Torque 56 was sort of a holy grail for me. I had seen this juice mentioned countless times over the years as a great tobacco flavor and I knew I just had to try it. I love tobacco flavors but unfortunately a lot of them don't nail the flavor quite as much as you would like.
I finally got around to giving Torque 56 a try and was impressed by it and it's familiar flavor (I'll get to that part in a bit). It's a very smooth and mellow tobacco blend, but it does have a little kick to it. I don't think there's anything out there that truly captures all the nuances of smoking and actual cigarette, but this juice does a pretty decent job, all while having its own unique flavor. Even my wife, who still smokes (although I'm trying to change that) was impressed with it. She said "it tastes just like a cigarette".
At first you get an earthy, woodsy tobacco type flavor but it gives way to a mellow smoothness with some notes of smoky, slightly sweet maple. I was hoping for more of a throat hit but alas the 20 mg nic salts didn't pack as much of a punch as I hoped. In the future I might pick up a bottle of 50 mg salts for when I need those quick hits of nicotine, like at work and then a bottle of 20 or 35 mg for casual all day vaping.
Overall, Torque is really good stuff. It's a unique flavor all its own that comes together and somehow resembles tobacco. Again, I don't think anything out there can really emulate a combustible cigarette but it does do an admirable job of capturing some of that feeling in a vape and I would definitely recommend it as a "craving killer" for those who just quit cigarettes.
Interestingly, I actually tried Torque before unknowingly. I used the Vuse Alto briefly after quitting smoking and absolutely loved the original flavor pods. I stopped using the Alto but still craved that original flavor they had, so I did some research online. Little did I know they used Torque 56 for their original flavor. I finally went ahead and ordered some and confirmed it...exactly the same stuff.
I can understand why a lot of people who vape gravitate to sweet or fruity flavors, it's hard to recreate that authentic tobacco flavor. Torque may not totally replicate that cigarette flavor but it's decent enough to satisfy my tobacco craving for sure.
Reviewed using: Caliburn