First off I just wanna start by saying, I love my job. I get to review such great products and meet the amazing people standing behind them. DabsXXX is by far the leading standard in concentrate science and production. I was so happy to get ahold of their whole line of concentrates ranging from Amber Glass, Crumble, and Shatter. In this review I'll break down the potency, taste, and mental and physical effects of all three. Check it out & catch me on Twitter !
From left to right, we have the Shatter Glass, the Crumble, and the Amber Glass. All of these products are packaged in amazingly strong, super thick glass containers. I'm positively sure you will find multiple uses and keep them for years to come.
Word to the Wise:
Just a heads up to you Dab Dingos out there, I've been noticing that crumbles, oils, and glasses all seem to require a slightly different temperature on the nail for prime smoke conditions. Glass and oils require less heat than crumbles, and I have even experienced burning a dab. The oils are extremely susceptible to spattering off the nail if it is red hot. Check this out for more science and safety
The amber glass tastes so amazing. Now when I say pine, don't be scared. By no means do I mean the taste of solvent or chemicals. All three products are made with the 2012 Cannibus Cup-winning Primium Jack. The piney taste that comes through is so refreshing, it's a pleasant change from the Pine-Sol taste you couldn't escape from older open-loop methods of extraction. Now as far as consistency, this is a beautiful thing. It seems to be smack dab (lol) in the middle of a shatter and a honey oil, literally blending the best characteristics of both types.
Testing the highest of the three, the onset of this high is smooth coming and long lasting. There is almost no bite and with the wonderful taste you experience, you will not be disappointed. I Men's Warehouse Guarantee it!
Passing Micro & Residual Solvent Tests, 72% THC
OMG I dont know whether to eat it or smoke it. If you covered a honey nut granola bar in caramel, you'd be heading in the right direction. So amazing to see shine and texture in a crumble that really isn't sticky. You feel as if you're working with a substance that is soul purpose is intended to get you righteously baked. As you'll see in the weed word, if you wanna eat it, you really wanna smoke it.
The Crumble in Action:
So although this is the lowest of the three, it is my favorite of the bunch! Out of this trio, to me the crumble is by far the fastest acting. I couldn't get all the smoke out of my lungs before literally thinking, " Yeah, this one's on point." A bigger bite in the throat, but nothing at all to cry about. To be honest it's more the feeling of a proper hit than the old brutal, chemical-burn feel of primitive open loop systems.
So you're gonna feel this one for a while. I initially took hour-long breaks between review sessions to better assess each individual product, but when it came around time to do the shatter, I opted to wait a little bit longer before moving to the next product. The high was humbling to say the least, and I recomend this to anyone who is looking for a good ride. 0 to 60 in no time flat!
Passing Micro & Residual Solvent Tests, 70% THC
The look of this product is out of this world. It's like a kaleidoscope of THC goodness when you hold it to the light, and you can't help but get excited. A literal shatter glass effect that breaks clean and doesn't jump across the room. I've had that problem in other shatters, repeatedly snapping off dab-sized pieces that disappear, but thankfully there was no problem here.
The Shatter Glass in Action :
The shatter glass has some terrific qualities that are unique to it. For one, I found that I didn't need much heat to smoke my dab. Two, the rate at which the dab is smoked from the tool is super fast. What I mean by this is when you place the glass to the hot surface, the dab seems to be instantly vaporized into your lungs. You don't have to suck slowly to preload your bong, saving your lungs for a final hit. Instead, it's basically ready, set, gone! The supreme smoothness is unparalleled. It was as simple as a breath with no bite, not even a nibble!
I would say this is the tasteist of them all! My mouth was surprised by flavors of fruit that seemed to stay on my tongue for some time. A slight waxy, numb feeling was present, not at all overpowering, and actually quite enjoyable. A faint mint melon Twizzler, if I may be so abstract. (Lol, 3 dabs deep I jotted down that little tid bit!)
Passing Micro & Residual Solvent Tests, 71% THC
All three products are made with the 2012 Cannibus Cup-winning Primium Jack. The 17.1% THC flower makes for an unrivaled concentrate.
This review was a blast. I regard myself as fair and objective when it comes to these types of reviews. I try to find the good, bad, and ugly in everything that comes across the table, thus bringing you the best results for you to base your own opinion on. Now in the case of this brand and these three products, I couldn't be more pleased to say, flawless! From the packaging and presentation to the actual product itself. The dudes that are behind Dabsxxx are stand up guys that wanted to be there for the whole process and looked for feedback every step of the way. Couldn't ask for anything better than that!