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CAO Vision Catalyst

9 Comments 15 May 2009

CAO Vision Catalyst

Cigar Mission #25

My name is Agent 6. My mission was to review the CAO Vision Catalyst. As an asset of The Cigar Spy agency I promise to respect the A.S.H.E.S. code of honor. These are the facts. This is my report.

Target Name:

CAO Vision Catalyst

Target Vitals:

Wrapper: Dominican Rep.
Binder: Dominican Rep.
Filler: Dominican Rep./Nicaragua/Brazil
Vitola: Catalyst (5″x50)

Background Info:

This target comes packaged in a high-tech box much like the one Agent 15 stores his Spy Glasses in. Digital hygrometer? Check. Tech savvy lighting? Check. Functioning humidor? Check. So why am I talking about the packaging so much? I don’t know…

Mission Notes:

Cloaked in a white shroud and tattooed on the foot with serial number 234679, this character showed a level of sophistication. For the price, it betta’ be no hobo, yo. What?

So as the interrogation started (blade and flame), much more information followed. Plenty of rich tobacco and leather/cedar but nothing of unique interest to me. Decent burn with 3 touch-ups, nothing stellar. Flaky ash. No harsh flavors or severe construction problems.

Final Statement:

I don’t really understand the hype surrounding this particular character aside from the packaging gimmick. Awesome exterior package, mediocre guts inside. I am a big fan of CAO products but this one let me down. I’ll stick with the Brazilia and LX2 for now. Oh, and don’t forget to follow Jon Huber (Director of Lifestyle Marketing) over on Twitter. Super cool guy and very generous! But yeah, I probably won’t be conducting further reconnaissance on this target.

AGENT TIP # 25: If you encounter Agent 3 in the field, for your safety and the safety of the Agency, please refrain from talking smack on the Pittsburgh Penguins. Welcome aboard, Agent 3!

Your Comments

9 Comments so far

  1. Bradinbuffalo says:

    great review!!

  2. Agent 15 says:

    Actually, CAO borrowed the design box for the Spy Glasses to use on this cigar, they paid me in pesos … what? pesos? …. Perhaps my disguised of a Latin-American gentleman confused them a little.

    Excellent work!

  3. Mike - KnightRid says:

    Wow, I liked the vision I tried, even though I had burn problems and TAR!!! ARGH I hate a cigar that leaks that crap, cept this one had BEAUTIFUL white ( I mean WHITE! ) ash and an awesome glow through the ash at night! I really liked the taste of it also!

    I might have to tweet Agent #6 a message about how to secure the rest of those sticks from him ;)

    Mike

    Welcome aboard agent #3 – GO FAKE BIRDS – :p

  4. Agent 3 says:

    i love that smoke! nice review!

  5. doc8466 says:

    I’ve never heard enough good stuff about the Vision line to warrant trying them. Thanks for supporting my decision!

  6. btmisles says:

    Thanks for the review. I have had no luck with the few Visions I have tried. Very mediocre.

  7. john says:

    Penguins SUCK!!! good review

  8. Agent 15 says:

    I’m with John on this one, penguins suck!


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