Being that I’m not the biggest fan of menthol and mint vapes, I generally tend to cringe when I come across a juice with Arctic in the name, because the most commonly indicates a strong menthol or icy presence in the vape. For that reason, I have been kind of putting off doing a review of this juice, but I finally decided to whip it out this week and give it a go. Here’s what they say about it:
Medium bodied tobacco with a touch of vanilla & cool mint. Mildly sweet with a full tobacco flavor and great throat hit.
I’ve got it at 18mg in an unknown blend.
This juice has a beautiful amber color and has a surprisingly spicy smell in the bottle.
I don’t know if I’ve ever smelled a juice that was practically to the point of being spicy. It goes beyond the typical peppery aroma I get from some tobaccos – usually cuban style, and actually literally smells spicy – like a jalapeno.
The flavor of this juice absolutely blew me away. It has incredible depth of flavor. Menthol aside, this is probably one of the best tasting and most interesting tobacco vapes I have tried in a very long time. Interestingly, with a name like Arctic Cowboy, I was expecting the menthol level to be extremely high, and I was pleasantly surprised by the mildness of it, and believe it or not, I actually REALLY like it in this vape.
Throat hit and vapor are both phenominal.
The Bottom Line
Taste. Wow. This vape has a lot of things going on. It has an earthy and peppery tobacco taste to it that is somewhat reminiscent of Cuban tobacco, but it goes way beyond any that I have ever had before and as I mentioned above it has a unique kind of spice to it that is almost jalapeno-like. Really, it is an extremely rich layering of flavor and unlike any tobacco vape I have ever tried to date. The flavor is quite consistent from start to finish, and it tastes just like it smells in the bottle. The menthol doesn’t really kick in until the exhale, and it is blended beautifully in with the flavor in a much more subtle way than what I was expecting, and I think it works brilliantly.
True to Description. The only thing I would say about the accuracy is that I really don’t get a ton of vanilla essence. It pretty much tastes like pure, straight tobacco to me with a menthol finish. Frankly, I think the vanilla would be unnecessary anyway if it were any more prevalent than it is, so I am actually glad that it wasn’t more present throughout the vape.
Throat Hit. I found the throat hit to be absolutely stellar on this juice. I’ve been vaping a lot of juices with excellent throat hit this week, and this juice is right up there with them. Additionally, it gets an extra boost from the menthol that really helps give it a strong kick at the end.
Quality of Vape. I really think this is an amazing quality vape. Not only is the flavor super full, accurate and totally consistent from start to finish, it is one of the most complex tobacco flavors I’ve tried in a long time. This is the only tobacco I’ve have the opportunity from the Plume Room, but if this is any indication of what their other tobaccos are like, I want to try more. These days, it has become increasingly difficult to impress me with a tobacco because I have tried so many and often they are all quite similar, but this one is totally in a league of its own. The flavor is interesting, perfectly balanced and the menthol finish really compliments the flavor profile – something I rarely ever say. Additionally, the throat hit is absolutely spot on, and the vapor production is perfect.
Overall. I’m going to have an incredibly hard time choosing a winner in this week’s juice battle because I’ve had the good fortune to try some amazing juices this week, and Arctic Cowboy is one of them. Based on the name alone, I had almost written this one off before I even tried it, but I’m so glad I gave it a chance because I am thoroughly impressed with how good this juice is. As far as a menthol vape that I have actually enjoyed vaping for flavor – this juice is hands down the best I have ever tried. The menthol is so artfully worked in that it’s possible you could almost miss it if you blind tasted this juice. All around, this is a wonderful vape, and particularly if you are interested in menthol tobaccos – I would implore you to give this one a good look.
Check it out here: http://www.theplumeroom.com/products/arctic-cowboy
- True to Description
- Throat Hit
- Quality of Vape