Watch City Cigar Old Black Magic

Watch City Description: 2004 Watch City limited edition resurrected by popular demand. Presented in a broken crumble cake/Ready Rubbed format O.B.M. is a sweet and aromatic Chunky, ready-rubbed blend of several varieties of stoved cavendish with a sprinkle of bright Virginia and a bit of perique. Latakia, in miniscule amounts, serves to cool the blend. (You will not taste the Latakia, unless you have "Super Spidey Sense"). Pressed in cakes and partially rubbed out.


Brand Watch City Cigar
Blended By Ernie Q
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Other
Contents Black Cavendish, Latakia, Perique, Virginia
Flavoring Caramel
Cut Ready Rubbed
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.30 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 26, 2014 Mild Mild Mild Pleasant
UPDATE 10/24/18

The more I smoke of this, the more this has become a favorite. It's dark caramel/toffee flavor satisfies my sweet tooth and the backbone of tobacco spice and depth satisfies the tobacco-holic in me. This has become one of 5 WC blends to make my regular rotation.


A black brick with a few blond stands thrown in. Pouch aroma of a basic aromatic, which did not excite me. This is simple to crumble and smoke, and I found no differences in the flavor by changing how I crumbled or cut. Still, this is an interesting one.

I did not get a lot of perique flavor from this one, as it was way in the background for me. The flavor description of caramel from the Cavendish was spot on. I tasted a mildly spicy caramel from start to finish. The flavor was extremely light and I found that I needed to snork almost every puff as well as puff this one with more vigor than I usually do. Some tobaccos need to puffed rather than sipped, and this was one. Otherwise the flavor was too light for my tastes. Puffed with a bit of authority, this one was nicely sweet and mellow, with just a hint of spice. Old Black Magic will show you what can be done with black Cavendish by leaving it more natural and not flavoring it with all manner of fruit and ice cream flavors. Cavendish does not have to mean low quality! Not a rotation-maker, but a fine blend nonetheless. Worth a shot for those that like a sweet room note but want something with more flavor and a higher quality leaf than your basic aromatic.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 16, 2013 Medium to Strong None Detected Full Very Pleasant
A pleasant and excellent surprise. According to WC, this blend is identical to N'oreaster, which I prefer, except OBM does not have latakia. I did not think I would enjoy this blend because it does not have latakia, but it really is well done. The cavendish gives it a smooth creamy taste. Nice medley of perique and the virginias. Give it a try!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 11, 2021 Medium Medium Full Very Pleasant
Tantalizingly delicious blend. Not overly sweet, tart, etc. Very full and deep aromatic flavor to balance out my usual regimen of English/Balkans. Not a boring puff in the entire bowl.
Pipe Used: Knutes, Wilkes, JHWs
PurchasedFrom: WCC
Age When Smoked: Two months post-arrival
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