Even though all smoke reports are subjective, we prefer to have our smoke reports provided by an independent tester to eliminate any bias. You can read their reports below. 

 

BCK (Phylex Cut) 

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Appearance: Fluffy but dense, not airy. Dense Christmas tree chunks. 

Bouquet: Pine with a touch of mint when breaking a nug and taking a direct sniff. Effervescent if you will. It doesn't make you get a "sneeze tingle" if you smell the nugs in rapid succession. Think 7-UP. 

Dry Hit (Joint): Talk about effervescent. 7-UP with Alka Seltzer and more 7-UP! 

Smoke: Wooh! Old school Chronic characteristic part one: some coughing! Immediate expansion that tingled going in. Seriously, literally tingle starting at the middle of your tongue, then spreads to the roof of your mouth after each hit. And it lingers. And get this, we both found this description to be quite suitable: imagine yellow cake in a pan, then the brown edges that are stuck to the pan. Toasted yellow cake or pound cake on the back end. 

Effect: Nice and stoney. The “this is good shit” type of stoney. ¾ J between my GF and I, and she said “I'm high” and continued to puff more. Mind you she is a seasoned veteran daily/hourly smoker. Old School Chronic characteristic part two: We have not had a high like this in years. Like 20 years. Definitely strong Cali Chronic Character. 

 

Black Abyss

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Appearance: Nice even dark green with purple tinges all over. Just the right amount of squish. 

Bouquet: Delightfully invigorating like 4-star hotel shampoo but not soapy, just the fragrance. 

Dry Hit (Joint): Exactly the same hotel shampoo. Like the ooh-la-la version of non-soapy Irish Spring. 

Smoke: Resinous on the tongue. Thick acrid smoke with a tingle. Slightly floral.  

Effect: Distinct warm feeling right in the middle of the head inside and out. Heavy on the eyelids. Good pain relief. 

 

Black Abyss

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Appearance: Chunky and dense with a bit of give. It’ll bounce back in 3 seconds with a light pinch. Three shades of green, light/medium/dark and frosty.  

Bouquet: Mellow Blackjack with stinkyskunky undertones. 

Dry Hit (Joint): The Blackjack is very apparent with its Jack Herer influence. The taste is nostalgic in the sense that it tastes like “Green Bud.” It's not grassy, but the term used back in the brick days. (a bit extra for old school points)  

Smoke: Smooth, no coughing. Not expansive so it takes a few triple-tokes, then inhale to get the flavor, but it’s very nice. Three different people actually said “old school” when they hit it. 

Effect: It’s like the 9lb. Hammer brought the hammer to the Blackjack, which has typically been weaker in the “hit” department. Best put by a family member, “It’s reminiscent of the great high you got after smoking a bunch of brick weed for so long and then you get something really good that’s just called Skunk.” I tend to agree but not nearly as offensive as some of the alleged “Skunk Weed” I’ve had. This one mainly had a similar feel with a smoother, softer smoke. 

 

Blunt Force Trauma

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Appearance: Chunky, comprised of mini brussels sprout shaped flowers. Streaks of purple all over the bud with “redhead” hairs. Squishy with just a hint of hardness.  

Bouquet: Very subtle, delicate tangerine peel. 

Dry Hit (Joint): Tangerine peel is ever so present, but still light. 

Smoke: Smooth, not expansive. Light. Definitely recognizable “BCK Tingle” on the tongue and in the mouth, but not as pronounced as its parent.  

Effect: Mellow and calming. Slight top of the head pulsation. CREEPER. There’s one of those BCK old school characteristics. The 9 Pound Hammer brought out the hammer and hit me on the head. 

 

Blunt Force Trauma

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Appearance: Lime green, Douglas Fir Christmas Tree. Note - not like a Noble fir, which has needles pointing upward. This has a more horizontal (fatter/wider) feel to it. It’s solid, clunky, and covered in beach sand trichomes. 

Bouquet: Fresh and clean like an outdoor whiff of fresh air. It has a sense of “Ahhhhh,” like my nostrils were just cleansed. 

Dry Hit (Joint): Green hand soap, but clean and not soap scummy at all. Refreshing. This could be a replacement for the menthol in Camel Crush cigarettes and make them not so overpowering. 

Smoke: No remarkable flavors. The “freshness” dissipates quickly turning into a somewhat tasteless smoke. 

Effect: This is not for a daily smoker. It is more for a casual smoker who still needs to function. It will not cut through other highs. However, as a reference point - if you’re a daily “evening smoker,” you could pull off a work presentation the next morning after a joint and function just fine 

 

Citrol Sledgehammer

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Appearance: Very tight bud structure. Darker green with deep orange hairs. 

Bouquet: Strong piney skunk. 

Dry Hit (Joint): Skunky fresh peach. Not canned peaches, fresh from the tree peaches. 

Smoke: Tooth numbing sensation. Medium bodied and smooth. Big lung hits and no coughing.  

Effect: Heady and optically active. Colors seem brighter. Little movements catching the eye and chatty. 

 

Citrol Sledgehammer

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Appearance: Very pretty coloring, three shades of green with splashes of purple and nice mid-orange hairs. Looks like the weed version of fruity pebbles cereal. 

Bouquet: Fresh vegetables with a hint of citrus. It’s not overpowering. 

Dry Hit (Joint): Spicy veggies with a very distinct Red Vines backend. 

Smoke: It’s smooth and resinous on the tongue. Like a slick feeling after exhale, with a toasty orange peel. Not too expansive in the lungs, so big hits can be achieved without coughing. 

Effect: Cerebral and slightly motivating. Similar to the other Citrol Sledgehammer phenotypes in the sense that it won’t couch lock you and provides a second wind effect. It can keep the night going without being incapacitated. 

 

Citrol Sledgehammer

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Appearance: Very similar to color as the other Citrol Sledgehammers but softer. It takes a bit to spring back. The density is present, definitely not larfy. 

Bouquet: Stinky and tropical with hints of mango. Skunky when you pull the nug away from your nose. 

Dry Hit (Joint): The weed infused version of tropical Starburst with a mango smack-smacking of the tongue. Subtle myrcene terpenes but not as dominating as Green Crack. 

Smoke: Tropical hits, then dissipates quickly. Backend rolls out to a mellow, smooth wispiness.  

Effect: Awake and present. A bit uplifting. This was smoked in the morning but we can definitely see the potential for an evening lift to handle dinner chores. After the meal, puff a little, and clean up. Done and done. 

 

God O War

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Appearance – Tight, compact, and dense nugs. Break them open and roll along your fingers to get the “Paparazzi Effect” - the shining of crystals like the flashing of cameras with an occasional super flash of a solid crystal. 

Bouquet – A jar crack whiff is predominantly sharp and heavy with lemon fuel - not quite diesel, but
wonderful in its own right. Crack open a bud, and a pine fresh mint aroma just like Freshen-Up gum, the one with the
liquid center and green wrapper, fills the nostrils. Very pleasant with almost compulsive sniffing.

Dry Hit (Joint) – Sharp diesel fuel with lemon pine and a fresh mint back end. 

Smoke – Sharp, there’s that word again. Slight burning sensation with a dragon breath out the
nostrils. Lemon fuel with toasty 80s Archie Comics Digest paperback book back end (seriously).
Enjoyable.

Effect – Heady. Chatty. Funny reminiscent shit talking. Can cut through even a heavy Indica stone
and take it to the Sativa end of the spectrum. Slightly relaxed body but still very functional physically.
2 joints between the both of us got us pleasantly and euphorically high. You can thank the Ghost Train
Haze for that! 

 

Ground Pounder

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Appearance: Lime green with hints of dark green sugar leaf. Absolutely coveredin fine beach sand trichomes. It’s a dense, hard, and chunky bud. 

Bouquet: Subtle pine, with a “green bud” smell (NOT grassy). Not overly powerful. 

Dry Hit (Joint): Pine needles and Jergen’s lotion. It’s smooth and three smokers verified. 

Smoke: Burned a bit fast. Cracked the “billowy” smoke factor. 3 tokes can cover your face. The smoothness of lotion comes through.  

Effect: “Curiously” active. If there’s something to mess with, like a dog, cat, phone, etc., it will be fiddled with. It’s addictive in a good way. The desire to smoke more and more of it even though the high is ever so present. It’s not as strong as Ground Pounder #5 (Purple, heavier high) or Ground Pounder #6 (more “stoney”) but this gets you in the head and makes you want to do stuff. 

 

Ground Pounder

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Appearance: Nice solid and chunky bud structure. These are CLUNK buds. How about those beach sand trichomes? YES. 

Bouquet: The fresh factor of Ground Pounder is becoming a staple characteristic. Very floral and FRESH. Inhale, and “ahhhhhh.” Slight veggie, with a fresh cut flower smell like it was from a Safeway flower arrangement. 

Dry Hit (Joint): OK, so I can twist up that Safeway flower bouquet, play it like a trumpet, and get the exact same response as the nose test. FRESH FLOWERS. 

Smoke: Light bodied, and it will take a quadruple toke to get thick enough to blow out a medium billow. For a daily smoker, it will not be noticeable. For a novice smoker, it could induce some slight coughing. 

Effect: Another “heavy head” phenotype. It pushes you down on the top of the head. It sits your ass down. BUT it doesn’t keep you down. Interesting. If you move your head in any direction it will follow that direction until you shift your body weight back in whatever direction you’re trying to correct yourself. 

 

 Ground Pounder

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Appearance: 90% purple and covered in fine crystal beach sand. Absolutely gorgeous. I’m not a typical fan of purple for non-aesthetic reasons, but this is one of the most beautiful PURPLE buds we’ve ever had. Outstanding. 

Bouquet: Nothing distinct except for a diluted Purple Kool Aid. When ground the smell is much more pronounced. 

Dry Hit (Joint): Purple sweet tart. Resin coated the roof of the mouth and tongue. 

Smoke: Purple sweet tart remains in the taste. Very difficult to discern but distinct backend. Like a melting/burning anise? Medium bodied, it’s smoke with bite, and an extra throat hit but no coughing. 

Effect: Heavy forehead. Mild body buzz. High lasted for a solid hour, and then drifting into the nap zone. Definitely after dinner smoke. Has that “purple effect” but better than most purples that we’ve tried.