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Hello! How y’all doing? I’ve been making my way through my little Black Note eliquid haul, sent by Vapour UK, and it’s about time that I published this Black Note Quartet eliquid review.
I’ve paid a lot of attention to NET eliquids recently — Naturally Extracted Tobacco — and the one thing that seems to stay true for them all, whether I personally like the flavour or not, is that they are all really good quality juices. I haven’t yet found a NET eliquid that I would describe as poor quality or cheap. The twang, specific flavour or aftertaste might not *quite* be to my liking, but I have been impressed by all of the Black Note NET eliquids I’ve vaped so far — the smoothness, well-rounded flavours, etc.
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About Black Note
I’m not going to go into the specifics of NET (Naturally Extracted Tobacco) now because I’ve discussed it in more detail in a few other blog posts:
- What is NET – Naturally Extracted Tobacco?
- Black Note Forte Eliquid Review
- Black Note Prelude Eliquid Review
- Drake’s Eliquid Kentucky Review
I do feel that it is very important to point out a couple of points about Black Note, however, including the fact they have deliberately steered clear of “fun” flavours — ones that the FDA would consider to be appealing, attractive or pleasing to minors. By specialising in tobacco flavours only they can make sure they’re getting things right, and I think they are getting it right too.
There is one final flavour — Solo, but it’s a menthol blend and would have been entirely wasted on me. You probably know that I’m not a menthol juice gal by now.
Black Note Quartet Eliquid Review
- 50VG/50PG (Mouth-to-Lung)
- My bottle was 3mg (0.27%)
- 1 x 10ml bottle – £6.75
- 3 x 10ml pack – £19.99
- Also available in 6mg (Low), 12mg (Medium), and 18mg (High)
“Latakia Tobacco – Quartet incorporates the four elements of sun, fire, earth and air to produce a rich, intense smoky-peppery tobacco. The blend embraces the Syrian Latakia process of sun-curing the tobacco, then smoke-curing over controlled fires of Valonia oak, Aleppo pine, Lebanon cedar, Greek juniper and indigenous aromatic herbs. The result is a powerfully distinct symphonic delight for the senses.”
The flavour profile is described as “smokey and peppery”.
I vaped Black Note Quartet in a couple of devices, but the Jac Vapour Series-S17 tank on top of the Neon Box Mod at 10 watts is my favourite MTL combo right now. I also tried the liquid in the Wellon Tech Ripple too, but I wasn’t as impressed by the flavour produced by that device…
Taste-wise, Quartet by Black Note grew on me. It wasn’t a flavour I liked immediately, unlike Prelude, but I did enjoy it the more I vaped it. It’s quite a unique tobacco flavour, although not entirely unpleasant, and it has quite the aftertaste to it. The kind of aftertaste that I would describe as ‘kicky’, and it lingers.
Quartet brings a peppery taste to the table. It might just be a tad too peppery for me. Spicy-peppery. I got used to it after a few puffs, maybe about 5 or 10, but it’s not an eliquid I’d say I liked or would buy again. It’s really not up my street.
Too Much Pepper?
I really like the Jac Vapour Series-S17 kit for mouth-to-lung tobacco vaping, but it produced too much pepper for me at 6mg. I’m not sure I would even appreciate it much at 3mg because I wasn’t overly keen on the taste when I used the somewhat muted Wellon Tech Ripple. You know the taste you get when you put a brand new MTL coil in your tank, fill up with tobacco eliquid, and then vape before it has the chance to fully prime? That’s the taste I get when I vape Quartet at first — not quite burnt, but on the burnt side. With a sprinkling of pepper, obviously.
After a while, this flavour turns into more of a tobacco blend with a hint of pepper, but it’s still not a flavour I found easy to vape. If I put it down and vaped something else, picking Quartet up again meant that I would go through the high pepper hit first, finding that midway tobacco point ten minutes later. It’s like I had to wait for the flavour to knock out my tastebuds a bit first before I could enjoy it.
Weird, right? I know. I’m aware that I sound like a loon.
Important point to remember: Mister best-ecig loved the flavour of Quartet right away, which proves, well and truly, that taste is subjective and my eliquid reviews are pointless …
Throat Hit & Vapour
I’m always really impressed with the amount of vapour I get from Black Note juices, even at the lower strengths. I think they produce more than other MTL eliquids, but not so much that it starts to look you’re sub-ohm vaping. If you want something discreet you’ll need to turn down the watts a tad.
I did like the throat hit from this 6mg Black Note eliquid, but I wasn’t the biggest fan of the spicy aftertaste that came with it. I’m not a big fan of peppery foods, so it was probably inevitable that I’d find this one a little too flavoursome.
I DO find that Black Note eliquids — at most strengths — are super satisfying to vape with. Even the lower 3mg ones have chucked up enough of a throat hit to keep me happy. (And I’m NEVER happy.)
If it weren’t for the price, I could easily vape Prelude all day, every day. Speaking of the price …
I don’t think I’d be a very good reviewer if I didn’t mention the price in my Black Note Prelude eliquid review. [Awks.] Close to £7 a bottle is pretty steep, so I’d expect this bottle to be all-singing and dancing — the best thing I ever tasted, you know?
(They were £7.99 a bottle when I first started these reviews & I published Forte!)
I’m happy paying £4 for 10ml.
I’ll throw £5 at it if I really like the stuff.
£6 and over, though? I’m not so sure about that.
I do love the great flavours that Black Note offers, but … well … I just think there’s another brand that offers very similar NET eliquids, and that doesn’t come with such a whopping price tag. That’s all I’m saying. I don’t like the taste of Quartet enough to want to pay £7 a bottle for it in future. Even buying in boxes of 3 x 10ml isn’t that much cheaper.
Black Note Quartet Eliquid Review – Conclusion
Right, Black Note really do have some great flavours on offer, but this one just wasn’t to my personal taste. Not right away, anyway. After leaving the liquid alone for a few days and then coming back to it, I found that I needed to get used to the flavour again. I found it a bit … I’m not sure, too peppery perhaps? It was okay after a while, but I wouldn’t add this one to the top of my list.
Would I buy Black Note Quartet eliquid again? Not this one, nope. Sorry, Black Note. You sell some great flavours, but this one doesn’t tick my boxes. Prelude is still my absolute favourite.
Would I recommend Black Note Quartet eliquid to you? If you like a lotta pepper on your dinner, you might enjoy this one. Be warned, though — it’s definitely packed with peppery-flavour.
[P.S. The “other brand” I was referring to above — the cheaper but similar-tasting NET MTL eliquid — is Drake’s Eliquid. Don’t tell anyone I told you though, right? ?]
Fancy reading more tobacco eliquid reviews? You’ll find those right here.
Interested in other flavours of 50/50 mouth-to-lung eliquid? Click right here to read those reviews instead.
*Prices & information correct at the time of writing.
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