Welcome to our weekly cannabis strain review and information feature. This week we are covering OG Reekn [OG Reek’n], a cross of Wardereek’n X Kuchi bred by Devil’s Harvest Seeds.
OG Reekn (Actually it’s OG Reek’n, but for SEO-purposes the apostrophe is best left out) is a strain which I first had the pleasure of sampling down at a top-secret London-based coffeeshop earlier this year.
I remember the gassy flavour and aroma coming from this sample and that I was excited to try it, but it was still months before I got my hands on some for this review series.
Fast-forward to today, and the review is finally here, and recorded/uploaded in 4K for your viewing pleasure!
Watch the video review
Want to know more about OG Reek’n? Read on…
This is a hybrid strain (60% Indica, 40% Sativa). The breeders note that it is a medium-difficulty grow, so experienced horticulturists should have no issues. The flowering time is listed as 65-70 days.
This sample was grown in the UK. Somewhere down South, I believe.
This OG Reekn looks great – it’s been given a good trim and is covered in frosted trichomes.
The colouration is a light green, with some darker spots around where the leaves have come off. The pistils are a rich golden colour and the bud is nice and dense, grinding out well.
Fuel. Gas. OG. Those three words are the first that come to mind as I smell this sample – the OG Reek’n strain stinks like the name suggests, releasing a strong scent which you’d probably smell from across the room.
Breaking open the bud I get more of the jet-fuel scent, and I’m reminded of Holy Grail Kush, which is currently my favourite cannabis strain. Also perhaps a bit like OG Kush/headbanger in it’s scent.
The strong taste of the OG Reekn [OG Reek’n] comes through the bong nicely, particularly on the exhale.
The hit comes with a bit of intensity, probably because I packed a rather large bowl, leading to a bit of coughing.
The taste is nice and captures that gassyness that I keep going on about – it’s the main part of the flavour profile and reminds me a lot of the Holy Grail (which as you know I love).
OG Reek’n delivers 20-23% THC on average, and I am getting that from the first bong which takes me all the way up to about a 7 or an 8 out of 10.
The effects feel like a hybrid strain – a mixture of cerebral energy and waves of calm leaving me a bit spangled for about 15 minutes or so. Just what I like from my cannabis strains!
As the intense hit settles into the high I’m feeling rather good, so I decide to hit another bong.
The second bong is less intense and also tastes great – because I’m already high from the first bowl the come-up is also less intense, and I find this one more enjoyable than the first.
Overall, it was a pleasure to review this well-grown sample of OG Reek’n.
I liked everything about this strain, from its appearance to its effects and everything in between.
If I had to pick out some criticism I’d say it was a little intense and the sample wasn’t the biggest bud, but the quality of the OG Reekn really made up for this.
I can’t wait to smoke this one again! I want to shout out London Dank Father, keep up the good work.
Ladies and Gentleman, it’s time for our weekly smoke report and cannabis strain information feature. This week we have Wedding Cake in our strain spotlight. Let’s see how it smokes…
I first sampled Wedding Cake at Remedy Cannabis Club, Barcelona when we travelled to the City for Spannabis earlier this year. My initial thoughts were positive, and I remember enjoying (and getting quite stoned) from a gram of this one.
This strain is a cross of the famous Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie, making it a hybrid, perhaps leaning on the Sativa-dominant side, although in reality delivering effects on both ends of the spectrum.
The sample I’m smoking today comes from an unspecified part of the US. Speaking to my source, I would doubt this batch came from California. I also don’t know if it originally came in a tin or vac-packed.
The sample of Wedding Cake I’m reviewing is incredibly dense, like a little green boulder. The whole bud is uniform in its overdevelopment, looking like it has had some PGR influence.
The trim job is great, no leaves to be found anywhere on this bud. The pistils are small, light-golden and woven into the bud, not easily seen or protruding wildly.
The colouration is a light green with flecks of darker green and gold, with lots of frosted trichomes covering the whole Wedding Cake sample.
I am not impressed with the smell of this cannabis strain, at all. I think it’s this particular sample, which fails to give off much of a detectable scent at all – I could have this in my pocket on public transport and it wouldn’t even smell.
Breaking open the sample (twice – the first time didn’t result in any smell) I finally get a little of the scent- it’s a sweet, earthy cookies scent that leans more towards the Girl Scout Cookies than the Cherry Pie.
Grinding up this sample I get more of the same – a little sweet, delicate scent, but nothing comes out in full force.
How disappointing for US-imported bud!
I have decided to go for two methods of consumption today – first up it’s my trusted Chongz Widow Maker, still my favourite bong for size, shape and hit. I’m also going to roll up some of this Wedding Cake into a joint.
The bong goes down well – good flavour, and not much intensity. I would say this is a good method of consumption for this strain. Definitely more flavour than I was expecting based on the smell, plus marks from me.
Smoking this in a joint, I get more of a slight peppery taste that didn’t come through my bong.
Both methods deliver a sweet, enjoyable flavour that suggests this sample of Wedding Cake is well-cured.
The Wedding Cake effects are strong, and kick in from about 4-5 minutes after consumption – Sent me on a bit of a ride all the way up to 7/8 out of 10 after the bong hit, but it doesn’t come with any sort of anxiety-inducing intensity.
The joint is less inebriating, but still enjoyable and I find myself wanting to go back for more and more! The flavour comes through a joint well.
The taste and effects brought this strain back for me a bit, although I stand by my concerns about PGRs in this sample. The appearance is a little too uniform, and it doesn’t smell like it should.
Overall, I enjoyed the review, loved the high (and the flavour) and would like to try another batch of Wedding Cake to compare differences.
Watch our Wedding Cake Smoke Report here:
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Welcome to another strain review feature. This week Blackberry Kush is in our strain spotlight.
Blackberry Kush is an indica cross of Afghani X Blackberry cannabis strains, which come together to form this beautifully-coloured variety that cannot be mistaken.
This bud looks fantastic! The purple colouration is total – before grinding this up I couldn’t see any green, save for the stalk.
Did I mention how impressed I am with the colour? I just don’t see bud like this every day, it’s a real treat to look at! The vibrant pistils are a bright golden yellow.
The trim has been done well, and it has been cured for while. That along with the genetics has resulted in a well-formed and well-cured sample that I am excited to try!
This strain is known for its fruity-jet-fuel aroma. The scent of Blackberry Kush is strong, especially so once broken up or ground.
I get really, really fruity scents from this one, so much so that it makes me think of the Shoreline – my favourite smelling cannabis strain in the world!
Blackberry Kush is now my 2nd favourite cannabis strain smell.
Loading some of the Blackberry Kush into my Weed Star Wasabi bong, I’m ready for a nice big hit.
Wow, the intensity isn’t there at all! I’m able to consume this without coughing or getting any sense of discomfort from the smoke in my lungs, something which quite a few strains do come with due to acridity of the smoke in thicker proportions.
And the Blackberry Kush tastes great – the flavour come through the bong nicely – although not as much as some gassy strains I have sampled.
Great flavour, low intensity, top marks from me.
As the Blackberry Kush begins to kick in I feel the lovely indica relaxation setting in.
This strain doesn’t come with any intensity (that I detected from two bongs in quick succession) in its effects, instead making my body feel physically good.
I remember thinking if I was in pain, this would potentially alleviate that as my body feels lovely.
Overall I really like Blackberry Kush – so much so, that I had to film a second review!
If you’ve been watching the channel since the beginning, you may remember our old review of Blackberry Kush back in September 2016 – I had to revisit it with this sample as it was just too good to pass up!
Welcome to our weekly cannabis information feature. Prepare to learn all about another strain this week as we delve into the wonderful world of Platinum Girl Scout Cookies, or Platinum Cookies for short.
Did you know that Platinum Cookies is a phenotype of Girl Scout Cookies? That means that Platinum Girl Scout Cookies is a powerful 50/50 hybrid strain is the result of crossing OG Kush X Durban Poison (plus an unnamed strain).
According to my reading, the Platinum Girl Scout Cookies goes even further than GSC in terms of its effects. Being a fan of this family of strains this news got me quite excited.
Today I’m going to see how it smokes…
Durban Poison X OG Kush X Unnamed Strain
Phenotype of Girl Scout Cookies
50/50 hybrid strain
First up, let’s talk about the appearance of this sample. Platinum Girl Scout Cookies has a strong, well-developed bud structure with bright golden pistils protruding wildly.
This particular Platinum Cookies sample is incredibly dense, and as I squeeze it I hear the bud start to crack in a way which suggests to me that it is both perfectly dry and well-cured.
The colouration of this bud is a strong green, but with the gold of the pistils shining through.
The trim job isn’t the best and the leaves that remain aren’t squished in, leading me to believe this Platinum Girl Scout Cookies sample isn’t imported and has probably been grown in the UK.
As I pop open the pot to retrieve the sample I’m immediately hit with a delicious cookies scent, which continues to grow in intensity as I handle, break open and finally grind-up the bud.
The Platinum Girl Scout Cookies has earthy, sweet notes to it (not the same as OG Kush, none of the gassy aroma).
It is a particularly pungent-smelling cannabis strain, the pungency actually sticking inside my nostrils after I smelled the sample.
This bowl isn’t nearly as smooth as I was expecting – the intensity comes through, but so does the flavour, and wow, it tastes great!
I surprised myself as I thought I’d easily be able to handle this hit in one breath, but couldn’t as the bong got very milky!
The taste of the Platinum Cookies is strong, with the sweet, earthy and pungent notes all coming through on the exhale.
Really, really strong flavour. Perhaps in part because this particular sample has been curing for a while!
OK, so on to one of my favourite bits..how does this strain make me feel?
As a 50/50 hybrid, I’m expecting both indica and sativa effects to hit me simultaneously, but it doesn’t quite work like that! I can feel it begin to kick in a few minutes after consumption, giving me the inkling that this is going to be a strong one.
The first (and main) thing to hit me is the relaxation – I feel like I’ve smoked more of an Indica strain, but can feel the cerebral effects also, particularly after the 10 minute mark – they seem to hit me after the indica-side of this hybrid cannabis strain.
And it’s a strong one! This Platinium Girl Scout Cookies delivers a solid high after one bong hit, so much so that I didn’t need to go back for a second straight away.
In conclusion, I really like Platinum Cookies. Of course, this was a great sample, but the genetics in this one are strong as well. I find myself wondering whether this could make my top 10 this year!
If you’re looking for a powerful strain that delivers good flavour and potency then Platinum Girl Scout cookies could be a strain for you!
Have you ever tried this strain? How does it compare to Girl Scout Cookies in your opinion? Tweet me your thoughts on Platinum Cookies @HighTylerGreen
You can watch our Platinum Cookies smoke report below:
This week I had the pleasure of reviewing an absolute classic. This is one of the first strains I was introduced to by name, and its origins date back to 1992 when Serious Seeds released it to the market.
Ladies and Gentleman, this week is all about the AK-47.
This week CBD Critical Cure is in our cannabis strain spotlight. This CBD-rich strain has more of the aforementioned cannabinoid than any other, perhaps lending towards its name. The “Cure” part supposedly comes from its pain-relieving properties.
A cross of Critical Mass and a Cannabis ruderalis plant, this strain could not even be labelled “skunk” under idiot definition of the word – it has 8% CBD and only 5% THC!
But how does it smoke? I sat down with my bong and a pot of CBD Critical Cure to find out all about this cannabis strain.
I love the look of this cannabis sample – it was given to me in perfect condition, with no compression ruining the shape of the bud.
The pistils are less apparent in real-life as they perhaps look under the lights/on camera. There is a bit of leaf left on the bud, but plenty of trichomes.
The texture is lovely: crisp, with just a bit of give. I don’t want to feel around the bud too much and lose some of those trichomes!
This sample doesn’t give too much away before you start breaking it open, but I did get a lovely sweet, almost skunky scent when I opened the jar. (Ironic, I know, as not even the media with their backwards definitions could call this “skunk cannabis”).
Breaking this sample open I get even more of the sweet scent which I’d describe as different from its parent Critical Mass. After grinding, this sample projects a sweet cannabis aroma that is hard to ignore!
Hitting this strain through the bong I’m immediately impressed with the smoothness throughout the inhale and exhale.
This strain tastes clean, pure and well-cured, with the sweet pungency coming through nicely where other strains’ flavour may get lost.
Being a 8:5 CBD:THC ratio I thought this would be a little lacking in the effects department, but as it begins to kick in I’m noticing a lovely stoned feeling which leaves me more creative/focused than relaxed.
Named Critical Cure because of it’s pain-relieving properties, this strain also delivers a nice body-stoned feeling which never feels overpowering (even after two bongs).
I love CBD Critical Cure! The genetics are great, the sample is great and the grower clearly put some care into this one, which also contributes to it being an enjoyable smoke.
Ladies and gentlemen welcome to another edition of our weekly cannabis strain reviews featuring me – your host – Tyler Green, my bong, and a lovely bag of ganja!
Each week I take you through the appearance, smell, taste and effects of a brand new cannabis strain. This week I’m here to present a bit of a mystery – it’s a strain called Green Kiss.
Looking into the background of this strain resulted in nothing to shout about and no references to guide me, so this will be all based on my own senses. But I’m up for a challenge and I love cannabis, so I’m certainly looking forward to this one!
I’m not impressed with the trim job on this strain, the leaves have been wrapped around a compressed bud so it’s difficult to see.
However, it is covered in matted cloudy trichomes – light-green colour with embedded pistils hiding under some of the leaves.
This bud has been compacted and I can’t tell if it’s been imported – I don’t believe so based on the bud, but can’t tell for sure. My gut tells me it’s UK-grown.
The Green kiss gives off a delicate, sweet scent. It’s a bit pungent and comes out in full force when I break open the bud and stick my nose into it.
I’m also getting a nice kick with the smell – when I grind this up it gives off some of that sweet scent but surprisingly not as much as when I broke the bud open.
At a push, I’d say it’s a bit skunky, but it doesn’t smell strong, as far as strains go.
Ok, I’m going to hit two bongs of this so I can get a good idea of the flavour.
The first bong goes down a treat! I pack it a bit more than I’d usually pack a first bowl, just to test it out a bit. I’m surprised by the lack of intensity as I manage to clear it in one go.
The taste is mildly sweet, but judging from the first bong alone, I can’t pinpoint that flavour.
Loading up the second bowl I’m starting to feel the effects of this strain, but we’ll save that for after.
Smoking the second bowl I finally get some chocolate flavour – could this be chocolate skunk? The sweetness comes through slightly and mixes with the pungency on the exhale, so yes, I believe it could be, but can’t be sure.
After two bongs of Green Kiss I’m reasonably stoned. The feelings I’m experiencing are definitely on the hybrid side of the cannabis effects spectrum, by that I mean it’s right in the middle.
I’m getting the familiar cerebral uplift, coupled with an enjoyable body relaxation. The intensity isn’t there, and I could smoke some more bowls of this without issue.
I feel great from smoking the Green Kiss, and it seems like a good daytime strain due me not being too stoned to continue writing this review.
It is not often that I get the pleasure of sampling something and working out a whole darn mystery as to its origins. I enjoyed sampling the Green Kiss and using my own senses to decide on everything, even though it is perhaps more difficult to analyse a strain without the familiar reference points!
I’d smoke Green Kiss again and hope to get some more information on the background of this strain for a future video.
Have you tried Green Kiss? What did you think of this week’s smoke report? Tweet me @HighTylerGreen
I had the pleasure of trying a brand new cannabis strain this week which I am excited to share. This is a UK-bred strain whose name is inspired by a strawberry milkshake!
Sitting Down with some Strawberry Crusha
When I first saw this strain I think my jaw dropped a bit. The colours are amazing, with the sample giving off shades of green, purple and red! Certainly more colourful than your everyday bud.
As you will know if you read my strain reports or watch my cannabis videos, I am a sucker for differently-coloured cannabis strains. I am also a sucker for well-cured strains, and the Strawberry Crusha fits the bill for both.
I’m already appreciating this, and I haven’t even smoked it yet!
One thing to note about the appearance of this Strawberry Crusha sample before we go any further is that it hasn’t been trimmed to what I would call a high standard. As you can see from this sample, the leaves protruding cover most of the bud, and it looks like the size would diminish quite a bit if they were removed.
However, all the leaves are dripping with trichomes, making it glisten with cannabinoids!
The smell of this strain contains complex notes of fruity sweetness (or sweet fruitiness) initially, giving way into actual strawberry as I crack open the bud and almost stick it up my nose in excitement.
Grinding up this sample, I’m getting even more of the fruity aroma that I’m already growing to love. I quickly load it into my Weed Star Wasabi-Line bong, and away we go…
The hit is smooth, as expected, and I get a good hit despite the airflow of my bowl of choice being bad this morning.
The taste of Strawberry Crusha retains some of the sweet fruitiness of the smell on the exhale, but some of it does get lost. It tastes nice, but isn’t as apparent a sweet taste as some Hazes I have sampled.
As the effects begin to kick in, the first thing that hits me is a cerebral uplift, making me feel talkative and chatty.
The buzz settles down into a nice hybrid-stoned feeling that isn’t overpowering but is very enjoyable.
Overall I have enjoyed this cannabis strain sampling session featuring Strawberry Crusha. I find myself wondering if there are other crusha strains; banana perhaps?
If not, Dead Bananas X Strawberry Crusha = Banana Crusha maybe?
This is something I’d definitely smoke again.
Watch my video review below:
Have you tried Strawberry Crusha? What did you think?
Chocolate Kush is an indica mix of Mazar and an unknown indica strain. While a sativa-dominant variety exists, this is sometimes referred to as Chocolope Kush, and not to be confused with the strain featuring in today’s review.
The Chocolate Kush plant has a Christmas tree structure, and the buds of this sample are small but with a crisp structure that hasn’t been compacted during transport.
I don’t get anything chocolatey from the appearance of this strain, and the milky trichomes do not glisten The pistils are wild and cover spots of the sample. The nug quality was good, and the trim job was ok with only small spots of leaf dotted around the bud.
Before grinding up the Chocolate Kush, I found it difficult to distinguish the smell.
After Grinding and increasing the surface area, I’m, getting pungent earthy notes that remind me of a sweet, old school Kush strain.
No hints of chocolate can be detected in the smell of this sample, but it does smell very nice!
I wanted to try this out in a couple of ways, so I’m using my bong (glass Widow Maker) and my Green Spiral.
Through the bong I’m impressed with the smoothness of the hit. Lovely! However, the flavour was more watery than anything.
Smoking this Chocolate Kush through my Green Spiral, however, I get hints of chocolate, finally understanding where the name comes from – success!
I prefer this strain through the Green Spiral as opposed to through a bong.
After smoking this I can be sure that it is the indica variety of Chocolate Kush. The main effect is a strong relaxation, paired with a happiness that chills me out and slows me down.
I’m not in any sort of rush to get up and do anything after smoking this one!
Overall, I enjoyed the Chocolate Kush and it was a pleasure to review this strain.
I’d definitely smoke this again; perhaps it would be nice to try through a vaporiser to try enhancing that chocolate flavour!
Animal Cookies is a cross of Girl Scout Cookies X Fire OG originating in the USA. I got my hands on some this week to sample exclusively for the ISMOKE channel.
Really frosty, cloudy trichomes – no glisten. The colouration is actually skewed a bit more white than you’d expect because of this. Light green, dusty white..
The Animal Cookies sample definitely looks imported – like it has been compressed- specifically vac packed at one point during its journey. I have nothing against this – I find this style particularly good for vaping
Animal Cookies has a sweet cookies aroma that is difficult to gauge directly – it’s the lovely indirect smell that gets you.
I’m finding it really hard to describe this one, but it reminded me of Girl Scout Cookies, and I haven’t tried Fire OG.
Not the strongest smell, but one which smells lovely when you crack open the pop jar after 5 minutes!
Hitting this sample through my bong I’m immediately impressed with how smooth it is, I am able to hit the bowl in one breath with little coughing, and I didn’t struggle with the hit.
The flavour was mild, but again, I got a bit of sweet cookies, although it wasn’t particularly apparent for an imported strain.
This is where the Animal Cookies comes into its own – it’s a hybrid strain, and delivers a potent stoned feeling. The ride starts about 4-6 minutes after consumption.
I felt good physically – like, I was conscious that my body felt nice. Strong relaxation is the main effect to shout about – this left me wondering where it is on the hybrid spectrum – perhaps more on the indica side?
I enjoyed sampling this Animal Cookies, but it doesn’t match up to the Apple Jack that I reviewed from the US recently.
While the bong was smooth the flavour was a bit lacking. The effects were lovely and make up for a lot of the less impressive features of this sample.
Every week we present a new cannabis strain review, which you can watch via the ISMOKE youtube channel.
To accompany the videos, I write a written strain review/smoke report for those who want a bit more detail on the strains I’m consuming and reviewing for this video series.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a completely new strain this week – one which I hadn’t heard of, let alone tried. Dolato is a cross of Dosidos and Gelato, and with both parent strains from the cookies’ family, I was eager to try this cross.
This is one of the most beautiful strains I’ve come across this year. I saw three phenotypes of this when I picked this one up, and this was the “purple pheno”.
Just look at those rich purple colours in the close-up…
The bud is frosty with tints of green, white and purple throughout. This Dolato cannabis sample is made up of small, dense nuggets.
I am disappointed with the smell of the Dolato, considering it’s appearance. While it smells clean, the smell is almost entirely lost.. I get hints of a subtle and delicate sweetness, but not much more.
Grinding up the dolato doesn’t create much more of a scent either. At a push, I’d say a slight pungency, but different to the traditional skunky smell.
Hitting the Dolato through my Weed Star Wasabi-line bong I immediately get a sense of how smooth this goes down – it’s very clean weed.
However, following in the footsteps of the smell, this strain’s taste is also lost on the hit – I struggled to define a distinct taste. Despite the lack of intensity on the hit, I can’t give this great marks for taste.
I also tested the Dolato cannabis strain through my Yoda water pipe, which I was hoping would give me more flavour. It didn’t, but the hit was pleasant.
The effects of the Dolato cannabis strain are on the indica-dominant side, I’d say. I got a slight relaxation but coupled with a slight cerebral nudge that reminded me I wasn’t sober.
This isn’t a particularly strong strain, and so one I’d think would be nice to consume during the daytime.
While I enjoyed the look of the Dolato more than most strains, I was disappointed with it overall, perhaps more so because I had such high expectations going in! I look forward to trying out other phenotypes to see whether I can get a better idea of the Dolato flavour.