This cigar has a near black wrapper slightly lumpy with a firm solid pack. Hay and chocolate aromas come off the foot. This smoke weighs heavy in the hand. Mild sweet tobacco flavors on the per-light draw.
The draw is easy providing plenty of smoke. Notes of wood, cocoa and coffee come on the draw. The oily finish has earth and leather notes with hints of pepper and an underlying sweetness. Oils from the wrapper are covering my lips. About two inches down, cedar flavors start coming on the draw and the smoke volume has increased tremendously. Thick white smoke fills the air. Ash is holding for about an inch at a time. The strength is creeping up and at the half way point is a solid medium. Strength is near full after 3/4 of the smoke, getting a bit of a buzz from this one.
The CAO Cyclone is a very good cigar. Great construction and performance. Steady and consistent. Pleasant aromas fill the air. CAO is making some very good smokes as of late. I'll have to try more.