I really wanted to like this juice - they sold it pretty well. From other reviews it seems like other people were into it as well... Not I.
While I'm not a coffee fiend, I like to enjoy a cup every now and again - the stronger the better, and I have respect for it both black and with cream. Vietnamese coffee is made with sweetened condensed milk, which while sounding tasty, I don't have a baseline for as I've never had it - but sweetened coffee with milk, simply.
I got this juice during my first wave of vaping - about 6-8 months ago, and was perplexed by it not having a dropper top - it comes in a stylish squared bottle with cool soviet graphics. I had a subtank and an iStick, and no idea how to get the juice into the tank without spilling it. So into the box of juice it went. After some additional difficulty and a custom mod waiting period, here I am now with an RDA and a new iSub Apex and a new weapon: an 8ml measuring syringe! Way big, but it was the smallest they had.
In the dripper with fresh cotton, the first taste was a decent, not super sweet coffee flavor. Not bad, not what I was expecting though. Second hit wasn't as sweet. hmm... Every hit from then on was less and less coffee, more... not really BAD, but an unexpected and unwanted popcorn type flavor. Like those pieces that aren't burnt but definitely overdone. Like 3 steps short of acrid. I wasnt choking or anything, but pretty unsatisfied. I re dripped and same deal - tasted fine for a little then - ehhhhh.
Not to be discouraged, I changed cotton (my previous was LIGHTLY used) and re dripped - same thing. weird.
Still really a novice with the dripper, didn't want to give up. So, I threw it in my new iSub Apex. Grrrrr, same thing. First hit good, downhill from there...
After an extended (overnight) wait the tank gives off another good hit, which leads me to think it might be the VG/PG ratio? this stuff is 85/15 so it's thick, but I'd never had a problem with thick liquids before in the Stro - I'm admittedly new to the Apex.
I'm about done with it though, I cant be dripping EVERY puff just to get full flavor. I'm 99% sure I'm not running dry either - the cloud volume stays the same.
Thing is, the vapor smells tasty, the first hit is tasty, it smells delicious in the bottle... I'm disappointed mostly. Being as aged as it is, I don't think it's gonna steep anymore either ):
Reviewed using: XPV 40 - Stro Mini - iSub Apex