|Shapes:||Gordo, Robusto, Robusto Extra|
Did you know there’s no such thing as baby carrots? Just bigger, funky carrots shaved down to a mini size. Genius, right? Here’s one idea that’s even better. The same 95-rated recipe as CAO Flathead, but presented in round, more traditional vitolas. It exists. It’s brand new, and it goes by the name of Gearbox.
Having just landed on the sunny shores of CI, I can’t help but lob this one into the crowd, like a mad King distributing his wealth on horse and chariot. Grab this 95-rated blend in a box, for as little as $4 apiece, and shipped for FREE. Holy s…crap, is right. Aside from being able to chug beer all day without the fallout, it doesn’t get any better than this. For this weekend only, 10-count boxes of CAO Flathead Gearbox are $39.99 to $49.99 with shipping included.
Gearbox and ‘regular’ Flathead are fraternal twins. Nearly identical in terms of DNA, the only real thing separating the two is looks. Gearbox is blue, round, and rocks metal secondary bands that look like gears (pretty darn cool). The whole package feels right. The eerily similar experience is just icing on the cake. Delicious, dark, slow-burning cake. It all starts with a well-fermented Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper. Thick and chewy, this cloak conceals a solid core of Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers, carefully embraced by a Connecticut Habano-seed binder. Solid from head to foot, and heavy in the hand, each puff ushers in cool billows of smoke. As the burn progresses, a horde of flavors come forth. Spicy-sweet nuances of earth, black pepper, cocoa, and dried fruit, all before a long lingering finish.
The new Flathead Gearbox is here. It starts at just $39.99 per box of 10 and shipped on the house. Do it.