August 5, 2008
Origin : Honduras
Format : Robusto
Size : 127 x 22 mm
Ring : 56
Wrapper : Brazil
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Price : ~$6 each
This guest review comes courtesy of Cory. The picture was generously provided by Jerry Cruz from the Stogie Review. Thanks!
This cigar has always been a favorite of mine. As I was walking around my local smoke shop something familiar caught my eye. That bright yellow and green box was a happy sight. I hadn’t smoked a Brazillia in a few months. So i decided to treat myself to what I know is a very reliable smoke. I bought three of the Gol! size and two of the Amazon.
Appearance : [rating:4.5/5]
Really good looking cigar. There was only one visible vein and it wasn’t even that prominent. The wrapper had a nice dark and oily appearance to it.
Construction : [rating:5/5]
Very well constructed cigar. As I felt around I didn’t get any soft spots. It had a nice spring to it.
Flavor : [rating:4.5/5]
This cigar smoked nice and cool. The flavor was great. I first picked up some chocolate, then a nice maduro flavor became the main flavor. I then got touches of nutty, woody and chocolate again. Throughout the cigar there was a nice pepper.
Value : [rating:5/5]
For $6.50 this cigar is right in my comfort range. I say it is well worth it. And I’m sure if you were to hunt online you could find it for an even cheaper price.
Overall Rating : [rating:5/5]
I love this cigar. Has always and will always be a stable smoke in my humidor.
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
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!
January 14, 2011
On sale today at Cigar.com for ten for $32
December 21, 2010
Is it just me or is CAO quality headed downwards?
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.
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.
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.
February 16, 2009
I hear a good two years of aging really helps diminish the straw harshness on these!
February 9, 2009
I really like this blend and is in my rotation along with many other CAO–I like it~!
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.
August 6, 2008
I’ll make sure to feature one of your reviews in my weekly round-ups. Keep it up!
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!
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.
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.
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