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Short Cuts: Black Works Studio Rorschach

Black Works Studio Rorschach

 

 

 

 

 

Premium small batch cigars hand made at Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli, Nicaragua. Black Works Studios is a factory within the Black Label Trading factory. Very small production on very limited sizes and specific offerings.

Most cigars coming out under this sub label are single size issues. Botique cigars with very small production on very limited sizes and specific blends.

 

 

“Part of the motivation for opening our own factory, Fabrica Oveja Negra, was to experiment and develop unique blends highlighting Nicaraguan tobacco.

Black Works Studio (BLK WKS) is my first opportunity to use our factory as my playground”. Black Works Studios created the BLK WKS Rorschach using Nicaraguan binder and fillers with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.

 

“Keeping with our small batch philosophy BLK WKS showcases Fabrica Oveja Negara’s ability to not only create unique premium cigars but also bring new brands into the market. I have always looked at cigar making as an art form and BWS is another expression of what I can do as a cigar maker and brand owner,” continues Brown.

 

APPEARANCE

 

The Ecuadorian Habano wrapper is milk chocolate in color. Almost seamless with vein and tooth, the vitola is triple capped with an open foot. Rolled in the Petite Panatela format at 5 x 38 it looks like a half a Lancero or extra large “Big Gulp” straw. One band sits on the cigar, colored in black and white with “BLACK WORKS STUDIO” across the front in small silver font.

The label looks like? Well it’s a Rorschach or Ink Blot test so it can look like whatever you think it looks like, there’s no wrong answer. To me it looked like a black Butterfly or Moth spreading it’s wings? I’m not due for my yearly Psych evaluation till next month so I’ll bring it along to see what the shrink says!

Pre light aroma had notes of hay, cedar and sweet tea. The cold draw produced flavors of leather, milk chocolate and something I can only identify as cornstarch.

 

 

FIRST LIGHT

  • Woodsy Aroma Upon Torching
  • No Char
  • Leather
  • Dark Chocolate Bitter
  • Cocoa Bean
  • Flat Root Beer Spice
  • Black Pepper/Cream
  • Clean White Pepper/Full no evolving flavors

CRUISE CONTROL BURN

  • Coffee/Mocha
  • Molasses
  • Sassafras
  • Ginger Snap Spice
  • Licorice Birch
  • Chocolate/Dark
  • Black Pepper/Medium/Cream
  • White Pepper Burn/Full on the retro evolving into flavors of Milk Chocolate/Toffee

FINAL THIRD

  • Chocolate/Milk
  • Black Licorice Root
  • Molasses
  • Peppered Sassafras
  • Brown Sugar/Char
  • Coffee/Light/Mocha
  • Rich Cedar/Mild Char
  • Black Pepper Lingering on the palate/Cream Sweetness
  • White Pepper/Medium on the retro with a long burn evolving into flavors of Milk Chocolate/Caramel

CONSTRUCTION/STRENGTH

  • CONSTRUCTION: Solid
  • BURN: Straight/Slightly Jagged
  • CUT: V Cut
  • DRAW: Slight Resistance/Sipping Straw
  • RE LIGHTS: Zero/Good Combustion
  • STRENGTH: Straight Upper Medium

SUGGESTED PAIRING

CONCLUSION

 

Well the morning has a new smoking companion, one reason is it’s size format, other reasons are it’s taste, balance and strength coming from a smaller, thinner vitola. It was like sipping coffee, ginger or root beer spice and chocolate through an extra large straw.

The transition of flavors was perfect through the entire duration while producing a loose but long holding ash. Morning companion is suggested, however it will pair perfectly with an after dinner libation or a quick smoke after lunch. 

 


CIGARS FOR REVIEW: PURCHASED PUROCIGAR.COM

CIGARS SMOKED FOR REVIEW: 2

CIGAR SMOKE RATE: 90

SIZE: 5 x 38 ( PETITE PANATELA )

WRAPPER: ECUADORIAN HABANO

BINDER: NICARAGUA

FILLER: NICARAGUA

 

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