Vitola: 5.5 x 55
Very nice construction out of box. The wrapper had an oily sheen and a very nice deep chocolate color. Almost felt like biting into it! As I hit mid 2nd the cap became loose, but it never created any issues so the fault was only superficial. Also features a very sexy and quite unique double band.
No real complaints, I prefer a tighter draw but that’s only my preference. Was more than acceptable.
I did have problems with this one. I was forced to relight it twice and it did slightly tunnel around the 2nd third. However, the last third was sublime.
Pepper, Butterscotch, Caramel Popcorn, Cocoa, Cinnamon and a very distinct aftertaste of aniseed- reminded me of the spirit “Ouzo” somewhat. Very pleasant.
I had high expectations for this stick. As I took it out of the cellophane wrapper, the band and general demeanor screamed quality, and that’s kinda the problem: my expectations were too high. Nonetheless, whilst the draw was a little loose for my taste and the first third was average, the CAO Mx2 redeemed itself in the last third. I thoroughly enjoyed it until it became too hot to handle.
I can’t in all honesty say that it was a incredible cigar, but I would not dismiss it entirely either. For the price, it provides an interesting flavor profile and a unique vitola. I don’t think anyone would regret giving it a shot!
Final score: 7.5/10