December 18, 2018 at 12:05 pm #4884
Playin’ Hookie by Amouthforwar
Menu Description: Fast-food pancakes and maple syrup
Dry Drunk by isuamadog
Menu Description:Berry-infused gin with a twist
Watermelon Walking Dead by ID10-T
Menu Description: Cinnamon-watermelon jelly bean
Rudolph by LimeDrive
Menu Description: TBA
Saskatoon Berry by Wonder Flavours
Menu Description: Featured flavor at 3%.
Critiques are due January 15 for this group. Post critiques by replying to this post. The way this works is, you’ll be ineligible to participate in the January exchange if critiques are not completed in time for January distribution.
Packs will be out this morning.
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December 18, 2018 at 6:33 pm #4886
Excited for this month, some cool looking mixes.
Mine’s a bit questionable (but that’s what the group’s for right?!) as it doesn’t seem to play well with an airier higher wattage vape. Smells exactly what I was imagining whenever I open the bottle, but vapes weird… on a 4-5 wrap 2.5mm triple core clapton from AVS in the hadaly, its alright at around 25w with a more restricted drip tip, but if i bump it up to 40w where I usually have this coil and use a more open drip tip then the offnote, from FW waffle I believe, steamrolls everything.
Looking forward to y’alls thoughts. I’d like to ask you guys to try it and compare between a mtl atty and something more airy if you’re able. I’m gonna keep tabs on this one and see how it develops after an extra long steep. Worst case scenario I’m punishing y’all with a terrible mix this month, I’ll appease you with a good peanut brittle custard next month <3
December 28, 2018 at 11:24 pm #4894
Playin’ Hookie by Amouthforwar
This one was seriously tasty. Waffles or pancakes, you make the call. I can be persuaded either way, so you could describe it as either. If I had to choose what it is I’d lean towards pancakes.
What I got was pancake/waffle, maple syrup, and butter. That’s exactly how I would dress up some pancakes, and I thought it was done very well. Bakery type recipes I find to be really difficult, so nice job making a solid pancake/waffle. The syrup was great and the butter was yummy.
I did get a tiny bit of a crunchy cookie taste in there. Almost like little bits of cookie were in the batter. It didn’t seem out of place. I’ll admit I didn’t notice anything else like lemon. Like always, I’m sure things like that change the flavor without being noticeable (for me). I did start to get a tiny bit of a chemical taste, IDK if it was the lemon.
You clearly have some bakery dessert talent. I don’t have the palate to come up with this lol, I find them very difficult to make. I really got the essence of breakfast and kept thinking about eggs and sausage to complete it. I’m not vaping those two though.
The whole recipe was actually a tad light, and was easily vapeable. Nice job on the realism and recreating your McDonald’s pancake memory, with a twist with the cookie part. I could clearly picture it on the plate with butter and covered in syrup. Thanks for the fun recipe.
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January 13, 2019 at 5:27 pm #4896
Nose test – waffle/pancake scent with sweet syrup. first impression is I’m getting the waffle right in front followed by some syrup. In fact, the syrup is the star here for me. It’s a good deep rich taste with candied maple nuances. The BR deepens it and lets it cloy in the mouth. I’m actually not picking up a heavy bakery right now. Can’t tell if it’s because I burnt the piss out of my tongue last night or what. Either way, I dont mind, i feel like I drowned my pancakes/waffles in some hella good syrup. I have that Hairy tongue feeling thing from burning my tongue last night eating too hot food; I must not have burnt that part that gets the sweetness. Surprising side note: this vapes super well with coffee. like really well. The syrup here was super good and I could see using that going on so many different bases.
Nose Test – watermelon spicy cinnamon. Holy Throat hit, batman. I had to go back and see what was in here. This level of throat hit is what I get vaping 20x nic what I normally do. I strangely like it? Reminds me of a good hit off a cig in a strange way. I’m not getting much of the watermelon but just enough to sweeten the corners of my mouth when the red hot taste lessens. Honestly, I kind of like this. Jesus, I can’t get past the throat hit and the sweetness. It’s a little sticky in the mouth. I’d like this more with less sugar, I think, but this might be a candy profile I could get behind. Spicy Watermelon. I think I might like it more with a stronger fruit like mango. Like those Mexican chili mango lollipops. I’ve always liked in your face flavors and I think a stronger fruit, like a stone fruit would match this even more. I love this throat hit the best. It’s like a good hot sauce that you go back for another bite as soon as the burning goes to tingling in your lips. It probably helps that my tongue isn’t fully right but it prevents me from really enjoying the softer flavors of the recipe. Knowing ID10-T, it’s well done so I’m betting against my tongue for lack of nuance since I don’t prefer softer flavors to begin with. Great room note.
Nose test – not coming up with a strong scent. This is the only one I tried when I first got it. I know tobaccos can change over time so I wanted to watch this one. This is mixed with flavors I own and two I just ordered (milk choc and red raspberry) so I’m super excited. First few pulls are really good. Solid tobacco mix. Smart to keep CT shade at 0.25. I’ve tried it as high as 2% (don’t try this at home kids) and it’s ummmm… distinct. I always wanted to see if I could pull those supporting notes of cocoa and coffee out at higher percentages yet no, it doesn’t. My notes on Cured say: “dry and leafy”. I’m an arguable 6 letters ahead of you there. But it fills the body nicely of the tobacco with the Burley providing some complexity that Cured lacks. But the best part is in the raspberry chocolate combo. They play super nice all around and do a little hide and seek. Sometimes this is like a decadent musky chocolate raspberry truffle, sometimes it’s a sweeter nutty cigar. In all, this is totally a vape I can get behind. My initial reaction was to ask if you’d taken up the MC to see if you can get it a bit more chocolatey but I like it where it’s at. I like the way I can taste the CT Shade with it and they shake hands and bro hug like old buddies, but RR isn’t left feeling like the third wheel wrapped up in between. RR holds her own with the boys during game time and yells at the coach in her own way giving this a deeper and lighter vibe at the same time. I think these flavors were well chosen and well put together.
2 weeks later: much stronger tobacco flavors. Again, I think my ragged tongue (which normally lacks subtlety) so it tastes much less sweet and distinct than before and I’m missing the raspberry chocolate dance. I can’t tell if it is because my tongue is useless today or if the tobaccos just amped up over time, but as is, I’d mix it like this in small batches for the two week mark and maybe up the percentages of the raspberry and chocolate just a hair if I thought I’d hit it much later? Not sure that would work since this was my first time tasting them.
nose test – a taste of berry, a little funky, some blue. This tastes like berry. It’s a deep funky and blue. I get a strong candyish vibe with a strange but interesting aftertaste that is sometimes jammy sweet and sometimes like a tart sour. I could see this in a fizzy drink bringing some base notes with brighter berries on top. I like the unusualness of it, but I’m not sure I’d choose it over other berries.
January 15, 2019 at 1:27 am #4897
Weird pungent odor at first, but it has some redeeming qualities. First and foremost, it’s got great mouthfeel. It’s giving me the vibe of a really wet and juicy berry straight off the bush on a cold winter’s morning. But then the butthole hits. If I try to ignore the butthole, it goes back to being pretty good. I get a nice representation of the skin of a nice plump blueberry or something. Slightly bitter, touch of tartness. I think paired with a properly sweet berry, this could really add some life to a raspberry or add back some fleshiness to a berry jam profile and take it from tasting like store bought goop to homemade preserves.
i appreciate that this isnt overtly berry or sweet. Did really well balancing that berry infusion with the gin here. Nice bitter zing of the gin with a subtle tongue tickle that lingers a bit at the end, and a noticeably realistic dry mouth sensation occasionally. This is fucking awesome. Great selection of concentrates for this and welldone with choosing the percentages. I’m wondering if maybe a standalone grapefruit flavor would have been a better option than Sweet Guava, and overall it could use a touch more citrus and polar blast. Not much, though.
Idk man this shit is so weird yet delicious at the same time. Part of me feels like I’m chewing red hots and drinking a watermelon tea or something, and the other part of me feels like I’m chewing on a watermelon gummy with some cinnamon stuck to it. The watermelon isn’t super strong for me though, I think using watermalone for the watermelon was a bit too fresh and it would have paired better with a candyish watermelon like Purilum’s. PUR watermelon + LA would be fucking stellar in this. Strangely delicious mix though, I wish you sent a bigger bottle lmao
Much much much darker of a profile than I expected. Can’t tell if its the chocolate or the tobaccos but there’s something left on the palette thats making me think “smoky” but that’s not quite what it is. It’s just a hint of smoke and then it quickly gets whisped away by the dark chocolate aroma. I love how the chalkiness pairs with tobaccos and it really gives me the impression of a flavored cigarillo or something. Although I’m not picking up much raspberry I can tell it’s there, just wish it was a touch more prominent. It’s all a bit dry and I think a bit more raspberry would have helped wet things down a touch more as well as give it a little brighter and sweeter of a profile (’tis the season, lets indulge right?). Great mix overall though.
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January 15, 2019 at 9:02 pm #4899
Playin’ Hookie by Amouthforwar – If this vaped as perfectly good and on point as it smells I would be in pancake heaven. Just the gorgeous odor of pancakes or extra fluffy waffles with sweet maple syrup and a little pat of satisfying butter. I could smell it all day, or until it made me so hungry I had to go to IHOP. I still get all of that when I vape it, but I’m also getting a dark, almost bitter aftertaste that kind of ruins it. It’s not strong, but it is annoying. I looked at the ingredients and I can’t really figure out what’s doing that. FWIW, I vaped some unflavored right on top of this. I thought I’d vape a few re-dripping of that until I couldn’t taste anything and get away with switching to something else without changing my new cotton. Anyway, on the first redripping I got the pancake and maple and butter very clearly and enjoyably and got none of that bitterish off note. However, the overall flavor was a bit too light. Something in here is overflavored, I think, but looking back at the recipe, I can’t figure out what it is. It might be that no individual thing is too high, but instead two or more flavors in here are joining forces, combining too much of some component and throwing off that.
Dry Drunk by isuamadog – These one is FIRE. I don’t know that it’s all that realistic because FA Gin is pretty much just juniper flavor and this is FA Gin forward and missing that real boozy liquor taste and botanicals besides just juniper. But that berry-citrus-cooling combined with that juniper is just too good to put down. The mixed berry gives it a nice sweet, almost syrupy base for those top notes to play on but it doesn’t stand out and taste like harvest berry calling attention to itself. And then the clean, cool finish. Just lovely. I think the depth of the Sweet Guava is really making this work. Makes me want to see what else could be done with Gin and Sweet Guava. The only issue I have with it is that it says it’s made with FLV Black Currant and I did not know FLV Black Currant existed.
Rudolph by LimeDrive – I love the idea behind this and also love almost everything about the execution. The only thing I would change is the balance, I would like one hair more of that Red Raspberry and one hair less FLV Milk Chocolate. The Red Raspberry just because I’m enjoying what’s there and the way it’s working with the tobacco and chocolate and thinking I just want more of it. Maybe I just want to vape more rather than have it actually be more prominent. Brining the chocolate down is a little more important to me. It’s getting just a little tootsie rollish and I know cutting the concentration back will fix that. Might not even need to add more Red Raspberry, since less milk chocolate might let the raspberry that’s already there shine through a bit more, enough to scratch that itch. Or, if cutting that back proves to be too little chocolate, maybe supplementing it with something like HS Australian Chocolate. That dark nuttiness in the HS would probably go really well with the tobacco, though I wouldn’t want to replace milk chocolate with it entirely and lose that syrupy sweet chocolate quality.
Saskatoon Berry by Wonder Flavours – Even after steeping for a month, I can’t get past how much this tastes like a butthole. That makes it sound worse than it is. It has a lot of redeeming qualities.It’s got this crazy mix of tartness and deep, syrupy sweetness. It’s juicy and full with a wonderful mouthfeel. But it’s also earthy and RIPE and that earthy ripeness.. It tastes like a butthole, not a shitty butthole by any means, but no matter how well you wash an anus, it’s still going to have some funky musk on it, and this has some of that same anus musk. No matter how great it is in other ways, I just don’t want to vape butthole berry.
January 16, 2019 at 2:37 am #4900
Dry Drunk by isuamadog
This one was very refreshing. Surprisingly nice in the winter. For me it tasted like a berry beverage at first, then by the time I finished, I got citrus- mainly lime. I noticed a decent amount of cooling, would have guessed a cooling agent, not sure exactly what’s in Polar Blast lol. Was nice anyways. I think I got some gin taste (not too familiar with gin), but I didn’t really get much booziness. Clearly my palate this round is a little strange.
The key to this was the vapeability. Beverages aren’t easy to execute, but I think they should vape easy. This was smooth even with citrus, booze, and cooling. Gin, berries, citrus, guava, dragon fruit- now that’s a fruit cocktail. Creative.
January 16, 2019 at 2:46 am #4901
Watermelon Walking Dead by ID10-T
A watermelon red hot. Nailed it. I seem to love the jelly candy experiments I’ve tried in the club. This one takes the cake.
Upfront is a strong artificial watermelon, followed by the candy cinnamon (the spicy kind). I guess it was from the jelly candy, but the cinnamon part coated my tongue like it was real. It was pretty magical. The texture was on point. You took this as far as I can go IMO, no doubt better than your other attempt. I just got sick of watermelon red hots by the end, sadly.
You could try making other red hot flavors, and I’d be an ecstatic guinea pig. One of the most impressive recipes ever. It was a very realistic candy, yet didn’t taste shitty like candy. Why anyone would vape cinnamon watermelon as an ADV is beyond me, but it’s hilarious.
January 16, 2019 at 2:55 am #4902
Saskatoon Berry by Wonder Flavours
Butthole?! I didn’t get any of that. Maybe a dog sat on your vape. I kid.
A blue berry that’s not a blueberry is what I got. Pretty realistic, but tasted like a berry I’ve never had before. Definetly was not close to a blue raspberry flavor either. I didn’t even get funkiness like others describe. Whatevs.
I think it’d make a great candy flavor. It wasn’t too artificial tasting, but that’s what came to mind. Jelly candy, anyone? It could be in a beverage, turned into a syrup for amouthforwar’s pancakes, or turned up to 10% for super butthole juice. I recommend trying Saskatoon Berry for fun. Also, I seem to enjoy all of the WF flavors I try.
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