Imagine strolling into a reputable tobacconist's walk-in humidor, taking a deep breath, then taking a big sip on the vanilla milkshake you're carrying before you exhale. This describes VGOD's Cubano to a T. For those seeking a cigar-like flavor to their e-liquid, Cubano will turn your head. Like a Tatiana Vanilla without the carcinogens.
Upon opening the bottle and taking a sniff, you're struck with the overwhelming palate of vanilla-rich egg custard and not a whiff of tobacco. This is a Jedi mind trick, ignore it. Drizzle the light amber honey on your cotton and coils and take a slow, thoughtful draw. The first flavor on your tongue will be a much mellowed taste of that same vanilla custard, tickling the back of your throat with an almost cloying sweetness. But wait until you exhale. Suddenly that tobacco flavor takes center stage, pushing the cream out of the limelight as your palate is struck with the lovely, funky, peppery flavor of the well-aged leaf wrapper and tightly-packed filler of a single Maduro Churchill Padron. That aged, earthy, vegetal afternote of a high-grade cigar? Present and accounted for. This juice is the work of someone who knows and appreciates a fine cigar, and has magically mingled their flavorings into a perfect facsimile of such.
Other reviewers have suggested to let this juice steep to mellow out the creamy notes; I vaped this juice the same day I purchased it and didn't find the vanilla notes overpowering. Make no mistake, this is a sweet tobacco juice, but compared to the sugar-fiend flavors that some other companies produce, this is a breath of fresh air. By all means, let it breathe for the first day or two, but try it once before you leave it open, you might find you appreciate the initial sweetness more than others.
Reviewed using: Eleaf iKonn 200, Dead Rabbit RDA