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    Default Tried a WTA Competitor.......

    NEVER AGAIN will I do so.

    Went to order more DIY a few days back and the only size available was the 2 dram. Price per ml on that bottle is really pushin' the limits. Or so I thought at the time.

    Checked out the two competitors that I'm aware of and ended up ordering 10ml from one of em'.
    This would be the one that doesn't reference milk if ya catch me drift.

    Arrived today, half hour ago.
    How many ways can a person say blech?

    Slight amber color, very strong wood resin smell. V-E-R-Y strong smell.
    meh....

    Several drops into the dripper and........ yuck! Very strong taste that I'm struggling to get my mind around.
    Almost a sweet citrus, then again more of an oxidized metal. Cloying. Not nice. Icky.

    I s'pose I can mask it with something but you know darn well I just now submitted an order with Aroma for the good stuff!

    Beware imitators, only buy the original (-:

    Man this is flat out nasty stuff...........
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    If you haven't tried the new aroma vs unflavored yet then you have a nice surprise coming.
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    According to the website that's what I should be getting (-:
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    Turpentine. Aromatic turpentine is what it reminds me of.
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    The new stuff is awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olderthandirt View Post
    Turpentine. Aromatic turpentine is what it reminds me of.
    Quote Originally Posted by hittman View Post
    The new stuff is awesome.
    Dear reader:

    These guys aren't talking about the same product.

    Jerry's product is the awesome one.

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    I guess I should have pointed that out for people that aren't familiar with what we are talking about. I know which one he doesn't like and it's not from aroma. I had a similar reaction to the other one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olderthandirt View Post
    NEVER AGAIN will I do so.

    Went to order more DIY a few days back and the only size available was the 2 dram. Price per ml on that bottle is really pushin' the limits. Or so I thought at the time.

    Checked out the two competitors that I'm aware of and ended up ordering 10ml from one of em'.
    This would be the one that doesn't reference milk if ya catch me drift.

    Arrived today, half hour ago.
    How many ways can a person say blech?

    Slight amber color, very strong wood resin smell. V-E-R-Y strong smell.
    meh....

    Several drops into the dripper and........ yuck! Very strong taste that I'm struggling to get my mind around.
    Almost a sweet citrus, then again more of an oxidized metal. Cloying. Not nice. Icky.

    I s'pose I can mask it with something but you know darn well I just now submitted an order with Aroma for the good stuff!

    Beware imitators, only buy the original (-:

    Man this is flat out nasty stuff...........
    In fairness, if you express dissatisfaction with the product and articulate what you don't like about it, I know that the vendor in question will gladly replace it.

    I try not to make any public comments about what I think of one WTA versus another. Sure my bias is strongly with Aroma since it's my recipe after all, but I really don't want to ever get back to the days of you know who and all the negativity he brought to the commercial WTA scene. Sure, if a WTA vendor comes along and starts making wacky claims, I might get a bit riled up (and most folks don't want to see me riled up) but overall I find it's best to let the customers decide to each his own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olderthandirt View Post
    According to the website that's what I should be getting (-:
    All 24 mg unflavored WTA going forward is the new VS version. The main differences between the VS and the last generation of 24 mg unflavored WTA is that 1) the VS is a much lighter WTA, and 2) the VS is a far smoother WTA.

    I'm in Atlanta for the week (yes, I was stuck in that awful traffic mess back on Tuesday for 4 hours) and if Jerry did what he said he would, there will be some of the new VS WTA waiting for me when I get back home tomorrow. Then I can see for myself if the effects are also even better than they were before.

    As far as I can tell, the only thing wrong with Aroma's WTA now is that I didn't make it myself.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DVap View Post
    In fairness, if you express dissatisfaction with the product and articulate what you don't like about it, I know that the vendor in question will gladly replace it...
    I did in fact send comments, did my best to be concise and not editorialize.
    Mentioned in the comments that I wasn't seeking an RMA, rather I was giving them a heads-up as they must have had a bad batch.

    I fully appreciate the concept of flavor, taste and subjectivity. But there is no way I can believe this was a normal brew.

    I strayed but I'll do so no more (-:
    Last edited by olderthandirt; 01-31-2014 at 05:51 AM.
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