February 09, 2019

Deliverance Porcelain by Black Label Trading Company (5 1/2 x 48)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
Deliverance Porcelain is a cigar that was first showcased at the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show. In addition to the Connecticut Shade wrapper, it features a Nicaraguan Habano binder and Nicaraguan and Pennsylvania tobaccos in the filler. Porcelain is available in one size – a 5 1/2 x 48 Corona Gorda. It is packaged in 16-count boxes and priced at $10.00 per cigar.

The Deliverance Porcelain are produced at Fabrica Oveja Negra in EstelĂ­, Nicaragua.

"The Porcelain has a different profile from what you might expect. This is a Connecticut that is geared towards our consumers,” commented James Brown, creator of BLTC and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra in a press release.

Wrapper: Connecticut
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan and Pennsylvania
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Fabrica Oveja Negra

Corona Gorda: 5 1/2 x 48

The cigar looks every bit the part of a Connecticut shade cigar. The white band with silver lettering is a bit hard to read but it seems to fit a cigar called porcelain. It has an average feel in the hand and is finished in a tight pigtail cap.

The foot displays some dark tobacco.

The test draw after cutting the cap was firm but workable. The initial flavors at light up were a subtle tangerine citrus with brown sugar. The reason it was subtle is due to the massive amount of white chocolate. It is the dominant flavor with the citrus and brown sugar playing second fiddle. The white chocolate is very sweet. There is a light black coffee base but you will probably not notice it due to the extreme sweetness of the white chocolate, citrus, and brown sugar. There was a nice white pepper on the front end rated at a 7 and a black pepper on the finish. This is a very sweet cigar.

At the first third (31 minutes) there are now tangy citrus/cedar notes and they have increased. Along with it the brown sugar has also increased. The white chocolate is still there but it no longer is the lead flavor. Instead all the flavors are in about the same amount and work well together. There are also some light cinnamon notes. There is still a light black coffee base. The pepper still seems to be white on the front end and black on the finish. The finish is one of white chocolate and cream with nice lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium bodied at this point. This is a very different cigar from your typical Black Label Trading Company cigar. But, in a good way. I rated the first third at 93.

At the second third (1 hour 3 minutes) the white chocolate notes decreased and in their place, or going along with them were sweet chocolate notes. Also, some nutmeg has entered the picture. In this case the nutmeg slight took away some of the overall appeal of the cigar. Not much, but some. The cigar is full bodied now. The front end is more of a cedar with brown sugar now. It's gone away from the citrus. The finish now has a touch of the chocolate to go along with the cream and white chocolate. With the slight loss of overall appeal due to the nutmeg I lowered the second third score to 92.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 32 minutes. That's a fantastic burn time for a 5 1/2" corona gorda! The regular sweet chocolate notes really came out in the final third. The white chocolate pretty much went away. You're left with cedar, brown sugar, cinnamon, chocolate, and black coffee. The black coffee also went up in the final third. The nutmeg still floated in the mix. The cigar is full bodied but it's a low grade full bodied. The finish is unchanged. This cigar really went through some changes. It's a good cigar but I really liked it the way it was in the first third. I rated the final third at 91.

 Overall Score: 92

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