|Flavor Profile||Juice Name||Score|
Pineally! I was delighted to add this to my collection. So nice to have options off the beaten path.
However, not much to add that hasn't even already been mentioned, "wood chopper" and "gin" being accurate. Was like strumming a chord of distinct juniper, strawberry, crisp citrus zest - a lovely harmony.
Searched high and low for woody, earthy and herbal flavors, and found this - while not on the earthy side, it does have a light and organic appeal. Really though, it's the note of fresh cut pine that intrigues and does not tend to overtake the others; it just blends well.
Sweet spiced rich - those tags are a perfect match.
Assuming you bought it because you're a beverage fan, a sasparilla or root beer fan, and like carbonation traces, you should be pleased. Unique and syrupy. I did note a mineral, copper touch. Splash of suds on the nasal exhale.
It's not an ADV, and I may not reorder, but nonetheless it's worth sampling to discover the savory sweet taste.
|PG/VG, Nic||30/70, 24mg|
|Aged for||2 weeks|
|Flavor Accuracy||5 /5|
|Cloud Production||3 /5|
|Throat Hit||4 /5|
Wow, this stuff is a testament to the complexity that can be achieved by the truly gifted mixologists (what exactly is the preferred nomenclature for those who have chosen mixing e-juice as a profession?) in this industry. I didn't love everything about it but I loved the experience of it as it challenged me to focus on my senses in order to discern all the nuances contained therein. The more of it I vaped, the more there was to explore, and that should be lauded above all other observations I make here; experiencing something that has been elevated to an art form is always something to be cherished.
I vaped my first tank as soon as the package arrived, and at first I registered a profound disappointment. All I could taste from the first pull to the last was honeydew. Worse still, it wasn't that smooth, rich, creamy honeydew found at maximum ripening, but the sharp and aggressive sort experienced when the melon is still a bit too crunchy. Each puff was an assault on my palette, and stubbornly no other flavors seemed to be able to overcome that single flavor. Thankfully I was raised on a steady diet of waste-not-want-not and I resigned myself to the ignominious fate of vaping away the rest of the bottle in sullen disappointment, though that was scarcely what awaited me.
After roughly a week of occasional vaping, I started to notice some major differences in this juice, almost as though the honeydew were actually ripening in the bottle. As it did, the pear component began to assert its presence at each exhale. That was the first time I remember thinking that I might have something surprisingly remarkable on my hands.
After two weeks, I could taste cool, white peaches mixed in with the honeydew, not a lot, but just enough to strike an enjoyable contrast. Another week hence and suddenly there were the berries, faint enough to be indistinguishable individually but just right to flip the overall flavor profile from cool to rich. That was when I became an overall fan, and suddenly found myself giving this juice its own tank in stable of regular rotation. When I reached the end of the bottle a couple months after purchase, I surprised myself by instinctively adding it to list of things to reorder; my journey had ended far from where I expected it to.
I still wish the honeydew weren't such a dominating presence in it overall. That's in fact why I don't often eat honeydew for real, it's always been a bit of a bull in a china shop to my palette. Who knows, though? Perhaps this juice simply wouldn't work any other way. I'm willing to trust the creators in that regard, as they obviously have deeper insights into exciting the senses than I.
Reviewed using: Aspire Pegasus Mini at 15W with Triton V2 Mini tank, 1.8ohm Clapton coil
My 2nd fave from Keystone next to Spruce Beer.
Botan Rice Candy comes to mind. Anyone else ever get those from your friend's folks? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BotanRiceCandy
Orgeat, rice-milk and cinnamon/nutmeg. First flavors are not shy. Very good exhale. Decent aromatic clouds at 50/50.
Japanese royal milk tea, dash of pineapple. Very mellow, semi-rich and flowing. Pleasant and easygoing. Nice job!
The following account is why I will only buy Keystone juices. I was at a vape store attempting to buy some 24mg War Pig, and the store didn't have it in stock. The proprietor of Keystone happened to be in the store at the time, and unprompted, offered to drive me down the block to his house while he made a couple bottles for me. True to his word, this military veteran and honest to God true gentleman brought me to his home and took time out of his day just to satisfy the vaping needs of a random customer. Keystone has quite literally redefined the word customer service for me, as I was blown away at both his generosity and dedication to his customers. I could never say enough positive things about Keystone, though it is safe to say they have themselves a lifelong fan..
Okay I just received my juice today. Only took two days!!! That's awesome right off. Not only that, but I got a personal email from Zack because he noticed I chose all the same mg in my vapor juices except for one. He wanted to be extra sure that I got what I wanted. That's the best customer service you could ask for. And the flavor......wow. I have already tried the rumspringa....gets a 10. Pineapple white tea....also a 10.....peanut butter cup....literally priceless. And none of the flavors ever get burnt tasting.....honestly the more you vape, the better they get. This is my#1 pick!!!!
I trust in Zach.
I'm new to vaping, actually just about a week now, and I have been buying bottles like the supply worldwide is going to run out from vendors all over.
I've got Vapor 4 Life, Vapor Zone, NaberJuice, Carpe Diem, and Keystone Vapor sitting on my table but I'm finding that the only real good juices are from home brew local small outfits like Keystone and Carpe Diem. Good good flavor with no 'strange' manufacturing taste to them like wholesale outfits.
Zach from Keystone is a wounded vet, makes a GREAT product, and has me for life. He is my go to guy for juice already. That's all I can say.
A class act through and through. I don't need to go into great detail but I ordered the Dominic's Fury donation flavor and 10ml of War Pig (just because I like the name) on the 4th and the package showed up on the 7th. I didn't even realize a 10ml sample came with each order so that was pretty awesome too. Great service from a solid company.