All bottles are 30ml and 50-50 PG/VG.
Let's start with what you can see first. Luxurious in a retro way it reminded me instantly of two other famous US e-liquid makers I had the pleasure to review last year.
Black and white, Five Pawns packaging nostalgically brings to your mind an idea of a round, sturdy perfume bottle in old pictures from our Grannies' times. It resembles the images conveyed by Highbrow Vapor, but this is more luxurious. Beautiful and meticulously designed and in a glass bottle, just like Virgin Vapor's but more elaborate, it even has some nice little touches – notice the mixologist's signature on the box.
Before we go on, just this: two sets were used for tasting this juice – one is Aspire Atlantis sub-ohm tank with a compatible Aspire CF battery. Although I'm not a fan of sub-ohm vaping, this was still a surprisingly pleasant experience. Another set, much closer to my vaping heart was old Protank (1) with a SmokXPro battery I'm also writing a review on.
What differentiates a great e-liquid from the good ones most is its smell – or to find a more suitable word – fragrance. It is strong and sharp when you smell it from the bottle but turns into a warm and delicious scent when you vape. Mum says that living room smells like a birthday cake.
Color is more like Jack Daniels.
Taste is that of banana and peanut butter plus a mild sweetness - only a slight touch of caramel. Now this was an unusual combo for me - we don't mix that stuff in my neck of woods. However when I tasted it, the harmony achieved was surprising. Mellow freshness of banana perfectly blended with an always mouth-watering peanut butter plus mild and creamy caramel.
A warm vapor and plenty of it. Smooth, not a huge throat hit (so new vapers might not understand what all the fuss is about, but entire Five Pawns collection is more intended for experienced vapers. )
As a proponent of humble vaping (humble as modest and smaller in size), I was put off when I saw the price. However I quickly figured out a way to make this one last and buy the next one. The beauty of highest quality e-liquids is that they do their magic on any atomizer resistance. However, sub-ohm vaping is where a juice like this still works a bit better.
In US directly from FivePawns or some retailers.
In UK and EU from EcigaretteDirect a.k.a. Smoker's Angel.