CAO Criollo Pato Cigar Review

It’s been a couple of days since I smoked this cigar and the thing I really remember about it is the pig tail on the cap. I guess I’ve already given away the fact that I didn’t absolutely love this cigar but it was pretty good. Here’s my review:

I smoked this cigar during the AFC Championship game between the Ravens and the Steelers. I am glad I finished it before that brutal hit on McGehee because after that happened I wasn’t in the mood for anything fun. Seriously, McGehee could have died but, thanks to God, he’s alive and will probably be fine.

This cigar shines with oil and has that aforementioned curly head. Perfect construction except for a tiny hole near the foot of the cigar. Medium brown color. Drinking a Cherry Coke.

Cigar Stats
Length: 4 7/8″
Ring Gauge: 50
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nic
Filler: Nic
Price: $6.00

Steel Curtain Fire!

Slight tug needed to get a draw. My lips and tongue are numb from the cigar and I’m only a couple of pulls into it. Very moist cigar, earthy flavors.

Mild sweetness to it. Medium-full bodied. Less than an inch in and the burn is already a little off. There just aren’t that many flavors in this cigar. Maybe the flavors are just more subtle and I’m missing them.

The one main flavor I’m getting an inch in is a chalky cocoa one. It’s a good flavor. There’s also a black cherry flavor. These are just subtle flavors after all; maybe too subtle though.

About halfway through and the cigar is getting better. The flavors are coming out more. There are some more problems with the burn.

Three-quarters of the way through now and that black cherry flavor is really coming through now. The draw has opened up and it’s great.

Overall, this is a good cigar. The flavors get stronger as time goes on but, in the end, it won’t be one of my favorite cigars.

88 points


Published by Travis Lindsay

I am a guy who smokes cigars.

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