Flavor Profile: chocolate
Used in 1067 recipes at an average of 2.917%.
This was a request from a buddy of mine, he wanted a heavy coffee with a noticeable chocolate. Also, I will add that this recipe was designed to Vape MTL, as he uses an original Nautilus. I found it very difficult to get this profile down, keeping both notes present without creating any off notes. At the same time I feel that I’ve achieved this profile, and it is absolutely delicious!
Crispy Coffee WF + FA Up:
This is used to create the coffee notes, and does a great job at doing so without giving any muddy/off notes. I started with Brazilian Coffee WF and noticed that flavor would be the ideal replacement if this were a DTL recipe, but too muddy to be MTL
Double Chocolate Clear TFA + FLV Milk Chocolate:
This creates a very nicely balanced chocolate flavor that is more of a chocolate syrup as opposed to a cocoa which would seem more “dusty”. These shine right through the coffee base very nicely. Another thing I found difficult to achieve. Started off with JF Milk Chocolate and realized it was too muddy, along with INW Milk Chocolate. Better for DTL.
Vienna Cream + Vanilla Cream Extra:
The dairy base, also enhances the chocolate flavors a bit. I find that Vienna cream is almost required in a coffee flavor.
I like my coffee black, but not in my vape. Gotta taste like something, and super sweet helps pull it all together. I highly recommend using this even if you’re not a fan of sweet flavors, as I’m not. Very important for the chocolate imo. Started with FLV Sweetness, noticed it’s not the best sweetener for MTL flavors, just feels underwhelming in comparison to sucralose. Sweetness is my go to for anything DTL though.
I myself Vape this out of the innokin Ares mtl tank at around 4-4.2 volts. If you Vape it under 4 volts you will taste more chocolate than coffee, go 4-4.2 volts and you get much more coffee. I wouldn’t recommend going higher than that.
Mix it up and enjoy!
Total flavoring 17.50%. Steep 2 weeks. It begins to come together after 4 days. After that magic happens and is complete at two weeks, and holds it flavor for at least 10 weeks. That is as long as a bottle has lasted so far, before being emptied.
Why just chocolate as a name for a recipe that is obviously intended to be a Nutella attempt? Well, it just didn't get close enough to claim the name. What is does do though is present to you a chocolate vape that does not blind your taste buds after three hits or thirty hits. For some reason the other ingredients help hold the flavor intact for each hit. I suspect that the FLV Milk Chocolate is largely responsible for that.
TFA Double Chocolate (Clear) is a very tasty chocolate for the first few hits, then your tongue gives up. I first noticed this in early 2015 in a Butterfinger recipe I found in a ECF thread. The same thing happened with other chocolates I tried. I gave up, rightly figuring that I just don't know enough about mixing. Then, a year ago while reading this forum I found a lot of excited discussion about a couple of Flavorah chocolates; Milk Chocolate and Chocolate Deutsch. I picked up a bottle of each and that changed everything. I chose Milk Chocolate over Chocolate Deutsch simply because I don't like Chocolate Deutsch. It tastes harsh and peppery to me, which is probably just me.
Flavorah Cream. At the same time I purchased the FLV chocolates I purchased FLV Cream. I have always been a proponent for FA Fresh Cream, and I still am for it's immediate cream flavor that requires little to no steep time. I began switching out Fresh Cream for FLV Cream in some recipes just to see what would happen, and have found that it, after a week or so, delivers a full bodied cream with a richness that FA Fresh Cream lacks.
FW Hazelnut. This again is a personal choice between FW and TFA Hazelnut. I tried both and found that the TFA variety is harsh and peppery. I see a pattern here and am sure it is my problem and not TFA's
TFA Vanillin. I read the label on Nutella and right there under ingredients it says "Vanillin, an artificial flavor." Good enough for me.
TFA White Chocolate. I felt the recipe needed a bit of smoothing out, and this is what I used. It seems to have worked.
TFA Cotton Candy and CAP Supersweet. Both Chocolate and Nutella are very sweet and I used these two to achieve that.
This is a clone of Eight Bells, cloned from http://e-liquid-recipes.com/recipe/260134/Eight%20Bells%20clone. This was updated to a higher VG content like the original Eight Bells and Mild Black changed to TPA Black Mile as they don't make Mild Black anymore. Needs a 2 week steep minimum.
ATF doesn't list TPA Black Mile as a flavor, just know that is what you will have to use to make this. You can't find Mild Black anymore.
This is your classic creamy bullshit coffee. Makes for a great morning vape to start your day or anytime really. This is my first recipe I have developed through layering and a bit of trial and error. Feel free to replace flavors with DAAP versions if you prefer. After a few puffs you'll feel refreshed and ready to take on the day, despite the constant negative press covfefe.
Butterscotch Ripple (FW): This flavor really comes through in this recipe and carries the mocha profile while also adding it's own sweet butterscotch flavor. Compliments the coffee and creams very well.
Cream Fresh (FA): Gives a nice light cream (milk) flavor to this recipe. Takes a few days to steep before it becomes apparent.
Dark Bean (Coffee Espresso) (FA): Has a pretty authentic espresso coffee profile at less than 2%. Anything more than 2% is too harsh and alcoholic (aroma). After quite a bit of tweaking back and forth I've found this works best at 1.7% for my tastes.
Double Chocolate (Clear) (TPA): Adds the mocha flavor to the recipe. Tried at 2% but it was too dominant, so I find 1.6% gives it that chocolate accent without any off flavors. Feel free to increase the percentage if you want more of a distinct mocha flavor.
DX Bavarian Cream (TPA): Really just makes for an excellent cream base in this recipe. Complements the Butterscotch Ripple (FW) and other creams very well and is just an all around good flavor. The original (non-DX) may work better in this recipe but I prefer to use the non-DAAP version. I went with the average percentage (2.5%) in this recipe and have kept it at that throughout batches.
Vanilla Custard v2 (Cap): Added this later in this recipes development as I felt it was still lacking that sort of heavy cream that I was looking for. This turned out to be a perfect fit while also adding a vanilla accent. The original (v1) may work better in this recipe but I prefer to use the non-DAAP version. I originally tried this at 2% and found it was a bit too dominant. At 1.5% this flavor really works well with the other creams to achieve a thick creamy texture.
Vienna Cream (FA): This cream really stands out especially right after mixing. Initially it gives this recipe an alcoholic eggnog aroma and flavor that mellows out over time with steeping. This cream particularly works very well with the Butterscotch Ripple (FW) and creates a unique profile (Irish cream).
Semi Tobacco vape with chocolate, orange and rum. The whole recipe was constructed while single flavor testing the INW Am4A. Am4A shouted for a FW Blood Orange. Blood Orange brought the FA Jamaica Special (Jamaican Rhum). Also, there are hints of cocoa in the exhale of Am4A. So, Double chocolate Clear TPA was in the game but I wanted it to be kind of bitter. I also wanted the alcohol notes of the rum to be absorbed by a cake. Chocolate Fudge Brownie CAP was the perfect solution.
The final result is a dark, bitter and sweet vape.