CBD Clouds Galore For Sure…But How Do They Vape?
The CBD Sub Ohm e-liquids are from CBD Asylum, a UK based company offering a plethora of CBD based products including e-liquids and this range is the first specifically designed for sub ohm tanks and drippers to be released in the Britain.
To all intents and purposes they look like 25ml 70VG 30PG e-liquids that can, if desired, be topped up with a 5mg nicotine shot.
As I’ve already explained the CBD Sub Ohm Range is designed for just that – drippers and tanks that can take higher wattage and just like all CBD e-liquids they are on the pricey side.
They come in 5 different flavours in old school glass dripper bottles and you can choose from differing levels of CBD: 250mg – 500mg and 1000mg – obviously the higher the number the more CBD is infused into the 25mls.
I have reviewed samples from other CBD Asylum e-liquid ranges before from ‘budget’ to eye wateringly expensive and found them to be very very good indeed – that’s not to be taken as a medical opinion I must stress…
Indeed I’ve been fortunate enough to review and use very many CBD based e-liquids and kits and if you’d like to find out more checkout my article Guide To CBD & Vaping – Is it For You? – and do checkout our dedicated CBD section.
OK the full range of five flavours was sent to me direct from CBD Asylum – thank you – and as always my thoughts and opinions are my own.
I used the BTFC RDA from Augvape at around 50 to 75w – obviously re-wicking every time and dripped half a bottle of each flavour over a couple of days each – CBD overload or what lol.
Before the review a disclaimer: CBD cannot get you high nor does it smell like cannabis.
As I’m not a medical practitioner I cannot comment on any benefits vaping CBD based e-liquids can have on any symptoms or illnesses. However as of November 1st 2018 medicinal cannabis products will be available on the NHS here in the UK…maybe CBD will follow?
So all that anecdotal evidence I’ve referred to for years has now been accepted by the UK Gov and medical establishment…*insert smug face here lol*
CBD Sub Ohm E-liquid – Sweet Tooth – 500mg
CBD Asylum Say:
Strawberries and creamy custard flavour
The smell off this is absolutely divine and that’s me as a none custard vape fan.
I’m getting the distinctive almost wild strawberry rich fruitiness which comes across more of a milkshake than custard – though a very creamy shake.
The inhale lets it down for my palate being far too sweet – I guess I’m not a sweet tooth – and on the exhale there’s the merest and I mean merest hint of the CBD botanicals.
This reminds me of the old song a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down – though CBD is not a medicine [yet] I hasten to add…
As the name suggests those with a sweet tooth will bloody love this one.
CBD Sub Ohm CBD E-liquid – Gone Loopy –1000mg
CBD Asylum Says:
Fruit Loops flavour
Opening the bottle I had to double check the label as my nose might have been playing tricks but I got a distinct whiff of mild menthol – not what you expect in your breakfast cereal!
I’m guessing that was a mind trick – or me gone loopy – because once on the dripper I definitely got that slight fruity oatiness you’d expect.
The slight menthol could be a hint of a cooling agent and I mean a slight hint but the biggest surprise I got was on the exhale.
I got those chewy milk bottle sweets which although surprising and a little on the sweet-side was I have to say bloody lovely and had me going back for more…next stop the old fashioned sweet shop in town!
CBD Sub Ohm E-liquid – Holy Moly – 500mg
CBD Aslyum Say:
Custard Donut flavour
The aroma once the bottle was open really was very suggestive of those custard donuts I used to buy from Sainsbury’s…comfort food with coffee lol.
Again not being a custard flavour vaper I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this one – however I have to say I actually liked this one – really liked it.
Sure it’s indulgent and yup it’s just the right side of too sweet and nope it’s definitely not my idea of an all-day or even an half hour long vape – but this is tasty especially with a mid-morning coffee.
The custard on the inhale is smooth and not too sweet however the exhale brings in a different level of lip smacking sugary sweetness before thick gloopy chewy donut calms everything down.
Very clever blending indeed.
CBD Sub Ohm E-liquid – Berry Nice – 500mg
CBD Aslym Says:
Pink Berry flavour
Not a lot to go on with the descriptions are there lol these juices are certainly putting my nose and taste-buds to the test!
My none Master Chef watching brain thought of pink berries as those peppery ones so I was a little trepidacious [not a word lol] on trying this one!
I needn’t have worried as what I got was a slightly tart maybe a little too sweet fruit flavour that even now after dripping at least 10mls I can’t put my finger or taste-buds on!
What I can say is this one has surprising depth with seemingly different layers / flavours each time I vape it.
Think a kind of fruity berry concoction that is surprisingly and mysteriously moreish – one to savour and ponder on lol.
CBD Sub Ohm E-liquid – Purple Storm – 1000mg
CBD Aslym Says:
Blackcurrant Chill flavour
I was expecting a blackcurrant menthol or Tunes flavour and that’s what I got.
I’m no menthol e-liquid fan and sadly this one really didn’t change my mind.
The blackcurrant smelled perfumy and on the inhale that’s what I got – a kind of flowery cough medicine.
I’m sure folks will like that sensation but I don’t and the cooling agent come slight menthol also added to the chemical aftertaste on the exhale.
Not the best of the bunch by far for my delicate palate but those of you who enjoy Venos or Tixylix might enjoy it 😉
I’ll mention the elephant in the room first – this is a very expensive way to vape CBD e-liquids, it’s that simple.
The vast majority of CBD based e-liquids are designed for MTL tanks – kits and mostly pen style set-ups.
This means you can limit your ‘dosage’ – for want of a better word and – and it also means the precious /expensive bottle can last a lot longer so it’s not all gone in a day or so.
The best effects of CBD are gradual over a long period of time and whilst you can’t overdose on CBD – unless you tightly limit the amount you are sub ohm vaping with these juices you could run out very quickly with the resulting expense.
But hey spend your money how you want!
I hope that makes sense because a 10ml bottle with 1000mg of regular CBD e-liquid passing through a 2ml MTL device can last you an age if you take it gently and regularly.
However as I’ve already hinted at you don’t need me to tell you that sub ohming any e-liquid drains the bottle extremely quickly.
The CBD Asylum 25ml shortfills can have 5mg of nicotine added if required giving you 30mls – but all sub ohm vapers know how long a bottle lasts – especially on a dripper.
Unless you’re disciplined and have a few lung fulls every hour or so you will need a bottomless wallet put it that way.
They Vape Exactly Like Regular High VG E-Liquid
As to the actual vaping experience as I said this range might appeal to those of you who enjoy sub ohm vaping and want to try CBD and don’t let me stop you.
I do vape CBD in my sub ohm RTA’s but I add a few drips of the tasteless Harmony 1000mg Pure Base into my regular juice and this I find keeps my levels topped up – still expensive but the bottle lasts an age.
OK now that’s out of the way on to my thoughts on the CBD Asylum Sub Ohm e-liquids.
As vape experiences go they do act and vape just like a regular 70VG 30PG e-liquid with thick clouds and depending on your particular taste decent flavours.
I have vaped with nic and without and actually preferred the slight – only slight – watered down taste diluted with 5mgs of high VG nicotine.
One thing I have struggled to pick out is any hint of Terpenes – the botanical type flavour /aromas I get from all the other CBD liquids I’ve vaped.
Now that I think is where this range will appeal – those of you who haven’t tried CBD OR dislike that earthy botanical taste [yeah you Michelle lol] I absolutely adore will as I’ve already said enjoy that spoonful of sugar helping the CBD go down 😉
There’s no getting away from the fact that CBD based e-liquids are bloody expensive however the UK Gov announced today that CBD oils and other products will be available on the NHS from November 1st 2018.
CBD has come a long way since it first arrived in the public psyche and it’s fair to say vaping has had a massive input into that.
Having tasted very many CBD based e-liquids would I buy these – no because I’m more into the pure tastes – however I would definitely recommend them for first timers or those with the need for a flavour mask over those Terpenes and botanics.
As always I cannot for various reasons tell you if after 10 days of using these if they’ve helped in anyway but what I can say is I’ve used these exclusively and my levels seem to be topped up more than enough 😉