I'll be the Judge of That: SSD
Peace ya'll, Judge here with another strain to break up and break down! As always, I want to thank you for stopping by and burning it down with me, it's always better when you smoke with friends! This week, I've had the opportunity to sample some locally sourced genetics, MassDawg Genetics' SSD (Sourdawg x Cookies n Cream) x HSOSeeds' Am Kandahar (Amherst Diesel x 76 Kandahar), bred and grown by ohheyyyybuddy. Damn, that was a mouth full! Let's get it in!
Bag appeal straight out of the gate is exceptional; each one of her dense, heavy buds is a forest of trichomes. She's a serious resin producer, with her primarily cloudy trichs creating a thick coat of snow across her mainly green canopy. The diesel is strong in this one! There is no denying the diesel lineage on either side here, she screams diesel and earthiness. Her scent is a delightful punch in the face, permeating the room when her container is opened and lingering long after she's gone. There is a very slight pine finish. This strain is not for the discrete, by any means.
Bud feel is stellar, her Cookies n Cream form and structure are apparent. Nice give on the squeeze, with a decent, if a bit slow, bounce back on release. She is totally caked with resin and so were my fingers almost immediately when breaking her up. I had to stop and clear the finger hash several times while rolling a blunt. This fuel smell is phenomenal! Teetering on oppressive, this funk is certainly thanks to her Amherst Diesel father. This is a TRUE diesel, through and through.
On the macro level, she is a stunner; lavish gardens of trichs are found everywhere, tightly packed trich development like this shows a true passion for plant happiness. She was certainly grown with love! On the interior, she is just as stacked, though I did come across a couple seeds… (I was told this is the result of a back crossing/monster creating experiment, so I may just have added a beast to my collection.) I can't imagine where the additional trichomes would have grown if she was at 100% tbh. Still, I gotta knock her a bit for the seedage, it is what it is! Let's set her on fire!
Yup, there's that diesel! If you've ever come across a true diesel, you know exactly what you are in for. If you haven't? She is not for the faint of heart and tolerance. She is a gas station, straight up; warm, moist earth and gasoline coat the tongue, brought on by her high levels of beta caryophyllene. There is nothing sweet about her palette, though I'm told she reeks of strawberries during flower. Well, I can tell you now. There's none of that here, she tastes like a plate of soil mixed with petrol. Her smoke is potent man. A soaring, forgetful, zoned out experience; yet, in true sour diesel fashion, she's energetic! Heavy on the back of the eyes with a slight raccooning/headband effect that lasts. She keeps chugging along, with her excellent pain relief and smile inducing effects lasting well over an hour or more, dependent on your tolerance.
All in all, SSD x Am Kandahar is an impressive strain. Grown via the no till method (look it up if you've never heard of it. Seriously. DO IT!) she is packed from stem to crown with intense diesel flavor and pulls no punches when she strikes! I wish there weren't those couple rogue seeds, which always draw out a sigh, so I can't say she's perfect. But she's pretty damned close in my book. You know exactly what you are getting with the first whiff of soil and jet fuel. She is NOT for the uninitiated, you've been warned. As always, your mileage may vary, but I give her a solid 3.75 out of 5 blunts.
- Judge The Disciple