After enjoying the Italia, it’s time for the Brazilia.
The Brazilia has a very dark brown wrapper… almost black. It is very nice looking with only 2 medium sized veins.
The cigar is very firmly packed with no real hard or soft spots. I originally chose to punch it, but the draw was too tight. I then cut it and the draw is better, but still a little on the tight side.
It smells very sweet and musty at the same time – this is different. When I smelled the foot, it made me want to sneeze. When I put it to my mouth it is very spicy and leaves a lingering tingle on my lips.
I lit this thing upand was surprised by the creamy and toasty 1st third. The Brazilia features an array of flavors including chocolate, cream, butter, honey, almond, and a bit of spice on the finish. This has gotten off to a truly complex start!
The second third began when I dropped off the dark gray and borwn ash. I was pleased to find that it had a very even burn line. This mild/medium bodied third was silky smooth with a complex creamy chocolate core and spicy pepper finish.
The final third introduced some new flavors and increased to medium/full body. There was lots of caramel and coffee in the final third. The smoke is not silky and smooth anymore, it now has a thick and buttery consistency.
This is just a fantastic all around cigar. I am not sure why I waited this long to review this one. It really has something for everybody with a mild begining and full ending. I cannot stress enough how complex the flavor is on the CAO Brazilia. I hope you try one!