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Black Label Trading Company Deliverance Porcelain Corona Gorda
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Neal (ntanner)

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Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique generously sponsored by our member headfirst (Gary). The cigar provided for this round is the Black Label Trading Company Deliverance Porcelain Corona Gorda.

The Porcelain was originally a limited edition line extension of the Deliverance line released December 2018. In June 2019, it was announced that it would be joining the portfolio as a regular production. James Brown, creator of Black Label Trading Company, and partner at Oveja Negra, decided to to go in a direction that is seemingly a bit different from the company's signature style of full-bodied, full strength cigars by giving the new Deliverance Porcelain blend a beautiful Connecticut wrapper, Nicaraguan habano binder, and fillers from Nicaragua and USA Pennsylvania. According to Brown, "...the Connecticut wrapper is geared towards our consumers."

Black Label Trading Company Deliverance Porcelain Corona Gorda

Black Label Trading Company
Deliverance Porcelain Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge:
Country of Origin:
Connecticut Shade
Average Member Purchase Price:
Average Member Rating:
4.25 star rating based on 2 Review(s) (2 Review(s))
This cigar was enjoyed with Coffee

Pre-Light: 9 Points of 10 Possible

Not bad looking, wrapper is somewhere between shade and natural in color and looks dry with a few medium sized vein lines. The cap appears well applied although I don't get the extra little twist on top. It's not a pigtail and to me makes it look like they took the easy way out on finishing the cigar. The cannon is solid from end to end and although I don't pick up any discernable aromas off the wrapper I get a nice tobacco and gingerbread from the foot. Takes a guillotine cut well and reveals a wide open draw with a flavor akin to peanut shells pre-light.

Lighting and Burn: 13 Points of 15 Possible

Burn was a little wavy all the way through but never needed correcting and it burned a little fast I thought causing me to slow my pace some to keep it from getting hot. The ash was light grey with black flecks and solid and held well past an inch.

Smoke production was high, producing great volumes with each puff. I'm guessing the open draw was a major contributor to this but it's always more enjoyable with a lot of smoke.

Construction: 28 Points of 30 Possible

The cap on this cigar is a mystery to me. It's well applied and cut well enough but I don't understand the little nub of a tail on it. Why not just a plain cap. That little nub makes me think they wanted a pigtail but changed their mind after they already rolled the cigars. Probably just me but I don't like it.

The wrapper is nice enough with some medium sized vein lines and a dry appearance but it's smooth and well applied.

The draw is wide open which surprised me a little since the cannon felt so solid and firmly packed.   Overall construction of the cigar seems top notch other than my personal issues with the cap

Flavor and Aroma: 35 Points of 45 Possible

The initial flavors are toasted almond, espresso, a hint of licorice and a hefty dose of spice. There's a medium duration sweet aftertaste that makes you want more but the spice in the next puff keeps it in balance.

The second third is marked by a mellowing of the spice and the sweetness coming to the front. Still getting almond and espresso but there is a little tanginess coming in that I can't quite figure out but it's good.

The last third has a wood flavor join the profile and the spice has become evident on the tongue leaving a little tingle after each puff. The sweetness has faded too and I am left with a slightly chalky feel at the end of each puff.


Overall this was a good smoke. The flavor profile was decent and has enough going on to keep it interesting, it just wasn't quite on the mark for me. Well made and I loved the smoke production but I won't go out of my way to get more of these.

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