Amateur Review: Black Label Trading Company Lawless 5x54

Back in early August, I did a blog on the full portfolio of Black Label Trading Company.  With the company set to debut on CigarChat with Rob and Logan later this week, I thought it was a good time to highlight those "reviews" to get every primed for Thursday night's show.  We'll begin with one that I enjoyed a lot - the Black Label Trading Company Lawless 5x54.

Monday arrived and I kicked off the week with the Lawless.  The Lawless presents Nicaraguan filler and binder wrapped in a dark brown Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper.  I was a bit surprised to learn this had an Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper as it appears much darker than some other instances of that wrapper I've seen - notably the Ortega Serie D Natural. Nevertheless, I took a guillotine to it and toasted the foot for some initial drags.  Immediately I can tell you that the draw and construction are light years better than my initial experiences with BLTC.  Draw was pretty open - something I prefer - and there was significant smoke output even as it sat on my Stinky ashtray.  Throughout much of this medium/medium-full cigar, earth was the dominant flavor for me with some woodsy notes throughout, but I felt the cigar ramped up in power a bit as well as sweetness, oddly, in the final third.  I actually found myself enjoying the cigar the most in the final third and think it all came together at that point.  Construction and burn were perfect throughout and I was able to nub it without any touch-ups or relights.  I actually just had someone contact me asking for my thoughts on this cigar as he knew I was doing this blog, and he was a bit surprised that I enjoyed this cigar as he had a different experience.  Different strokes...

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