CAO Bones Chicken Foot
The CAO Bones Chicken Foot is a new edition to the famed CAO Cigar lineup. The CAO Bones cigar brand got its name & inspiration from dominoes and dice, a game played in many cigar stores and lounges. Masterfully blended by Rick Rodriguez and handmade in Nicaragua at the STG Estelí factory. The CAO Bones is a complex smoke with balanced wood, nuts, and vanilla notes. The cigars are blended using a dark & bold Connecticut broadleaf Maduro wrapper, a Connecticut shade binder, and a complex filler blend of tobaccos are used, Honduran Jamastran, Honduran La Entrada, Nicaraguan Esteli, and Dominican Piloto Cubano. The result is something special, a unique blend that’s sure to stimulate your palate.
CAO Bones Chicken Foot Appearance
The Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper of the CAO Bones Chicken Foot has a roasted espresso bean colour. Upon closer examination, there is some mottling on the surface. The wrapper also has a light coating of oil on it. There are some visible veins and the dark colouring of the wrapper does a good job at hiding the wrapper seams.
The band of the CAO Bones is black with silver font and trim. The front of the band has the shape of a domino tile complete with black domino dots. At the top of the “domino tile” is the text “CAO” in the brand’s logo font. Below that text is the text “BONES” in a large font. To the far right of the band is the CAO New Age logo.
CAO Bones Chicken Foot Pre-Light Draw
The cigar experience of the CAO Bones Chicken Foot commences with a straight cut to remove the cap. Once the cap is detached, it is on to the pre-light draw phase. The cold draw is most earthy.
Since it is one-dimensional, it isn’t the most exciting pre-light draw. Because the pre-light draw is not scored, there is no loss of points here. At this point, it is time to light up the CAO Bones Chicken Foot and see what the smoking phase would have in store.
CAO Bones Chicken Foot Flavour
The good news is that, while the pre-light draw is relatively one-dimensional, the smoking stage of the CAO Bones Chicken Foot does not start out like that. Notes of coffee, cedar, earth, white pepper, and Maduro sweetness come out of the gate. The “Maduro sweetness” is a fusion between natural tobacco notes and dried fruit.
Early on the coffee notes emerges in the forefront. The earth, cedar, and white pepper notes settled in the background. The Maduro sweetness floated between the forefront and background. Meanwhile, the retro-hale produced a mix of white and black pepper.
There is an increase in the Maduro sweetness in the second third of the CAO Bones Chicken Foot. By the midway point, the Maduro sweetness displaced the coffee notes in the forefront. The coffee settles in the background with earth, cedar, and white pepper notes.
Later in the second third, the pepper and cedar notes increase and close in on the Maduro sweetness in the forefront. There still are touches of coffee and earth present as well. This continues into the final third, and this essentially is the way the CAO Bones Chicken Foot finished up. The resulting nub is soft to the touch and cool in temperature.
CAO Bones Chicken Foot Burn
The burn of the CAO Bones Chicken Foot maintains a relatively straight line and path. As the cigar experience progresses, some more frequent touch-ups are needed. The touch-ups do the trick but by the second half, the touch-ups are more frequent. The resulting ash is on the firm side. This is ash that has a very light grey colour to it. There is some occasional minor flaking. As for the burn rate and burn temperature, both are ideal.
CAO Bones Chicken Foot Draw
The draw to the CAO Bones Chicken Foot has a touch of resistance to it. As many know this is a sweet spot for drawing on a cigar. At the same time, this is a low maintenance cigar to derive flavour from.
CAO Bones Chicken Foot Strength and Body
In terms of strength and body, the CAO Bones Chicken Foot is a solid medium from start to finish. There isn’t much in the way of variance of the intensity level of both the strength and body. At the same time, the strength and body balanced each other nicely with neither attribute overshadowing the other.
Final Thoughts about CAO Bones Chicken Foot
As for the cigar, the CAO Bones Chicken Foot provide a nice smoking experience. the first half was better than the second half. While the flavours aren’t revolutionary, they certainly are satisfying.
This is the type of cigar one can enjoy and not put too much analysis on it – making it a perfect cigar. This is a cigar would recommend to any cigar enthusiast. You can buy this CAO Bones Chicken Foot at Stogies & More