Review: Four e-liquids from Jugheads
by, 07-19-2012 at 04:10 AM (480 Views)
I figured I could take a break from posting yesterday since I double-posted on Sunday.
Thought I'd take the blog in a bit of a different direction today, so I'm going to do a review write-up on some e-liquid that I purchased from Jugheads a while back and have been vaping pretty steadily ever since. They are, in no particular order:
Information for those outside of Canada: Jugheads is primarily an eliquid vendor, though they do carry atomizers, cartos, DIY, a few mods and other things. The owner, hereinafter referred to as Juggy, has earned a lot of respect in the Canadian subforum for producing quality e-liquid at a great price.
He also goes out of his way to ensure that you, as the customer, have an exceptional experience. Outstanding service, excellent prices, great shipping, and overall just a great experience. This is one vendor who truly goes the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction.
That said, on to the juice reviews. I purchased all of these e-liquids from his "VG Extreme" line, so they're 100% VG (or close enough) and they're all mixed at 24mg/ml nic strength. Because of this, they all produce clouds of nice, thick vapor.
Also of note: All of the VG Extreme juices come thinned, so they work well in tanks, cartos, clearos, and anything else you'd want to put them in, right out of the bottle.
Jokesmoke 2.0: This is a difficult one to describe. I ordered it because almost everyone I've heard talk about it says that it's great. It's a light, clean flavour. Very subtle. I taste some sweetness in there, with a hint of something extra. It's listed in his tobacco flavours, so I would assume there's a bit of tobacco in that "extra". My palate isn't quite refined enough to pick it out though.
This is one you'll have to try to fully appreciate. It's nice and refreshing, because none of the flavours overpower you. I can vape this one all day and not get tired of it, which is saying a lot, because usually I swap back and forth between three or four e-liquids, sometimes within the space of two or three hours.
Throat-hit is great. I've dialed back my nic levels since ordering these liquids, so they're rather strong for me now, but I don't detect much difference between this and other 24mg juices I've tried.
Ch-Cherry Bacco: Like the name suggests, this is a cherry-tobacco blend. Besides the cigarettes, I used to smoke a pipe, and as an ex-pipe smoker, I really enjoy a nice flavourful tobacco. I could never get on board with any of the cherry pipe tobaccos I tried, though. No matter how carefully I packed my pipe, the cherry tobaccos would always draw really hot and there was always something about the cherry flavouring that caused some nasty tongue-bite. I was always very saddened by this, because cherry is my number-one fruit flavour.
Right when I opened the bottle and smelled the e-liquid, I immediately thought of opening a pouch of Amphora Black Cherry. It's spot-on. You could give me a blindfolded smell-test and I wouldn't be able to tell them apart. This is a nice, smooth vape, with lots of black cherry flavour that marries perfectly with the tobacco he's chosen to blend it with. It's a rich tobacco, which as I said reminds me of the Amphora pipe tobacco base, which is a mixture of Burley, Virginia and Oriental tobaccos, if I recall correctly.
Once again, excellent throat-hit.
Karamellow Bacco: I ordered this one on the premise that I'm a fan of sweets and I'm a fan of tobaccos, so where can I go wrong? I'm reviewing this one from memory as I've emptied the bottle already.
When I first vaped this one, I got mostly tobacco, and it was the same tobacco base as the Ch-Cherry Bacco. A nice, deep, rich, full-flavoured tobacco that wasn't too sweet, and a little peppery on the finish. The caramel was there, but as I said in a first-impressions post, if this e-liquid were a movie, the caramel would be listed in the credits as something like "Second Tall Man". I quite liked it, but wasn't really convinced that it lived up to its name.
Fast-forward about a month. Steeping really does this juice wonders. The caramel definitely pops after being allowed to sit and mature. It's a nice, creamy caramel flavour that's not too sweet, but sweet enough. It gets along a lot better with the tobacco. I came back to this e-liquid after a week-long vacation with only Jokesmoke to sustain me, and I ended up with a visible haze of vapor hanging above me within about half an hour of tasting it again. Give this one a couple of weeks' worth of steeping time to really shine. Once again, no complaints on throat-hit. Hits like a 24.
VG RY4: One of the first e-liquids I tried was a take on RY4 (from Flavour Crafters, another Canadian vendor), and I fell in love. The tobacco, with its sweet undertones of caramel and vanilla, was an absolute winner in my book. Whenever I see an RY4 for sale, I have to try it. I've heard an old adage (well, not that old) that if you ask four different vendors to make an RY4, you'll get four completely different e-liquids.
Having never tried the original, I can't make a comparison to it. However, I can tell you what I get from this one.
This one also benefits from steeping for 1-2 weeks. The tobacco base is a lot "brighter" (??? That's the only way I can describe this one.) to my tastebuds than the one used in the two 'Baccos I reviewed above, though it has that same peppery finish to it. It's also a lot more subdued. It's not the most potent flavour in the mix. What I get most out of this one is vanilla. Strong vanilla on the inhale, and the tobacco comes out more in the exhale. I don't know what that peppery finish is, but I like it. It's a bright, spicy tobacco with some good vanilla thrown in. If there's any caramel in this one, it's overpowered by the other flavours. It's different, and it's very tasty. I'm going to reserve judgement on how much of an RY4 this is until I've tried more versions.
So there you have it. Four tasty juices from an A-1 vendor.
Comments and feedback are always welcome; if you've found any of this helpful, or wish to offer your own opinions on these juices, please feel free to let me know.
Until next time,