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Old December 22nd, 2009, 07:26 PM
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Default What does double apple taste like?

I know, I know.

Here's the thing, I've tried apple flavors from at least four brands, including Nakhla and Al Fakher. Originally, they had an overwhelming menthol flavor which thoroughly ruined the smoking experience. I'm pretty sure that had to do with heat management. More recently, I've gotten Golden AF to smoke without a menthol taste whatsoever. That been said, however, the taste is in no way like apples. At all. Maybe apples that have spent days soaking in an ambiguous cocktail of spices. But definitely not apples. And, the flavor is not what I would call 'good' per se.

After hearing how people love it so much, then trying it for myself, I have to wonder if somehow I'm still not getting the taste as it should be. It just seems like if I'm tasting it like it's supposed to be, it's shocking so many people like it. It's alright, but certainly not noteworthy. Maybe 6/10 at best.

So, I ask, can you describe the double apple flavor?
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A sweet liqurish taste with some hints of apple
i like it but it is an equired taste
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 07:32 PM
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A sweet liqurish taste with some hints of apple
i like it but it is an equired taste
I tried it for the first time and thought it was ok... but now after a few bowls its one of my top 5 flavors.
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 07:34 PM
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A sweet liqurish taste with some hints of apple
i like it but it is an equired taste
I agree with this. I smoke Nakhla DA anywhere from 2 to 4 times a week. I used to smoke it daily. When I was smoking it daily I became sort of numb to the anise taste and could taste a bit more apple. Now, if I go a few days without smoking it the anise taste can be very strong. I've had the menthol sensation on occasion also and have attributed that to the anise as well. Also, if mixed with cinnamon it seems the apple taste can be accentuated, giving a spiced apple effect.
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 07:34 PM
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To me Double apple is heavy on the balck liqourice, and barely any apple. In fact i never have tasted an apple flavor in it. Im not a big fan of it, and my wife hates it. She says to her its like smokeing Jager.
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ya DA is either you love it or hate it, more people like it that not but some people hate the anise flavor.

it really has a unique taste and it is hard to describe in words
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Default Re: What does double apple taste like?

How come there are no anise-free apple tobaccos?
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Default Re: What does double apple taste like?

Now just a disclaimer: I hate black licorice.

That being said, I love Nakhla two apple. It is one of my favorite, my first, and my most often smoked tobacco. It's what was smoked as a baseline for the testing of our bowls. First, make sure you get it in a tin at least, or even better, a glass jar. It is black licorice, but it's also so much more, so many deep complex notes. You can sit there and search the flavor almost endlessly. Every time I smoke it, it surprises me with a new yield of notes. On the inhale I get a very sweet tangy flavor, on the exhale is a bouquet of interesting spices.

Just keep smoking it, it'll get you eventually

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How come there are no anise-free apple tobaccos?
Try Al fakher golden eskandarani apple.

Also in my top 5.
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How come there are no anise-free apple tobaccos?
Golden esk apple and Af single apple, both didnt have the anise init, if i recall correctly
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To me Double apple is heavy on the balck liqourice, and barely any apple. In fact i never have tasted an apple flavor in it. Im not a big fan of it, and my wife hates it. She says to her its like smokeing Jager.
QFT, I never saw it like like but it's spot on. The only "apple" flavors I have enjoyed are sour apples and sweet apples. To answer the original posted question, if it taste likes dark heavy licorice, than the flavor is right. Thinking you are going to get twice the flavor of an apple is a sham I feel for when I first started smoking lol I know a lot of people love the flavor but it's just not for me.
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Default Re: What does double apple taste like?

yea to back up what patel said, af single apple does not have anise in it.
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Default Re: What does double apple taste like?

I have got to try AF esk. or single apple. Maybe it will have less anise and more apple. LMAO
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QFT, I never saw it like like but it's spot on. The only "apple" flavors I have enjoyed are sour apples and sweet apples. To answer the original posted question, if it taste likes dark heavy licorice, than the flavor is right. Thinking you are going to get twice the flavor of an apple is a sham I feel for when I first started smoking lol I know a lot of people love the flavor but it's just not for me.
Hmm. Well, I'm getting it right then.

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yea to back up what patel said, af single apple does not have anise in it.
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I have got to try AF esk. or single apple. Maybe it will have less anise and more apple. LMAO
Hmm. How do I find AF esk? I have Golden AF right now, but I'm uncertain what the actual flavor it is. I'm guessing double apple because it smells similar to all the others I've tried. Maybe this will help. This is what I have:

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Default Re: What does double apple taste like?

That would probably be bahraini apple. They have two types of apple in the golden line.
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Default Re: What does double apple taste like?

Yeah, Esk Apple is good to what you are looking for. I personally like mixing Nakhla DA with AF Single Apple. Gives it an apple and anise flavor equally, I think.
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If I wanted to pick up some AF Single Apple, what would I look for? I was just on John's site and the 50g package AF just says 'Apple'. Is that what I'm looking for?
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Ok, so I'm smoking the Golden AF now and I have to say my taste has a lot to do with preception. I packed this bowl with the mindset that what I was getting was a kind of licorice flavor. And now, for the first time I can kind of appreciate it for what it is. It's not bad. Though I'm still really interested in the anise-free flavor.
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If I wanted to pick up some AF Single Apple, what would I look for? I was just on John's site and the 50g package AF just says 'Apple'. Is that what I'm looking for?
yep, is its just called "apple." its the only apple for 50g. If you look at my AF eskandarani apple review, you'll get an idea of what it tastes like. And ESK apple is on johns site under al fakher 250g. The apple you have "bahrani" in my opinion tastes SPOT ON to nakhla double apple, or any other DA in that case.
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it should never taste like menthol, it tastes like Anise and Apple, it is the origional flavored mo3assel and my fave, I do like mixing it with mint tho
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I had AF golden Esk apple and it tastes like dish soap and hurt my throat, so i bought another one, same thing. Someone said My batch might be bad. I have an old Amir sour apple (the tub looks nothing like those online) it smells like cough syrup and tastes nothing like apple, but is not actually bad its just different. Bahraini apple is my fave but you will not like it, its double apple with an even stronger taste. Tripple apple is good. HookahHookah green apple is great except the tabacco is such a weird cut and weird texture getting a right smoke is hard.
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I had AF golden Esk apple and it tastes like dish soap and hurt my throat, so i bought another one, same thing. Someone said My batch might be bad. I have an old Amir sour apple (the tub looks nothing like those online) it smells like cough syrup and tastes nothing like apple, but is not actually bad its just different. Bahraini apple is my fave but you will not like it, its double apple with an even stronger taste. Tripple apple is good. HookahHookah green apple is great except the tabacco is such a weird cut and weird texture getting a right smoke is hard.
its not you and its not a bad batch, thats what af tastes like a lot when its warming up

honestly AF apple turned horrid for me, then again af in general did, i just tastes a really fake over tone in all of it and it gets to me

nakhla apple was pretty good, it does have a bit of a nutty overtone in it but i think it is probably the most real flavor ive had you just have to search you memory of apple flavors and you will hit

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its not you and its not a bad batch, thats what af tastes like a lot when its warming up

honestly AF apple turned horrid for me, then again af in general did, i just tastes a really fake over tone in all of it and it gets to me

nakhla apple was pretty good, it does have a bit of a nutty overtone in it but i think it is probably the most real flavor ive had you just have to search you memory of apple flavors and you will hit

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Nakhla Eskadrini apple is a single apple without anise very nice too
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Eskandarani is a floral flavor. That's why it tastes like soap to some people, like Kashmir from Tangiers.

I tend to view most Double Apple flavors as mediocre compared to Salloum Bahreny (Egyptian Apple). DA flavors are so dull, just licorice and something kind of sweet. Bahreny is slight anise, cinnamon and strong sweet apple.
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