Dapper Dabs chose an organically grown blue cheese genetic for their concentrate this month. They do closed loop extraction with medical grade N-butane. We didn’t have this batch sent out for lab testing because based on their track record, high 80s to low 90s percent THC is a reasonable guess. In other words: plenty strong.
We were given three different shatter runs, each with a unique coffee color of light, medium and dark based on the flower type. The premium nug run yielded the lightest color. The popcorn buds yielded darker colors. The shatter is pliable when warm, and the swiss cheese look is perfect for the blue cheese genetic.
There is a slight musky aroma that runs true to the blue cheese genetic, and a hint of spice that had me excited to sample it right away. The Dapper Dabs motto is “clarity, quality, and cleanliness” and this comes through in their shatter. When smoked, the concentrate smells like the flower: sweet and pungent.
To get the full flavor of the blue cheese genetic, I opted for a low heat dabbing approach using a vape pen accessory called the Exxus Twist (see this month’s product review). I noticed a fruity taste upon inhale, a more pungent taste during exhale, and then ultimately, nothing but a pleasantly mild cannabis flavor.
Strain specific effects of the cannabis flower used to be lost in the extraction process, but advances in technology have brought us strain specific concentrates. This is a great sativa concentrate, relaxing yet energizing. Smaller dabs promoted a good physical work mode for me, and although feeling quite “elevated” in the head, it helped me focus on the task at hand.
Patients with anxiety may find this concentrate to be helpful. I found it to be brain calming, but because it is a sativa concentrate, it’s quite energizing. When taken in small amounts it appears to open a creative mind space allowing for productivity .