|Flavor Profile||Juice Name||Score|
|Flavor Accuracy||4 /5|
|Cloud Production||4 /5|
this is a great juice, cool minty inhale (not overpowering coolness) with a faint chocolate undertone, and by the reversal point (the point you stop inhaling and just about to start exhaling) you can taste the buttery kinda chocolate chip, and back to mint with chocolate undertone on the exhale, i like it
|Aged for||8 months|
|Flavor Accuracy||4 /5|
|Cloud Production||4 /5|
|Throat Hit||3 /5|
This was actually the first juice I ever vaped. Overwhelmed, as many of us are, but so much information, I stumbled, humbled, into my local vape shop, and professed my virginity to the two gents working that day. They took extremely good care of me, helping me pick out a box mod and tank, which I was fairly comfortable with (and have grown to love), but when it came to the moment of truth, after 19 years of smoking Marlboro Reds, what on earth was I going to put into my new tank? Well, we chatted a bit and decided that a tobacco juice was probably a good idea, and so picked one out, but I also wanted to experiment a little, and asked for a recommendation of something, preferably not in the candy family. The shopkeep smiled, and reached into the drawer, saying, "I think I have just the thing for you."
The cylindrical packaging he pulled from the drawer pulled open to reveal a most fragrant bottle. Even without cracking the seal, as I stood there, inhaling deeply at the edge of the bottle, I knew I would love this juice. We rang everything up, and the shopkeep helped me assemble my whole rig in the store, and we decided to christen it with the Castle Long. After almost two decades of cigarettes, I wasn't prepared for a flavor profile so complex and robust. I've never been a wine drinker, so I'm not one to talk about "earthy notes... hmm... bits of oakiness," and yet, with each buttery inhale, and each nutty exhale, all held together by the most subtle notes of vanilla, I couldn't help but be amazed.
The remarkable thing about this juice is that the profile actually will shift with your wattage and coils (My personal preference is the SMOK Big Baby Beast with 0.4 ohm dual coils around 45 volts). With a lower wattage, you'll get more of the creamy, buttery flavor, whereas when you crank it up to, say, 70 watts, you'll find that the nutty flavors become more pronounced, and give a more toasted nuts flavor (I am referring to the pleasant flavor of toasted nuts, not a spent coil). Through it all, the notes of vanilla hold the blend together. Perhaps it is the fact that their bottles steep for months on end before shipping that holds everything together, but of course, that would shortchange their chemists, whose masterwork is on full display.
I find this to be a perfect juice to vape in the evenings, especially with either water, if you want to focus solely on the juice's beautiful flavors, or, if you're like me, pair it with a warm cup of coffee that won't overpower it, but rather will bring out even more flavors. It must be said that this juice, as much as I love it, is not an all-day vape. I think that its profile would dull the taste buds after more than 10-12 mls, and that would be a great waste. Cloud-chasers, this is a 50/50 blend, so while you get a great hit, if you're looking for massive clouds, I think this might be the one disappointment of Castle Long.
It is also very much worth mentioning that I do not believe that, unless you have extensive disposable income, it merits the price at which Five Pawns sells it. This juice vapes quickly, and especially if you are burning at higher wattage, you will go through it in astonishing speed. I am very fortunate that my local shop sells it for less than half of Five Pawns' asking price. You may want to check your local shop to see if they carry this golden ambrosia, that you might revel in it yourself.
(Reviewed the 6mg juice, using wattage ranging from 40-75. I found, at 6mg nicotine, that the sweet spot, personally, was between 45-55 watts, for a warm vape, without too harsh a kick from the nicotine level. Your mileage may vary depending on your tank, mod, nicotine level, vaping habits, and so forth)
Reviewed using: SMOK GX 2/4 (in 2 Battery mode), SMOK Big Baby Beast Tank, with both 0.4 ohm dual coils and 0.15 octuple coils.
This has been my all day vape for 3+ years now. User depcor0311 described it perfectly, as did jemwu, so I won't repeat. I will say there's only a touch of sweetness and for my taste there could be more. Only problem is with their diacetyl and acetyl propionyl tests scoring way higher than I'd like. I checked recently on 5Pawns website and there's no new info saying they've lowered or eliminated these 2 nasty ingredients - too bad. So I continue to take my chances and vape this amazing juice. If anyone has updates on these 2 ingredients in 5Pawns, I would love to hear from you. I'd also welcome any suggestions for similar flavor juices that are on the healthier side.
|PG/VG, Nic||35/65, 3mg|
|Aged for||11 months|
|Cloud Production||5 /5|
|Throat Hit||4 /5|
This is the jusic you can vape all the time. The main flover is mint and back with chocolate. Not like the other juice you may lose the flover for all day long vape. The best mint I have so far.
Reviewed using: J Well Passy V2 with Wmax3 Coil 0.8ohm
|PG/VG, Nic||50/50, 6mg|
|Flavor Accuracy||3 /5|
|Cloud Production||3 /5|
|Throat Hit||2 /5|
This is supposed to be the most premium of all juices. Design of presentation is definitely well done, you get this whole old whisky barrel feeling. Sadly design is the only premium aspect of this juice. It tastes like coffee with artificial sweetener, some nuts and a little tobacco. Exhaling the vapor it strongly tastes like honey. All in all it's really repulsive. When I bought this it was ok because it reminded me of cigarettes.
Reviewed using: Lost Vape EPetite DNA 60, dotmod Petri RTA with dual SS316l claptons @ 0.25 Ohm
I don't know why people love 5 Pawns so much. They are way too expensive but I will be the first to admit they are marketing geniuses. Their packaging is probably the nicest. But what good is the packaging when I'm done vaping their juice? Use it to store change? I guess you could say I'm not fooled by packaging. Flavors matter most to me. I'm not really into any of their juices. I give them credit for having interesting, complex flavors but something about them all bunched together just doesn't sit well on my tastebuds. I've noticed that most of the women vapers I know don't like 5 Pawns and it' s mostly men. My boyfriend said it was probably targeted to men because there are tastes of alcohol and tobacco in most if not all their flavors. If that's the case then it makes sense.
From the exotic packaging of the juice, and the old looking piece of paper that comes with it 5 Pawns is premium. Their blends are so exotic and good i cant explain it. For anyone who hasn't tried them and loves creamy exotic blends definitely worth your time and money. I have never tried anything like it. They are easily a 10/10 vendor.
So, here's the deal with these guys - yes, their prices are absolutely ridiculous. B&Ms sell Five Pawns for around $1 per ML which is insane. They need to reevaluate their price point.
That said, some of the juices are really good. It's kind of popular to bash them on Reddit and elsewhere because of their prices, but for my money, they make the best mint-chocolate juice I've tried (Bowden's Mate) and the best orange creamsicle juice (Queenside).
Would I order from them again? Probably not just because there are so many great options out there that are more cost-effective, but if money is no object to you then give them a shot.
Very complex flavors and some are delicious. However, since this site is called a database, we should put it out there that Five Pawns has recently been pulled from some store shelves after testing of their liquid showed very high levels of diacetyl and extreme levels of acetyl propionyl. The nicotine levels were also incorrect. Cloud9Vaping.uk did these tests and when presented with the results, Five Pawns did nothing.
There is insufficient data about how vaping relates to obliterative bronchiolitis (lung disease) but there are absolute risks you should know about before you buy this juice. The published occupational limit for AP is 135 micrograms, and even this limit is under some scrutiny with some believing it's actually too high. So, in 1ml of Five Pawns liquid, the vaper is exposed to over 18 times the current occupational limit.
At 3ml per day, the exposure is 7500, which is more than 50 times the occupational limits.
Five Pawns is being silent about these findings and deleting any public forum messages about this. In the past, they have said their juice DOES NOT contain diacetyl or acetyl propionyl. We now know that to not be true and that they either didn't know what they were selling or lied about it. Either way... proceed with caution.
So far, every single juice that I have tried from 5pawns has been stellar! The price point does seem high, but once you've had such high quality, amazingly complex flavors you'll most likely be hooked just like I was. I would give 5pawns a 10 if they dropped the price of their juice a buck or two. $25 seems like a perfectly reasonable price point for such a high quality vaping experience.