Ok. So, big melons. Parp. I'm not sure which berries are in there although I'm hopeless at tasting strawberry; if I were to hazard a guess it's raspberry but that's because it kinda reminds me of peach Melba yogurts - peach Melba is a peach and raspberry dessert from the UK that almost nobody ever eats as a dessert but for whatever reason it's a very popular yogurt flavor. Don't know if it's a thing here. Kinda like a melon version of that. If I open up the airflow or turn the gas off a bit it goes quite 'soft' - it's kinda like a sorbet.
At this point I fail to see it as a winter seasonal. When I put the heat up a bit the cream starts to come out a bit from the fruit - at first it's kinda like a yogurt but I think it's just the initial tanginess from the fruit hitting it; once that fades a wee bit...like halfway thru the exhale, it gets a wee bit custard-y. Not like a big eggy fucker, more like a sort of condensed milk without as much sugar as condensed milk note. That's really clever.
I still don't get it as a fall/winter seasonal but given my concept of seasons might be skee-wiff (born and raised Glasgow, 55 degrees and pissing down for 12 months of the year and then Miami where it's either like living in a washing machine or like living in a washing machine where your car and a load of trees are flying past your 5th floor apart window) as I've only been introduced to the seasonality concept somewhat recently. I dunno what a fucking pumpkin spice is. Certainly it doesn't go with the cup of tea (Irish breakfast, milk, no sugar) I'm having with it. I can see it playing nice with something like a Sierra Nevada. Ok, I can see it more as a fall thing now. The creamy custardy bit is encouraging my brain to look at this like a kinda fruits of the forest - I think I'm getting blackberry now too - version of an apple pie. With a big wodge of melon chucked into it. But that kinda works for me. It's a little full-on; I don't think I could ADV this. It's very clever tho. As far as fruit and cream shit goes, I don't think it's quite up with Rumblepup but that's maybe because I've got more experience with Cuban flavors than 'american' ones, but also because to be up there with Rob it'd basically have to be in the top 5 things I've ever vaped, which it isn't, but it is very good. And if there is strawberry in there and I can't taste it, that's entirely on me. It's a little reminiscent of Ticonderoga but soft where that's sharp. That's all I got just now.
Reviewed using: Herakles v.2, 0.3SS coil, 40w or thereabouts, airflow 60% open