- Created: 08 June 2011
When I ordered my Silver Bullet from AltSmoke I needed a small addition to my cart to qualify for free shipping. I didn't need any attys at the time, so I looked through the juice Rob sells to add a small bottle to the order. That was a little daunting, as he only offers Chinese juice and High Caliber. High Caliber isn't exactly known for their tobacco vapes, but I did see a couple flavors on AltSmoke that I hadn't seen before.
I should qualify this flavor selection. I have an adventurous palate. There isn't really anything I won't try, and I favor a lot of foods that people would shy away from. I LOVE kimchi, any kind of kimchi. Fish roe, pickled pig's feet, stinky French cheeses, chicharones, organ meats...they're all on the menu at Castle Vapenstein. There is however one food item I do not eat. One that the flavor and the texture and the whole package pretty much puts me off. It's the only food I avoid. It's banana. I just hate it. I hate it in desserts, I hate it by itself. I even avoid banana flavored candy and ice cream.
When I was looking over the High Caliber flavors at AltSmoke I kept coming back to Habana Banana. It was banana, but it was cigar too. I love cigar. Maybe the cigar would negate the banana for me. I thought about it a long time, then finally put it in my cart. It was only a 5ml bottle after all.
So I've had this bottle for a while now. I sampled it when it first arrived, but this is the first time I am doing any serious vaping of it. Let's take this in between amber and honey colored juice to The Lab, where I will vape this 18mg 50PG/50VG blend at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a 1.7 ohm SLB atty.
The nose of this juice is sweet, slightly perfumey, and there is a candy banana element that really makes your brain click banana, even if it's more candy-like than the real thing.
The flavor on inhale is sweet and banana-y. There is also a dry, powdery element that smacks of perfume. Throat hit is good. It's a satisfying vape in that department.
The flavor on exhale is sort of tobacco-ish, but I really don't get cigar out of it. There is a a slightly smoky finish to it, smoky not as in there is smoke flavoring, but smoky in the way the finish of some vapes registers with your brain. The sweet banana flavoring is always present. Overall it's kind of a banana vape with some backbone. There is no real cigar to speak of, but it isn't just a sickly sweet banana vape either. There's more substance than just banana solo. As much as I do not like banana, I can tolerate this. Vapor production is above average for a PG blend, which you expect from a 50/50 mix.
I didn't hate this. Banana kind of turns my stomach, but here it is presented more like banana Laffy Taffy. No cigar to speak of, unfortunately, but the mystery components of this juice make it more than just a banana candy vape. Good throat hit and vapor production add up to better than average performance for a non-tobacco vape, so if a banana candy juice with a little backbone sounds good to you, this will be right up your alley. Overall a good showing from this juice, but it's going on Mrs. Doctor Vapenstein's side of The Juice Cellar.