January 28, 2018

Black Label Trading Co. Deliverance Nocturne Perfecto (5 x 56)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
The Deliverance Nocturne made its debut in 2015 as a limited edition extension of the Deliverance line. The blend features a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper, a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper, and fillers from Pennsylvania and Nicaragua. Deliverance Nocturne is produced at Black Label Trading Company’s Fabrica Oveja Negra.

“This is the 3rd release of Deliverance Nocturne. The crop of Pennsylvania tobacco we received this year is exceptional, the Nocturne highlights everything I love about PA Broadleaf. This year’s vintage is rich, complex and finishes with a bold earthiness. Once again the Nocturne is a perfect representation of the balance between strength and flavor,” says James Brown, creator of BLTC and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

As with the 2016 edition of the Deliverance Nocturne, the 2017 brings back the Salomon Snub Nose, Short Salomon Snub Nose, and Perfecto sizes.

Blend Profile
Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaragua and Pennsylvania
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Fabrica Oveja Negra)

Vitolas Available
The Salomon and Short Salomon remain packaged in 12 and 18-count boxes respectively. The new Deliverance Nocturne Perfecto will be in 20-count boxes.

Perfecto: 5 x 56 (20 Count boxes, SRP $10.00 per cigar) REVIEWED TODAY
Salomon “Snub Nose”: 6 1/4 x 36 x 56 (12 Count boxes, SRP $12.00 per cigar)
Short Salomon “Snub Nose”: 4 3/4 x 40 x 56 (18 Count boxes, SRP $10.00 per cigar)

This cigar is beautiful. I love the perfecto shape. Here is a shot of the foot.

The test draw after taking the minimum from the pointed cap was very firm and hard to draw. So, I used my PerfecDraw tool to open the draw to the perfect amount. The initial flavors were black licorice, caramel, cinnamon, and black coffee. There was a lot of coarse ground black pepper which I rated at an 8 1/2. 

About 1 inch in (20 minutes) the licorice notes are gone. There are now sweet dark chocolate notes, caramel, cinnamon, and black coffee. The black pepper remains very good. The finish is a mix of caramel and chocolate with a lot of lingering black pepper. I would call the cigar medium to full bodied. The cigar is quite tasty and dark noted at this point. The first third rating is a 91.

At the midpoint (44 minutes) the flavors lost a lot of sweetness. They are now heavy dark chocolate with very little sweetness, nutmeg, heavy black coffee, and black pepper. There is a touch of brown sugar but it is minimal. The cigar is still medium to full bodied. With the ring getting much larger the cigar turned much darker and less sweet. Therefore, in my opinion the midpoint rating dropped to an 87.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 18 minutes which is quite a burn time for a 5 inch cigar. In the final third the brown sugar notes came back somewhat making the cigar sweeter. There were still a lot of dark chocolate and black coffee notes. The caramel notes are so faint you may say they are gone. The pepper was still very good. The finish was unchanged for the most part. The cigar reached full bodied status. With the resurgence of the brown sugar the final third score moved up to an 88. This cigar made big swings in sweetness due to the ring size making a big change. Some of you may like a dark noted cigar with little sweetness. With this cigar you get both; sweet flavors and heavy dark noted unsweetened flavors. For me the cigar was best in the first half but overall a pretty good cigar. Averaging out the scores gave the cigar a respectable overall score. You can purchase these cigars HERE.

Overall score: 89

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