E-liquid review: Mangabeys – Intelligence line (Twelve Monkeys Vapor) 30 ml – received by the manufacturer
Declared base: 20 PG / 80 VG
Nico: 3 mg/ml
Expiry date: 05/17
Devices: Laisimo Snowwolf plus 200w + Geekvape Peerless RDA dual fused clapton coil 0.25 ohm (Kanthal A1 24 awg 0.50 mm) with Cotton Bacon v 2.0
If strawberry has always been one of the most widely used and appreciated flavors in all kinds of aromatizations, including those of the world of vaping, mango has instead assumed this leading flavor role only recently, becoming a protagonist undisputed in many fruity recipes. So we should not be surprised if even the 12 Monkeys guys have been involved in creating a mango product: Mangabeys.
They themselves defined it as Tropika’s caribbean cousin:
Tropika’s Caribbean cousin has arrived! Mangabeys is related in concept yet distinctive in flavour. Mangabeys will transport you to the sunny carefree shores of the Caribbean islands. This bright and fresh blend of Pineapple, Guava and Mango is accented by a myriad of Caribbean fruits and is the perfect companion for a day basking in the warm tropical sun. Let Mangabeys’ Caribbean specific fruits give you a taste of the island lifestyle!
Although the bottle in my possession is a classic 30-ml pre-TPD glass bottle, it should be noted that at moment all Twelve Monkeys products are absolutely TPD compliant and marketed in Italy in 30ml format divided into 3 PET 10 ml bottles, placed inside a carton tube as shown in the picture below. We also learn from the official website of the manufacturer, about the availability of the new 60 ml format even though we ignore the distribution modes (Mix series?).
On the smell Mangabeys spreads, on a recognizable base of mango, an unidentifiable exotic scent, condensed by the obvious presence of a massive sweetening. The typical style of the Toronto company does not escape our nose, as it will not be able to escape all those who have had to taste at least one of the creations of this brand. Scented and incredibly intense fruity feelings, enriched and rounded by the decisive presence of sucralose, used more as a true ingredient than as a simple additive. A gloomy summer mix all to discover…
For Mangabeys tasting, I carefully prepared my Peerless RDA with a 0.25 ohm dual coil to vaporize the Canadian juice with a good vigor.
The ingredients change, but the aromatic scent offered by Mangabeys is in fact very similar to what has already been observed and tasted with Tropika and also with Kanzi: a catchy and sweet summer juice.
There is no doubt that Mango is the protagonist of this product, all the vape is pervaded by its preponderant presence, but the head notes of Mangabeys, offer also slightest notes of pineapple whose acidic tips are dimmed by constant presence of the sucralose ingredient (let’s definitely call it so). Soon, however, the mango takes the flickering lights of the whole puff (as it is right) and although its taste is never sharply distinguished, as it is surrounded by the presence of numerous other exotic aromas, the overall aromatic yield it has a certain impact.
Sugar and fruity contaminations are numerous, acidic notes strongly retained also thanks to a mature guava that has this task in Mangabeys. Starting from a base of mango, I can feel a voluptuous but indecipherable and almost alien fusion of other tropical flavors. An aromatic scenario already observed for the Canadian manufacturer, here even more accentuated by a taste that, after a certain number of puffs, becomes more and more stifling and sometimes sickly.
After trying Kanzi and Tropika, my personal sensation is that Twelve Monkeys’ flavourists have “played” a bit with the same ingredients by adjusting doses differently. I would not be surprised if I discovered that even in Mangabeys there are hints of strawberry, kiwi or papaya for example, already present in other brand creations.
We are in the presence of a delicious mango tropical non-alcoholic cocktail. Mango that resolutely resurfaces in the softening and velvety exhalations phase, decisive for the “dipendence” effect generated by all the liquids of this brand.
In my opinion however, Mangabeys is not really an all-day e-liquid. The exaggerated aromatic persistence and the enormous amount of sucralose that will suddenly impinging the papilla, makes it preferable if tasted in short, intense and frequent sessions, medium-high watts for a full-bodied whipping, heavy and fat vapor .
Pro: A tasty tropical mango cocktail.
Cons: Exaggerated aromatic persistence due to excessive sucralose makes it a little sickly.