Review: CAO Bones (Chicken Foot)

Updated: Oct 23, 2020



I have been a long time fan of CAO. SOme lines they make wer einstant classics and remain at the top of my list. I was very intrigued when CAO released Bones. The filler is an amazing mix of tobacco from all over. Dark wrapper with CAO flavor should make for a great smoke.


STATS:

Profile: Medium/Full

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

Shape: Robusto

Length: 5 inches

Gauge: 54

Country: Nicaragua

Filler: Honduran Jamastran

Honduran La Entrada

Nicaraguan Esteli

Dominican Piloto Cubano

Binder: Connecticut Shade


Pricing: (Box of 20) - $119.99

(per stick) - $5.99


First Impression:

The first thing that I really liked was the name. Bones obviously being the game of dominoes. The different sizes are named after the specific games this review being about the stick they call Chicken Foot. I will always have a special place in my heart for CAO.


Pre-Smoke Ritual:

This cigar has a great wrapper on it. It is always a bonus when ti feels good in the hand. I switched up cutters with this one and used the Select Draw Cutter. The aroma is welcoming. A solid toast and it was time to smoke.


Lighting, Draw, and Burn:

The lighting was a but tedious. It took some time but nothing to overly concern yourself with. The draw was actual perfect to my personal liking. It was that perfect middle ground between tight and loose. The burn was on the faster side and slightly uneven. It did not require a touch-up at all.


Flavor:

First, I did not experience any transitions in this cigar. Once it was lit it stayed very even throughout the entire smoke. A woody oak like flavor, vanilla, and a combination of nuts stayed even and true. It was very welcoming to smoke and keep a great combination throughout.


My Preference:

One week in the humidor was all that was needed. I made my cut with the Select Draw Cigar Cutter. 12 holes in the cap was perfect. My source of fire was a classic brass Zippo with a duel flame butane insert.


Final Thoughts:

I have smoked a good amount of cigars from CAO. When a new one comes out that has hype behind it I start acting like a little kid at Christmas. I am happy that at the end of the review I can safely recommend this cigar. Is it my top CAO cigar of all time? No, but it has definitely found a spot in my top 3. If you haven't had one .... go get one.