10/11/16

CAO Flathead V642 - Cigar Review

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THE CIGAR
CAO Flathead V642
6 1/2 x 42 Lonsdale box-press
w. Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
b. Habano
f. Nicaraguan

THE KVELL
<3 Lonsdale <3
Impressively rendered Maduro flavor notes.
Excellent smoke out-put.
Long legged finish with peppery sweet balance.
Retro-hale is kind for as full as it is, complex.
Smooth consistent medium tension'd draw throughout.
Spiced chocolate latte room-note.
Satiating+.
Pack density holds fast and firm*.
Press holds well.
Great pacing. Long smoke, short package.

THE KVETCH
Bit of a lumpy shaft.
Construction LOOKS a tick flimsy
Ash cracks at first build. Generally flaky.
Ribbon burn-line.
Richness dips past mid-point.
Shoulder frays a tick, thrice.
Some pin-hole tunnel threats.
Threatens at throaty here 'n' there.
No transition. Lack complexity.

THE KIBBITZ 
Chile Mocha Latte stirred with a leather spoon and drunk from a earthen mug? Zero calories? Yes, please. Very straight-forward delivery. Smooth 'nuff considering its muscle. Stays cool to a firm nub. Surprising lil fella.
SMOKE TIME
70mins

FINAL GRADE
****B+****

*like I likes mah wiminz.

L'shalom