Clockwork Elves (indica variant) from 3c Farms on 7/14/2020. THCa tested out to 35.64%. (Shoutout to @3cfarms_matt for making it happen!) This was gifted to me but goes for $60 out the door in 3C’s DTLA shop. I absolutely loved the sativa variant of Clockwork Elves so I was super stoked to see the indica variant in my sample pack this time around. These dark yellow lemon shaped nuggets are absolutely caked in a thick blanket of golden kief. As you bust one open it would be advised to do so over a rolling tray as miniature avalanches of kief come rolling down the sides dusting out everything below it. After it’s been cracked in half you can tell the herb used is of a high caliber as the triches glisten to the core reminding me of the way a geode looks after being sawed apart.
The nose out of the jar is a savory must with a deep semi sugar sweet backend. On breaking open a bud, that savory spice amps up, as well as having an herbaceous quality with a mint twist. It was a bit hard to get a good sniff to be honest, as kief went flying right up my nose on first attempt, so I had to be gentle with my inhales as opposed to my normal deep whiffs. The grinds have that herbaceous floral sweetness in spades, again, with just a hint of mint. The dry pull on the joint is a light floral mint with a muted sugar sweet backing. The inhale is smooth and on the bong, I get a 1-2 punch of fresh mint and a musty lemon-ish zing, whereas the joint is more of a straight cool toasted mint. The exhale off the bong is a sweet musty fruit with a touch of mint on the backside where the joint is a muted floral mint coupled with a very faint fruit filling out the background. Cross checking the flavor on my MV1 from Ghost Vapes at 170c, I get a cooling sensation on the way in and a strong mint pine with heavy pinesol like aftertaste. At 185c it’s heavy floral with a light mint and a skunky beer aftertaste, and at 200c, it’s an even thicker floral with a perfume taste that lingers on the tongue for a minute afterward. The headchange comes on quick and smacks your brain with a heavy haymaker that connects with the utmost solid contact. If this buzz made a sound it would be a skull cracking thud, the kind that will leave you dazed and shaking your head in order to avoid losing consciousness. Within a minute I was absolutely plastered to the couch, feeling that pressure from my forehead down in my shoulders and spine, was sapped of any want to do anything outside of stare at the TV and eventually drift off to sleep. I really love Clockwork Elves, the fact that it’s just fresh nug rolled in kief without the aid of oil is a welcome change up in the world of powered up herb, especially because the category is usually dominated by tarred up trash weed dusted with green grated plant matter. Also, a cool bonus is that there’s so much kief left in the jar, you can throw other nugs in there and they will dust up with the leftovers. If you haven’t tried Clockwork Elves yet, I highly recommend it if you can find it at a ticket you’re comfortable with, and if you’re in range of one of 3C’s shops you definitely swing through. It’s not something I could see myself smoking daily but sometimes you just want to get tossed into space and knock out and it’s perfect for those occasions. Great job once again 3C, keep up the fantastic work!