Welcome to the “Quick Take Cigar Review” of the Deliverance cigar from Black Label Trading Co. Quick Take reviews are not intended to be a full and in-depth review but more of a quick overview of the cigar. The Dojo gets a ton of cigars to review from many manufacturers and we don’t always have time to do a full review of every cigar. With the new “Quick Take” format, we can add mini-reviews more often and share our thoughts about a wider variety of cigars.
Today I will be smoking the 5.5×48 corona vitola of the Deliverance, which to me looks like it could easily be mistaken as a robusto. The cap has a neat little nub on the top and the color of the wrapper is a leathery tan. Speaking of the wrapper, this cigar is unique in that it features a San Andreas natural wrapper, in contrast to the many San Andreas maduro wrappers on the market.
I had been told that the Deliverance had a tough draw but that certainly wasn’t my experience. The draw is near-perfect and the cigar put off plenty of satisfying smoke. The flavors were warm and kinda reminded me of a Snickers bar with nuts, caramel and nougat. There is a sweetness to the San Andreas wrapper that’s very pleasant and the taste of the tobacco on my tongue was salty, which I enjoy a great deal.
With a $12 price tag, I have to be totally honest and say I probably wouldn’t buy a box of these, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the cigar, because I did. While I haven’t tried the other 7.5×38 lancero vitola, I have been told the corona is the better version. The graphics on the band of this cigar are reason enough to have at least a 5 pack in your humidor.