A biscuit is like a cookie, but worse. This is like INW Biscuit but worse, or at least pretty substantially weird.
This follows the grand tradition of digestive biscuit / cookie flavors. It tastes fairly similar to INW which in turn tastes similar to JF, which in turn tastes similar to the new SilverLine Biscuit. Same basic profile. Closer to a sweet cracker than something like the cookie base from a chocolate chip cookie. This seems to have skipped the worst of the coconut notes that I get with all of those others, and instead has a little bit more depth. It tastes more grain heavy, with almost an indistinct oat or multigrain kind of flavor. I’m also not really getting anything richer or buttery out of this.
Texturally, this is interesting. It’s definitely dry, which biscuits would be, but it doesn’t really seem to have much texture. It definitely has that biscuit type taste, but it’s missing any kind or grit real body to it. It is fairly dry though, and that drying effect makes it a bit hard to vape solo for me. It’s like vaping the smell of a biscuit rather than actually vaping the biscuit itself ( I know, even more so than is usually the case with vaping.)
I do feel like there are a couple fairly big issues with this concentrate. I’m guessing this is pretty functionally unworkable if you wanted to use it as a single flavor for a biscuit. I just don’t get much flavor out of this, and when it gets cranked up it starts getting a bit weird. At 1%, after a healthy, healthy steep, there just isn’t much flavor here for me to latch on to. It’s like someone is baking INW Biscuit somewhere in your apartment complex. What is here tastes fine, but there isn’t much of it all. At 4%, It’s still pretty weak. I think it would struggle to keep up with something like .25% INW Biscuit, flavorwise. There is a bit more of a solid “generic cereal” quality to it, but not much body and richness. I’m also getting something that tastes a lot like a weird plastic cherry off-note. That off note is more prominent at 8%, but this still just doesn’t feel all the way filled in. Just a S&V, I tried this at 12%, and it still didn’t really feel all that fleshed out, and fresh off the shake that plastic note is quite a bit more obtrusive. This probably isn’t much of a biscuit base.
The one place I would use this would be to bend around other bakery notes. I think this may have some fairly niche use in giving some nuance to big dumb bakery notes. Adding this to a donut could flesh whatever bready, cakey notes without adding anything yeasty or weird. It could also some depth to pie crusts or something like that, or bolster the grain notes in a cereal vape. Basically, you’d be adding this to dry out bakery layers in mixes and hope that it helps to provide more contrast between toppings or fillings or whatever and the bakery base. I’d probably be around 1-2% to duck the worst of that weird plastic note at the end.
Setup: Recoil w/ flavor barrel, Dual 12 wrap 24g 3.5mm SS316 @.32 ohms. 60w power, 450F temp limit. Full Cotton Wicks.
Testing: Vape Train Biscuit Base, 1, 4 and 8%, 60/40 VG/PG base, Steeped apx. 2 months.
Profile: Dry, grain-forward digestive biscuit. Not all that rich or sweet.
Off-Flavors: Odd plastic taste on the back end, similar to cherry off-flavors. Not real texture.
Throat Hit: Gets pretty intensely dry for me. Fairly hard to vape solo.
Percentage Recommendation: There just isn’t much flavor here for me. I’d keep this firmly in the accent role to play around with and dry out punchier bakery bases. I’d go around 1-2% to avoid that plastic note on the backend.
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