Tuesday, February 24, 2015

CAO Sinister Sam

Well here it is, the final review of the CAO "Holiday Series", the Sinister Sam. Based on the America, the Sinister Sam has the dual wrapper, but as you can see in the picture, it's applied in a unique way. 

Like the other cigars in the series, the CAO America Sinister Sam is 6 1/2" x 52 and was a limited run of 2,000 boxes of 14 cigars. I feel extremely lucky to have gathered all five cigars in the series with many of them coming from Cigar Train.

Toast is both the main aroma and flavor from the cold cigar. The draw is free and construction of this cigar is simply solid. Once toasted and burning the mild/medium bodied initial flavors are a mix of toast, oak and pepper. After a few puffs the pepper fades as it's replaced with some sweet cream. 

Once the burn hits the maduro section the cigar transforms completely in both strength and flavors. The cigar moves into the medium/full bodied range and the flavors shift to a mix of chocolate with charcoal, molasses, and peat.

After sixty-five minutes the CAO America Sinister Sam finishes with flavors of toasted oak and charcoal. 

Overall this was an interesting cigar. With the dual wrappers it was like having two cigars in one. I've really enjoyed these Holiday Series cigars and I hope CAO puts out a few more in the future. 

Rated 92

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