- Created: 16 August 2015
I think Steam Juice is one of the very best vendors offering juice that is premium tasting at a price that sub ohm vapers can live with. I can only think of a couple other names to add to that list. Seriously, if I didn't DIY 95% of what I vape, I'd be buying a lot of juice from them. Good juice at great prices with quick shipping and frequent discounts on top of their already good deals. A vendor that understands their market.
I bought their Rounder deal a while back. With a stackable discount code I got three 120ml bottles for right around $40 I think. All three were good, and they threw in a 15ml sample of one of their other juices along with some pipettes.
I vape a ton of custard, but after so many tanks of the same juice I need a diversion. I vape a Tripoli clone I made a lot, and I have a thing for yogurts too. Cheesecake was another flavor that I thought would make a good secondary vape for me. Steam Juice offers their Cheesecake Your Way plain or with added peach, strawberry, blueberry, butterscotch, coconut or caramel. I opted for the butterscotch because I have a thing for butterscotch sundaes and it sounded good. Plus another juice of theirs, Golden Road, uses butterscotch to great effect.
I've just about finished my 120ml of this juice. Let's take this 70%VG 2mg juice into The Lab for analysis.
I will be vaping this juice at 40w in a Cthulhu with a dual 0.27 ohm build on my BMI. I've been spending a lot of time with similar builds on an unregulated parallel box, which vapes around 50 or so watts depending on battery charge, so it may be time to up the power on my BMI a little. I will say that I think the flavor is better at 32-38 watts, but you get used to a warmer vape and I like the way my unregulated box vapes. I've also gone back and forth between my normal builds around 0.3 ohm and bumping it up to 0.35-0.4, but I always come back to the lower resistance. I can't put my finger on exactly what makes me think so, but I perceive the vape as being more pleasant at 0.3 or slightly below. So much for battery life.
The nose of this juice is butter and graham cracker with a bright butterscotch note.
The flavor on inhale is subtle. This is one of those juices where the presentation is pretty subdued up front. Maybe a light buttery richness. Core satisfaction is average to slightly above, it's a satisfying vape.
The flavor on exhale is milky, buttery, maybe a trace of vanilla, and the butterscotch comes in on the finish. Unfortunately it's not the rich, creamy butterscotch of butterscotch syrup, but more like butterscotch disc candies. It's a little bright and shallow for the cheesecake pairing. Vapor production is dense.
This tastes just like Capella's New York Cheesecake, which is good because Steam is using premium flavors. It's a good flavor. I think this would be tastier with a complimentary fruit note, so I would go that way if I ever ordered it again. They really should add cherry and raspberry to the options, because those are the first two things that come to mind after strawberry when I think cheesecake.
I'm not as compelled to vape this juice as I am my custards, but a tank now and then does make a nice palate reset. I can't fault their ratios, the amount of flavor is right on the money. Go with the fruit, I think it'd be more interesting that way. Like all the other juice I've had from them, this one burns clean and doesn't gunk coils. Recommended.