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    Default Hey everyone, CAO

    I was reading some older threads on CAO, I have to say I love the brand. I have tried several cigars from everyone one of the CAO lineup. CX2, MX2, Maduro, Extreme, Brazil, Italia, Aniversary additions, Sapranos, and Criollo. I don't think there is a bad one in the group. I prefer the darker cigars like Cameroon and MX2 but everyone one I have tried I completely enjoy the entire smoke

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    ive tried a few of the Cao lineup. a Criollo is one of my favorite nc's. havent tried a Sopranos or the MX2's yet. didnt really care for the Italia's. just my 2 cents
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    I like the Criollo a lot, the Sopranos was nice, but not really worth the money, IMHO. Italias...well, in the right mood, they don't suck...
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    I like the Italia and Brazilia very much, the Criollo less so, but still enjoyable. I also like the Maduro and Mx2.

    Lately though, to me, CAO has lost my interest because I feel that their advertising is cheesy, and I have none of their smokes in my humidor anymore.

    However, I remember enjoying their cigars not long ago.....
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    The Maduro, Anniversario, the Blacks are good cigars.
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    At one point, I was really enamored with their cigars, but I don't really buy them anymore. I've found that I can spend less and get a more enjoyable cigar, or spend the same and get a vastly superior cigar.

    The one exception is the CAO Black; it's not particularly expensive ($5 to $6 per stick @ CI) and it's an enjoyable mild/medium cigar.

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    I have enjoyed the Itallia series very much. A great flavorfull smoke in a larger ring gauge. And I have found it to be very consistent. Very beautiful wrappers with a great taste of thier own.
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    I'm with Tripp, really like the italia. When I first started smoking I enjoyed the CAO line. Now I find them to be a bit one dimensional.
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    I have the remnants of a box of Sopranos that someone got for me last spring. In fact I had one last night. I also have a few blacks sitting at the house. I do like CX2 and the MX2, but since I'm relatively new to cigars, I've been trying a wide range of other brands. I do enjoy them, but I'm trying to expand my knowledge and skill at pulling apart all the different tastes found in other.

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    I always have a few Brzialias and Italias in my NC box. I loved the crillo at first but now seems a little mild.
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    I have to agree about the Itallia, I too don't care much for CAO's mainstream advertising. But I love their cigars. There isn't one in my humi I don't enjoy. Although I WON'T smoke a flavored cigar by them. the only flavors I smoke are the drew estates Java and Kahlua. But I want to try a CAO black to see if it's any good. Love those MX2 though

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    The CAO Black from CI is a great cigar. I always liked the Brazilias I had as well. Oh yeah, and the Criolo.

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