I'll Be the Judge of That: Durban Cookies
Peace ya'll, Judge here with this weeks strain review! As always, I want to thank everyone for blazing through these reviews with me. This week, we've got Durban Cookies on deck, a 70/30 sativa dominant strain which is a cross of the ever potent Durban Poison and the always tasty Girl Scout Cookies. Let's find out if her parents raised her right!
Bag appeal is okay, nothing to write home about, her manicure leaves much to be desired. There is an excessive amount of leaf left, but at least she was trimmed by hand. This strain is known to hit upwards of 25% THC, though I'm not too confident this cut has reached her potential. Bud structure itself leans more toward her GSC ancestry, she's solid on that front; decent trichome development, though I feel she may have been harvested a tad early. Still, she certainly sparkles in the right light, with strong vanilla, spice and pine notes. There is a nuttiness to her finish, sweet and earthy on the nose.
Bud feel is great, her density holds up well, with a nice tactile squeeze and sufficient bounce back. Her buds are chunky and dense, for sure! Trich development within is pretty significant, she's super frosty toward her center with plenty of resin staining the fingers. Still, it's definite that she was plucked before her prime; I'd say its 75/25 clear to cloudy trichs, she could have marinated for a week or two longer. Her cookie lineage really cuts through on the break up, that vanilla and sugar cookie scent is heavy. I think it's time to put one in the air!
The GSC flavor profile is really the front runner here; vanilla bean mixed with sweet soil. There's a solid pine kick at the finish, thanks to the alpha pinene she puts out. She offers an extremely energetic high, she is definitely a solid brunch strain, being suitable for early morning or mid day sessions. She packs a long lasting, euphoric high as well, which is great for helping with depression and anxiety. Creative types will love her energy boost, which is a clear headed and focused pick me up.
Overall, she is a nice treat to come across. I do wish she had been given a bit more time to develop, but she definitely gets the job done. Her bag appeal left much to be desired, and her trim job was lack luster, but she more than makes up for it with a steady, soaring high. She's got the potency and kick to satisfy an experienced stoner but is gentle enough for the initiate to pick up day or night. As always, your mileage may vary, but I give her a solid 3.5 of out 5 blunts.
- Judge The Disciple