Black Note Naturally Extracted Tobacco Juice
Updated: November 2016 Black Note N.E.T E Liquid is a new range of tobacco liquid crafted by tobacco connoisseurs and provided for the tobacco enthusiast.
Using natural extraction methods to capture a true tobacco essence and thus the most realistic tobacco vaping experience around, Black Note employ a 6-8 week cold steeping method from the finest tobacco leaves.
Rather than using artificial tobacco flavoring, this allows the aromas and taste to develop naturally and preserves the signature flavor notes of each tobacco leaf.
Black Note is the first and currently the only lab certified naturally extracted tobacco E Liquid available, free of any potential harm causing compounds such as Acetyl Propionyl or Diacetyl, so you know your juice is nasty free.
There’s also no artificial additives here, what you are getting is tobacco juice at it’s purest! The range is currently available in 30ml bottles only, with nicotine strengths of 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg and 24mg.
You can purchase a sample pack from Black Note, called the Notebook. There are two options. The Notebook Instrumenthol and the Classic Notebook. Instrumenthol contains 5 X 10ml sample bottles and the Classic contains 4.
This is a great way of testing the Black Note e liquid flavours. Or if you are looking for a vaping gift, the packaging and presentation is beautiful.
We got our hands on one of the Black Note Notebooks. Let’s have a look at what the range has to offer!
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I have to reserve a special mention for the presentation of Black Note E Liquid, as it is truly remarkable.
Each 30ml bottle is presented in a cylindrical cardboard presentation box, much like you would expect from a vintage whiskey.
If you order a Notebook to get a flavor for the whole range this comes presented in a fantastic cardboard box with each juice individually laid out and an insert detailing information on Black Note as a company and the production process used.
The labeling and bottle presentation is fantastic, with information about the individual juice present on the label.
Black Note also provide an excellent level of customer service, with quick responses to any queries submitted through the site and any issues rectified quickly.
If you are in the US, Black Note guarantee to deliver your order within 3 working days or your order is free. That is outstanding!
Even the Black Note website, www.blacknote.com, is one of the best presented websites I have visited from any vendor in the industry. The quality of the pictures on the site and the layout is second to none.
Adagio is described as a uniquely sweet, mildly spicy, aromatic flavor of Havana tobacco, complemented by rich, smoky undertones to create a flavor recognized around the globe.
Grown for centuries in Cuba’s moist, tropical climate, Havana is regarded as one of the world’s most flavorful tobaccos.
Certainly upon smelling the bottle I got a real strong aroma of Cuban cigar, that was really pleasing.
The taste of Adagio certainly bought back memories of a premium cigar, with a touch of sweetness with a hint of spice at the back of my throat, and primarily I really got a strong flavor of Havana tobacco leaf from Adagio.
Throat hit was strong with Adagio which is in line with the Havana tobacco leaf! This is one to please the ex cigar smokers!
Bravura is described as being air-cured and naturally fermented, beginning with smooth, rich undertones of the finest red burley, using a centuries-old process to achieve deep, earthy notes with subtle hints of fruit.
The result is a complex, full-bodied vaping experience reminiscent of the world’s premium tobaccos.
Bravura is a Perique blend, which is one of the finest and most exclusive pipe tobaccos available.
It’s very earthy, dark and rich with in my opinion the strongest throat hit of the range. There’s an ever so slight fruity twang to Bravura present that complements the earthiness of the juice perfectly.
Cadenza is described as a sun-cured, highly aromatic and mildly spicy, basma tobacco is considered by some tobacco experts to be the finest aromatic tobacco in the world.
Grown exclusively in the mountainous area of Northeastern Greece known as Xanthi, basma has earned a reputation as the “king of tobaccos.”
Cadenza was my pick of the Black Note range. I particularly enjoyed the subtle spiciness and the dry yet extremely flavorful vape I got from this juice, it just kept me coming back for more and more.
Cadenza would be the juice I would recommend to anyone who is still craving the taste of a cigarette, as the taste and smell was very close to the real thing, albeit a lot cleaner and crisper!
Forte is described as a burley tobacco cultivated in the fertile volcanic soils around Naples, Black Note’s burley is ripened by the warm Italian sun before being shade dried and light-air cured.
Offering a subtle, slightly sweet flavor, Forte offers the full-bodied flavor and rich vaping experience typical of burley tobacco.
Forte I found to be a strong, full bodied tobacco with a perfect balance of throat hit to suit- I almost found this to be akin to a cigarillo.
Whilst Forte is strong, it isn’t overpoweringly strong, it retains a smoothness and cleanliness to the juice making it extremely moreish and a perfect after dinner vape!
Legato is an Italian Kentucky Tobacco, planted on the sun-drenched slopes of Tuscany, Italian Kentucky tobacco has an American name and an Italian heart.
Flue-cured to release the tobacco’s natural resins for a rich-bodied vaping experience, Legato offers a mildly nutty and aromatic flavor with a finish that’s both earthy and smooth.
Legato is another stunning juice from the Black Note range, a very full bodied tobacco with woody and earthy notes and a nutty undertone.
Again, like Forte, it isn’t overpoweringly strong, it’s very smooth, and the throat hit complements Legato.
It’s one you could easily have as an all day vape, and another juice that those craving that cigarette taste will enjoy.
Prelude is a Virginia blend grown in the sandy alluvial plains at the foot of the Italian Alps, Prelude’s Virginia tobacco derives subtle flavors unique to the Verona soils.
Once harvested, the leaves are flue-cured to release their natural sugars and resins, resulting in a light, bright taste and aroma.
Oh Prelude is so, so smooth! It was very close to Cadenza as being my pick of the range, and I feel the mildness of Prelude is the ideal prelude to the heavy Perique blend experienced with Cadenza.
Throat hit is reduced when comparing it to the heavier blends, but there’s also a lovely touch of sweetness that’s going to really appeal to the ex roll up smokers!
It’s a really authentic Virginia taste, far more so than any other Virginia blend of E Liquid I have ever tried, and this would be my all day vape out of the Black Note range. Truly superb.
Solo is the Menthol blend of the Black Note range, and the only one that contains any flavoring other than Tobacco.
Solo begins with a fine, ultra-smooth Virginia tobacco to provide a rich, flavorful base, then incorporates a layer of natural menthol oils derived through a special extraction process.
The result is a refreshing mint flavor without any harsh bite for a bright, cool vaping experience.
Solo is definitely more akin to a menthol cigarette than a traditional menthol E-Liquid.
You get the subtleness of the Virginia tobacco, a la Prelude, with a mix of really natural and authentic mild menthol taste that does have a little nip at the back of your throat.
It’s ideal for cleansing your palate in between tasting the different complex flavors from the Black Note range, yet subtle enough to stand out on its own!
Sonata is a Cavendish blend, originating in the 17th century, Cavendish uses a unique process of cutting and curing designed to bring out the natural sweetness of the tobacco leaf.
Sonata uses only fire-cured dark Virginia tobacco, steamed and cured under pressure to allow the rich, robust flavors to fully develop.
Sonata is without doubt the sweetest flavor of the Black Note range, however it relies on the natural sweetness from the dark Virginia tobacco rather than adding any additional sweetener to the liquid.
The result is a very natural sweet tobacco vape, that lingers on the taste buds, with what I detected to be a little touch of nuttiness and almost a creamy feel to the vape. Delicious!
At first, I was taken aback with just how smooth this juice is. I must say I was bracing myself for it to be stronger than it actually is.
The smooth vape this e juice offers is fantastic and makes Black Note Encore a real easy going vape.
It’s ideal for seasoned tobacco lovers or those new to vaping and looking for a tobacco flavour to help get them off of the cigarettes for good.
I can definitely pick up a hint of honey and the smoothness to boot, and a deep, robust tobacco with some natural sweetness thrown into the mix.
From start to finish, it is packed with smooth and tasty flavour, and is easy going enough to be an all day vape.
Unfortunately, Encore has been discontinued in the USA. At the time of writing, however, there are a few bottles left in the UK! Seriously, jump on this one while you still can!
There’s a reasonable amount of vapor volume from the Black Note range, in fact it’s better than average, it’s a 50/50 mix but if you are looking at the Black Note range to chase clouds with then you are looking at the wrong juice. The Black Note range is all about the flavor and experience, you will really want to savor the flavor from these!
The throat hit from the Black Note range was outstanding, and it matched each vape juice.
It did vary by juice, with the strongest throat hit experienced on the Adagio and Bravura juices (which I would have expected with them being Havana and Perique blends respectively), and the smoothest blends being Solo (a menthol blend) and Sonata (a Virginia blend)
The throat hit just added to the authentic experience from these e liquids, and I would imagine it would be even stronger with higher nicotine content.
The Black Note range sports one of the most refined production processes there is. A Cold Maceration process is used (cold steeping) for 6-8 weeks to obtain the very best aromas and essences from the tobacco leaves.
Only the very best tobacco cultivars produced by experienced growers make the cut to be used in Black Note e juices, and these are hand selected. No artificial flavorings are added to the juices, it’s all natural aromas derived from the leaves themselves. It’s a long process but it ensures a top quality finished article!
All juices present in the Black Note range are lab tested and certified to be nasty-free. The lab report is there to see online if you want to view it for yourself!
Absolutely stunning, remarkable e liquids. From start to finish this has to be one of the most enjoyable reviews I have ever written, such is the outstanding quality of these juices. From the presentation right down to the vape itself, Black Note set themselves apart from the rest and the Black Note range is truly deserving of the ‘Premium’ juice tag.
Not to mention the customer service is absolutely second to none from these guys, right down to the personalized note included with your order that really makes you feel like a valued customer. Available in the USA only.
I’d highly recommend vaping the Black Note range in a flavor orientated RDA such as the Derringer, along with a single coil build in the 0.9-1.4ohm range, with 15-25w max if using a regulated device, to really experience the subtle flavor nuances these juices have to offer.
I really do believe that juices this good, and ones that have been expertly crafted such as Black Note, must be vaped in an RDA as I feel a lot of the complexities of the e juices are lost in a tank atomizer.
With tobacco e juices, especially ones that are produced using natural extraction methods, you tend to get a lot of gunk and buildup on your coils but not so here. These juices seemed far cleaner than any other tobacco I have vaped.
Black Note is a truly groundbreaking line of juices and something you really do have to experience, if you are a tobacco fan these juices absolutely must be at the top of your to try list if you haven’t experienced them already! If you aren’t a tobacco fan, I would still recommend these, as the taste is truly out of this world.