More dessert than tobacco. Caramel, coffee and biscuit mostly.
This is a legacy review, originally posted on the DIY_eJuice subreddit.
Setup: Recoil w/ flavor barrel, Dual 12 wrap 24g 3.5mm SS316 @.30 ohms. 60w power, 450F temp limit. Full Cotton Wicks.
Testing: Decadent Vapours New York 60, 5% and 10%, 60/40 VG/PG base, Steeped 56 days.
Flavor Description: For me this leads with a pretty heavy digestive biscuit style flavor. Less coconut off-note than I’m used to with that kind of flavor, seems pretty well done. Mouthfeel is fairly crispy. As the vape goes on I’m picking up some distinct softer caramel notes with a bit of buttery vanilla, and a moderately aggressive coffee finish. Sort of tastes like a tiramisu type flavor, but with biscuit instead of sponge cake. Distinctly sweet, with a bit of a stickiness to it from the caramel.
And coffee, there’s a whole lot coffee in here. I feel like the biscuit is hiding some of the more aggressive burnt popcorn notes that tend to pop up with coffee. This leans very hard into the “dessert” part of “dessert” tobacco.
What I’m not really getting out of this is a whole lot of tobacco. It could just be vaping the subtle-as-a-sledgehammer absolute style decadent vapours tobaccos, but I probably wouldn’t pick out tobacco if it wasn’t called out in the description of the flavor. The tobacco here feels like it meshes in pretty well with those coffee notes. Really settling in, you do start to get a really light hint of ash and a little dirtiness but it’s fairly subtle and used more as an accent for those more prominent bakery and coffee notes. I could just be looking too hard for that tobacco.
Off-Flavors: Pretty light on the tobacco for something described as “a rich and soft tobacco.”
Throat Hit: Moderate. This feels a bit dry to me solo.
Percentage testing: At 5%, this feels dry and a bit flat. Clear biscuit, and coffee, but it feels pretty thin without heavier caramel.
At 10%, this is fuller and the caramel is coming through a bit more. Not much tobacco at all, but the biscuit and coffee combo seems to be working pretty well.
While I wouldn’t quite hit the 20% DV talks about, this feels like it does have a bit of headroom at 10%. I’d be more likely to use it at 10% with a tobacco accent filling the rest up, but you could probably rock this solo closer to 15%. I’d use as a bakery accent closer to 5-6%.
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