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Black Label Trading Company Deliverance Porcelain Corona Gorda
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Cfickter

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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: 9 Points of 10 Possible

Initial appearance is of a well made and well presented cigar.  Not oily, but not expected to be.  Moderate veining, no blemishes, very nice pigtail cap.  Great looking brand and foot band.  Aroma is wheaty and baking spices.  No cut, just twisted pig pigtail

Lighting and Burn: 14 Points of 15 Possible

Easy to light.  Initial burn was very good. Smoke volume is huge on the draw, light and wispy during rest  Ash is very tight, muddled grays and blacks.  Held very well.  Burn line is straight and the burn paced well.  No issues with tunneling or runners. No relights or touchups required, stayed lit even on a long rest.

Construction: 28 Points of 30 Possible

Draw was excellent, cap held up well through the entire smoke.  No wrapper issues, no cracking which can be common with Connecticut shade wrappers. Credit to BLTC for making the bands easy to remove without damage to the wrapper.  Overall a great constructed cigar

Flavor and Aroma: 42 Points of 45 Possible

First third
A startlingly strong pop of white pepper right off the bat, opposite of the cold draw.  Really hits the back of the throat.  Little movement until the last part of the third where the pepper begins to mellow

Second third
The pepper continues to fade as the cold draw aromas begin to appear. Still some strong pepper on the retrohale. By the end of the third the pepper is now second to the baking spices, touches of anise and cinnamon.

Final third
The pepper is now an after thought and a richness and creaminess is there.   Still favoring the baking spices.  Even the retrohale has backed down significantly. Great finish.


Overall the finest Connecticut shade cigar I have smoked.  It's hard not to like anything blended by James Brown and coming out of Fabrica Oveja Negra.  This is a must have cigar and will be something I will look for and keep on hand.

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