Used in 769 recipes at an average of 5.329%.
A stunning creamy vanilla coffee kissed with a hint of caramel and fresh apple slices.
This is a redux of Morning Glory, which is still one of my favorite recipes to date: https://alltheflavors.com/recipes/84671
The addition of the apple was an unintended ‘mistake’ when I accidentally added the apple combo to a pre-steeped bottle of Morning Glory instead of Creme Brulee and the result was surprisingly good! I decided to revisit the OG recipe and publish this version with one or two minor tweaks.
The hunt for a smooth, slightly sweet, caramel coffee has been, as any DIY’er will know, one of the most difficult feats to pull off. Enter Cafe Napoleon... this baby has none of the skunky coffee off notes and delivers, as per the DFS a ‘sweet and satisfying caramel infused coffee” - and they weren’t twisting the truth... This is not an in-your-face shot of espresso but rather a homage to coffee, highlighting its delicate flavours. The coffee note is moderately boosted with a touch of VT Arabica coffee, to provide a fuller coffee note, absent in the OG recipe.
The Cafe Napoleon lays the foundation here and is deservedly given a loving embrace by Holy Holy Grail which adds a delectable, but subtle, RY4 note which instantly propelles it from great to freakin fantastic!
Vanilla, in my opinion, is essential for a morning pick-me-up and gives this baby the legendary Holy Vanilla treatment...yuminess!
The biscuit adds a touch of texture without detracting from the protagonist and sits very well here at 1%.
The custard enrobes the ensemble of flavours and ads a velvety smoothness and mouth feel to thrust this baby into atmospheric proportions!
FA Fuji is the undisputed king of apples and here, it does all the heavy lifting on the apple front. Sweet, crispy and uber realistic, FA Fuji précis a Fuji apple uncannily. The INW apple brings a sweet apple juice type vibe to the party and boosts the Fuji’s sweetness to create a stunning apple combo.
A week will be enough for all the flavours to rise to the occasion but 2 will give you a morning glory, and then some...
The theme for mixer's club was Duets. I decided to take my love for Cardinal and try to see if I could get more tobacco out of it. My problem with Cardinal was always that it was just never enough tobacco flavor. So I decided to try it with Brigade 2506 by @ChemicalBurnVictim as like a peanut butter and jelly tobacco blend.
The results were strange. I first just lifted the holy holy grail ry4 and mixed it with BFP and TA CC. That wasn't working so I added back in everything on both recipes until I had a straight mash up of the two. For one tester, I just threw in some Am4a on a whim at 1%. for some reason that mix worked better than the others. The two recipes needed a bridge to pull them together and I'm guessing that the slightly creamy Am4a was able to bridge that gap between the caramelly HHG and the darker brigade flavorings.
Based on feedback from @ID10-T, I experimented with the levels of Am4a to get it right. I sent him some samples to try with Am4a at 0/0.3/0.5/0.7/0.9% His feedback being that the Am4a stood out too prominently at 1.0 and I was inclined to agree. Testing at various levels we both agreed that 0.5/0.7 were indistinguishable.
So, here it is at the 11th hour as Holy Holy Grail Ry4 v1 fades into diy history... Sacrilege (Amped brigade 2506)
- I do like the 0.9 version as well. It leans more to that creamy bacco side than a mash-up and you can try that out too if you like more bacco and dont mind the distraction.
- just want to take a moment to thank the Mixer's club for encouragement and feedback and to ID10-T for helping me to get the levels perfect and trying out some samples to nail it down.
Profile- Pineapple White Chocolate RY4
A Final Farewell To Holy Holy Grail RY4 v1.
Like most times I'm coming up with a recipe I was in the mood for something weird and very different. I haven't messed with DFS HHG all that much and wanted to do so. I also haven't used VT Love (White Chocolate) much either. Naturally...lets put them together. I was going through my fruits and trying to figure out what would go well with a RY4 and White Chocolate. For some reason Pineapple stood out to me big time....so away we go!
There isn't a whole lot of complexity to this recipe and I was happy with the choice of flavors so at this point it was just a matter of nailing down percentages.
INW Pineapple/Cap Golden Pineapple- This is my favorite Pineapple combo. Cap Golden is the nice sweet slightly candied pineapple which blends really nicely with the more prickly realistic INW Pineapple. INW is a weak bitch of a flavor but it does really well at 5%.
DFS HHG- There ain't much to say here. It's delicious. Some Vanilla, some Caramel, tiny bit of bacco. Can't go wrong!
VT Love (White Chocolate)- I've fallen in love with this flavor. Nice and rich, thick almost creamy white chocolate. I prefer this to LBs White Chocolate because it isn't even close to as coconut heavy as LBs version. I love coconut, but it just doesn't belong here.
V1- I started with 7% DFS HHG, 3% Cap Golden Pineapple, 5% INW Pineapple and 2.5% VT Love. The HHG wasn't as pronounced as I was hoping for and the White Chocolate was a tad buried. The Pineapple blend was perfect just where it was.
V2- Because both HHG and the White Chocolate were not as prominent as I hoped for I bumped the HHG to 8% and the WC to 3%. This was a step in the right direction. I liked where the WC was at but the the HHG was overpowering the Pineapple blend.
V3- I decided to split the difference for the HHG and go with 7.5% enough to keep it out front but not enough to drowned out the pineapple. 3% Cap Golden Pineapple, 5% INW Pineapple, 3% VT WC and I'm in Heaven. I've mixed 2 or 3 30mls of this version within the last couple weeks and cannot get enough of it.
So the twist. Sometime in the middle of developing this recipe, DIY Flavor Shack for whatever reason...announced HHG will be getting a V2 with no more V1. This blows. I've started testing HHG V2 and so far I'm finding it lacks the body that V1 has. I'm not terribly sure how it will affect this recipe. However, I do plan on mixing up a batch with V2 to see what tweaks will need to be made to get it as close to this delightful version. So, on that note. Mix this shit up because I can confidently say its one of the best ways to use up the rest of your V1 HHG ;).
This is just the updated version of my original Holy Pistachio using some recommendations from ID10-t . Wanted to post a separate version so people can mix both versions easier.
Original version: https://alltheflavors.com/recipes/132184#holy_pistachio_by_justjasontm
Profile: Butterscotch cookie tabbaco.
Note: TBV Butterscotch is used in my mix, not FW Butterscotch
I wanted to make a nice cookie tabacco for the morning with my coffee. Came up with this simple recipe. -I think there's room for improvement in a v2 (possibly just having some flavors increased) but I enjoy it as is.
Has a butterscotch cookie on the inhail with the tabacco coming out on the exhail.
I hope all enjoy, and if anyone has ideas for improvement feel free to send me a message!
A smooth tobacco vape,creamy,with a nice coconut aftertaste and hints of chocolate.Kentucky blend is quite present,helping to keep the tobacco up front.Sweet coconut flv is more like a coconut cream and blends really well with the tobacco here.Although i shake and vape it the next day,it really gets better after a week steeping
Finished profile is a Apple Tabbacco with grapefruit and butterscotch in the back.
Note: I use The Broke Vapor (TBV) Butterscotch in my recipe but it's not on ATF. I don't feel it's any sort of deal breaker to be substituted for another butterscotch for the way it fits in to cap off the edges.
1 Week minimum steep better after 2
Working on a grapefruit / apple and it just got out of hand and ended up tasting like a tabacco smoking classy escort with a apple grapefruit perfume.
Super weird but I found myself liking it vastly more than expected