- Created: 19 July 2015
The second juice that I really fell for right before I left old school vaping for regulated was Charlie Noble Tripoli. Vaped really well and had a good flavor profile for 3.7v vaping on old style gear, despite its 80% VG ratio which usually spelled bad news for 306 attys.
I liked this juice so much in fact that for the last couple months I've been trying to clone it from memory. I've vaped a lot of mls of various versions of my own recipe of Tripoli, so I thought it was time to buy a small bottle a) so I could give it an overdue review, and b) see how close my memory got me to the real thing.
Charlie Noble describes this juice as "Turkish tobaccos, fig, almonds, and rare spices". If you're a former tobacco vaper like me, that description is just irresistable. Also, it stands out in a world full of custard and fruit vapes.
I am a big fan of Charlie Noble's approach. This is premium eliquid, no doubt about that, but they're selling it at prices that lie between budget and premium. That shows that they completely understand their customer IMO. Those of us who sub ohm are going through a lot of juice. It makes $20/30ml juice irrelevant. That's right, irrelevant. I'm not even going to review your juice if that is your pricing model, because you've already shown me that you are out of touch with your customer base. From here on out, ultra premium juice vendors can pound sand.
I already know that I like this juice, so let's take it into The Lab and see how vaping it sub ohm compares to my memory of it on the old Silver Bullet. I will be vaping this 3mg 80VG juice at 39w in one of my Cthulhus with a dual 26ga 0.32 ohm build on my BMI.
The nose of this juice is almond and subtle sweet fruit.
The flavor on inhale is predominantly almond with an undercurrent of the fruit sweetness. So many of the old tobacco vapes were peanut-y, and then there were the old made in India versions of Vapor Station tobaccos which were unique and great. This is nutty in a way that is unlike either, and it's not odd or weird in any way. Core satisfaction is good, slightly above average.
The flavor on exhale shows the fig much more clearly. The almond backs off a bit and the fig takes center stage. The tobacco base is not prevalent, but I can tell you from experience that trying to make this flavor without it loses the glue that holds everything together. I don't get the "rare spices", but that's good because cinnamon in juice is a deal breaker for me. The toasted nut of the almond, the mostly invisible tobacco and the bright, sweet fig combine for a really nice presentation that is not too sharp or in your face. It's a well crafted juice and a very enjoyable diversion from my usual custard and yogurt vapes. Vapor production is dense and full. Honestly anything over 70% usually makes great vapor and this is no exception.
Tobacco with almond and fig. It's as good as it sounds and it's a completely original creation. I like this juice maker and I love this juice.