CAO Mortal Coil Arcana

This is a very attractive cigar with a smooth Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. The foot has aromas of very dark cocoa. The cold draw is perfect. Tonight’s beverage is a pour of Corralejo Reposado Tequila with a Topo Chico back.


The initial flavor profile is smooth but more full bodied. There are definitely dark cocoa notes fairly forward in the profile. The retohale is very smooth. The ash is light with some cracks and the burn is even.
In the first third the broadleaf wrapper and a good dose of ligero continue to produce a smooth but potent cocoa flavor. The tequila has added a light touch of cinnamon that comes and goes. Some black pepper has developed in the retohale. The ash is solid, although it tends to drop in the ashtray when I set the cigar down, and the burn remains steady.

During the second third the flavor profile remains steady, settling down to medium-full with a nice dark cocoa with earthy tobacco notes and just a touch of cinnamon from the tequila. The retohale remains smooth with touches of black pepper. Although the ash is falling when I set the cigar on the ashtray, it is dropping in solid chunks. The burn remains even.


Approaching the final inch the pepper notes in the retohale pick up some as the flavor profile moves more toward full bodied. The construction of the cigar is excellent and the complexity is very pleasant.


Overall a very good medium to full bodied cigar with excellent flavors. 9.2/10, Joe Bob says check it out.

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