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    Default Review of 18+ Mt Baker Vapor juices

    A month ago I ordered 18 bottles of Mt. Baker Vapor juices. They arrived at my US address in under two days, and were forwarded to me here in South America shortly thereafter, along with some hardware I ordered somewhere else. And now the first of two packages has arrived! My first international vape mail, by the way! The shipment had to be broken up into two packages, as the USPS said that you can only ship a maximum of 2 lithium batteries per box, so I'm hoping the other box arrives tomorrow.

    I'm going to be reviewing these juices gradually, as I try them, one post per juice. Otherwise, I'd end up ODing on nicotine and tasting a bizarre mix of juices, which is of no use to anyone... especially me!

    These juices were created on March 10, so they've spent just under 30 days steeping in their bottles. They are all 24 mg of nicotine, 0 extra flavor shots, and 80% PG / 20% VG. MBV have also included at least one free sample (in this half of the shipment... I have no idea if there are any in the other half), and it has half the nicotine (12 mg), so I'll specify the levels for each review.

    The flavors I ordered are the following (the ones I've reviewed so far are in bold):
    • 555
    • Amaretto
    • Boysenberry
    • Clove
    • Coffee
    • Coumarin Pipe
    • Ginger
    • Hazelnut
    • Mango
    • Peach
    • Peach Tobacco
    • Pear
    • Red Apple
    • Rose Tobacco
    • Strawberry
    • Tangerine
    • Teaberry
    • Vanilla


    The free samples I've received so far are:
    • Swedish Lime


    My overall scale for reviewing is a bit different than the one I used for Dekang and Liqua juices. I've quickly realized that in calibrating my expectations for those brands, my old scale had no room for anything truly excellent. So I've eliminated the first rating ("1. Nasty. The mere idea of vaping it turns me off") and shifted things accordingly:

    1. Yuck. Won't finish the bottle unless it's the only thing I've got.
    2. Vapable, but nothing a cheap Chinese vendor couldn't put out.
    3. Good
    4. Great!
    5. Vapegasm!!


    All juices are being vaped on an eGo-V V2 at 4v using a generic CE4+ clearomizer. The "authenticity" rating refers to how similar the flavor is to what it's imitating.

    Finally, although these juices have already spent a month in their bottles steeping, after the initial review I'm going to let each one steep with the caps and droppers out for two days, and then let them steep in the closed bottles. Once I've finished the initial reviews and a couple weeks have passed, I hope (but don't promise!) to add steeping notes to each juice.
    Last edited by ThunderPumpkin; 04-09-2013 at 10:01 PM. Reason: Bolded reviewed juices
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    Default MBV Teaberry

    MBV Teaberry
    24 mg, 80 PG/20 VG, 0 extra shots

    Overall Rating: 4.5/5

    TH: 4/5
    Vapor: 4/5
    Flavor: 5/5
    Authenticity: 5/5
    Color: Transparent

    The moment I took my first hit of MBV Teaberry, I was instantly transported to the candy store of my elementary school days (adults called it a pharmacy). I mostly chewed Bubble Yum and similar gums aimed at kids my age, but every once in a while I would buy a pack of Clark's Teaberry gum.

    This juice is Clark's in vapable form!

    I have never had --or even seen-- fresh teaberries. For that matter, I've never even heard of anyone having or seeing them. They're so unusual, in fact, that my spell checker doesn't even recognize them -- for all I know, they don't actually exist, Wikipedia notwithstanding. So I have to assume that MBV was attempting to recreate the one and only teaberry flavor that any of us can know -- the gum.

    And they succeeded, with stunning accuracy! This is the flavor you get when you've just popped a piece of the gum in your mouth and chewed it about 10 times in a row -- fresh, intense, fruity and a bit exotic.

    The flavor is excellent, and completely authentic. The TH is very good, which is to be expected with 24 mg and an 80/20 mix. The vapor production is also very good, but I get good vapor production with everything but defective clearos.

    Note that this is a very sweet juice. As such, it perfectly recreates the gum, and I happen to like it. Folks who don't like things so sweet might not be so fond of it, though. I wonder if MBV could make juice with additional or reduced sweetness?

    As I was vaping, I started drinking a cup of cappuccino, and the flavors didn't clash (much to my surprise). I doubt MBV Teaberry would go well with a single malt, or with beer, but who knows.

    The waves of nostalgia the teaberry flavor have produced are still going strong, so I'm going to sign off now...
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    Default MBV Tangerine

    MBV Tangerine
    24 mg, 80 PG/20 VG, 0 extra shots
    Overall Rating: 2.5/5


    TH: 4/5
    Vapor: 4/5
    Flavor: 2/5
    Authenticity: 2/5
    Color: Yellow

    My very first vape was a fruit flavor (mango, from some unknown and presumably Chinese producer), and I really liked it. To this day, I love fruit vapes -- I find them uniquely refreshing! So I went into this review psyched about MBV Tangerine. The smell in the bottle is subtle, even muted -- I couldn't really tell it's tangerine from smelling it. The color is a pretty intense yellow.

    This juice packs a decent throat hit, as you'd expect from 24 mg of nicotine. The vapor production is good.

    It's the flavor that I'm not fond of. It has little to do with tangerines, and everything to do with those ultra-sour hard candies that some kids love. This stuff is incredibly tart! And that's not something I thought e-juice could do. It's also clearly a tangerine-flavored sour candy -- no mandarin or tangelo or orange confusion here!

    So, the long and the short of it is this: if you want a tangerine-flavored sour candy vape, this stuff is for you! It's a dead ringer for that, and it'd get an authenticity rating of 5/5 in that case. If you want a natural fruit tangerine vape, however, this is simply not it, and I wouldn't recommend it for that.

    That said, it's not a bad juice. The intense tartness is balanced --or at least counterweighted-- by a great deal of sweetness. And like I said, if it's candy you're after, you've found it here. And that's fine -- I like candy-like green apple flavors quite a bit, myself. But I was after real fruit in this case. I'm afraid MBV Tangerine is going to go into the back of the drawer.
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    Default MBV Swedish Lime

    MBV Swedish Lime
    12 mg, 80 PG/20 VG, 0 extra shots
    Overall Rating: 3.5/5 - Good


    TH: 2.5/5
    Vapor: 4/5
    Flavor: 4/5
    Authenticity: ?
    Color: Almost transparent, with a bit of yellow tinge to it.

    This is an intriguing e-juice. Fruity, tart and just sweet enough, with a lime base and several notes I can't identify. Does not have that characteristic hard candy taste, which is a plus. Every once in a while I detect a slight whiff of something that might come out of an aromatic pipe mixed in here, along with two parts mystery. Very nice parts, I might add.

    This is actually a somewhat complex flavor, much to its credit. It's not like the fruit lime, nor is it like hard candy, as I said... I find myself sitting back and studying it as I enjoy it. Somehow it's neither natural nor artificial -- it's created its own category of taste, and is what it is without pretension.

    The throat hit is weak, though stronger than I expected from an e-juice with a mere 12 mg of nicotine. Vapor production is fine. Can't comment on the authenticity.

    This is a surprise winner. I'm glad I got it as a free sample, as I never would have ordered it -- especially not with that picture of gummi fish on the web page!
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    thunder nice MBV reviews. I like MBV juices, though I've not tried these flavors. After reading your reviews I may have to give them a go.
    thanks for the indepth descriptions. :-}

    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderPumpkin View Post
    MBV Swedish Lime
    12 mg, 80 PG/20 VG, 0 extra shots
    Overall Rating: 3.5/5 - Good


    TH: 2.5/5
    Vapor: 4/5
    Flavor: 4/5
    Authenticity: ?
    Color: Almost transparent, with a bit of yellow tinge to it.

    This is an intriguing e-juice. Fruity, tart and just sweet enough, with a lime base and several notes I can't identify. Does not have that characteristic hard candy taste, which is a plus. Every once in a while I detect a slight whiff of something that might come out of an aromatic pipe mixed in here, along with two parts mystery. Very nice parts, I might add.

    This is actually a somewhat complex flavor, much to its credit. It's not like the fruit lime, nor is it like hard candy, as I said... I find myself sitting back and studying it as I enjoy it. Somehow it's neither natural nor artificial -- it's created its own category of taste, and is what it is without pretension.

    The throat hit is weak, though stronger than I expected from an e-juice with a mere 12 mg of nicotine. Vapor production is fine. Can't comment on the authenticity.

    This is a surprise winner. I'm glad I got it as a free sample, as I never would have ordered it -- especially not with that picture of gummi fish on the web page!

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    Glad to be of help!!
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    Great reviews and a variety of flavors to test. Thanks.

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    Default MBV Rose Tobacco

    MBV Rose Tobacco
    24 mg, 80 PG/20 VG, 0 extra shots
    Overall Rating: 1/5

    TH: 5/5
    Vapor: 4/5
    Flavor: 1/5
    Authenticity: 1/5
    Color: Transparent

    This e-juice is interesting, if nothing else. A strong rose scent predominates, with a secondary note of citronella. I can detect nothing remotely similar to tobacco here, and it has a very strong flavor which really has no business being in rose tobacco (see below), which is why it gets a 1/5 on authenticity.

    If we forget about the tobacco promise and just take this juice for what it is, the rose flavor is quite delicious -- fragrant, complex and natural. However, the citronella --yes, as in citronella candles-- is very unpleasant. Because of this, I find myself unable to vape it for more than a few minutes before I change to something else. I think if it were just the rose, I could vape it all day.

    This juice has a great TH, and very nice vapor production. We'll see what a good second steeping does for it.

    [EDIT: I've got to say, I'm finding the mere idea of vaping that citronella nauseating now. I won't be able to continue with this bottle unless it changes a ton after additional steeping.]
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    Default MBV Mango

    MBV Mango
    24 mg, 80 PG/20 VG, 0 extra shots
    Overall Rating: 5/5 - Vapegasm!!

    TH: 5/5
    Vapor: 4/5
    Flavor: 5/5
    Authenticity: 5/5
    Color: Light reddish brown

    I have just found the mango vape. The throat hit is killer, the vapor production is excellent, and the flavor simply stunning -- as well as being a dead ringer for real mango. On the inhale this juice quickly releases a brilliant burst of sweet, juicy, ripe fresh mango. The exhale provides two different notes -- a green, ripe mango scent and a darker, syrupier note. No candy or incense flavors here!

    MBV mango is simply a masterpiece.

    As a final note, I've just dialed my voltage down from 4.0v to 3.5v to get the throat hit in line with what I'm used to. Never had to do that before, which is a testament to the TH this liquid packs.
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    Default MBV Hazelnut

    MBV Hazelnut
    24 mg, 80 PG/20 VG, 0 extra shots
    Overall Rating: 4/5 - Great!

    TH: 4/5
    Vapor: 4/5
    Flavor: 4.5/5
    Authenticity: 4.5/5
    Color: Light brownish red

    This is a delightful e-juice. The flavor is a sweet, creamy, dark and rich hazelnut. It's perhaps closest to a sweet hazelnut liqueur; there's no Nutella here, which I consider a good thing! The flavor is complex enough to keep you jumping between different notes of hazelnut, some rich and dark, others toasted and austere. Excellent desert vape, excellent all-around vape if you like sweetness.

    Very good throat hit and vapor production.
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