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E-liquid review: Coppercrest (Trabuco Vapors) 30 ml – received by the manufacturer

Declared base: n.a.

Batch: 19

Nico: 3 mg/ml

Expiry date: 07/2018

Devices: Joyetech Cuboid 150w + NarDa RDA single coil 0.5 ohm (Kanthal A1 24 awg 0.50 mm ) with japanese organic cotton.


After talking about Winchester just a couple of weeks ago, the only non-tobacco e-liquid by the Californian manufacturer Trabuco Vapors, today we start tasting their latest tobacco creations, starting with Coppercrest.

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The Coppercrest bottle in our possession is 30 ml transparent glass with childproof cap; the dropper has a medium sized beak tip. Well done and pleasing the label, with the name of the liquid in the foreground and in the background a stylized design that recalls the name of the product. In this case there is a mountain, the Coppercrest mountain, a legendary sacred peak to the Native Americans, whose exact location seems to be still unknown.

Since the company was founded the Trabuco Vapor guys have decided to honor the history of their land. Trabuco is in fact the name of the musket used by the first Spanish conquerors and Trabuco is the name of a canyon in the Orange County, where, so tells the story, it was lost by a Spanish soldier during one of the first expeditions in California. Each of their products has a name that recalls the history and early days of the Orange County.

Returning to the bottle, I must tell you that while being particularly attractive, it is not TPD ready, but the manufacturer told us that they have adjusted their entire production to the current European legislation. Well done!

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Trabuco thus describes his Coppercrest:

A bold yet smooth tobacco blend; Our naturally extracted tobacco flavoring from aged Virginia tobacco leaves is the heart of this blend. Accented by light notes of smokey caramel, this is truly enjoyable tobacco vape.

By opening the bottle for the usual smell test, I immediately recognize the aromatic brand-mark of a Trabuco Vapor. If you have already tried a Trabuco, you know what I’m saying … For the less fortunate, I’m taking about an intense, strong, dark and very enchanting scent. It’s unique in the world-wide e-liquids landscape. The Trabuco style is unmistakable.

And of course Coppercrest fully embodies the Trabuco style. Decided notes of dark and penetrating tobacco pervade my nose with their strength; a very intense taste and I would say almost “seasoned”, accentuated by a very slight alcoholic smell. The caramelized notes are added to the tobacco ingredient just as a dark sensation of nearly-burned browned sugar.

Although I know that tobacco flavored e-juices are often vaped at important wattage, I have decided to remain faithful to my convictions that tobacco extracts deserve a slower vape at minimum wattages. In the case of Anglo-Saxon flavored tobaccos, I think I can dare something more, so I’ve prepared a NarDa with a 0.5 ohm coil and I start testing at 22-25 watts.

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Coppercrest doesn’t disappoint my expectations and remains faithful to the Trabuco Vapors brilliant tobacco tradition.

The blend is simple and however rich, intense and aromatic. The tobacco used is a Dark Virginia and has only slightest nuances of the typical sweetness of a common Virginia. This Virginia, on the other hand, is full-bodied and thick and seems to have been almost “roasted”. In all vaping phases a pipe smoky feeling is created, what, in my own opinion, only a Trabuco Vapor can provide. At the base of this turbid Virginia we can perceive, exactly like on the smell, the caramel nuances; however, it is a finish that, while conferring softness to the blend, it follows the safe course traced by the tobacco note. It’s a dark and shady caramel, I imagine it with dark smoky brown color. Tobacco and caramel intertwine in the mix, sharing the same humid and smoky matrix: the result is praiseworthy.

A Trabuco, in this case Coppercrest, is a true decoction of tobacco, flavoured for the occasion with a decided and smoky masculine caramel.

Coppercrest is entirely enclosed in a peaty frame, with warm tones and a strong appeal to old handmade tastes. The limited duration of the coil, in a way, conveys the feeling of craftsmanship coming from this e-liquid. But with such a tasty, fat and full-bodied puff and such a remarkable aromatic persistence, perhaps you can forgive this limit.

Are you vaping Coppercrest? Believe it or not, you are in the era of the third millennium pipe…

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Pro: The pleasure of savoring the unique and unrivaled mark of a Trabuco Vapor.

Cons: Not suitable for delicate vapers, for the “faint-hearted”.

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