“Bravura” by Black Note

Blenders’s Description: ” Air-cured and naturally fermented, Bravura begins with the smooth, rich undertones of the finest red burley, using a centuries-old process to achieve deep, earthy notes with a subtle hints of fruit. Result is a complex, full-bodied vaping experience reminiscent of the world’s premium tobaccos.”
Statistics:  Bravura by Black Note., Available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg,  18mg and 24mg strengths,  Available in 7.5ml bottle (as part of Black Note’s “The Notebook” collection  or 30ml single bottle, 50%PG/50%VG.

Vaping statistics: 0mg strength, vaped on a Kangertech Subtank Mini with Kanger RBA, 5 wrap Kanthal 0.5Ω  coil mounted on the Kangertech Kbox mini @ 15 and 30 watts.

Now, before we begin, a quick explanation of what perique tobacco actually is. To my knowledge. Perique is an exotic tobacco hailing exclusively from St. James Parish, Louisiana. The tobacco is fermented in an old Cajun style learned from the Native Americans to create a uniquely fragrant and nicotine punch tobacco. Perique is the strongest of tobacco leafs available, at least as far as I know, with 5% changing the entire complexity of a blend. It is more of a condiment for most blends, being too strong to smoke alone, but is still easy to find if one’s palate is refined. Perique is also known for its pungent aroma.

With that little lesson over and done with, the bottle note of this particular flavour of e-liquid is non-existent. I couldn’t pick up any traces of a scent even after sitting with it for a moment, this liquid definitely keeps its cards close to its chest.

Just a word of warning. This is an absolutely pure and unadulterated tobacco flavour. If you aren’t a tobacco fan, I highly recommended not reading onwards. Feel free to have a gander through the rest of the Belfast Vape Bar. As characteristic of a Perique mixed with Burley as indicated in the manufacturer’s description, it’s quite a full bodied, powerful flavour. The retrohale offers you a very smokey, almost burnt taste on the way out. Higher wattages offering a slight fruitiness.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t continue through the rest of the tank with this liquid, it is quite a pungent flavour and is definitely better sampled in small intervals. In a dripper this liquid comes into its own and it retains the full flavour it’s advertised with, the higher wattages rewarding you with an even fruitier flavour.

Another important thing I feel must be pointed out is the presentation of this liquid. Due to it being sent to me as part of The Notebook, the presentation is fantastic.

So, at the end of this review what have I learned about this liquid? Well, It’s a very pure tobacco flavour and this sort of intensity is comparable to Marmite. You are either going to love it or hate it.

– It’s like Marmite, you are either going to love this liquid or hate it.