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ConcreteRiver
Has 360 recipes, 25 public recipes.
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Description: I am super interested in your version of strawberries and cream. I promise.
Interests: What you got?
Location: Colfax, WA

25 Shared E-Liquid Recipes found


Mixed live for Fresh's SaturDIY show on 8/25. We did bases, and I wanted to try a fuller implementation for VT Milkshake Base.

FW Vanilla Bean Ice Cream was my vanilla ice cream of choice, primarily because I didn't want to bury this all with peppery acetyl propinyl. It's good, but it's a bit thin. The vanilla is also pretty bright.

FA Fresh Cream is for some volume. It's filler, basically, but I like my milkshakes a bit on the the thin side in general.

The LB Vanilla Ice Cream was added back in for some richness. It was running thin without it. You could go higher than that, of course. But I'm joyless and I don't like my milkshakes super rich. I'm about that soft swerve life.

AND THE VT MILKSHAKE BASE. It's cool. It's not a base per se, but it adds a certain indefinable milkshake quality. It's malty, a bit funky, and deepens the cream and waters down the ice cream. It's a bridge flavor, basically, if we're going to use weird DIY terms.

This is built to just drop stuff on top of and go. I've tried it with 5% FW Blackberry and then 4% FA Kiwi and been really happy with the results. Break it if you want.

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Mixed live for Addy Tuney on Fresh's show where we tried to mix some of the profiles we've been banging our heads on.

A big bright lime flavor with some popsicle stickiness.

I <3 Addy Tuney.

Mixed live for Fresh's 7/21 Show. A Red Candy Taffy with a splash of bright lime.

Basically an excuse to see how well FA Vanilla Ice Cream works as a candy texturizer and the answer is pretty well. It has a more aggressive vanilla than TPA Vanilla Swirl, but it works pretty well with the taffy base in CAP Strawberry Taffy.

TPA Raspberry is in here for a big bright candy raspberry (shoutout Kemmo and Emily for putting me on that.) The FLV Lime is a bulldozer and adds some acidity and razzle dazzle. You can't go wrong with razzle dazzle.

It's definitely vapeable off the jump, but it's gonna pull together and mellow out a bit in a couple days.

EDIT: On fresh cotton, the raspberry was popping off just a touch floral for me. Dropped it from 3% to 2%.

A jasmine and green tea forward cocktail vape with a twist of blood orange. Mixed live for Fresh03's SaturDIY show on youtube. Not a ton of body, but it's a nice, lighter floral vape. Not going to be everybody's thing, but if you're into jasmine it's solid.

Shoutout to raven shadow vapes for the profile.

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Mixed live for Fresh's 6/9 show. The design brief was "Not a Dessert" and someone named dropped a Tobacco Leaf and Coffee Custard. This is an attempt at that profile.

The custard base is straight stolen from the beautiful @EdibleMalfunction. His S&V custard base is pretty tight, yo. No need to reinvent the wheel when you can just plagiarize?

And the tobacco/coffee. You know what's a non-awful coffee flavor? Half of FLV Connecticut Shade. Plus, it has some cool cigar wrapper type of cocoa notes. Strong stuff, and a bit hard to use as the only tobacco in a recipe. It's filled out with some FLV Cured, because it's one of the leafier straight ahead FLV Tobaccos.

My hot take: This is pretty solid. Since it's a S&V custard base with FLV Tobaccos it actually works surprisingly well off a shake. I'm digging this. Should follow the same general rule as other FLV tobaccos though, so it'll probably die down after 3 days and come back in a couple weeks.

A pile of smashed up chocolate covered raspberries with a whiskey chaser, AKA Sad Valentines Day v2. A rework of a previous recipe, "Beat The Champ.

Same profile as beat the champ, but bigger, and bolder.

The Raspberry

I just went with an old friend, FW Razzleberry. The original recipe used some FLV Cranberry and FA Raspberry for something raspberry-ish. This is a little complicated, a little punchier, and for some reason FW Razzleberry works really well with chocolate too, so bonus. And the raspberry here is reinforced by the berry notes in the TPA Ruby Chocolate.

The Chocolate

Hey, TPA Ruby Chocolate. This is newer. I dig it. I dig the semi-sweet chocolate thing, and the red berry hints are pretty darn nice. The Cereal 27 is just bringing in some AP and seems a bit weird, but settles into boosting up the chocolate. And FW White Chocolate because why not back up that chocolate and add some richness. Also TPA tastes like black pepper. Fite Me.

The Whiskey

Not really a straight bourbon. I'm playilng around here a bit. FA Whisky is a scotch, but like a fruity scotch. It works pretty well with red berries in general and I love it. The red oak is there for some char and some tannic mouthfeel. And I have no idea why the Lemon Grass works here, but it does. I promise, the lemon grass is worth it.

So, let this steep for about a week. It calms down, smoothes out, and the AP from the Cereal 27 vanishes into the chocolate.

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A hopped apple cider pudding.

This started out as a riff on Mill's "Soursop Pudding." I loved that recipe. The pudding base was on point, and I dug how he used hops as an accent to soursop. I took the basic idea and ran with it.

FLV Vanilla Pudding is the base of the recipe, bringing a smooth texture and some body to the table. The FLV Coconut is in here mostly to accentuate the richness of that pudding base. The errant bits of coconut flavor actually work pretty well, but I'm mostly after the buttery richness of that flavor.

I really wanted an excuse to try to make apple and hops work together. For some reason, I had never tryed it out, but I really dig how the hops plays with the boozy notes of FLV Apple Cider and the Apple Pop is there to really punch in the apple profile.

The cinnamon was the final addition to temper some of the clash between the boozy notes of the cider and the rich pudding. Plus, the warm spice makes this feel even more comforting and like a vaguely macho dessert you'd get at some boutique hunter's lodge. Shoutout to LimeDrive for testing an earlier version of this via Mixer's Club and suggesting cinnamon. Turns out, it ties the whole thing together.

The city light is too bright to save me or be seen. Welcome to Deer Lodge.

A dry, heavily aromatic sandalwood tobacco with grapefruit and vanilla accents. It's sharp, distinct, and fairly well balanced for dealing with an aggressive and distinct sandalwood. This works okay subohm but that sandalwood can be a whole lot to deal with. I prefer it mixed 50/50 in a MTL tank, preferably with a heavy dose of nicotine salts. It helps me from strangling people while I try to find my inner peace. This settles down a bit on a 2 week steep and is probably essential for a subohm type of application, but honestly I've done this after 3 days in a MTL tank without any real ill effect.

This recipe ties together a lot of preoccupations for me.

It was originally conceived as a way to use FLV Wood Spice. It's a really accurate take on sandalwood, but a bit outside of the normal spectrum of flavors in vaping. Trying to figure out a way to use it, I ended up staring at aromatherapy pairings. Turns out lt's used with citrus a lot, including grapefruit.

FLV Pink Guava is another obsession of mine. It's a bit unhealthy. It has some sweeter, fruitier body but the top notes taste a whole lot like Cascade hops with a distinct kind of grapefruit thing going on. And vanilla, why not? I like vanilla with grapefruit and it actually works really well against woody flavors. I was struggling with other vanillas, Vanillin was too bland, and most of the other vanillas bring a lot of cream baggage. But then Flavorah dropped their vanillas. FLV Vanilla Bean is like a darker version of vanillin. Still dry, but darker and more robust than straight vanillin.

I basically had an aromatherapy pairing going on. But it didn't vape all that well. It needed some more dry body. So... why not use tobacco as a base? FLV Cured had some light sandalwood notes going already but was a pretty strait-laced not particularly aromatic tobacco. It was also an opportunity to make an aromatic tobacco that wasn't a big damp mess.

Shoutout to mixers club and cokecan for suffering through earlier versions of this. The input I got was invaluable. I kept on tweaking. The original percentages on cured and pink guava were a bit too delicate and the vanilla wasn't coming through as strong as I had I hoped. Enter FLV Smooth Vanilla. It's a pretty staggering price point, but it's a nice, smooth vanilla with a good body thats also ridiculously concentrated. And I had it. So I threw caution to the wind, added it, and ended up here.

And I picked "The Prayer" for a name because I'm insufferable. This also tastes a lot like incense (in a good way I hope, but the comparison is definitely there.) I've just been praying I could get these flavors to work together.

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The holiday dessert that nobody actually likes, now in hot vapor form (TM). This recipe started out as a tobacco spice cookie (that's a thing right?) but after sending it in to the brave, brave crash test dummies of the Mixer's Club, they said it tasted like a fruitcake. Let's just run with that.

It's nutty, fruity, spicy, and dark. Although there is some tobacco in here, I feel like it blends into the spice note pretty well.

The fig, orange cream, and apple pop bring the fruit. You've got syrupy and sweet from the fig and apple pop, with a bit of citrus from the orange cream.

The almond goes nutty, and the the cavendish actually backs it up a bit while picking up the spice notes from the shisha punch.

The FA Cookie and the CAP Sugar Cookie were an attempt to blend a decent cookie note. With everything else going on it went sort of cake-ish. GOOD ENOUGH.

The Marshmallow is the secret weapon. All the cool kids have moved on indiscriminate marshmallow additions, and with good reason. This stuff mutes the hell out of your recipe. Without the marshmallow this is a sharp, jagged mess. The marshmallow softens it up considerably and starts to cram all these weird, intense flavors together.

Steeping is going to pretty vital to this one. You've got to give the marshmallow time to start working on the ammonia notes from the fig and cavendish, the sharp orange from the orange cream, and the harshness and dryness of FLV Apple Pop. I'd give it two weeks. This stuff needs to mellow.

This is the worst possible way to approach a seasonal recipe release, enjoy.

A dark, bready tobacco with a fruity fig finish. Something like eating a sleeve of fig netwtons and a freshly opened pack of cigarettes at the same time, but at least moderately more pleasant than that. It's a bit obnoxious, really. But obnoxious can be fun, and sometimes I need a tobacco that doesn't screw around.

This recipe has a long and tortured genesis. The original base for the recipe was a recipe called "Gravity" from a MixLife grudge match between myself and the mighty ID10-T. The original parameters of the mixoff were five flavors, all flavorah. I came up with a fig newton after messing around some of the darker, bolder flavors from the flavorah line. I eked out a win (shoutout to making stupid, risky choices) with this recipe:

Gravity

.25% FLV Apple Pop
.25% FLV Cookie
2% FLV Ginger Snap
.25% FLV Raisin Rum
.75% FLV Sweet Fig (Subbed out for .5% FLV Fig, as the judges didn't actually have sweet fig.)

It was good enough to win, but it was overall just a bit too dark and intense for a fig newton cookie.

But hey, Ckemist suggested turning into a tobacco, so that's what we did. Lean into the darkness.

Not a ton has changed from the original gravity recipe here. I've cut the FLV Ginger Snap in half, just because that tobacco is already pretty darn dark and I didn't need everything going too bitter and burnt. I've also just embraced the sub for FLV Fig as opposed to FLV Sweet Fig. There isn't much of a difference, and the straight Fig is quite a bit more popular.

I don't really have a solid enough grasp with tobaccos to start throwing 4 at a time in here, so I just settled for one of my favorite non-aromatic tobaccos at the basic bitch percentage of 2%. Messing around with the tobacco here is a good idea. Make it work for you. I'd generally stay away from anything aromatic. If there's anything too close to an ammonia flavor in there it's going to push that FLV Fig into some weirder off notes. This also doesn't seem to work particulary well with oriental/turkish/herbalish tobaccos. You just want something solid for all the newton to bounce off of. Kentucky worked for me here. Cured felt a little lighter but it was a'ight as well.

I'm a bit of masochist, but adding .5% FA Black Fire adds a really interesting sweet smoke to this... I thinks it's a bit too dark to really work well with INW DNB or FLV Classic Cigarette for anything too overtly ashy. This also benefits quite a bit from .25% FA MTS if it's coming across as too harsh for you.

Steep time here is mostly going to be dictated by the Tobacco. This works pretty well after an overnight, and starts to fade out a bit on day 3. That tobacco should come back in about 2 weeks though, so maybe forget about it for a while, okay? I find it works best as a high nic mtl banger but do whatever you want.

User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: about 2 years ago
Gorgeous.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: about 2 years ago
Big fan of this juice. This has some really interesting flavors that play really well together. Great mouthfeel, as well.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: about 2 years ago
Perfectly balanced and tasty as all hell. Mix this. It's that good.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: about 2 years ago
Luscious? Terrifying? I think this juice shows a great grasp of how all of these flavors interact. It's a tone poem.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: about 2 years ago
Very mildly sweet, complex without being distracting, and floral without being overwhelming. I'm into it.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: about 2 years ago
I'm super into this idea. It's a unique profile that uses just 4 ingredients that everyone already has. I get a smooth, creamy (but non-dairy) mouthful of white haribo gummy bears. It's sweet with just a tiny hint of bitterness from the high percentage of dragonfruit. It's well balanced. I'm a non-strawberry taster, so factor that in. Works better for me in a tank than dripping. It's ADV territory if the flavor is your thing, as it doesn't have any sharp edges to burn you out on the flavor. Good idea, good execution.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: about 2 years ago
All of the fruit flavors in here work really well together. It's definitely one of those most realistic-tasting uses of pineapple that I've had. The banana is also excellent. Smooth texture, great flavor. The orange cream scared me a bit at first, but it definitely mellows into a team player with steep time. It's a nice example of a cohesive blend of flavors as opposed to the thinking that everything has to be sprinkled or drizzled with something else.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: almost 2 years ago
Tasty as all hell. Nailed the profile, and vapes like a dream.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 4 Entered: almost 2 years ago
Really really interesting and a great use of basil. Takes a solid week to pull the juice together. Sweet and floral. I'm interested to see where this one goes.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: almost 2 years ago
Blueberry note is fantastic. Very blueberry forward, but the pastry acts as a wonderful complement. Gorgeous.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: almost 2 years ago
Fantastic. Great cookie note, and tastes a bit like actual pumpkin. The spice mix is used judiciously and accentuates the pumpkin well. Sweet, fluffy, and interesting.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: almost 2 years ago
Mango-forward for me, with strong pineapple accents. Absolutely nailed the mango here. I'm searching a bit for the colada part, especially the rum... but that mango is too good to give this anything but 5 stars.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: almost 2 years ago
A balanced and absolutely delicious recipe. That milkshake base is on point, but the guanabana is the start of the show. It's got a just barely unfamiliar fruit taste that keeps you coming back for more. Awesome stuff and really smart mixing.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 4 Entered: almost 2 years ago
Tastes a lot like a really awesome lemon cake milkshake. I'm head over heels for the use of TPA Malted Milk here as well. I'd go a different direction if you want a hyper-realistic lemonade, but if you just want delicious then hells yeah, mix this up.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: almost 2 years ago
This is so ridiculously up my alley, so YMMV. Really great use of jelly candy, rhubarb, and FA Raspberry. Sweet, fluffy, and sticky, but the rhubarb keeps it from getting cloying. I personally don't get a lot of strawberry, but it does a good job adding sweetness and backing up the raspberry. If you like INW Rhubarb, mix this.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: almost 2 years ago
Really nice. A great addition to a sugar cookie base. I like how balanced and integrated the actual apple manages to feel and taste here. Just enough punch without crossing into something distractingly strong. I've got to throw a bunch of heat at this to get over the sour note I get from CDS, but I'm inclined to think that is more my damage than a fault in the recipe.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: almost 2 years ago
Really solid stuff. I had to sub out the FW Rings for FW Flakes, but I'm digging this. Balance is on point. Definitely sweet but not cloying. Good grainy note and excellent cereal volume. Cream tastes like legit cereal milk. Guanabana is a left field choice, but it just works and blends in seamlessly. If this is shameless pandering, then sign me up.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: over 1 year ago
Do you want to vape Gluhwein for some reason? If so, this is super on point. Absolutely nails the taste and mouthfeel of mulled wine. If you're interested in the profile at all, give this a shot. Seriously, spooky accurate.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: over 1 year ago
Bright strawberry right up front, the forest mix brings some extra depth to that potent candy strawberry up front. Between the hops, cactus, and absinthe, this ends up tasting like strawberry-basil. It's a sweeter recipe, but it manages to avoid pushing that sweetness too far into that herbal backend and ruining the balance. All in all, really refreshing, interesting, and well-balanced.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: over 1 year ago
A balanced, refreshing springtime vape. Light bit of really pleasant tart brightness from the lemons and bilberry, and a smooth full mouthfeel from the Cactus. The hibiscus here is super interesting and refreshing, without really pushing into "floral" overall. I'm a strawberry non-taster, but I still really enjoyed the overall level of sweetness here from the Red Touch. I'd personally add a touch of mint/menthol or koolada here, but that's because I like how refreshing and balanced this is and would love to take it past spring and into hotter summer days. Great stuff.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: over 1 year ago
Really good spring vape. Juicy melon and bright, lightly floral hibiscus with a red berry almost Hawaiian Punch light musk to it. I lose the distinct character of the pear a bit with everything else going on, but it works to sweeten and pull the entire vape together. Super well-balanced and satisfyingly sweet. Personally I'd like a touch less pear, but that only because the rest of the juice is a bit more interesting... but I definitely enjoy this as it's mixed right now.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: over 1 year ago
ID10-T is only partly wrong. The pudding base is indeed fantastic, but the secret sauce here is definitely that Soursop and Hops. Seriously, a pretty inspired combination and the earthiness and bitter edge makes this so much more interesting than a straight guanabana pudding would be. Between this and Batido de Guanabana, you can just have the custard apples.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: over 1 year ago
Tried via Mixer's Club. Takes a couple drags to come together, but when it does this is an excellent warm herbal tea vape. Tea forward, but with just the right amount of cream to smooth the entire thing out and make it really nice and relaxing. Good balance of floral, citrus, earthy, and creamy.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: over 1 year ago
I dug this with 1% less Honeysuckle, and I can't imagine the addition changes the experience much. The macaron base here is absolutely on point. Taste is dead on to profile, and a bonus I can see people stealing and abusing that 2/2/2 thing and running with it. I like the mango/honeysuckle thing going on as well. It sits just far enough into the base and gives you a (relatively) subtle flavor like you'd get from an actual macaron. Great stuff.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: over 1 year ago
I'm really enjoying this. I'm a big fan of cactus, but I don't really find the taste to be dominating the other ingredients here. It's more working, with the blackcurrant, to give the entire thing a really dense, slightly waxy mouthfeel that is really interesting and a lot better than it sounds. The Kiwi-Strawberry provides a focus for the recipe, and the rest of it just kind of settles in around that note while the cucumber and lime provide a bright, refreshing counterpoint. I do get a little more of the toasted marshmallow than I thought I would looking at the recipe, and it adds a bit of interest to the tail end of the exhale. At 75%, the koolada would normally be on the high side for me, but I feel like it lightens up the entire thing pretty effectively. It's well balanced, interesting, and refreshing.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: over 1 year ago
Tried this via mixer's club. This is an excellent cookie dough vape, which is something I never though I'd be typing out in a review... but here we are. I like the level of chocolate, the heaviness, the vanilla, the buttery notes from the VBIC, and the wax from the VBG. What I'm missing is the ice cream here. I know the concentrates are in there, and it should totally taste like ice cream, but that cookie dough base just soaks up all that richness that you've thrown at it. I feel like the "correct" way to rate this would be to bitch about that, and leave something other than a 5. But with that said, I'm just impressed as hell with the cookie dough here, and I'm rating this more by how tasty this is, and not strict accuracy to the description.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: over 1 year ago
Excellent stuff. Smart mixing, and really dead on to profile. Accurate coconut milk, all the way. I've noticed this works better for me in a high-resistance, low wattage setup. It can get a tad buttery at higher wattages with a lot of air, I think it does a much better job staying creamy in a more sedate kind of setup. Overall pretty great.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: about 1 year ago
I did the Pear / ws-23 version and I'd definitely recommend stepping your game up. Mango forward, with a blood orange accent. Cooling level with the ws-23 is dead on. Texture is also a thing to behold. My only (extremely limited) point of contention is that the peach is maybe just a bit clearer than I'd expect from the profile but it's delicious and you kind of have to be looking for it to notice it. Great stuff, and, without hyperbole, absolutely fantastic.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: about 1 year ago
**Do you want to vape pickles?** This is a question you must ask yourself. If you would like to vape pickles, then this is about as good as it's going to get, barring a great leap forward in pickle vape technology. By itself, OOO Pickle, smells like the inside of a mcdonalds cheeseburger. It has this weird sweet onion thing going on that's a bit off-putting. This recipe is going to be one of the best ways to get around that. The cactus and cucumber help to moisten and thin out the pickle a bit. The cooling really helps to mask some of that weirdness. And the bitter wizard further tamps down the sweet onion note and reduces it to more of a dull roar of garlic in the background. I'm rating this as someone who a)wanted to vape pickles, b) understands that OOO pickle is a bit of an imperfect tool for which I know of no direct, easily available substitute, and c) can't think of a better way to approach this profile. That's where the high rating is coming from. Is it worth trying this if you have no interest in the profile...no, but that goes for any recipe. It's definitely a pickle vape though, and turning it into a popsicle was a damn fine idea executed well.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: about 1 year ago
This is great. It's a take on a oriental-ish tobacco that doesn't hammer the spice note too hard, conveys dry and woody without getting weird and astringent, and overall is pretty awesome. The clove and cardamom is really well balanced, and the woody tobacco base is incredibly satisfying. Incredibly solid stuff, overall. I maybe get a couple of errant flashes of cocoa out of the burley that doesn't quite jibe with spice, but it's very occasional and even when it happens it doesn't detract from the experience nearly enough to worry about. I'd knife-fight Sting for this juice.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: about 1 year ago
Tried via Mixer's Club. I'm digging this, and I really can't fault the way anything about the way the recipe is put together. As it stands, very well balanced, complex, and the tobacco note is a lot more subtle than you'd think just looking at the ingredients. I like how nutmeg forward the the eggnog makes this, and the clove an the cardamom are really solid supporting players. I'm a unfamiliar with all of the tobaccos here except the arabian, but there's a really nice balancing act going on with making all of these aggressive flavors play nicely with each other. I liked it even more after throwing a drop of FLV Classic Cigarette in, because if anything gets lost in all this layering it's a bit of dirty ashtray. Great recipe.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: 12 months ago
So I'm obviously biased, but I love this. This plays the yakima hops off the syrupy berries, and the pink guava adds just a bit of vibrancy. Ginger Spice's boobs, sign me up. I was lucky to have someone this talented and thoughtful flopping around in an oversized skin suit.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: 11 months ago
WAS IT WORTH THE WAIT? Yeah, totally. Rice here works really well off the shake. Great coconut, works really well as a stand-in for a coconut milk. Mango seems dead on as well. Very pleasant, but not as a back-handed compliment. It's just nice, and really well balanced, and it's basically mango sticky rice. I'd be worried about how it steeps out, but as a S&V as suggested, I dig this. I could do with just a tiny hint of butter or just a hair more richness... but I wouldn't want to do anything to mess with the balance here.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: 3 months ago
Tested at 3 weeks. A really nice dark, sweet, and rich cigar recipe. I probably can't say "artisanal swisher sweets" without looking like a jerk, so I'll call it a refined take on a lizard brain tobacco staple. Looking at the description, I do think it's basically what you were going for. I'm not the tobacco vocabulary guy, but I am getting a distinct wrapper type note, so that's cool. The cocoa is probably a bolder component for me here than the fruitiness. Opens with a heavier cocoa note with some pleasant roast coffee overtones. Nothing too grassy in the base, so that cocoa is working pretty well. I do pick up some of that dark fruitiness on the finish, but it's playing nicely with cocoa up front. Sweet but not gross sweet. The milk and honey is adding some darker caramel notes but isn't swamping the texture. Comes across as fairly dry without being too harsh. The woodier notes from the AM4A are going across as almost a light spice note, which is working well everything here. I like the balance overall, and this is a great take on dessert tobacco that isn't just an RY4 in disguise.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: 2 months ago
It's like Jazz, man. You gotta taste the flavors he *isn't* using.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: 11 days ago
Hey, it's a vanilla pudding. Really well implemented take on a relatively simple profile. The FLV Vanilla Pudding is, as usual, the right choice for a base and the custard and coconut really do work to make it a bit deeper and creamier without radically changing the clean, clear pudding flavor. I dig the vanilla here as well. It's a darker, spicier take than the ultra-bright one-dimensional vanillin type of vanilla. The FA Bourbon Vanilla brings a more nuanced vanilla base and the golden syrup works to deepen and darken the entire vibe. It's almost like a creme brulee if it wasn't caramelized on top and that is a very good thing. In terms of constructive criticism, I think the 5 day steep suggestion is a little optimistic. I'm at 10 days now and the vanilla is starting to calm down a bit more and smooth out. This feels more like a 2 weeks + kind of recipe for best results. Without steeping the first couple of drags start out a bit dry but it settles in quickly. If you're into puddings, you should probably mix this. If you're into custards, but tired of egg overload, you should probably mix this as well. Very solid stuff.
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