Butter Pecan from the one and only Norcal Nemo on 2/28/2020. Shoutout to mr.don_fuego for the assist and Gulf Coast Haze Collective for always scouting the most supreme firepower Cali has to offer! THC info not available at this time. I was gifted this sample but it’s very limited so it’s IYKYK status. Butter Pecan is another extremely limited release from Norcal Nemo and I feel tremendously privileged to get my hands on 1 of 11 jars floating around in California. This herb is so absolutely gorgeous that, when coupled with the unreal scent, it elicits a visceral reaction from deep within that’s difficult to put into words. The buds are a patchwork of light lime and dark forest greens but truth be told, it’s terrifically difficult to make out the nuances of color under the mass amount of tall snowy white pistils crowding every centimeter of available space, only giving way to flares of twine colored pistils wildly whipping through the surface like the tentacles of the monsters from Edge of Tomorrow.
The nose out of the jar is a delicious sweet nutty vanilla cream with a touch of fuel and must that really does smell very similar to a freshly opened pint of Butter Pecan ice cream. On breaking the bud, there’s a fresh minty element that takes center stage coupled with a floral perfume smell, but that sweet creamy nuttiness is still kicking around in the background. When busting it down by hand my incredibly sticky fingers had a smell that hit my nose like some fancy pancake syrup you might find at Trader Joe’s that’s been infused with Hibiscus for some reason, very sweet and floral, while the grinds keep pushing out that fresh mint with a nutty vanilla cream back end. The dry pull on the jay has a very sweet vanilla cream taste with just a bit of nuttiness in the background. The inhale is smooth and I get a toasted marshmallow off the joint, while the bong offers a fresh floral sensation up top, chased by that nutty vanilla cream. The exhale from the joint comes strong with that floral perfume quality while off the bong there’s sugar sweetness that dominates overall with some subtle nutty cream and hints of mint and gas. Cross checking the flavor on my MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial , the most flavorful experience came in on the low temp at 170c, which really brought a rich floral flavor with mint and pine. I tried it on both 185c and 200c and while the floral quality remained, it diminished as the temp raised, as where the mint and pine vanished completely. The headchange comes on quickly and with a warm fuzzy long lasting smack that wraps around your forehead and back of your eyes like a slap bracelet straight out of the 90’s. While I’m able to stay focused and hold conversations without issue, I feel a bit of that body pressure on my shoulders while my head feels light and floaty, and I get some ASMR tingles running down the top of my spine. I would say that I absolutely loved this batch of Butter Pecan but it goes beyond that. I find myself having a reverence for it, which frankly, extends to all of the herb that I’ve tried from Norcal Nemo. There’s a level of wizardry at work here which I’ve only been witness to a few times in my life and has my deepest respect. I may have tried to praise it properly in written form, however, it’s so outstanding it nearly defies earthly description and is the sort of weed that you remember for years to come. Exceedingly excellent work by Norcal Nemo, truly masterful, I can’t wait to see what comes next!
Gummy Gas from the one and only Norcal Nemo on 2/28/2020. Shoutout to mr.don_fuego for the assist and Gulf Coast Haze Collective for always scouting the most supreme firepower Cali has to offer! THC info not available at this time. This was gifted to me but I have heard a variety of prices on it as it’s so rare. Essentially this is IYKYK status but if you can find it you will pay handsomely for it. When Nemo told me he was sending me a couple of his newest creations to try I was ecstatic. Guava Gas is, no bullshit, some of the best herb I’ve ever smoked so I was stoked to be part of the beta test on these latest very limited releases. These big dense spiky buds are extremely easy on the eyes and sticky to the touch. The majority of the surface is a bright tennis ball green that slides into forest greens on occasion with twine colored pistils outlined in a hazy while glow by a proliferous blanket of shimmering triches.
The nose out of the jar is a rich fruit candy sweetness with a fuel back end that is very reminiscent of a new bag of Haribo Bears coupled with smell of freshly spilt gasoline. On breaking open a bud the fuel jumps to the foreground and brings some mint with it as it pushes that sweet candy fruit smell back just a bit. When grinding it down by hand the sugar candy sweetness rages back to the forefront and smells like fresh red jello with a touch of mint and fuel in the background. It’s the type of herb that smells so good it puts a smile on your face and makes you want to eat it. The dry pull on the joint comes with a deep fruity sugar and a fresh gassy edge that hangs around on the tongue for a few moments. The inhale is smooth, and off the joint I get a deep floral gas with mint, while the bong offers the same strong gassiness coupled with more of a sugar sweet kick. The exhale from the j is mostly floral with a sweet and fresh sensation that lingers momentarily and hits me like a muted version of the mint in a New York Peppermint Patty that then melts into a gummy sweetness. It’s a very complex flavor experience. The bong offers a delicious floral gas that tickles the septum with a sweet candy edge where the sugar sweetness ends up bleeding over into the aftertaste. Cross checking the flavor on my MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial I get a sense of that rich fuel on the way in with that sweet candy gas coming into full effect on the way out. The headchange smacks immediately and with utmost authority. I don’t mean to be unoriginal and cliche but “it hit different”. Smoking a small J had me absolutely wrecked in the best way. I woke up the next morning with only the haziest of recollections as to what had happened the night before, post-smoke. I found that even when smoking small bowls from the bong, my brain seemed to move a million miles an hour through a universe of relevant thoughts while simultaneously being spaced out to the point where when I did manage to snap back to reality, I had to take a few seconds to reorient myself and get back on task. It has a strong hazy effect that hits you behind the eyes, wraps itself around your frontal lobe, and settles into the top of your shoulders. I absolutely loved this batch of Gummy Gas and I can only hope the next batch that comes down the line is much bigger so more people have the opportunity to try it. It’s a fantastic smoke that I would not hesitate to light up at any opportunity. Absolutely phenomenal job @norcalnemo, you are working a special kind of magic with these plants, it’s an honor and privilege to bear witness to the fruits of your hard work.