Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Binder: Connecticut Habano
Filler: Nicaragua and Dominican
Size: Big Block 7×70
Cao has released this line of Flathead cigars in 4 sizes. All four sizes are box pressed, keeping with the Flathead theme. The band has a nice 50s Art Deco theme with a red background and raised silver accents. The Wrapper has a deep brown coloring similar to chocolate. In fact, without the band this cigar is so large it looks like a bar of chocolate. From the cold draw I instantly taste an earthy flavor with hint of sweet cocoa.
Overall I did enjoy this cigar, but it took me more than three hours to complete. Usually I am able to finish a cigar in about an hour or less. I wouldn’t recommend this size of cigar to a new smoker. I would suggest going with the V742 Piston (6.5×42) or the V554 Camshaft (5.5×54). If you love V-8s and cigars try this stick, I think you’ll like it.