keep you coming back for more.
5 out of 5
Little pregitist
When you like a cigar company they could do no wrong the biggest reason I ordered these i already knew they were going to be good
5 out of 5
Loving the American
This is one of my favorites. Mild-strong, draws well.
5 out of 5
Yes to CAO
Great cigar, will always keep these around!
5 out of 5
Love it.
Delicious, full flavor, excellent draw and construction, and great look. Perfect addition to our annual Fourth of July pig roast.
5 out of 5
It’s my baby
A joyful experience when I have the time to appreciate it. It’s my go to when those times happen
4 out of 5
CAO America
Great cigar. Good draw and burn
5 out of 5
Excellent
Love these full bodied cigars. They do not loose their flavor as you get to the end
3 out of 5
Decent cigar
Not my first choice in the CAO line but still a decent smoke.
2 out of 5
cao american
very bitter in the beginning not very tasteful would not buy them again
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Great cigar
5 out of 5
What can I say?
Always one of my favorites! I like to keep these in the humidor and pull out on a nice evening so I can enjoy that evening even MORE! Go America! America is truly great again!
5 out of 5
Nothing says "'Merica" like these cigars!
ABSOLUTELY MY FAVORITE CIGAR!!
3 out of 5
Stronger the better
The cigar burns very evenly with a very good draw. The taste is a nutty bitter taste. I felt it had a hint of walnut. It gets better twords the middle. Compared to Brazil and Italia it’s a little too mild. I would definitely try it
4 out of 5
nice cigar
always in my humidor. A few here and there can have a draw issue or uneven burn but very nice.
5 out of 5
CAO
These were a order add-on, tried them & they are very good!
5 out of 5
Very Nice!
Very nice cigars! And I looked good at the cook out with me veteran friends smoking a American cigar!
5 out of 5
Top notch choice
CAO America is a great choice of you enjoy some body to your cigar, some great taste and flawless construction. This is a well-packed taster that requires a couple hours of your attention. If we’re going to eventually die from cigar smoking, this one makes it worthwhile. I recommend it 100%.
5 out of 5
Just right
Not too dark, not too light, not too small, not too big, but a hearty, even burning smoke. One of my favorites
5 out of 5
great smoke!!
great smoke!!
5 out of 5
Tasty Treats!
These are some of my favorite cigars, great smoke!
3 out of 5
Firm draw, flavor was just okay.
Bought a 5-pack of the 5x56 Potomac. I let them sit in my humidor for about 3-4 months. Smoked my first one last night. The first thing I noticed was the firm draw. I clipped it with my Cuban Crafters perfect cutter (Great cutter!). The draw was somewhat restricted reminding me once again that I really need to purchase a draw tool. Once lit the cigar put off an okay amount of smoke. The primary flavor I got was coffee. The smoke felt a bit thin but left an oily mouthfeel. Around the second half of the cigar touchups became necessary. The cigar began to take on a dirty, earthy note to go along with the coffee flavor. Shortly thereafter the cigar began to unravel from the cap. I became pretty annoyed and so removed the wrapper, which came of in pretty much one piece. I continued to smoke the cigar as the binder was still intact. With about an inch-and-a-half I put the CAO Potomac down for good. I can't say I am in any hurry to smoke more of these. I really prefer a smaller ring gauge but got a great deal on the 5x56. I will let the rest sit in my humidor and revisit at a later date or hand them out to friends as the presentation is really quite festive.
4 out of 5
Salute CAO America
These are an excellent smoke from start to finish. I've ordered these cigars at least 3 different times.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great smoke
5 out of 5
The CAO cigars America
These are my favorite. I liked them quite a bit. Used exclusively for my only daughters wedding as a celebratory instrument
5 out of 5
Awesome
Awesome
5 out of 5
Perennial Favorite
A most delicious cigar. Well made, and purchased via MMAO. I have gone through about half the box, with no issues - very consistent construction, and burn. These are perennial favorite of mine.
5 out of 5
love them
my go to for a daily smoke at work
5 out of 5
RichardL75
I purchased my first CAO American as a patriotic treat a few summers ago. I found it to be a perfect pairing to a back yard BBQ. It is a mild to medium smoke with hearty flavors of forest and chocolate. Its room odor is pleasant garnering many positive comments. Warning: You will need to bring a box if you plan to smoke one at a party as every adult will want one. The two-tone adds fun to this very enjoyable smoke.
5 out of 5
Very good
Very good
3 out of 5
Really good but not great.
Pretty cigar with its barber pole wrap. This is one of my favorites. Smoked great, taste was as expected but just a little "thin". (This could be entirely in my head) I feel like the taste wasn't quite as good/strong as the Potomac size which is my usual smoke. I might be judging a bit too harshly with 3 stars it's just that this is one of my go-to comfort choices and it wasn't quite as good as usual.
4 out of 5
One of my favorite cigars.
One of my favorite cigars.
5 out of 5
Fantastic!
Far and away one of my favorites. Light to mild flavor, but hearty and unique enough to keep it from being too basic. Will definitely become one of my go-to, regularly stocked cigars.
5 out of 5
CAO's Best
I've smoked just about everything CAO makes and in my opinion this is their best offering. It tastes great, burns nice and slow and is strong enough to satisfy but not overpowering. Definitely a stick worth keeping on hand.
5 out of 5
Another CAO home run
A definite Medium-to-full bodied cigar, with a great mixture of tastes with good construction, and a fairly even burn. Some try to burn a bit one-sided, but have usually straightened themselves out, fairly quickly. Densely packed and a good draw. Another hit from CAO, and I will keep a few in my humidor all the time.
5 out of 5
They were one of the
They were one of the best cigars I smoked
4 out of 5
CAO America Potomac
Good stick for the price. Very much enjoyed
2 out of 5
Cao
Just doesn’t seem as good as they used too. Probably won’t buy again CAO brand
5 out of 5
Quality cigar
Smooth, burns evenly, robust taste
5 out of 5
CAO America Potomac
Great smoke...I almost passed on em but Im glad I didn't
5 out of 5
COA America
Great stick, well constructed and taste was off the charts...
5 out of 5
excellent.......cant go wrong
excellent price, excellent flavor, excellent service from CI......cant go wrong........see you at Split Rock in May!!!! Yahoo Cigarfest!!!
5 out of 5
Great cigars
Not only are these cigars a great smoke but they are patriotic too! USA! USA! USA!
5 out of 5
God Bless America !
I originally purchased these a couple years ago to hand out at a 4th of July cookout and have continually reloaded my humidor with this CAO gem
5 out of 5
Still a Great Smoke
Title says it all.
5 out of 5
Stand up and
Stand up, and salute the freedom we all have to be blessed in the USA. This cigar rings my Liberty Bell
5 out of 5
Nothing says "'Merica" like these cigars!
Love these!!!
5 out of 5
Fine Smoke
Not to rich but a lot going on. A fine smoke for the price.
5 out of 5
CAO 'merica
These taste like freedom!
4 out of 5
Pleasing Taste
I will smoke this again. It should have been a very good cigar, but unfortunately mine was dried out even after two months in the humidor. Nevertheless, the taste was good - a nice hint of sweetness appeared much of the time - and well balanced. Very good aroma. Very pleasing until the wrapper finally self-destructed. I will try this cigar again and hope to obtain a stick that has not dried out.
5 out of 5
America great again ?
Great looking cigar and great tasting too! A real treat!
5 out of 5
Great cigar
I have bought several boxes of the Americas. All are excellent.
5 out of 5
Solid bargain.
My go to!
5 out of 5
Great cigar great price
I’ve recently started exploring fuller bodied cigars and have been thoroughly impressed with the CAO America great flavor and even better presentation
5 out of 5
CAO
CAO never fails to deliver
4 out of 5
Reminder
Nice smoke to start at mid point wood, cinnamon and leather comes into play now the tastes remind you of how you did it back in your youthful days.
5 out of 5
Good Value
Enjoying the cigars - Good Value
5 out of 5
SMOOTH
These cigars have good draw and burn even. They have a smooth taste to them.
5 out of 5
Looks good and tastes Great!
Excellent stick, always a conversation starter. This has become a staple in my humidor.
4 out of 5
nice cigar, need a larger size
I am enjoying the CAO America cigar, but find I am having two in a row to fully enjoy it. A larger 6.5 or 7 in version would be great
4 out of 5
Great cigar great price
The CAO America Potomac is always consistent with a great ash, even burn and well better than your average stick. Flavorful and nice plumes of smoke make this a great cigar at a great price...
4 out of 5
CAO smoke
Good tasting cigar
5 out of 5
A beautiful stick!!!!
This is absolutely a beautiful stick! Love it. Smokes smoothly. Good for anytime of the day. When I’m enjoying this I feel like a million bucks.
5 out of 5
CAO America Potomac
Great cigar, good deal.
5 out of 5
They are a great cigar
Burns good tast great looks stylish
4 out of 5
My Favorite CAO
Excellent cigar. Flavorful throughout. No burn issues.
2 out of 5
I would like to give them another try.
Really good flavor. but when only two burn well and the other three won't draw. it's a real bummer. There was a hard spot right were the band is located, made impossible to take a draw. experience with this cigar I give a 1, the flavor I give it a 4, so I give it an overall 2. a little disappointed when you bring the cigars and only two people get a good burning cigar.
4 out of 5
CAO America Potomac
Cigars arrived in perfect order. (thanks CI) I find these to be a good quality cigar. Good construction and burn, no issues there. The taste is a good medium to medium-full flavor, yet not over powering. Smooth Smoke. They burn, taste and look great. I would def order again. One of my Fav CAO smokes especially for the price. Thanks Again C.I.
5 out of 5
My favorite cigar
Always consistent and solid
5 out of 5
Great day great smoke
What a day... Fresh beef from slaughter house this morning picked up and put in freezer except for a few rib eyes set aside for this evening. Picked the remnants of fresh tomatoes, okra and cucumbers from the garden. Fresh potatoes dug from God`s good ground....All of this bounty comes together for an awesome evening meal!!!!!!! Supper on the front porch, good glass of wine, loyal dog at my side and awesome wife overseeing all then she asks what cigar after supper. Surprise me is the answer and yes I was. She picked this one for me. Was letting them age and the rest will continue to do so and you better believe they will be reordered. Creamy and smooth with great clouds of smoke!!Cedar and chocolate come through. This cigar has little bite and yet is bold on taste. A long and heavy ash with slightly uneven burn and if the burn bothers you this much quit being a snob or just leave them alone for the rest of us!!!! All good. Love it and will order again. Will reserve for special days and special occasions based on price.
5 out of 5
CAO AMERICA TASTE AS GOOD AS IT LOOKS
Great full bodied cigar with rich full tobacco taste Tasty treat for those who prefer real tobacco flavor without all the gimmicks
5 out of 5
Good cigar
This is a good cigar, flavors are subtle, has a good even burn and holds its ash. A good smoke
5 out of 5
Love it
Lives up to its name great smoke with your you favorite whiskey.
4 out of 5
Good quality!
Good cigar, not something I need often but would have again.
5 out of 5
Wonderful smoke, best of CAO's 'nation' line of cigars
Of the CAO 'nation' line - the CAO America is my favorite. First, it is a beautiful cigar in both appearance and construction. Firm, no soft spots, cap is perfect, wrapper and barber pole are all excellent. It burns and tastes every bit as good as it looks. The gordo sizes are my favorite for all 'nation' versions. The Brazilia version was my go to CAO smoke but has been replaced by the America. A bit more expensive but worth it.
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Great flavor, even burn.
3 out of 5
Not my favorite
uneven burn; a little on the harsh side. I'll stick to Partagas
5 out of 5
CAO America
A very good cigar. Good draw and flavor. I would recommend to anyone.
5 out of 5
A real patriot
Great smoke worth the $
5 out of 5
Daily smoke
I love this Cigar. The CAO America is a smooth and creamy smoke. This cigar can be smoked any time of the day. I recommend this to all my friends.
4 out of 5
New Smoker
Being a newcomer to cigar smoking, I realize this probably isn't the best starter for myself. I can't bring myself to giving it 5 stars, because I really have nothing to compare it to. With that being said, I really enjoy this cigar, the burn is good, hardly any touch-ups needed. The taste is definitely something to note, with strong hints of pepper. During the middle third of the cigar, I did notice a hint of cocoa and earthiness. Overall, a good cigar! Not a beginner cigar, but still good on the palate nonetheless!
3 out of 5
Great Smoke, Not Great Quality
This last batch had lots of chimneys and tunneling.
5 out of 5
There my favorite
There my favorite
5 out of 5
Amazing cigar
I cannot say enough about this blend. I bought 5 and shared, nobody was disappointed.
5 out of 5
To the nub
I have smoked all of these down to the nub and left wanting more. Great flavor and a perfect burn. My new favorites by far. Will be ordering more asap
5 out of 5
A personal favorite
Bold, but not strong. Good flavor thought the smoke
4 out of 5
Must have for the 4th
Great Cigar! Lots of smoke and great ash.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Very smooth out of the blocks. Slightly tight but a double puff brings the billows. Strong gray/white ash. Great aroma, good flavor, little woody but smooth, no pepper. Very good. Definitely would like to have a stable of these in the humi...
4 out of 5
Unique offering from CAO
Following up, a year and some months after my 1st America... Broke one out this fine Labor Day morning to have with my Irish coffee. (It's been in the humidor for well over a year, now.) This one is a bit different from the other CAO's that I've tried (and I've run the rainbow!) It's a sturdy, well-constructed cigar and at 1st, the draw was too tight. It's starting to open up a little, but I don't like to work that hard for my pleasure. (Better, now that I've run it through a couple times with a skewer.) That said, the cigar is still quite good - rich and flavorful, maybe a little stout for the a.m., but it's not really peppery so I'm going for it.
4 out of 5
A must in my humidor
Very sweet and creamy with no nice bold undertone. I a cigar meant for savoring.
4 out of 5
Show your USA Pride
Great flavor, lots of smoke! Excellent cigar.
2 out of 5
Not like they used to be.
Flavor is ok, but the draw is hard and doesn't smoke like they used too.
5 out of 5
Great product
First bought these Beauties as an add-on to my original order.. Sure glad I did 2 weeks later purchased a box I will always have these in my humidor
5 out of 5
Cao America
This cigar was my first cigar i ever smoked great stick if u haven't tried one yet dont miss out !
5 out of 5
Even my boss likes these cigars!
Part of my job is taking the boss outside of the office and having a cigar (our lunch hour). I bought a 5 pack of these on sale, and figured they'd be a good offering at our daily meetings. My boss (a 91 year old WW2 vet) now compares every cigar we smoke to CAO A.P. I bought another 5 pack, and he bought two boxes at his local lounge. I liked them enough to splurge a little on CI, and he liked them enough to pay premium price for 2 boxes at the stogie store.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
One of my favorite CAOs. Bold and enjoyable. I usually take these out for a special occasion
5 out of 5
4th Of July Bliss!
A beautifully crafted cigar with rich coffee tones billowing white smoke and an even burn, I give it a 96 rating kudos to CAO
1 out of 5
Awful.
Awful. Bitter, metallic, acrid. Looks beautiful, tastes awful. Bought as part of the excellent 90+ Fireworks sampler. First CI cigar I had to throw away half smoked.
4 out of 5
Stars and smokes
After recently smoking the CAO American I was reminded once again of while I smoke these cigars once a while and not everyday It's a medium to full cigar that's bold and worthy of the name America however the one flaw is and has always been its draw. Like any real American I love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. When I run into a CAO America with a bad draw it's almost hatefully and I don't buy them for a while however I can't stay away too long and will continue to give old glory a second chance..... Fix the draw and the problems solved
5 out of 5
A very satisfying smoke.
A very satisfying smoke.
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
Excellent smoke
4 out of 5
Very good cigar.
I tried these when they were first released and didn't enjoy them. But as time has passed I gave them a second chance and it is well worth it. Great cigar on the strong side of the flavor spectrum smooth yellowish smokes let's you know it's a premium cigar. I highly recommend you give these a try.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Really nice cigar, great flavor and was a nice long smoke.
5 out of 5
CAO America Landmark
There is really not enough good I can say about this cigar. I'm not going to try and bolster it with words...Just know that I will be buying a box of these in the very near future. Just a great every day type smoke.
3 out of 5
Decent cigar
It was a very heavy cigar and had a great draw, but the flavor didn't develop as much as I'd hoped
5 out of 5
America is the way to go
My humidor will always have this cigar inside of it, this is my all time favorite cigar. Smoke at least 3 of these a week and never had a bad one, and you can’t beat the price on the box either.
5 out of 5
I really liked them!
I have to say this is a pretty dam good cigar, I got the 6x60 and it lasts a good 90 minutes and good down to the stub. will be ordering more of them.
5 out of 5
Great Cigars
Excellent, smooth and great tasting cigars.
5 out of 5
One of my favorites
This cigar is def in my top 5 smokes, it never disappoints. From the first to last draw I highly recommend it.
5 out of 5
Best cigar on the market.
Best cigar on the market.
5 out of 5
Full of flavor
A full body cigar that burns nicely and has a no after taste
4 out of 5
CAO on point
Classic CAO, perfect burn and tasty
5 out of 5
My favorite stick!
I really love the barber pole wrapper! Great smoke every time out. Especially on 4th of July!
5 out of 5
my favorite cigar, and perfect for any celebration
What a great all around cigar for any occasion, and well within most budgets.
5 out of 5
One of my favorites
Great stick always on of my go to's
5 out of 5
CAO's Best
CAO America Landmark are simply a great smoke. Always a great construction and draw. Matches up well with any Single Malt beverage too
5 out of 5
America's Favorite Cigar
One of my favorite cigars...you can't go wrong with the America!
5 out of 5
CAO America Monument Choice
Really good smoke. Steady, even and pure draw. Not too much of an after-bite toward the end, but some. Attractive barber-poled outer wrapping, just re-ordered the Churchill size of the same brand and look forward to its smoke. Satisfied with my choice.
5 out of 5
Awesome
This dude has made my top five. Of course, I don't smoke 200$ boxes, but it's right there with its Big Brother CAO Black, the Cru Royale, AB'S Mundial, and Gurkha's Beauty/Beast. Love them.Very bold, yet complex.
5 out of 5
Perfect cigar
Love love love this cigar. One of the best I've had.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Goes well with a nice dram of single malt scotch. Perfect from start to finish
4 out of 5
CAO America Potomac is something
CAO America Potomac is something i enjoy every time i light one up even when riding my Indian Motorcycle.
5 out of 5
Best cigars I have purchased from CI
Best cigars I have purchased from CI.
5 out of 5
super cigar
Super cigar! Excellent for everyday cigar or treat yourself to something flavorfully special! Man, this is it!
4 out of 5
CAO America
Very nice burn, Full of flavor to the end
5 out of 5
Well worth a buy!
Bought a five pack of the monuments to enjoy with buddies on Memorial Day! We lit them up after a huge plate of pulled pork and brisket and they did not disappoint. Creamy rich flavor with a long finish, the construction was excellent and they really poured out the smoke. It was a great way to finish off the day.
2 out of 5
MJGOLDEN3
I ordered the CAO America Monument Box of 20 and tins of two other cigars. The other cigars are fine. The CAO Americas are crumbling. They were not properly stored and are damaged. I am forced to return the remainder of this box. It's see how that goes.
4 out of 5
CAO American
Was a good smoke. Had good flavor with a beer or crown royal net.
5 out of 5
tasty
A very good cigar with an even burn, nice smoke smell, hints of spice and tasty. would buy again.
5 out of 5
Excellent!
Exact and on time.
2 out of 5
damaged
good taste, but multiple cigars had cracks in the wrapper. the two that arrived in good condition were great.
5 out of 5
Solid Cigar Great deal
Ok i'm on my 4th box and have not been disappointed. First every one was a even burn. The flavor was medium spice and cedar to start and built into a stronger spice without over powering the cedar tone, but gave my taste buds a chance to catch up to what I would classify as not quite Full flavor. Very solid cigar. I don't rate by numbers, but this is worth having in your humidor. One last thing. I did burn my fingers more than once. The flavor makes it hard to put down.
4 out of 5
American Standard rotation
I was a little nervous when I read the taste description. The word meat pops up. Overall great cigar and taste is very satisfying. Ordering more. Also, presentation is sexy.
5 out of 5
Quality from the start
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5 out of 5
Macna333
Best of the CAO offerings
5 out of 5
Number ONE
First class cigars..... When received you can take one out and it's ready to smoke
5 out of 5
The cigars were fresh and
The cigars were fresh and arrived when promised
4 out of 5
USA
I bought these for the 4th of July and was not disappointed. Good taste, good smoke output and well constructed.
5 out of 5
i love u guys
i have been getting cigars from you all for the last 3 months. great prices and so easy to do from my home. i dont even go to the local cigar store any home. ROGER.......
5 out of 5
Love this one ... Merica!
Great smoke it has become one of my favorites.
5 out of 5
Sampler pack..2 of 5
CAO America, plain and simple an awesome stick...In the evening sitting on the patio with a glass of icetea great...
5 out of 5
Great cigar, gifted to a friend.
CAO always brings great quality to the table. Good construction, creamy. Even burn.
5 out of 5
Smoke this!
A very very good smoke and worth the savoring, especially on an American holiday.
5 out of 5
A new national treasure
Very well made with layers of flavor.....one of my new favorites.
5 out of 5
'Murica!!
Excellent cigar! Burns well, taste great. And it's, well.... 'Murica!!
4 out of 5
Good cigar!
Flavorful and goes great with a glass of Knob Creek.
5 out of 5
Ask not what you can ...See what you cigar can do for you.
My favorite CAO. (Who knows how to pronounce that?) This is about as strong a cigar as I enjoy. They taste good down to the nub. I haven't had one that didn't burn evenly and the barber pole wrapper looks sharp as hell.
5 out of 5
Cigars Online...
I have always been hesitant to purchase cigars "online" until a friend turned me on to Cigars Intl. Man, I have to say I'm thoroughly impressed. Price, quality, selection and quick delivery, everything to overcome my fears. Unfortunately,my friends at the local cigar place won't see me much anymore, but I have a 200 cig humidor to fill up and doing that From my new favorite place! Thanks to Cigars International
5 out of 5
CAO America
love these cigars and will order more ......cheers !
5 out of 5
The Best
ive tried a few other online retailers, but always come back to cigars international. You have the best service, selection and prices!
5 out of 5
Tasty Barber-Pole Beauties. Get 'em While You Can!
Let me start by saying that I'm not a huge CAO fan. I've smoked countless cigars by CAO and inevitably I'll find one that is so bound up that not even a draw-poker can easy the pain of puffing on it. With that said, I've had 5 of these barber-pole beauties and they've all been fantastic. Great flavors throughout and not one draw issue.
Customer Testimonials
6/25/15 Just got my 5-pack yesterday. I broke one out a few moments ago to be sure I wasn't going to be disappointed this Independence Day. NO GIMMICK HERE!!! There is plenty to keep a finicky cigar enthusiast interested. I should've gotten a box so I could share more than just a couple. This is a damn good cigar!
One of the greatest cigars and my absolute all time favorite. Smooth creamy smoke.
Despite the stunning visual presentation, this is a no nonsense cigar. Even though I had read the reviews, I was still expecting a more complex flavor, but was pleasantly surprised with a smooth, creamy and absolutely enjoyable cigar.
Smoked one of the bad boys yesterday after having it sit in my humidor for aboiut 2 months. VERRRRRRRYYYYYY GOOOD! Creamy, and just explodes on my palate. Def gettin a box of these soon.
Good smoke.
I've had a couple of these now from different samplers and now I want a whole box! My first impression when I picked up my first CAO America was 'this is a solid cigar!' It seemed to have some heft. Solid construction! Now, sometimes that impression is wrecked the moment I try to draw through a cigar that seems solidly made but has a too-tight draw. Not on this baby! A perfect draw, even burn, lots of great smelling smoke (everyone around commented on the aroma), and solid ash. Add in lots of flavor and you've got a real winner here! BUT...let me warn you: Get plenty or get the larger sizes because the moment you finish one you will want another!
This is a nice enjoyable smoke,with a good draw,good volume of smoke. The band and name "America" are great. I have one saved in the humidor, just resting waiting.... when I can enjoy it in it's full glory!
Being a red-blooded American Combat Veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, I bought a 5 pack intending on keeping them in my humidor for only the holidays celebrating 'Murica, and it's fighting men and women, I bought 1 at a shop in Joplin MISSOUR-AH. I got it home and lit it up. I found that it was true to it's namesake. I loved the taste and the smell of it and look forward to smoking the others on the above mentioned days. While smoking this well made cigar, I found myself remembering my life as a WOLFHOUND (1-27 INF) Medic and how much our freedom means to me. Actually brought a tear to my eye. Then I got a sniff of the aroma coming off my prized cigar and fell in love. I will definitely be buying more when I get a chance.
I bought a 5 pack of CAO Americas after really liking the one I got in a sampler. Fairly mellow, it's supposed to be medium/full, and I found it medium at most. A nice cigar to puff on while havin' a beer!
Beautiful and handmade to perfection. This cigar is smooth in taste and aroma. It is a great cigar. One of CAO's best!
I have to agree with the other reviewer (from Cypress CA). I don't understand all the superlative remarks of the majority of reviewer. Sure, the cigar looks great (nice if you are going to frame it for display on a wall), and burns evenly. If that is all that matters, then OK. Well, I found the cigar to lack any significant taste. I can think of plenty of other cigars I'd prefer to smoke.
Smoked one today from the 3 pack I bought. I like these. Always have been a CAO fan. I might order me a box of these gems.
This cigar has been sitting in my 65-71% humi for some time. Decided to finally smoke it tonight: not being yet a seasoned stoagie smoker, and mainly into mild-medium "lighter" cigars, decided to give this a try. A little heavy for beginners (I don't recommend to start with), the smoke was consistently woody and earthy but for the most part pleasant. Took some getting used to but no regrets. Will definitely smoke the other one in my humi but again, due to my "current" preferences, may not buy it again. That is of course my palate changes and I start smoking more often.
Got one of these in a sampler I bought! All I can say is fricking AWESOME!! I loved everything about this cigar: smooth, fantastic taste, good burn, I will most definitely be ordering more of these!!!
Great cigar. Got one in a sampler and really enjoyed it. Kind of a mellower version of Diesel Unholy Cocktail. Has a very pleasant aroma and leaves a bit of a sweetness on the tongue. But the one I smoked was a bit tight, and it swelled up and cracked in the middle about 2 inches from the cap, but a great cigar none the less. I'll get more as soon as I can afford it.
This cigar disappoints me, I love CAO but I'll have to pass on this one. I really had high hopes for it, too.
CAO did an incredible job in making this piece of art. This was probably the best stick I have had. The draw was smooth, and the taste was a deliciously medium strength mixture of spice, coffee, vanilla, and nuts. The thick and creamy smoke was plentiful and had a wonderful aroma. The band was the topping on the cake, so to speak. Overall a very enjoyable experience. I will be buying many more of these beauties in the future.
Smoked the CAO America to celebrate the 4th of July and I am impressed with this smooth cigar. My palate was satisfied from the start all the way to the nub. Definitely not disappointed, and this will be a permanent resident in my humidor.
Wow! A fantastic cigar. The thick and creamy smoke is close to the best I've ever come across.
I received this gem as part of The "Horn of Plenty" Sampler and for me; it was the pick of the litter! The cigar is artfully crafted and unique: the Barber Pole appearance adds to the beauty of the stick. The flavor was mild and complex...some of the sticks had a slightly off/biting flavor, which disappeared after an ash formed. The burn and contruction are impeccable and overall the cigar is a delight!
Being a retired Marine, I felt it to be a patriotic duty to try the America, and to that, the Monument. Now, some people are blessed with tastebuds that might rival the best chef in the world... Me, not I. Either I like something, or I don't. And these, I tell you... Are AWESOME. To begin, the looks, what a pretty cigar, the color of the double wrapper makes it a joy to behold. The build... 2" worth of ash, you make that call... The taste... Smooth, creamy, and, to my undiscerning taste buds... SWEET!! I tried one from my local ABC liquor store... Next thing I bought a box from CI. If you are introducing someone to the joys of smoking cigars, give them one of these beauties... They wiil be hooked.
CAO America is smoooooth. Creamier smoke with a draw that didn't change for a second: whether I was puffing from behind a 2" ash, or savoring it's final moments, before setting it next to the fire, saluting the flag, and calling it a night. I'd like to leave some in the humi for a few months to see if the other reviewer's comment was true, about some added spicy notes.
As stated below, these CAO America's do deliver an interesting array of tastes, all very nice. I have had 2 of a sampler of 5 and found the cap a bit small. If you use a cutter, be gentle. Next time I will use a punch and hope things hold together better. Keep it up CI! God Bless America!!
Just nubbed my first CAO America on July 4th, 2011! That's a fine yummy smoke that, like its namesake, has a lot of countries of origin in it. I found it pleasantly strong enough for my tastes, but I don't think it would overwhelm those who prefer milds. Like most other commentors, I found cream, woodsy, leather smells and tastes, pronounced vanilla midway and dark coffee, toffee, caramel towards the nub. Very fantastic! I have found what I will be smoking every 4th of July! I wanna nuther!
Simply put. This cigar in the large ring size is fantastic in every area. An even burn produces a long ash at least 2 inches in size, each time you discard the burn. It has loads of smoke with smooth flavor that should please anyone. Both the mild to full crowd would be pleased, since you get lost in the enjoyment of this cigar after your first draw.
Okay, since I smoked the Bottle Rocket in the last comment I will now comment on the Potomac. The Potomac is very spicy right from light up. Those of you having had the Italia may recognize that bit of tang that the Italia has in the flavor profile of the Potomac. Of course, the Potomac is not as strong as the Italia. Between the Bottle Rocket and Potomac I cannot say which I like best. They are both fantastic. Please, get some!
I have some bottle rockets and the toro size. These are excellent medium to full smokes. They do get better with age as I have had the rockets in my humi for a year and they are spicier than before. A solid 90!! Get some now!!!
Best stick in their lineup. Incredibly smooth and notes of vanilla, bold enough to remind you that you're smoking a CAO. Will not disappoint.
WOW!!Got a 5-pack and couldn't wait,smoked one the same day after work.Boy what a nice ride home!CAO Potomac everything perfect 1hr 20mn of joy.This has it's own unique flavor especially on the retrohale -very,very rich flavor almost like something's cooking.Can't wait to get a box and put'em to sleep for a few months and the aroma is second to none.These could easily go for 2x as much!Thanks again CI-God bless America!!!
Picked up a box of 30 of the "Bottle Rocket" size at a local shop for $5.73 a stick after tax... Outstanding cigar, well worth the bit extra they have them for here... My first cigar was a CAO about 10 years ago (a CAO Maduro 'red series' tubo) and it left me green and sweating... The CAO America is a much more medium bodied smoke with a tangy cedar start and rich leathery flavor to the nub... a great morning smoke, easily worth twice the price.
A work of art. I will never be able to celebrate the 4th of July now without salivating for a CAO America! Beautiful to look at makes you not want to light it. Smooth, tasty, earthy, nutty, all the things I like in a cigar. I'm a CAO fan. No, I'm not going to rate it with a number since that isn't my job. I just know that this is a well made smoke with wonderful taste that I enjoy.
The cigar is beautiful just to be looked at. The 1st third was a little peppery, then this cigar opens up very smooth, very tasty with scent of cedar and coffee. 2nd favorite cigar from CAO.
Wow! This is my favorite CAO to date. Like every CAO this is extremely consistent, every time I pull one out of the Humidor it is fantastic, and exactly what I'm looking for in my smoke! CAO is by far my favorite brand, and the America is my favorite CAO.
I am a huge fan of CAO. I enjoy most lines that they offer including America, but I have to say that the Bottlerockets were a great disappointment! I don't think they are blended as well as the other America sizes. It really has no punch and lacks complexity. It is sorta a low-grade VR (which I love by the way). If you are gonna try Americas, try the smaller sizes.
CAO America is a great medium to full cigar. Beautiful construction and excellent taste; woody, smooth, and notes of vanilla. I never smoke my cigars all the way because of the accumulation of tar and ash, however, with the CAO America I was able to smoke it down to the nub. The cigar was smooth all the way through. My Rating: 92!
Ok i just got done smokeing one of these beautiful CAO America Landmark and im going to give to to you STRAIGHT: Taste: Very Good Burn: Gets Sloppy Near Middle But Does Even Out Till The End Extras:Very Good End Taste(Little Spice But Not To Much) I would Rate This A Solid 91
No joke, this cigar blew me away. I had one yesterday, Memorial Day 09, and it was a thing of beauty. I have to get more. CI - Give us a nice special on these and "We The People" shall enjoy! I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the CAO America!
CAO America...The Beautiful !!
This was my First try of a (CAO America). It is an amazing cigar! The taste is great the smoke is even and I cannot wait till I get another one to smoke.
I love this cigar (CAO America)! one of my favorites. The first time I had it, I had no intention on buying it but who can resist that beautiful look? I lit this one at the in-laws with a cup of coffee. It started off a little smokey but then quickly smoothed out. About 1/3 of the way down you can definitely taste the quick change in flavor. The taste I got was a nutty, earthy and rich chocolatey taste. (This was the taste I got anyway)There was also a taste I could not quite put my finger on, which made my first experience with this cigar more interesting. I did have a little trouble with the tight draw but this can be resolved with a draw poker before smoking. I always keep one of these in the humidor and have handed it out to several friends to try. Everyone has their own taste that they like out of a cigar and this one does it for me. Thanks CAO and to CI for a great website.
I smoked one of these (CAO America) stellar Cigars on January 20th, 2009 in commemoration of President Obama's inauguration. It was a great smoke! And has become my favorite cigar!!!
This cigar was a disapointment (CAO America) for me, but not because of the flavour. The bloody thing fell apart! The draw was excellent and the burn quite even for such a big ring gauge, but it simply came unwrapped. I'll have to say the cigar did not come from CI; it was a gift from a friend who works in a local brick and mortar shop. It looked good and felt good and I was not expecting the results of setting fire to the thing. I'm sure this particular cigar had not been properly cared for before I got it, but it was still an unpleasant experience. I'm going to try another.
The wrapper is cool looking & what more can you say it's another GREAT CAO! I WILL SMOKE ONE 4th of July 2009!
The "CAO AMERICA" is, as advertised....get off your butt and get on the phone or the 'net. I mean it, you snooze....you lose. Rated.... a smooth 89.
CAO America...how can you not want to try a cigar with a name like that? Far from a novelty cigar, the two wrappers add a flavorful complexity to a smooth creamy blend. Medium bodied and very complex, one of the best "multi-wrapper" cigars out there. This cigar is one of those "must try" cigars, if even just one time. America Rocks!
I was very fortunate to get my hands on the LE CAO America Anthem, and it was everything it was supposed to be and more! I patriotically enjoyed the cigar on the 4th of July! The pin-striped wrapper looks amazing on this beautifully long cigar, and the draw was amazingly effortless. The smoke started off a little woody but quickly turned nutty and creamy. The finish was very smooth. I highly recommend trying this cigar, it will not disappoint!
I have fallen in love (don't tell the wife) the object of my affection, the CAO America! God Bless America and CAO. The best smoke I have ever had, earthy, nutty, warm and robust. This one is true to its name! I took your recommendation and had a nice beer and steak for dinner and then lit this puppy up right at the table (at Ashes in Red Bank NJ you can still smoke a stick in the restuarant) Everyone was looking at my cigar and wondering why they weren't smoking this gem. Thanks CI for your awesome deals, superb customer service, and super fast shipping.
The minute I stepped into the humidor of one of my fave cigar haunts in Vegas... I saw the new box and was already a fan - Yeah Baby! America all the way. The noting the unique intertwining of the Broad-leaf wrapper in a neat little design, I felt this was worth [if not by CAO namesake alone] to give a shot. I grabbed a Landmark... and proceeded to load on on my other stash. I was never let down the minute I lit that bad boy up... Vive' L' America, baby! Now for more critical assessment, it has a dark lush Broad-leaf Maduro... as for oily, I don't' agree entirely on that point. It could use a little lotion [ha ha]. The bouquet is phenominal... spicy, warm... a hint of sweet, can't place it.. perhaps a hint of honey or molasses. A medium bodied smoke great for just about any occasion. The label did America proud... I just finished on last night. I love the red, white and blue.. very regal looking and tame. The eagle took it for me... This is a patriot class stick if there ever was sort a thing. My rate this stick: 90
Excellent. Awesome taste and flavor. Truely a great smoke (CAO America).
All I could hear while enjoying this (CAO America) was Francis Scott Key in the background penning the Anthem to our great Country. A truly remarkable cigar, deep and rich, oaky, smooth and creamy. I truly had to sit in front of the chiminea with this one for about an hour to truly note all the complexities of this fine, fine cigar.