14 responses

  1. Jason
    August 5, 2008

    This is one of my favorite smokes. I’ve had the other sizes, but the Gol! is definitely the best of the bunch.

  2. TheRedMonkey
    August 5, 2008

    I have smoked this CAO Brazilia many times. I had it when they were introduced, at least that’s what I was told. Great cigar, nice rich and satisfying flavor throughout.

  3. Bill
    August 6, 2008

    Thanks for the review… I have always like the Brazilias – a solid and flavorful smoke that is always consistent.

    I linked you on my blog as I am getting it up and running again…

    Keep up the great reviews!

  4. Inspector
    August 6, 2008

    Thanks Bill,
    I’ll make sure to feature one of your reviews in my weekly round-ups. Keep it up!

  5. Saint Jimbob
    January 26, 2009

    The Brazilia is a tasty stick that is a nice changeup from smoking other maduros. The flavors are great, and the construction has never been a problem for me. Couple the quality with a decent price, and we have a cigar that I can work into my starting rotation.

  6. tobacmon
    February 9, 2009

    I really like this blend and is in my rotation along with many other CAO–I like it~!

  7. k0mmissar
    February 16, 2009

    I hear a good two years of aging really helps diminish the straw harshness on these!

  8. Stranger
    June 17, 2009

    Well, I am fairly sure that the blend has been modified. Some fellow BOTL told me that they used to love Brazilia and they can’t find the same amazing chocolate/coffee/cocoa flavors anymore.

  9. Raketa
    June 28, 2009

    My experiences with Brazilia are, unfortunately, quite bad. I have smoked both Gol! and Lambada sizes and whereas the first one was quite OK, the Lambadas I tried were flavorless and with a very tight draw. A pity because CAO smokes look really cool.

  10. J Kane
    April 27, 2010

    I have also been a big fan of these for quite a while. I generally prefer shorter lengths with larger ring sizes so this particular Brasilia suits me quite well.

  11. Jingos
    December 21, 2010

    Is it just me or is CAO quality headed downwards?

  12. Bageland2000
    January 14, 2011

    On sale today at Cigar.com for ten for $32

  13. NewfStoogie
    August 23, 2013

    I could not disagree more than this review. I smoked one today that I have had sitting in my humidor for the last 6 months. The only positive I can give it is for solid construction, even burn and lots of smoke. It was a bland cigar, nothing complex at all, the only flavour from start to end was medium tobacco. No cream, no nut tones, no leather just straight up tobacco, which isn’t always bad. Towards the mid way point it started tasting like a hint of chemical/acrid taste. Don’t waste your time or money on this one. Take Don Tomas Maduro Robusto over it all day long!

  14. ALshark
    November 23, 2013

    The brazilia gol does not fit my personal tastes. I find it to be very one dimensional and lacks some of the sweetness of some other maduros.

    I picked up a few of these sticks and I can see how it would fit for other tastes, just not mine. After a year in the humidor, the flavors do seems to smooth out from the harsher spicy notes of a younger brazilia.

    Other than that, the construction is decent, burn is generally sharp and draw is on the snug side, but far from tight. I will not be adding more of these to my collection

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