Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Black Label Trading Company Deliverance Porcelain Corona Gorda
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Todd (tuck0411)

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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 Water

Pre-Light: 8 Points of 10 Possible

A few minor veins, a light sheen, a pig-tail cap, and a moderately soft pack with no soft spots... The triple cap appeared well-applied and took my punch uneventfully with no cracking or fraying. Gave it a punch and the cold draw was open.  

Lighting and Burn: 15 Points of 15 Possible

The light produced an easy draw, good smoke volume, and an even burn to start. The burn stayed even through the first third with the ash falling past 1" leaving a small cone. Things were then very uneventful down to the nub with the burn staying near razor-sharp throughout. Draw and smoke output were optimal throughout.

Construction: 29 Points of 30 Possible

This one had an excellent draw with lots of smoke output.  The wrapper had no blemishes and only a very few small veins. The triple cap with its short pig-tail sticking straight up was punched with no problems encountered.  Just a very well-made cigar leading to a flawless burn and smoking experience.

Flavor and Aroma: 41 Points of 45 Possible

The pre-light sniff gave a whiff of tobacco. The light gave a medium+ profile with a spicy retro and smooth notes of wood, cream, and spice. The spice in the nose faded after a few puffs with the other flavors staying mostly consistent through the remainder although I did get a hint of cocoa part way through the first third and this stuck around for the duration with the other flavors maintaining throughout. Very tasty, overall, and one of the stronger, spicier, more full-bodied Conny sticks that I've had. Strength was about medium.


An excellent Conny blend, this one, with plenty of spice and loads of flavor. It had a very interesting balance between the lighter creamy notes from the wrapper and the more full-bodied notes from the filler and I suspect the Pennsylvania leaves in the latter had something to do with this.  I can't find any details on this at the brand's website, but one supposes they're using Broadleaf here, and I don't think I've had a Conny stick with that type of tobacco inside before this one. Very tasty combo, in any event, and one I'd easily smoke again.  Big thanks to Gary for letting me try this great smoke.

Humidor time: 19 days
Humidimeter reading: Head - 62, foot - 55
Burn time: 0:58

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