Slap Shots Review: AVE Bark’s Root Beer
“Bark’s” Root Beer 18 mg/ml 100% VG
30 ml = $16.30, about $0.54 per ml
Aroma from bottle = flat root beer. Makes sense. Liquid is clear with a light amber tint.
Devices: Silver Bullet at 3.7v with Phoenix RBA @ 2.0 ohms
I’ve been wandering off on mini-tangents with drink-flavored vapes recently, just to mix it up a bit. Mostly some teas. a couple of colas and a coffee or two. At a recent get-together with a few buds from the local vape meet, I was given the chance to purchase a 30ml bottle of AVE’s Bark’s Root Beer from someone who didn’t like root beer. Why he had it to begin with, I dunno — but doesn’t like root beer? Sacrilege! Infidel! Closet Communist! In any event, this is my first root beer vape, and quite a first impression this stuff gives….
Ever since I was a kid, root beer has been my carbonated beverage of choice. Even now, I really dig on downing an ice-cold Barq’s or an IBC straight out of the bottle; there’s nothing that comes as close to liquid perfection in my mind. So why it’s taken this long for me to groove on a root beer juice is beyond me, to be honest. I was kinda hesitant to vape this stuff, though — afraid that if it was rank or nasty it would turn me off the real thing. However, that fear was not only unfounded, ya’ll, but just plain crazy. This juice blew me away on the first blast. Blewed and tattooed, fellow babies….
This tastes just like a really good root beer…at least within the realm of possibility that exists in translating a carbonated beverage into a vape. Almost like an IBC more than Barq’s, though; not too sweet with just the right bite. A good bit better (at least to me) than a root beer hard candy. A nice little tingle on the tongue and an almost fizzy sensation in the nose on exhale. The only thing that would make this perfect is if the vape was ice-cold. Some fine juice-making skills went into this one for sure. I’ve been vaping this most of the night (along with a chilled mug of root beer, of course) and this is bliss. Throat hit is kinda light, especially for 18mg/ml, but it is 100% VG, so that’s to be expected.
Vapor production is amazing; luckily it’s fairly nice here in FLA tonight because I had to open the windows and let the fog out…it was getting a little too hazy and I was afraid the smoke detectors might start beeping at me. Screw ‘em if they did — I’d a kept vapin’ on this stuff all night long. And hey…wanna serious treat? Mix about 7 drops of this with 2 drops of iVape.net’s Vanilla and dump it in a Phoenix or Your Dripping Atty of Choice. Holy Jumpin’ Jebus….
Wrap-up: Spot-on root beer taste without the carbonation and the cold; otherwise this is about as real as it gets. Alien Vision isn’t known for putting out schlock juices, and this one is testament to their skillz. Vapor production is out of sight (literally) while TH is light. If you love root beer, you owe it to yourself dig on this one, kiddos.