Used in 583 recipes at an average of 0.998%.
A very powerful, crisp, floral strawberry note. Almost cooling. I'd say it's not so much that it tastes floral, as much as it is that it hits you in the same spot that a floral would (if that makes sense). I feel this may be a good strawberry for folks that have trouble tasting strawberry (although I cannot confirm this since I can taste strawberry). Makes for a great top note, but does not work well with creams/custards, so you will need to most likely pair this with florals, tobaccos, earth notes, other fruits etc.
So, let's address the elephant in the room: the price point. This is easily the most expensive concentrate I've worked with. Typically with super expensive concentrates, they are super concentrated. This one is moderately concnetrated, being used in most of my recipes from 0.5%-1.5%. It doesn't pair with typical Strawberry pairings as well, but it is surely one that will not fade out on you. I love the actual flavor of this concentrate, but I can imagine that this type of strawberry flavor is not for everyone.
It's hard for me to recommend this one way or the other. For me, I'm not too concerned with price as long as I enjoy the flavoring, so for someone like me it's a great addition to your flavor arsenal; for others it will be very hard to justify spending what is basically an entire orders budget on one flavoring.
On the Nose
Sharp crisp strawberry note; strong chemical smell.
Stand alone: 1%-2%
In a mix: 0.5%-1.5%
Mild to Moderate. Hits you in the floral spot
Bright fruits, tobaccos, florals, earthy tones
Creams, Custards, Caramels.
A dark and spicy pipe tobacco, with bright and refreshing fruit notes.
Steep: 1 week. Good straight away but the tobacco develops and blends with the other flavors over time.
CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl -- This flavor sits more in the base, but acts as sort of a bridge between the darker base notes and the lighter top notes, bringing some nice bakery and a refreshing spice.
JF Fuji -- The fuji sets an overall bright tone for the fruits to play in and pairs well with the Cinnamon.
TFA Strawberry Ripe -- Used mainly for its sweetness, but also sets an important undertone of strawberry.
FLV Fig -- Pairs well with the apple, extremely well with tobacco, and brings a dark fruity aspect to help tone down some of the brighter fruit notes.
FLV Alpine Strawberry -- I wanted to taste the strawberry but not be overwhelmed by strawberry; the best way I felt to do this was with the ultra fresh and crisp powerful strawberry note from Alpine strawberry.
FLV Cavendish -- I used a number of different tobaccos to find the best pairing, and I felt this one did the best job. It's nice and dark, has a robust tobacco flavor without being ashy, dry, too cigarette-y, or overwhelming with tobacco flavor. You can use a number of different tobaccos here in its place with success, but this one I think is the tastiest.
"The day is coming to an end. You've enjoyed time with your friends and family, as well as indulging in some delectable delecacies including apple pie and fresh strawberries. You have a sit and load your pipe with your favorite pipe tobacco. You've got a nice thick jacket and hood on as the brisk air nips at your face. Relax and reminisce as you enjoy an Autumn Sunset."