#010 - Carmel | Garlic Breath

"Long dense buds covered in resin. Funky aroma of garlic and coffee. Flavours are rich and earthy with a sweet, herbal taste on the exhale. "



Overall Score:


The Flower

Strain Lineage: Afghan dominant x Kush

Pigment: The lower colour would be dark hues of green if not for the dense blanket of trichomes covering the flower. There are splashes of purple and lime greens as well. The pistils are bright orange almost white.

Ash Color: Dark grey

Aroma: The aroma of the cultivar comes through when in an enclosed package. The aromas are robust and thick. The aroma is heavy with floral spices that smell like linalool and caryophyllene coupled with citrus notes found in limonene or valencene terpenes. When laying on the trey its far too dense so I had to bust open the flower to really smell the aromas.

Trichomes: The trichomes were abundant on this flower. The bud is so dense and tight that the trichomes were hugging it like a coat in winter. Majority if not all trichomes were capitate-sessile which are the second largest trichomes. There was a lot of non-glandular trichomes that grew on the surface of the calyx which I haven’t seen much of.

Trim: The trim is as tight as the bud. I found no visible sugar leaves at all.

The Experience (Spliff)

Duration: 4 hours

Initial: This first pull was very smooth and the flavours were blended well. This cultivar is dominated by a sweet-spicy flavour. The flavours melt on the tongue like chocolate, and it relaxes the body as if you’re getting a deep massage. As I continued to smoke the citrus from the limonene allowed for the pepper of from the caryophyllene to be absorbed through the mucus membrane of my throat which intensified the high. The feelings closely resembled the Wappa experience without the feeling of being tumped.

Mid: I actually received some pretty alarming news, a friend of mine had passed away over the weekend. My heart was extremely steady and although I would normally cry, I wasn’t overwhelmed with sadness instead I was calm. I let the news sink in and reminisced over the good times then said a prayer. I am not sure if I’ll cry later or maybe it hasn’t really sunk in but, usually I am a very reactive person. Nevertheless, it felt as though being over emotional was not an option.

End: Near the end of the elevation my muscles started to turn into noodles. I felt like my soul was transforming into a puddle and the warmth of my bed was calling me. I felt as peace. The experience was cleansing and felt like a restart. All I wanted to do was slip into a beautiful dream.

Flavor: The flavour was too smooth to tell. my mouth was desalinating a lot. Nevertheless it was a creamy, sweet, spice. The humulene coated the intensity of both limonene and caryophyllene. The sweetness of the linalool sat on top of the tongue as the after taste.

Packaging: The package is an oversized pocket like plastic pouch. It is a bright pumpkin orange colour. The lining is a silver barrier material. The opening mechanism requires nails to peel open the thin plastic zip. The quality of the bag is not bad but, the size of the package is much too large compared to the bud size of the Garlic Breath

Activity Pairing: If I had a jacuzzi than I would be set. This is a great cultivar for a deep massage, to treat yourself, meditate or have a great night sleep.

Who We’d Suggest For: I would recommend this cultivar to anyone looking to feel something strong but with a hint of sweetness too. Although this cultivars name is Garlic Breath it does have the Cookies genetics as well the Mendo lineages. This could be given to both novice and vets alike because it’s not extremely heavy and definitely not underwhelming.

The Verdict

This cultivar is unique and stable due to minimal cross breeding. Although it is hard to say for sure what the genetic lineage of this cultivar is it is an uplifting haze mixed with the earthy dense Afghan genetics. It may be hard to compete with other cultivar based on price but, I believe Jack Herer is highly renowned and respected cultivar and it speaks to the clients that appreciate the good old sweet gassy herb. C99 has just made a comeback so maybe it will attract a select target market.

Duration 6/10
Trim 9/10
Taste 7/10
Intensity 5/10
Packaging 4/10
Overall 6.4/10