Welcome back to another strain review. This week I got to do another Mystery Strain Review, meaning I was given a bud that I don’t know the grower or the strain, so it allows me to have a completely open mind when trying it. This week I moved into my vehicle that I’m turning into my Mystery Machine so no better to break it in than a mystery strain.
When I cracked open the jar I got a sweet, slightly berry scent with an earthy afternote. This gave me hints of a good kush cross. Then when I dropped the buds in my hand it really intrigued me. There were 3 small buds, not popcorn but not a massive nug, but the color was enticing. A midnight dark purple that felt like the night sky on a new moon night. Covered in bright orange pistols but a bunch of short pistols instead of long, looking like little fires throughout the bud.
The freshness of the bud is what I loved. They were small and dense but pulled apart so easily. It didn’t break but tore which shows they cured it correctly. This is important to allow the terpenes to flourish and the flavor to grab the consumers taste buds. This definitely gave me a Kushy sweet taste on the front end that lingers for minutes after, then when you breathe out it has a slight woody or nutty taste. This reminded me of a good scotch or whiskey where the nutty notes are subtle but add so much to the experience.
Now this mystery strain is definitely a heavy indica. After my rip I laid my head down on my pillow and just chilled. That feeling where your whole body is breathing, you’re awake but can’t open your eyes. This is great right before bed. 2 bong rips and I was out when most strains are 3-4 rips to put me to sleep. I put this slightly below the True Classic OG, giving it a 4.4 flames out of 5!
Shagwhelin “Shaggy” Bullock has been in the California cannabis industry for 5 years. After toiling in dispensaries, tour companies, an edibles brand, Shaggy has started his own brand, the popular “Shagwhelin’s Way” channel on YouTube. When Shaggy’s not online he’s helming the counter at Cannabist in PB.