- Created: 09 May 2011
It's been a while since I've paid my friend Fred at Vape the Rockies a visit here on these pages. You guys all know I'm a big fan. All you need to do is look through my reviews and see the praise I've heaped on Fred's juice.
Vape the Rockies juice is organically flavored, thin, and burns better than any juice in the vaping community. Period. This stuff burns so clean that I use Vape the Rockies juice as an atty cleaner when I don't feel like going through the whole routine. Seriously. Atty starting to act up a little, I reach for a bottle of one of Fred's juices, and 9 times out of 10 my atty is vaping like a champ again in five minutes. I don't know what accounts for this, but it's awesome.
On top of that, Fred's flavors are good. Real good. Maybe not quite in Nature's Flavors (a flavoring company that one of your favorite vendors uses) territory, but they are crisp and true, and you have to appreciate a juice maker who is going the extra mile by not using off the shelf flavorings. Almost every vendor is commercial DIY. Nothing wrong with that, it's just that you could make that juice at home if you wanted to. In my opinion the vendors who create proprietary flavorings deserve some recogntion for not taking the easy way out.
Let's get to it. I will be vaping today's amber glass colored 24mg 70PG/30VG juice, which by the way is Vape the Rockies Voluptuous Vanilla, at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a 1.7 ohm SLB atty.
The nose of this juice is not quite what I was expecting. I get a little smoky-ness from this. Instead of the deep vanilla bean fragrance I expected, I got more of a soft sweetness in a base that suggested a vape of some substance.
The flavor on inhale is soft and creamy, slightly sweet. I really get the sense that this is one of the element's of VtR's Captain's Delight, which is their take on Cavendish tobacco. I get a feeling in my mouth and tongue on inhale that is somewhere between chalky and milky. The throat hit is grand. Really good, especially coming from a non-tobacco vape.
The flavor on exhale is very much the same as what I got on inhale here. I don't get that full vanilla bean taste that I thought this would have. I get glimpses of vanilla buried in a vape that is really pretty robust for a vanilla vape. I don't consider this a dessert vape. Instead, it's much more of a vanilla vape that you would just vape on and not think about it. It scratches all the itches; good throat hit, a feeling you're getting something out of your device, a smooth flavor that isn't cloying or oversweetened. Vapor production is average for a PG blend.
As a vanilla vape I am slightly disappointed, but as a vape I am not. It is not at all what I was expecting, a trait shared by BWB Vanilla Bean. I still haven't found the vanilla I am looking for, but don't let that mislead you into thinking that I thought this juice was bad. Great performance and a subtle sweetness make this something you could vape any time, or even use as a mixer to impart those qualities to another juice.
I like this, I was just hoping for more vanilla bean here. Another quality juice from VtR, but a different take on vanilla that won't be everyone's cup of tea. Recommended with that caveat.