Black Label Trading Co./Black Works Studio Boondock Saint
An interesting shaped cigar with a rounded foot that was closed off with uncut wrapper tobacco. The wrapper was smooth to the touch with a deep brown color and oily pockets. The pre-light nose was sweet, earthy and had some chocolate notes, all of which carried over to the aroma once lit. You get a wonderful preview of the wrapper flavors when arming the foot with a lighter. The draw was smooth with just a slight resistance and the cigar required no touch-ups, which is always a feat with cigars utilizing thick and oily tobaccos. The smoke had a creamy texture with developing spices. White and black pepper notes lingered on the taste with spicy red pepper notes in the nose. The cigar had a hardy texture and bold flavor profile as soon as it was lit. The body didn’t take long to build to full but it never overwhelmed the senses. The burn was slow and even with great construction overall. A full flavored rich and spicy cigar with deep earthy characteristics.