Name and format: Black 99% – Back in Black line (Azhad’s Elixirs) – concentrated flavour 20 ml – received by the manufacturer
Nico: 0 mg/ml
Base: 50 PG / 50 VG
Expiry date: 04-2020
Devices: Geekvape Aegis 100W + Vandy Vape Berserker RTA single coil 1,1 ohm (Kanthal A1 28 awg – 0,32 mm) with Cotton Bacon V 2.0.
A few days ago we published a preview of the first of four reviews related to the new line by Azhad’s Elixirs, entirely dedicated to the tobacco with a capital T: Latakia.
After talking about Black Latakia, a blend of different varieties of Latakia, today we will deal with Black 99%:
…. A mixture of Latakia tobacco and bitter cocoa bean.
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Black 99%, like all four products of Back in Black line, will be marketed in a 20 ml concentrated aroma format in a 60 ml bottle. It will therefore be diluted by adding a 40 ml neutral base. A quick shake will immediately make it ready for use.
The smell examination of Black 99% gives us a very dark and intense tobacco perception. On a very evident basis of good Latakia, pungent hints of dark chocolate stand out. The union between the smoky tobacco background and the bitter notes of cocoa is interesting. The more frequent the pressure on the bottle will be, the more pronounced the bitter will come out of it. Too much, it would seem at some moments …
Black 99% as Black Latakia shows a very dark and turbid color. A characteristic that gives the product the classic sense of genuineness and goodness of a craft product. But it is only appearance … Today Azhad’s Elixirs is a company with controlled production standards, very rigid and of higher quality.
It will also be this time a Berserker RTA the tool to which entrust the arduous task of properly steaming all the nuances of the e-liquid. Difficult because, in the presence of a mix between Latakia and cocoa, the atomizer will also have to test and measure meticulously the tightness of the coil and cotton, put to the test by a combination of notoriously aggressive ingredients.
Piercing bitter hints start the puff, playing on a controversial but perfect balance with dark tobacco veils. It is the bitter cocoa that appears frank and in the forefront during inspiration. It is strong and insightful, Azhad has promoted its to the protagonist, at least in the initial bars, to show all his quality. But Azhad also knows that he must manage its ambitions of absolute primadonna, even if it finds himself in the presence of the tenacious and grumpy Latakia. Thus, in the initial lines, Azhad entrusts Latakia with a fundamental supporting role, able to temper the most extreme highs of the cocoa bean.
The strongly bitter accents present in the smell test are stemmed by the softer nuances of tobacco, which attend to manage with extraordinary elegance the balance between the two actors on stage. In the heart of the puff the Latakia also stands as a protagonist, making an elegant duet with natural cocoa. Black 99% now has two perfect co-stars. Here are the strongest characteristics of Latakia: woodiness, smoking and a pinch of note incensed in tiling to the known end of the dark cocoa.
Vaping for the first 3 milliliters appears energetic but clean, and allows the taste buds to easily intercept all the subtle shadings of the mix. Later, with the slow but gradual decay of the coil, the tones take on darker and greener connotations and the vaping tends to become stronger, becoming more and more like a real pipe smoke.
What a class this Black 99%!
It blends the cunning bitter hints of cocoa with the sweet but at the same time smoky nuances of Latakia; a tobacco association full of body and vigor, but never impetuous and edgy. An elegant vaping to be conducted with a slow tasting. A product so skilfully structured, is a fervent journey between authentic and natural flavors.
May the senses abandon themselves to the embrace of this noble potion! That you will taste in a mouthful of breath your absolute goodness!
Yet after all we are talking about a common approach in the world of tobaccos. Tobacco Latakia and cocoa have always been large space on the menu of many e-liquids manufacturers. An easy and palatable combination, apparently … that often produces aromatically very powerful but equally flat mixes.
The excellence of Black 99% is to be able to feel its strength and at the same time the aromatic lightness, a unique experience.
“Fly like a butterfly and sting like a bee” … Black 99% the Muhammad Ali of the tobacco e-liquids.
Recommended dilution: about 33% = add 40 ml of neutral base inside the bottle containing the aroma.
Steeping time: Immediately ready.
Pro: A powerful and at the same time classy combination between Latakia and cocoa bean. Simply perfect.