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Old May 28th, 2009, 05:08 PM
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Default Just had the worst smoke ever

Just had a friend come over and we loaded up some nakhla double apple.

And it tasted absolutely vile and horrible, i can't even describe what it tasted like.. fake plastic apples, rotten licorice ?..

I don't get it we set it up like we usualy do and it tastes horrible ,nice thick smoke tho and the buzz came on rather early (for the few puffs we took)
What i did notice was that it was a lot wetter than usualy but that shouldnt be problem i think, anyone have a theory why ?

Great, first post and i'm already whining sorry wanted to vent a bit
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Old May 28th, 2009, 05:10 PM
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Default Re: Just had the worst smoke ever

i think the double apple has got the most fluctuating response sometimes u get a good batch some times u wish u nvr got the stuff
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Old May 28th, 2009, 05:10 PM
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Default Re: Just had the worst smoke ever

Well, was this your first time trying Double Apple?

If so, please note that most double apple and apple tobacco's actually have anise flavor to them. This would give you your "licorice" flavor.

I absolutely love this flavor, however, I realized later that anise is actually an acquired taste...so if you want something without anise, aim for eskandari or bahrani apple flavors.

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as to fluctuating consistency, I would have to disagree. Nakhla is one of the most consistent brands, and double apple is probably their most solid flavor. If you aquired an older box (older than 2 years that is) theres a chance the tobacco has gotten a tad too old. If it came in a jar, its usually a tad juicier, but thats it.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 05:16 PM
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Default Re: Just had the worst smoke ever

I think DA is one of the most flavorful, tasty flavors put out by Nakhla. Some people can't handle the anise flavor in there.. as PL said, it is an acquired taste. The buzz is quite ass kicking for those who aren't used to a good buzz. I quit smoking cigs for about a month before I first tried nakhla DA so I was down for the count.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 05:17 PM
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Default Re: Just had the worst smoke ever

I'm familliar with the licorice taste (which i enjoy very much had a great bowl of el basha licorice yesteday ) and we did double apple before and it was great.

can't see how old it is there's not date to find on the package (it's still very very wet tho).
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Old May 28th, 2009, 05:22 PM
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Default Re: Just had the worst smoke ever

what did you smoke before this? maybe it ghosted your hookah/hose. also, what kind of coals?
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Old May 28th, 2009, 05:25 PM
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Default Re: Just had the worst smoke ever

Nakhla el basha licorice before this, three kings coal, through a washable (freshly cleaned) hose.
Maybe try again in a month when it's been exposed to some air ?
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Default Re: Just had the worst smoke ever

no do not air out nakhla!

the basha licorice may not have been playing nice.

scrub your stem out, wash your base with at least some baking soda to absorb smell.

then order some natural coals, or some decent quicklights at least. I prefer CHQLs if I use QLs, the rest go in the trash.

try again after that.
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Default Re: Just had the worst smoke ever

I think i had a similar experience. I tried it the first time and it tasted kind of like inhaling air freshener. Not like the licorice flavor people warn about. I'm tempted to try it again though, as I do love the smell of it.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 06:35 PM
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Default Re: Just had the worst smoke ever

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no do not air out nakhla!

try again after that.
Nakhla contains some nicotine, so it would benefit from some acclimation.I would say no more than a half hour though......
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Old May 28th, 2009, 06:43 PM
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Default Re: Just had the worst smoke ever

I had a bad Nakhla DA session last night but it never popped in my head that it was the tobacco's fault lol.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 07:20 PM
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Default Re: Just had the worst smoke ever

I'm not a big anise flavor fan, but Nakhla DA is great.
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Default Re: Just had the worst smoke ever

the nicotine does not warrant acclimation, all that does is dry out the tobacco.

only acclimate tangiers regular.
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Default Re: Just had the worst smoke ever

I hated this flavor at first but the taste really intrigued me and I kept smoking it and it has really grown on me. Try it again maybe it will grow on you.
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Default Re: Just had the worst smoke ever

if you dont like liquorish, dont get double apple.
they should really call it double liquorish.
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Default Re: Just had the worst smoke ever

Its def mostly apple^ with just a tinge of anise.

anise is a old traditional flavouring used by many cultures in breads, candies, cookies, etc and is used alot today in even gourmet cooking, however not alot of people are exposed to true anise flavour during their life so it becomes gross to them.

as such (like everyone said) its an acquired taste.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 11:06 PM
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Default Re: Just had the worst smoke ever

I personally love a full bodied anise flavor, plus I LOVE black licorich so yea. but if it's your first time smoking a strong anise flavored apple, your going to be let down.
Nakhla DB apple isn't my favorite apple, but it's still good, and yes it is a bit "wetter" than normal, but that shouldn't matter, your probably just not used to an anise flavor, it's hard to get an apple flavor that doesn't have it, so keep looking for what works for you.
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Default Re: Just had the worst smoke ever

I would try mixing it with some mint if you have, only a tiny bit (a hintle of mintle) !!
adds an extra bit of flavour.
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Old May 29th, 2009, 08:33 AM
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Default Re: Just had the worst smoke ever

I smoke DA regularly never got that licorice taste with soex. soex cherry is also KILLER.
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Alright thanks for all the advice im gonna give my hookah a very thorough cleaning now and try it again in a few days,
Could be a good opportunity to contribute a first review maybe... ill see how it goes.
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Default Re: Just had the worst smoke ever

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i think the double apple has got the most fluctuating response sometimes u get a good batch some times u wish u nvr got the stuff
I got a horrible batch Nakhla Mandarin, absolutely no flavor. Put orange juice in the base and then lemonade my next smoke, those were the only things I could taste...
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Default Re: Just had the worst smoke ever

I definitely really like DA mint because I'll get it at the lounge, so I'll give it a second chance when i'm allowing myself to smoke again.
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I have to try this mix, I am ashamed that I am actually out of mint ATM!
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