- Created: 07 March 2012
I am a big fan of Nick at Goodejuice. What his juice tells me about him is that he is a guy who has integrity. The sort of vendor who feels that average is not good enough for him or his customers. That is the sort of person this community needs more of.
Nick also knows a little something about tobacco. The average vaper smoked cigarettes once, but didn't really have any love of tobacco. That's why more vapers vape non-tobaccos than tobaccos. For those of us who do love tobacco, Nick is one of the only guys out there creating interesting, quality tobacco vapes.
Take today's test subject, Goodejuice Patriot Tobacco. A mix of Perique, Burley and Cavendish. Not something the average ex-smoker would know or care about, but to me it says robust, earthy Burley counterbalanced with the slight spice and fermented fruit tang of Perique and the soft sweetness of Cavendish. Sounds like something I'd smoke in a pipe, in fact, it's not too far off Cornell & Diehl Old Joe Krantz, which is one of my favorite tobaccos and one that I keep several pounds of in my cellar.
That's enough foreplay, let's head into The Lab, where I will be vaping this 18mg 50/50 blend at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a 1.5 ohm Joye 306.
The nose of this juice is sweet and almost suggests to me that this is a hybrid juice containing both natural extract and flavoring. It isn't off putting, but I get dry, sweet powder along with the suggestion of tobacco and I wasn't expecting it.
The flavor on inhale is a pleasant, soft sweetness. Not too much else on inhale, then straight into a respectable throat hit. Satisfying, I'd say just north of average for a tobacco vape.
The flavor on exhale is where the world goes all crazy on me. I would almost swear that there is FlavourArt Perique flavoring in this. It has that pseudo-Perique spiciness that one has. There is also a dry, kind of chalky body to the sweetness present. Not unpleasant, and it reminds me of Coumarin Tobacco from Bombay. Kind of a pseudo-vanilla, which could be due to a Cavendish flavoring. There is a slight suggestion of smoke also. Okay, I've broken this down into individual elements and it probably sounds like a science fair project, it isn't. Taken as a whole this is a pretty tasty vape. What I perceive as artificial Perique and Cavendish flavorings won't even register with vapers that haven't vaped 300+ tobacco vapes, so don't let my analysis put you off. I do feel that this is a hybrid, combining what is probably a more lightweight natural tobacco extract with a flavoring or two, and if I'm wrong Nick can set me straight. The final analysis reveals a vape with a pretty robust body but one that is also easy on the senses. Given the decent throat hit I can see this one being a go-to vape for tobacco vapers. Vapor production is good but not fog machine material. Better than the average PG blend.
Not my favorite from Goodejuice but still better than what most of his contemporaries are slapping labels on. To me this tastes somewhere between a traditional tobacco vape and a natural tobacco vape. Recommended.