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CAO Extreme

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.

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Overall Rating 4.52 out of 5 Based on 64 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “CAO Extreme”

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5 out of 5
CAO extreme toro
Although the CAO Extreme is no rated as high as some of the other CAO's I truest believe it is the best.
5 out of 5
Not my first
They are one of my ATF and go to stick. I buy them by the box.
5 out of 5
For the money you can go wrong. Worth every penny put in your humidor for two weeks and enjoy
5 out of 5
Always great prices and deals
Always great prices and deals on the site. Love the selection
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Very Smooth the whole way to the finish.
5 out of 5
“Go To"
Outstanding smoke, one my favorite go to sticks.
5 out of 5
Cochise mark really recommends this cigar!
Good, fresh cigar with exceptional strength and flavor
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Smooth, flavorful, even burn! Great
Smooth, flavorful, even burn! Great cigar for the money.
5 out of 5
Very smooth great flavor
Got a CAO in a sampler pack. After smoking one it's one of my new favorites.
5 out of 5
Always on time & cigar
Always on time & cigar selection is great
4 out of 5
Excellent smoke,burns well and even & great flavor.CAO is one of the top brands as far as consistency goes.This is right up there with Pilon,Italia & Steel horse for me. I've never been disappointed in their smokes
4 out of 5
Rookie CAO Gifter
Gifted a box of CAO Extreme to a relative, as I don't smoke. Comment was "you made a very good selection".
5 out of 5
Fabulous Smoke
Great cigar, excellent smoke, fabulous value. I have become a real fan of the CAO Extreme
5 out of 5
CAO extreme
Always enjoy CAO cigars
5 out of 5
very smooth long lasting
1st time user very surprised great taste thanks
5 out of 5
CAO always pleases
Great smoke!!!!! One of my go to cigars!
5 out of 5
Awesome Cigar!
I absolutely love this cigar. After the first one it jumped to the top of my list over the Brazilia, Ruination and RP's. You will not be disappointed.
4 out of 5
Great Smoke
Great, full smoke from beginning to end,
4 out of 5
Wow! I got a 5-pack of these in that "bonus round" thing after creating a regular order! WOW!!! What a treat! I wasn't expecting much due to the great price offered to me. But, the day I got these, and after having smoked a prior stick, I went on and tried one of these and it was awesome! The flavor is robust, but, not overly so, which is why I usually do not gravitate to "full flavored" sticks. THis was quite impressive. I shall be ordering more in the future.
5 out of 5
Awesome flavor
Grate cigar awesome flavor and a grate price
5 out of 5
Bought a 5 pack, really surprised at how good a smoke this is from CAO. They are a good brand to begin with, but this is one of the better cigars I have had. Will gladly purchase more.
5 out of 5
Very good smoke
This may not be the most expensive stick out there but I found it to be one of my favorites after the first one I tried. If you are looking for value and getting bang for your buck, look no further. It pairs very well with your favorite bourbon or whiskey. Try pairing it with Angels Envy...a true match made in heaven!!!
4 out of 5
Very Nice
Once again CAO'.has introduced a fine Cigar for the pallet.
5 out of 5
Just had my first CAO Extreme.......excellent. I will now purchae a box. Bold, smooth and a ton of it.
4 out of 5
I have been on a CAO kick lately so I tried these ... Strong for my taste but worth it . Above average construction, spicy, good burning once started ... If your looking for mild, go elsewhere ...
5 out of 5
Extremely rich taste in a full-bodied cigar
The Extreme is one of my favorites. Espresso and pepper notes abound. you get a rich, smooth taste in a very well constructed cigar
4 out of 5
Extreme Extremely Satisfying
Of all the cigars in the CAO line, the Extreme rules my humidor. With the exception of Amazon Basin, which is rare, and another topic altogether, I include the Extreme in my rotation. Extreme burns well most of the time (occasional dog), and has an outstanding full flavor profile that keeps me interested right down to the nub.
5 out of 5
Great smoke
Great taste, very satisfying
5 out of 5
Great robust cigar
Robusto cigar that draws well with a unique earthy flavor. Great for after a steak dinner or paired with a whiskey or scotch.
4 out of 5
Too Great Extremes
Another good one for CAO. I had the Brazil a while back and this one was also great. Only bad thing about it was only five in the order.
4 out of 5
Great Cigar
Smoke 'em if you got 'em
3 out of 5
CAO'd Out
CAO Brazil and family were usually good smokes, but not too impressed about this one. They were only okay in my book. Enjoyed many brands in samplers, some not too good, but most really good. CAO lovers may enjoy this one, but didn't make my preferred list...sorry.
4 out of 5
Great stick
Great smoke, complex and rich. Heavy smoke, consistent burn & draw.
5 out of 5
One of my favorites!
Excellent robust flavor but not too harsh and has a great draw through the whole cigar.
5 out of 5
Cigar lover
Very good cigar
5 out of 5
CAO Extreme
This is a truly great smoke! Beautifully constructed, great burn and superb full flavor from start to finish!
1 out of 5
Save your money
Don't do it. Cao's worst. So bad had to write twice.
1 out of 5
Blah blah blah. Not a good cigar. It's labeled as film bodied. More like barely recognizable. Very very very mild to say the most. Lacks flavor. Bought a 5 pack as a whack a deal. Wish I could send it back in exchange for a real full bodied cigar. Don't waste your money.
5 out of 5
Great cigar!
Great cigar!
5 out of 5
Very good stick
bought it for the free shipping offer, think I need to make CAO's my regular orders. absolutely delicious, complex smoke. bold, earthy, cocoa and toffee flavors. Light on smokiness and well rounded smooth smoke. 10/10
4 out of 5
Good buy
Very good taste. Enjoyed them.
5 out of 5
Good cigar
Good smoke and enjoyable experience
4 out of 5
Good smoke
Good smoke. Nice full bodied cigar. Not a whole lot of flavor, but nice. The flavor and burn was consistent throughout. Have not been a big fan of CAO but this one might be a game changer for this brand. It is worth a smoke try for those in doubt.
5 out of 5
CAO Extreme
I absolutely enjoyed this stick! Good burn to the end. I'd admit, I had to light it a few times but the flavor was impeccable.
5 out of 5
Fulll body excellence
Fulll body excellence
2 out of 5
Not the worst cigar, but not worth purchase. See if you can find a sampler mix bag
I was given two of these cigars from a friend, and i must say these are nothing special. Dark and bland with a poor draw, and the burn was uneven. I'm glad these were a gift i would not buy them. That being said I will give the other one to a guest.
5 out of 5
Good experience
Good cigar good price
1 out of 5
CAO Extreme Belicoso
Nothing exceptional to say about this stick. Started out very harsh with no notable notes. Burned hot and uneven. Won't buy them again. SR Phx Az
5 out of 5
It's all of 5 stars.
5 out of 5
I've found the perfect smoke for me.The smoke has been consistenly good from beginning to end.If you enjoy a full bodied cigar that you can smoke all the way to the nub suggest you give it a try.
5 out of 5
Humidor FAV!
Good friend gave me one to try and for the past year I stock up now and then and I'm always amazed at the consistency! Great burn,awesome flavor. Cigar smoking don't get any better than this :)
5 out of 5
smooth creamy flavor bomb
definately not a one note song more like a symphony. made my top 10 list. will be buying more
5 out of 5
Great little powerhouse smoke. Great flavor blend. Usually have one before I go to work.
5 out of 5
Favorite Anytime smoke
One of my favorite smoke anytime cigars. before work, during lunch hour and after dinner, hands down one of the best smokes for the price with a full body bite!
5 out of 5
CAO Extreme
Decent cigar. Smokes evenly and has a good flavor
5 out of 5
Extreme - ly good
This reblend is just the right amount of everything, at a price that cannot be beat! - S
4 out of 5
A1 Cigar
Tasty, not for a rookie, good burn and good draw for the most part. I would buy again.
4 out of 5
It's C.A.O....need I say more?
Although the Brazilia Gol is my favorite of the CAO line, with the Italia running a close 2nd, I gotta say, this is pretty damn good. Excellent flavor, rich, but not overpowering, a bit of a burn issue, but my humidor had a leak and several others of different brands also had burn trouble, so for now, I'll put it down to that. It got a little bitter toward the last couple of inches, but many do that and I don't usually smoke them down to my fingertips, so...... Can't really find anything bad to say about this. All around good stick that I'd recommend to anyone wanting a medium/full cigar.
5 out of 5
Excllent cigar, highly recomended
I like them strong and this cigar fit's the bill and the price is do-able.
5 out of 5
Extreme Excitement!!!
I have been smoking cigars of roughly 12 years now. Back in '03 when I first started smoking I came upon a CAO Extreme Panatela and fell in love. I was so excited to see that CAO had re-launched the Extreme line. This cigar is as good if not better than I remember. The construction is Grade A; the burn is even and draw is effortless. The oily wrapper is superb to the touch and the flavors are complex. I know now why I fell in love with this cigar as a beginner; not many get five (5) stars from me, but the few that have are part of the CAO line and Extreme started out and remains one of my favorites
5 out of 5
Come on, it is CAO
Come on it is CAO ..... need I say more? I love these cigars!
5 out of 5
love this cigar
one of the best cigars you will smoke!! by far on my top 5
5 out of 5
This may be my new favorite cigar. CAO continue to separate themselves from the pack by consistently delivering knockout products. I was celebrating starting grad school the other day, and I lit one of these up. Now I'm thinking that I might keep one of these around to celebrate graduation in a few years, like a carrot on a stick.
Customer Testimonials
Let me start off by saying I'm a big fan of CAO, but this stick dissapoints me. Three of the cigars I've had wouldn't burn due to giant stems. The ones that have burnt well I'd call a medium at best with good flavors until the last couple inches.
Excellent cigar. Reminds me of a Punch Bareknuckle, but maybe even better. Can't go wrong here gents!
A very good rich smoke; a great after dinner cigar.
Does not taste as full bodied as the Brazilias I have recently been smoking, but another great offering by CAO at a reasonable price. Not a big fan of full length wrappers, but no complaints otherwise.
I bought the "Legal Limit 18-Cigar Sampler III" wanting to expand my pallet into the Full strength cigars and thought I'd write a review from a novice's point of view. Great smoke! The "Extreme"(Robusto) is exactly that! It is very heady, dark & rich, a little spicy, BUT amazingly smooth and full of flavor! I must be a light weight because I caught and maintained a buzz the entire smoke. Can't wait to smoke my second "Extreme" (two in sampler)
What can I say, I have yet to meet a CAO cigar I didn't love and these “Extremes” are no exception!!!! Great flavor!!
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.
Don't hesitate, buy this! Great flavor and great burn. Another excellent cigar from CAO!
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.
Got this one in a sampler. A fine smoke. Smooth. Great draw. Would definitely recommend
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!
Rich, full and satisfying.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Another great Cigarfest discovery. I enjoy CAO cigars and the Extreme lives up to the name. Very enjoyable smoke very robust.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
Robust in flavor and I like it.

CAO Extreme

Steve R
Welcome back, CAO
If you know me, you know I’ve always been fond of CAO. Brazilia, Sopranos, Black, Italia....hell, I’m man enough to admit I’ve even burned through a fair share of Moontrance and Bella Vanilla over the years. Bottom line is, CAO makes a damn fine cigar, but more importantly, CAO cigars are among the most consistent and reliable in the boutique realm. There’s a reason why CAO maintains 13 different brands with a rating of ‘90’ or better. Seriously, this brand was receiving 93s in 2001, when an ‘87’ or ‘88’ was considered high.
Good start, eh? Well, here’s the reality check. If you know I’ve always been fond of CAO, you likely also know I enjoy the older CAO releases when compared to the latest offerings. OSA never really did it for me, Concert missed the mark with my palate, and La Traviata is brick and mortar only so I never think of it.
But why I stuck with CAO all these years. Waiting for and wanting something new from CAO that hearkens back to the old days, when Brazilia stole our taste buds and Sopranos set new standards in super-premiums. The something new is CAO Extreme, and I suggest you give it the long, hairy eyeball.
Everything about this cigar is oldschool CAO to the core. The simple box made complex through modern, eye-catching design elements. The oversized band and in your face branding. And then, the most important thing, the blend. Four different ligero varieties were used to create this blend, including a thick and flavorful Habano ligero wrapper from Ecuador. CAO has always been known for using rare or unique tobaccos in blends, and these ligeros – and the amount of them – is no different.
By now, you likely know how this review is going to go. I can’t lie....I’ve been burning CAO Extreme for a few weeks now....and by that I mean 1-2 a day, at least. I can’t get enough of them. The flavor isn’t revolutionary, but it’s unique and eventful....and the experience is extremely satisfying. From the thick, aromatic smoke to the top-notch quality, and right on down to the ever-changing my mind, Extreme has what it takes to out CAO the mighty Brazilia.
The cigar opens which a rich, roasted blast of dark tobacco goodness and a touch of white pepper. The smoke is thick and chewy, smothering my entire palate like a blanket and filling my room with an oily, charcoal-like scent on the exhale. There are literally clouds of smoke lingering above my’s like the smoke is too heavy for the far-too-expensive ventilation system in my ceiling.
After about 10 minutes of slow-burning bliss, I begin to pick up a sweetness on the sides of my palate. An oaky, almost syrupy sweetness. Basically, if you told me these tobaccos aren’t barrel aged, I’d call you a liar. If you said it again I’d likely demoralize you publically. There’s oak, there’s toast, there’s sweet cedar, there’s black tobacco, and there’s pepper. But here’s the really interesting part. Ligeros tend to add a ton of spice and power smacking you in the teeth. This doesn’t do that. There’s no doubt pepper and power, but the blend hits you in the gut and just feels powerful, from the weight of the smoke. That doesn’t make sense, I am sure, but think on it if you happen to try this....I think you’ll understand. If you want to feel it for real, exhale through the nose and prepare for a pepper blast that’ll make you want to check for blood. Ahhh....ligero.
I am now midway through and the charcoal aroma is really coming off the cigar nicely as the smoke escapes the foot. It’s literally going right into my nostrils with each puff and I love it. A trace of black coffee has entered the fray, and the pepper has moved solely to the finish – right on the front of my palate and tip of my tongue. This is where the brass kicks in. If you’re not feeling CAO Extreme behind the eyes at this point, you’re letting it rest in your ashtray far too long. Pick it up, man up, and enjoy the fruits of well-aged, perfectly processed, and expertly blended ligero.
An inch and a half left and I’m looking at the clock to see if I have time to burn another before heading out for the evening. Oak dominates, coffee has faded, and leather surfaces. Pepper remains and shows no signs of going away. The final leg is rich, smokey, and meaty, and the strength has no doubt tipped well into the full-bodied arena. I am ending this review. There’s an inch left and I want to enjoy it. Do yourself a (big) favor and try CAO Extreme, and welcome CAO back to the limelight.
Oh, I had the Robusto.
Last thing. Had a delicious beer this past week. Finally found Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) on tap, and it was well worth both the wait and the long trip to try it before the keg was killed – which literally happened 10 minutes after my arrival. This dark, 11.2% beast is loaded with rich, roasted flavors, including coffee bean, dark unsweetened cocoa, and a trace of (seemingly charred) caramel. Delicious and satisfying, with no trace of an 11.2% backbone. If you see this, order two immediately. The flavors pop a ‘lil more as the beer warms up.

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When it comes to delicious boutique cigars, few brands have captured the hearts of cigar enthusiasts like CAO. Their portfolio of brands has been credited with countless awards and honors, including ratings of '90' or better for 10 (count 'em: 10) different blends. This Dream Team Sampler lets you enjoy the best of their wares, all in one shot. Enjoy!

The CAO Dream Team Sampler includes:
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2 - CAO 'VR' Moby (6" x 50)
2 - CAO Brazilia Gol! (5" x 56)
2 - CAO Italia Ciao (5" x 56)
2 - CAO Mx2 Robusto (5" x 52)

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