CAO Brazilia Cigar Review

January 24, 2011 · Posted in Cigar Review 

I remember reviewing this cigar once before but it turns out I have reviewed this cigar twice before. Those two reviews were on the Samba vitola (6 ¼” x 54) but this one is on the Gol! (5” x 56), so it should provide some valuable information for you. This cigar was given to me by Cigars Direct.

Chubby cigar with a decent sheen of oils on it. The wrapper is dark with a multitude of little white specs. There are a couple of holes; one rather largish. A bunch of thin veins span the distance of the cigar. Fairly tightly packed.

Cigar Stats
Lenght: 5″
Ring Guage: 56
Wrapper: Brazil
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Price: $33.00/5 Pack | $95.00/Box of 20

Maloof Fire!

Starts out very well. Earth, chocolate and spice are the troika that makes up the flavors in the beginning. Those flavors add on a meaty flavor after an inch or two. Some saltiness too.

It is not a very powerful cigar but I would still peg it as being full bodied. Well, medium-full bodied. The flavors are quite nice; most CAO cigars are pretty good in my estimation. The draw is good and so is the burn. Those holes that I told you about haven’t hurt the performance of the cigar.

Flavors are very lively. Maybe a little too much on the bitter side for my taste but it is definitely a very enjoyable cigar. Just as I wrote that it got a little bitterer. It’s quickly approaching the Rubicon of being too bitter.

It is a consistently good cigar and, fortunately enough, it never passed that Rubicon. Solid flavors and very enjoyable. Pick some

88 points


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  2. trimarkc on January 25th, 2011 8:40 pm


    I’ve had a number of these CAO Brazilia GOL!s – in fact I have a box sitting in my humidor with maybe 6 months in additional aging. An excellent cigar! I agree that this is a medium-to-full strength cigar.

  3. Travis Lindsay on January 25th, 2011 11:44 pm

    @TRIMARKC: Yeah, but do you like it? I’m guessing by the fact that you have a box sitting in your humidor that you do. :D

  4. TriMarkC on February 1st, 2011 5:04 pm

    Uhhh, yes! This is my 3rd box, so yes, I like the Brazilia’s alot!

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  6. Bill1200 on March 4th, 2012 5:41 pm

    I found it fairly simple flavored (leather in my judgement), very smooth and I also thought it a bit bitter at the end. A little trouble keeping it going, but didn’t dry box it before hand,will definately try again.

  7. Travis Lindsay on March 5th, 2012 3:18 pm

    Bill, I think you’re right about this being a fairly simple cigar. Worth smoking every now and again but not box worthy.

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