Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Co Deliverance Perfecto

Initial Thoughts:

While the branding of Black Label Trading and Black Works Studio is 100% confusing, both brands tend to make good cigars. Also, they're the same company. See? Confusing.

Branding decisions aside, today we're smoking the Black Label Trading Co's Deliverance Perfecto, a short, fat, football-shaped cigar that I got from my cigar-buddy, Chris.

After delivering the Deliverance from the cellophane (see what I did there?), the first thing I noticed was the cigar's rustic wrapper and the massive vein running the length of the short cigar. Once the torpedo end was cut, the cold draw was very loose, and the flavors were like sawdust.

Once the cigar was lit, I thought I tasted really nice and smooth Nicaraguan tobacco with plenty of spice.


cigarscore 4 cigar rating

Brand: Black Lable Trading Co
Line: Deliverance
Size: 5 x 56
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: $10.50

Wrapper: United States Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Smoke Time: 60 minutes

Through the middle of the cigar, the confusion around the Deliverance continued. Not only did the flavors taste more like green, fresh wood than I expected, but the Deliverance was nothing like the other Black Label or Black Works cigars we've reviewed in the past. I also tasted flavors that were somewhat metallic.

That said, the construction of the Black Label Trading Co Deliverance seemed great and the draw was amazing through the middle of the smoke.

Final Thoughts

The Black Label Trading Co Deliverance Perfecto was an interesting cigar. It was toothy and rustic. It was not what I was expecting from this brand. The Pennsylvania Broadleaf was bold and contradictory to the Nicaraguan binder and filler. And, I didn't really care for it all that much.

While the cigar wasn't visually attractive (remember that thick vein running the length of the cigar), the construction of the cigar was pretty good. The draw was perfect through the entire smoke, as was the burn.

But, I didn't really enjoy the flavors. Instead of deeply roasted coffee flavors, which are typical of BLTC and BWS cigars, the Deliverance tasted metallic and somewhat earthy.

Although the cigar was a little confusing, and was, perhaps, the ugly duckling from the box, the Deliverance was well crafted and technically correct. And while the flavors weren't a home run for me, you might like them. So, the Black Label Trading Co Deliverance Perfecto earns a CigarScore 4.

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