I had high hopes for this juice, being as I saw that it had gotten a 5 rating; wow did this juice suck. I was a long time Djarum Black smoker, and as many others, for years now I have been on the search for the perfect vaping replacement. This juice though, is FAR from it. If I could score this less than a 1, then I would: STAY AWAY FROM THIS FLAVOR, it only brings disappointment. The company says to let their juice steep for 5 days; it doesn't help at all.
First off, they get the tobacco flavor totally wrong. Instead of something that's mild to medium bodied tobacco flavor, they went with a very harsh one that's more akin to pipe tobacco than what's found in Kreteks, such as Djarum Black - even the post 2009 cigar versions don't taste anything close to what this offers.
Second, they get the "spice mix" totally wrong too. There's barely any actual clove flavor and no cinnamon or cardamom what so ever. Instead, it tastes like someone raided a spice cabinet and just dumped a bunch of random and expired spices together and called it a day.
Third, this tastes like there was no actual thought put into their "recipe" and instead they just dumped a mixed of crap in the same ratios together and called it a flavor.
On tasting, the first thing you taste is that really off putting tobacco flavor, followed shortly by the horrid mix of spice flavorings that tastes like what you'd imagine swamp water does. I ordered mine with sweetener, but tasted barely anything at all, and what did come across as far as a sweetener tasted like aspartame and very chemically.
TL;DR - Don't waste you money on this juice, there's better clove and kretek flavors juices that your money will be better spent on.
You want a better straight up clove flavor? then try Ripe Vapes "Clove" instead
You want a better kretek flavor that's WAY closer to what Djarum Black actually taste like? then try Cloud Alchemist "Arrakis" instead