|Room Note||3 - Balanced|
If you love the taste of vanilla, you've just found your pot of gold with CAO Bella Vanilla. This combination of sweet Virginias and smooth black Cavendish is finished with the warm, mellow flavor of one of the costliest types of vanilla, imported from Madagascar. The room note is outstanding and will please fans of creamy aromatics. For a vanilla treat that's second-to-none, try CAO Bella Vanilla.
Light on vanilla, light on tobacco flavor.
I've had CAO cigars and was not impressed with the low quality so I thought I'd give their pipe tobacco a go. I was left with the same impression. A very bland blend with hardly any flavor. If smoking this was smelling the tin, i'd buy a lot. I smoked a few bowls and just ended up tossing the whole tin. The aroma was reminiscent of Ole Shenandoah Barrel no 76, which is a BETTER BUY. Lots more flavor.
First off, I've smoked a good many vanilla aromatics, both tinned and bulk. This blend is on the better side for CHEAP tobaccos. If you really want vanilla aromatics, try Ole Shenandoah #76, Mac Barens Vanilla Cream, and bulk blends like Lane 1Q. Also, if you do buy this tobacco, letting it age for a month or two is a good idea. My first bowl of this as horrible. So much so that it sat for over 2 months untouched. I'm smoking it now and it has definitely improved. From maybe a 2 to a 5 out of 10.