Vaping Diaries #105: Black Cloud Vapor Review

Black Cloud Vapor is an up-and-coming e-liquid company that serves up some interesting e-liquids available for low prices. I recently vaped Black Cloud Vapor’s RY4, Cell Block 6, and Gluttony. While some of the flavors weren’t quite what I was looking for, the combinations were definitely different. At $10.99 for a 30ml bottle — and only $0.25 more for extra flavoring — Black Cloud Vapor is certainly worth a look. The juices are mixed well, the company has some atypical flavors, the customer service is strong, and the price is inexpensive.

Here are the flavor breakdowns and steeping notes of the Black Cloud Vapor e-liquids I tried.

RY4: Black Cloud Vapor doesn’t follow the traditional RY4 formula of a neutral tobacco, caramel, and vanilla. Instead, it mixes a somewhat bolder tobacco with caramel and cocoa. This juice wasn’t what I expect and enjoy in an RY4. I’m not saying it’s bad, but I wouldn’t call it an RY4. It’s more like tobacco accompanied by candy bar flavors — chocolate and nuts, with a bittersweet taste that reminded me a bit of licorice. If that combination sounds good to you then this juice is worth trying, but if you’re looking for a traditional RY4 then you’ll be in for a shock.

Despite its dark color, this juice vapes relatively cleanly. It’s suitable for any type of juice delivery system, but will gunk up coils over time It’s good out of the mail, but two weeks of steeping or more will help the overall mix.

Cell Block 6: This juice is described as, “RY4 to the next level.” It’s definitely “to the next level,” but like its sister juice, I wouldn’t call it an RY4. That said, I enjoyed Cell Block 6 more than Black Cloud Vapor RY4. In addition to having stronger flavors, the balance is different. The sweet notes are stronger and counteract the bittersweet taste that was a bit funky in the company’s RY4. It’s still there, but much less pronounced. Again, I wouldn’t call this juice an RY4, but it’s a nice dessert vape that blends caramel, cocoa, and tobacco.

Like its sister juice, despite its dark color, Cell Block 6 vapes relatively cleanly. It’s suitable for any type of juice delivery system, but will gunk up coils over time. It’s good out of the mail, but two weeks of steeping or more will help the overall mix.

Gluttony: My favorite Black Cloud Vapor juice of the bunch was this interesting mix of vanilla bean, coconut, peach, and pineapple. I enjoyed the melange of creaminess, sweetness, and tartness. The fruit flavors aren’t quite natural, but they’re not disturbingly artificial either. It would have been easy for this juice to end up a sickeningly sweet and artificial mess, but Black Cloud Vapor did a good job at balancing the different flavors. The end result is something similar to a virgin pina colada, but with an additional fruit flavor. The juice didn’t dazzle me, but I enjoyed the unique blend and complexity.

This juice vapes very cleanly and is suitable for all types of juice delivery systems. It’s ready to vape straight out of the mail, with only slight changes happening with steeping.

Steeping Notes
On the advice of Wlad from Ahlusion, I’ve been trying a new steeping method starting December 27, 2012. When the e-liquids arrive, I leave them uncapped for five minutes. Previously, I left them uncapped for about two days. After the liquids are given a few minutes to oxidize, the caps are put back on. The bottles are shaken every day for at least two weeks before vaping.

RY4
50/50 PG/VG ratio, 6mg nicotine
Uncapped: July 26, 2013 3:40PM
Vaped: September 7-18, 2013

Cell Block 6
50/50 PG/VG ratio, 6mg nicotine
Uncapped: July 26, 2013 3:40PM
Vaped: September 7-18, 2013

Gluttony
50/50 PG/VG ratio, 6mg nicotine
Uncapped: July 26, 2013 3:40PM
Vaped: September 7-18, 2013

Review Process (Updated February 17, 2013)
RPad.TV e-liquid reviews focus on the flavor of the e-liquids, since throat hit and vapor production can be altered by the PG/VG ratio and nicotine level selected. Each juice is vaped over a period of days in an atomizer, a cartomizer/tank setup, and a clearomizer. The exception is naturally-extracted tobacco (NET) juice; since those are known to clog up cartomizers quickly, those are vaped in atomizers and clearomizers.

 

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