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Guest review from Deak of the Cigar Beat Forum.
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Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras, Peru, and the Dominican Republic
Binder: Brazilian Maduro
Price: $96.95 (20)
Pre-light: Hefty, firm, slightly toothy dark wrapper. Good looking black and silver double band bridged together. Robust tobacco aroma. Spicy taste to the wrapper.
The burn: Never even, but never a problem. I let it rest quite a bit and didn’t have to relight or touch up.
The taste: Licorice, chocolate, a mite of leather and cedar in the background. A consistent touch of spice for the length of the cigar.
Over all: This one sat in the humi for some time…forgot that I had it put back. This is the first one MX2 that I didn’t have draw problems with, the rest did it well too in smoothing and marrying the flavors.
What others say about the CAO MX2:
- My review of the Belicoso
- Stogie Review smokes this cigar
- Cigar Jack also enjoys this smoke
- Keepers of The Flame has a fine review of this cigar
- Top 25 Cigar users rate this cigar a 7.37
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I went with the robusto size for the Cusano 18 at 5×50. This is a fine looking cigar with a silky smooth wrapper. Stogie Reviews reported that the 18 year old Dominican Oro tobacco only came to the Cusano 18 line after failed attempts to produce a Dominican wrapper leaf longer than four inches.
Country: Dominican Republic
Length/Ring: 5 x 50
The wrapper has a couple small veins but is well made with no soft spots, very silky almost a suede feel and has a large cap that is off center a little. The cigar cut fine with no issue and when you put this in your mouth it feels like it is covered in suede. A very unique feel in the mouth. I do taste a heavy nicotine flavor in this cigar that Stogie Reviews talks about but it settled a little after five or ten minutes. I don’t know why but I also tasted grapefruit. I think it is a flavor mixed in with the nicotine. The draw was good that takes little effort with lots of smoke. The ash dropped off early at about 3/4 inch but the burn was perfect all the way down. The band came off fairly easy after heating up a little.
What I tasted: nicotine, grapefruit (?) and Irish cream
I remember really enjoying the last one I had but this one turned out to be just ok. I don’t know if it was me picking things up that other reviews pointed out or if my buds are just off tonight. I have another in my humidor that I will have and see what happens.
- Stogie Reviews found this cigar to have a heavy chemical and nicotine flavor.
- Cigar Blog 101 likes this cigar and gives some history on the it.