Garanimals from Source Cannabis via The Peoples OC on 6/29/2020. THC tested out to 23.6%. This was about $57 out the door at People’s, I believe you can find Source in other shops for less but I’m using that price for this review. Huge thanks to Matt for meeting me at The People’s OC and handing me dough to grab any Source product from off the shelf. Since he was so generous, I asked Matt what he thought I should cop and he said his current favorite were these Garanimals, so I went for it. These pint-sized pot bellied buds are mostly shades of eye stealing aubergine and forest green, with gaggles of pale orange pistils, and a surface that’s absolutely swarmed with egg cream colored triches.
The nose out of the jar is extremely musty with a sweet grape lean and a very distant cream. Busting open a nug, I get a light grape must with a savory touch, but it’s really not much stronger than when sniffing the jar itself. Breaking it down by hand, it leaves a light pastry-like must on the fingers with a hint of mint, while the grinds themselves have this complex savory yet semi-sweet scent. It’s hard to pin down, one second it will hit me like a vague deep grape, and other times like a mix of pre-cooking sauces that you toss on your bowl at a Mongolian BBQ. The dry pull on the j has an extremely muted sweet grape with a musty dough backside. The inhale was initially smooth on the joint, but started to get harsh about half way through and was sort of a challenge to finish, especially because it wouldn’t stay lit in the final quarter. I will say I didn’t experience that same harshness when smoking from the bong. In regards to flavor, the joint was nondescript on the way in, but had a musty sweet grape exhale whereas the bong had more musty cream vibes. Cross checking the pallet on my MV1 from Ghost Vapes, at 170c I get a floral taste with minor piney mint, where at 185c it’s a sharper floral but the other notes have dipped off. The headchange comes on quick and with a slap that leaves me feeling slow, spacey, and without the ability to feel a sense of urgency. Within minutes I’d go from a can-do attitude to losing all motivation completely, not feeling like doing much except sitting there on the couch, spacing out and lacking the attention span to hang with even 3 minute youtube videos. I’d find myself mid-walk from the living room to the bedroom and have no idea why I was heading there in the first place. After a moment I’d typically say “oh” as the notion of what I was doing returned. I didn’t feel anything notable physically, just sort of a general hazy malaise, of which I’m not a huge fan. All and all, while this was some very photogenic herb, it didn’t check many other boxes and missed the mark for me. Personally, I wouldn’t cop it again as it was at best a passable experience, and at near $60 there’s a ton of variety to choose from that may fare better. Sorry Source, this one was a flop for me, but I still think highly of Quest and will re-up on that soon no doubt.