Cigar Tips and 101

Review: Puros Indios Maxima Reserva

This was in a CI sampler…Corona size 6 1/2 x 46.
Wrapper: Ecuador
Filler: D.R., Nic, Brazil
Binder: Ecuador
The wrapper on this stick was kinda bumpy and a little mottled, but the construction was excellent. The burn was even throughout the smoke and needed no touch up at all.
The flavor started out with a peppery quality and that gave way to a dark roasted coffee flavor. After that, the flavor was pretty consistent throughout the rest of the smoke.
The ash was an even gray and fairly solid.
Medium to full bodied…it held up well with several shots of my beloved Wild Turkey.
These are a tick pricey but they are mighty good…I reckon I will be looking at 5 packs of these every now and then.

Review: CAO Cx2

I was lucky enough to get one of the free CX2 cigars and hat that CAO was giving away awhile back. I let the smoke rest for a week or so, but, finally, I couldn’t stand it and fired it up last Sunday. It was the robusto, a size that I am partial to.

The pre-light sniff told me of good things to come and, after I had it lit, I was nearly overwhelmed by the aromas! I don’t yet have the words to describe the complex and wonderful smell of this cigar! The smoke was rich and plenty of it! It was one of the most flavorful cigars that I have smoked in a long time. The smoke was almost “chewy” and the flavors became much deeper and richer toward the middle and end of the smoke. I was reminded, at one point, of a flavor that I read in a review of some other cigar in CA magazine….this particular quality has taken a lot of abuse on some forums, and as much as I hestitate to use this term, trust me, it fits the smoke from this cigar….here we go… It reminded me of “cookie dough” I swear….call me what you will….that is a perfect description of the smoke near the end. I am going to see if I can get the “dough” to keep a couple of these on hand, but they are a bit pricey. I haven’t done too many reviews, so thanks for bearing with me through this. If you get the chance to try one of these, don’t let it pass…it is a good smoke!