Whats up my cigar loving peeps? I know, it sucks that our holiday weekend is over and we have to lug ourselves back into the grind. Hopefully this review of the CAO Colombia will keep your case of the “Mondays” to a minimum.
The CAO Colombia is another cigar from the CAO Escaparate. The CAO Colombia can be found at Serious Cigars in Houston TX.
Video runs around 16 minutes and I’m excited to say, that I’ve found a close runner up to the CAO MX3. Keep in mind that the MX3 has home field advantage in my mind so its basically a push. I found the CAO Colombia very similar to the MX3 but at the same time, different. Thats a recurring theme that I say over and over again in the video. Similar flavor profiles but different. The CAO Colombia is a solid medium bodied cigar and has a distinct coffee flavor and milk chocolate goodness while the MX3 had a espresso and dark chocolate flavors. So as you can see, similar but different.
More Info on CAO Escaparate
Our “friends” over at Cigar Aficionado have a well made and informative video (damn them and their $$$) about CAO’s Escaparate. They do a much better job describing it than I do so be sure to check it out.
How To Order:
If you’d like to order the CAO Colombia they are available ONLY at Serious Cigars in Houston TX. You can give them a call at 1-866-37CIGAR (1-866-372-4427) or if you prefer less human interaction, you can order them directly from Serious Cigars website – http://www.seriouscigars.com/ and of course, if you wanna say The Stogie Review sent you, it couldn’t hurt.
Barry from acigarsmoker.com gave it a 88/100 -> http://www.acigarsmoker.com/2009/06/18/cigar-review-cao-colombia/
12 thoughts on “CAO Colombia (Escaparate)”
Great review! Interesting on the similarities compared to the MX3!
I actually bought one of those champions sets! Nice little travel humidor.
I still have to bitch about the Escaparate collections! I do not like when you are limited to one place to buy them! There should be a nice little set of them, maybe 2 or 3 of each with maybe a nice humidor (kinda like CI does with its collection). It owuld be nice to get a 5 pack of each of them, but shipping alone from all the different places would just kill you!
I bought 5 of these from Serious Cigars – they were shipped with a humi-pillow and very well packed – ordered on a Saturday and had them on Monday.
The smoke…took me almost 2 hours. My wife thought I lit up a 2nd one. The burn was slow and even, and the flavor profile (though masked by too many margaritas) was very much to my liking. The cigar was Medium yet extremely smooth. The wrapper, draw, and firmness were all exquisite. The only drawback I saw was that they are sold in boxes of 50.
Though I haven’t had the pleasure of an MX3, I do love the MX2 and I highly recommend trying the Columbia!
Another stellar review by The Great Torpedo!
I’ll be sure to add these to my list of cigars to buy.
Nice review. One question- did you detect any coffee flavors in this cigar? Hehe, J/k. I’ve had a CAO Columbia and it had one very distinct flavor that I’ve not found in other cigars. Now I can’t remember what it was. Dammit, I’m gonna have to go get another one.
Nobody has told me I’m fucking beautiful for weeks…Nice review, Jerry!
Beautiful band on that cigar.
I forgot to ask about that lighter…it looks huge! Is it like a triple-flame or something?
These sound great Jerry,
Great review Jerry. Sounds like they are worth the money!
Quick question for u. Any chance you’ll start doing Habanos reviews any time soon?
Sweet fucking review again Jerry!! Your review alone on the Colombia is enough to make me order some….
….*adds some to cart*
Ive been wanting to try this cigar for quite some time now since ive seen it advertised on SC, but havent pulled the trigger.
Nice! Now I gotta go order some of these. I still have yet to get my lazy ass up to Drapers to pick up the Mx3. looking forward to hopefully comparing the two myself.
CAO is my favorite brand, and I’m dying to get my hands on some of the escaparates. I dont really want to buy 5ers of any one thing, but an Escaparate ‘sampler’ would be cool, e-mail me a price @ Djbmsic@gmail.com if you would be able to throw one together.
CAO Colombia? Too cool…I have quite a list of “To Try” cigars but CAO’s Escaparates are def up there.