- Created: 16 November 2010
Ok, I have been sitting on this one for three weeks letting it age in The Juice Cellar. Backwoods Brew juice generally needs a little time to shine, and I wanted to give this juice the chance it needed to come together. I've been visiting this juice weekly since it showed up, and today it told me it was finally ready.
Backwoods Brew Casablanca Blend does not use the standard Backwoods tobacco base. It's a brand new base, and it's Turkish tobacco. This is good news for Backwoods fans that were hoping for more of a cigarette-like vape, and like a lot of people I was anxious to try it.
I am going to jump right into the review. Vaping this at 18mg on my 3.7v Copper 510.
The nose of Backwoods Brew Casablanca Blend has a smooth, delicious cocoa aroma that is right on the money and prepares you for what is coming. This juice has a nice throat hit. Not an unfiltered cigarette throat hit, but it has throat hit that is more than adequate for a flavored tobacco juice. Vapor production is excellent, as with all Backwoods juice.
The taste of Backwoods Casablanca Blend delivers a faint trace of cocoa on inhale. On exhale, the Turkish tobacco base delivers a dry, smooth finish, with a stronger showing from the cocoa element. This is a very good juice, and the flavors are showcased in a way that is very refined and shows a master's hand at blending. The best word I can use to describe the flavors in this juice is balance.
This is not the juice I would reach for when I wanted a cigarette. Although it uses a Turkish tobacco base, it isn't in that category of robust, punch you in the chest juices. What it is is a brand new recipe of flavored tobacco that is a perfect blending of its elements. It's simple and uncomplicated, and it doesn't hit you over the head and demand attention.
There is not a false note in this blend. This juice would have been so easy to get wrong. It's the reason I generally dislike 555. Most vendors fail at the marriage of chocolate and tobacco, and the juice ends up delivering a whole that misses the mark. Don decided to keep it simple, and he got it right.
Backwoods Brew Casablanca Blend succeeds, wildly. While Casablanca Blend doesn't make the short list of juices in daily vape rotation here at Castle Vapenstein, I would be remiss in not awarding it the Vapenstein It's Alive! Award. This juice shows a true understanding of simplicity and balance, and it is unquestionably an artisanal product. This is serious juice.