The CAO Flathead Sparkplug arrives in a small green box reminiscent of its namesake. Cigars and cars have always gone well together and CAO's Flathead line is a nod to cars, cruising, and driving with the top down.
Binder: Habano Connecticut
Filler: Ligero (Nicaragua)
Strength - medium
Body - full
Flavor - full
The first look and smell brings a distinct cocoa flavor.
When lit, it needs a quarter inch or so to open up to a nice medium-bodied cigar that gives off a rich cocoa and nutty flavor that marries well with the sweetness of the maduro wrapper and the spice of the ligero in the binder.
It is an easy draw with a lot of smoke that burns evenly. The cigar is well constructed and very consistent.
Due to the full-body and flavor of this cigar, consider enjoying a nice meal before smoking this cigar.