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ConcreteRiver
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Description: I am super interested in your version of strawberries and cream. I promise.
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Location: Colfax, WA

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My take on a "Jack Rose" cocktail, with applejack, grenadine, and lime. Warm, sweet, and holiday-esque.

Originally mixed for a holiday cocktail episode of DIY Downunder, I've been meaning to do something inspired by applejack for a while and this was a pretty good excuse. Applejack is a traditional-ish american spirit that was originally made by repeatedly freezing the water out of cider until it proofed, so like an ice wine but with apples. It's usually just done as a distilled apple brandy now, but it's still delicious stuff that tends to be less subtle and a bit more obnoxious than something like Calvados. I do think it fits in the colder weather really well, and it's something that feels seasonal without tasting like pumpkin spice.

Shoutout to MlNikon for putting the bug in my ear about FA Liquid Amber being the best brandy flavor out, because I completely ran with it. I think a lot of failed attempts at making an applejack were down to putting the apple first. I just flipped it, and throw an ungodly amount of liquid amber in to mix to see what it would do. I liked it. 3% is indeed a whole lot of liquid amber, but it's used as an actual flavor and probably the crux of the recipe instead of the usual sub 1% additive range. It has a decent amount of texture and a really nice warmth to it to.

The applejack is filled out with some of the amazing funk and depth of FLV Apple Cider at 1%. The good applejack, the bottled in boud stuff from Laird's, is aged in oak. So that's the last flavoring component here. Some TPA Red Oak at 1% gives a solid bourbon char. I feel like it's less dry and astringent than FA Oakwood so that's probably a good fit.

The rest of the cocktail is pretty easy. TPA Pomegranate Deluxe is fuller, sweet, and doesn't have any weird off notes. Seems like grenadine to me. I just wanted a light touch of grenadine here, so 2% seemed about appropriate. And the lime juice. Oh the lime juice. I like FA Florida Key Lime for a non-candied lime juice flavor that doesn't fade out too hard. 3% got me where I wanted to go.

So there we go, a holiday cocktail that doesn't involve LB White Chocolate Peppermint. Look upon my works and tremble.

A spin on the classic-ish "blood and sand" cocktail, using scotch, orange, red fruit, and vermouth. It's sweet, smoky, bitter, boozy, and herbal all at the same time.

Mixed for Jarvis's Fantasy Mixing Hootenanny. I took "Fantasy" as a bit broader direction .... because miss me with that elf shit. I'd been working on a blood and sand for a minute and wanted to find a good hook related to fiction. I could have went "Dune" but kindground has an Arrakis remix that is pretty good already. Also, I never read the dune books. Star Wars is for dorks, so no Tatooine or whatever. I started drifting more into horror and ended up on "The Voice of the Beach" by Ramsey Campbell. I had originally read it after reading someone complain that "Beachworld" by Stephen King was derivative, it's an older short story about an all-consuming beach and a mysterious pattern. We got blood, we got sand, and we got another non-sequitur of a name. FANTASY!

This recipe is going to look like kind of a lot, and it is. The original cocktail is also kind of a lot. Scotch is such an aggressive flavor, you have to do some really intense things to push it around. So we did some intense things.

The Scotch base here is mostly FA Whisky. It's pretty mild, it's a bit fruity, it has some peat. We crank it up to 4% (fetch the fainting couch) because we want the peat to come through and everything else going on here is going to need some that mildly boozy, fruity base to play off of. EXTRA CREDIT: Vape Train Scotch Whiskey is super, super intense. If you have it, and you enjoy the funkier boozier parts of this, throw in a couple drops. I wouldn't go beyond .25% , but it adds a really aggressive edge to the booze here. Not included in the recipe because not everyone wants to annihilate their sinuses all the way, but it's pretty fun if you're broken like me.

There is a whole lot of FLV Cranberry in here. 2% will dominate most mixes you throw it in, and this isn't really an exception. It's sweet, sticky, and dark. I put some (very weak but at least not plastic) TPA Cherry Extract in there at 5% to kind of bend into a heering profile, but it's still pretty recognizably cranberry. And at 2% of FLV Cranberry you do have to contend with some serious off notes, it gets boozy and warm... It's almost like we planned it.

The INW Shisha Orange is a pretty good cocktail orange that has some nuance depth beyond just the generic acidity that you'd get from real orange juice. It's strong even at .5%, but the rest of this recipe is strong too. You can handle it. It also fades a bit, so you may even bump up to .75% if you want to steep this for a while.

I have no idea why Flavorwest manufactures such a good vermouth flavor, but I'm not arguing. It's called "martini," but I get no gin. Solo, it's more of a dry vermouth than sweet, but we got plenty of sweetness in this mix to compensate. This acts like the vermouth in the cocktail, namely adding some bitter and herbal counterpoints for all that sweetness and alcohol. Is 3.5% A bit much? Probably, but we are fighting that 2% FLV Cranberry and 4% FA Whisky and everything has spun fully out of control at this point.

This sort of ended up being a cocktail vape for people that really like cocktail vapes. I'm not sure I'd try to convince anyone with this one. I've found this can be a bit much at super high wattages, I prefer it more out of a smaller rta at like 12mg.

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An accessible and dead simple green apple hard candy for people used to paying way more for juice. The fancy label and booth babes are in your mind.

Special shoutout to Flavorah and Liquid Barn for putting together the DIY Extravaganza at the Vegas Vape Expo. Mixers were breaking down DIY for attendees. This recipe was my attempt to create a quick, tasty, and "commercial" vape juice right in front of people on the fence about trying DIY.

As a "simple" juice, this is mostly about bolstering a single flavor into a fuller vape. Luckily, CAP Green Apple Hard Candy really doesn't need all that much help. It's a green apple jolly rancher, full stop. I don't get any of the acetone off-notes present in a lot of green apple concentrates here. It's almost perfect for a sweet, sticky and slighty warm hard candy vape. It's a simple profile, but executed really well. This recipe was specifically formulated to 16% to work with the liquid barn basic bottles, so the 12% is a bit arbitrary, but it works well there.

FLV Sour Apple brings in some support. It's another green apple candy flavor, but it isn't quite as full and sweet. The "Sour" part is pretty great though, and it just provides a bit of punch to keep the jolly rancher from building into something too sticky and cloying. Most "sours" aren't all that tart and the malic acid will gradually eat at the flavors underneath, hollowing out your juice. FLV Sour Apple doesn't seem to mute nearly as bad over the long term, and it really helps to set off the CAP. 3% of this flavor is a lot, but we're not in overflavoring territory and the CAP GAHC soaks it all up.

And Capella Super Sweet, well, it's a sweetener. The acids there seem to help further enliven candies and this is pretty much the perfect place for it. 1% is a bit high for a DIY recipe, but it's still on the low end for "commercial" stuff. It's also a candy recipe, soooooooooo..... But whatever, use as much or as little as you like. It's DIY. If Super Sweet is a bit harsh for you, then try FW Sweetener at 2 or even 3% for a comparable level of sweetness. This isn't the recipe for TPA or EM, and the muting with those options is probably detrimental with any kind of steep. I feel like you actually want a bit of bite with all that sweetness.

Can you add cooling? Yes, it's DIY. The recipe will work fine with it. Stick with a neutral coolant instead of something like menthol. I like .5% of 30% WS-23. You can go as cold as you want though. 1% will be "icy." 2% will be brutal. Again, it's DIY.

So there you go, this was actually relatively popular with the people I talked to, and I hope it's a pretty good illustration of how easy DIY can be if you stay out of the way of the flavors and just want to vape something that tastes good. For just 2 flavors and some sweetener, you get a good balance of sweetness, tartness, and depth of flavor. The level of flavor may be a bit obnoxious, but that's the point. You could make this more complex or less overwhelming, but I wanted to target an audience of people that were not already invested in the community.

I'll get back to 10 flavor existential nightmares soon enough, but I thought this might be worth sharing. As much as I enjoy the nerdier side of mixing, the show was a good reminder that DIY can be a bigger tent and I need to do something to help make it one.

Also, Shyndo came up with the name. I'm not sure if the DIY snobs or the juice line goons are Camp Tigerclaw in this scenario, but it's a cool ass name and sometimes that is enough. BIG TENT.

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.

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: about 2 years ago
Tasty as all hell. Nailed the profile, and vapes like a dream.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 4 Entered: about 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: about 2 years ago
Blueberry note is fantastic. Very blueberry forward, but the pastry acts as a wonderful complement. Gorgeous.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: about 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: about 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: about 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: about 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: about 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: almost 2 years 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: over 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: over 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: over 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: about 1 year 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: about 1 year 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: 5 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: 4 months ago
It's like Jazz, man. You gotta taste the flavors he *isn't* using.
User: ConcreteRiver Score: 5 Entered: 2 months 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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