[AD – Bryn’s Special Sauce Sour Blue Sorbet Gifted by Jac Vapour]
Firstly, I must start this review by laughing at the name. What’s the ingredient that makes Bryn’s Sauce so “Special”?
Yep, I’m being childish. It’s not just me, though! Other people laughed at the name too. They told me so on Instagram.
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Now that we’ve got the name humour out the way, let’s get down to serious business. Jac Vapour very kindly sent me a wonderful little package. A few wonderful little packages, in fact, and one of them just so happened to contain a three-pack of Sour Blue Sorbet by Bryn’s Special Sauce. I’m a big fan of raspberry, so I was very excited to tear right into this. That was until I saw one of the ingredients:
My heart sunk a little bit because I’m not the biggest fan of the icy-menthol hit that comes with that cooling agent. If you’re currently avoiding cool and icy eliquids, this one won’t be on your to-buy list.
ABOUT BRYN’S SPECIAL SAUCE
“Bryn’s Special Sauces are made using the finest ingredients, for vapers with discerning taste.”
Bryn’s Special Sauce (snigger, snigger) eliquid is made in the UK by Jac Vapour, and there are three flavours on offer:
- Sopur Blue Sorbet
- Papricot Custard
Out of these three flavours, Papricot Custard is the only one that *doesn’t* have that menthol/cooling kick. It also sounds bloody delightful, I must add.
Here are a few more details:
- Available in packs of 3 x 10 ml
- 3 mg or 6 mg – mine was 6 mg
- 80/20 VG/PG
- You can try all three flavours for £0.99p each, in ZERO nicotine strength, 10 ml bottles.
- Also available in a PicNIC Kit / Complete Collection
BRYN’S SPECIAL SAUCE SOUR BLUE SORBET ELIQUID REVIEW
“A true, sour vape has been the El Dorado of juice makers for years, but Bryn has truly cracked it. A genuine sour vapour, with lashings of blue raspberry and just a touch of cool menthol to help cleanse the palate. Simple, but incredibly well executed.”
I’m a big fan of raspberry-based juices, but I must agree; some of them can be really awful. Too sweet, too thick, too syrupy, that kind of thing. The “touch of cool menthol” did put me off a little, but you know what my relationship has been like with menthol/icy hit juices. I either love them or hate them. Most of the time, I absolutely detest them.
Mister best-ecig.co.uk said that Sour Blue Sorbet smelled really nice when I vaped with it. It’s the first time he’s said that in a while. He actually thinks that many of these eliquids smell pretty much the same as each other, especially as I always have a habit of vaping with dessert based-flavours. I guess one lemon-dessert juice will smell like any other when you’re only smelling it, rather than actually vaping with it and tasting it.
The scent from the bottle is actually a little deceiving, I think. You don’t get any of that cooling kick from the smell, just a really big hit of raspberry. You can definitely smell that. The liquid smells super sweet – sickly sweet.
I figured I would try Bryn’s Special Sauce Sour Blue Sorbet out in the Jac Vapour Series-S17 for the first time. I didn’t want to try the liquid in a tank that would deliver 100% flavour, just in case I didn’t appreciate the menthol hit. The Aspire Cleito EXO tank, for example, would have delivered so much of the flavour and vape hit that it might have been too much. I opted for a slightly less powerful device (or so I thought) to try it at “half-mast” first. Does that make sense?
Well, it turns out that the Jac Vapour Series-S17 – a device that is primarily designed for MTL (mouth-to-lung) vaping – actually works pretty damn well as a sub-ohm device, with a 0.5-ohm S-series coil inserted. The one thing that I didn’t really want to happen happened; my head was blown clean off. Who’d have guessed it?
Let’s get one thing out the way nice and early; the Jac Vapour Series-S17 kit is amazing and I love it. It might not be designed for regular sub ohm vaping, but it certainly delivered AMAZING flavour, throat hit, and vape clouds. Definitely more so than I’d anticipated.
Here’s another thing that I would quite like to get out of the way; if you don’t like vaping with a cooling agent that grabs you by the back of the face, you’re not going to like this eliquid. It certainly does grab you by the back of the face. My first couple of vapes on it were really, really icy and I wasn’t sure I’d like it much, but once I’d given it a few more puffs, I actually found that the cooling, icy hit died down to a much more manageable hit. It was about the third or fourth big inhale on it that I got the real taste, I think. Those first few hits on a brand new coil were almost a little too icy for my liking.
It might be a touch of cool menthol after a while, but it’s more like a hearty punch of cool menthol at first.
BACK TO THE JUICE …
After the initial face-grab, I found Sour Blue Sorbet by Bryn’s Special Sauce to be very pleasant. Where the menthol hit was at a 10/10 for ice-factor initially, it settled down to about a 4/10 after that, and the sour raspberry taste started to peek through properly. That’s when things got interesting.
The cooling agent is always present in the flavour, but the raspberry taste really pings through with a fizzy-tangy edge, once you get going. It’s quite sweet; a little bit like a raspberry syrup, although the sour effect is definitely there. This eliquid reminded me of a Double Drip Co flavour, Raspberry Sherbet, but with more flavour and the cooling agent added. The Double Drip Co one doesn’t have that icy hit.
- You can see more here: Double Drip Co Raspberry Sherbet Review [Video]
Bryn’s Special Sauce Sour Blue Sorbet definitely tastes like a tangy raspberry, I’ll give it that, but I think it’s slightly more sweet than it is sour. I think it sits somewhere in the ‘safe zone’ in the middle of the two. It’s nice, but it can taste a little … ‘cheap’ in certain devices.
P.S. I know I’m not meant to say this, but I accidentally got some of this ejuice in my mouth and it doesn’t taste rank. I’m not saying that you should drink it, all I’m saying is that it wasn’t the most pleasant juice-in-mouth experience I’ve ever had … if that’s even possible?!
THROAT HIT & VAPOUR
I first used Bryn’s Special Sauce Sour Blue Sorbet on the Jac Vapour Series-S17 device, which is meant to be better/more designed for mouth-to-lung vaping, than sub-ohm vaping. This juice pumped out loads of clouds, even on that ‘little’ device. I actually found it consistently produced vast plumes of vapour no matter what I device I vaped it in. The vape tricksters will love this one.
BRYN’S SPECIAL SAUCE SOUR BLUE SORBET ELIQUID REVIEW – CONCLUSION
I found myself vaping with this a lot more than I’ve vaped with other “cooling” eliquids. You probably know that I’m not the biggest fan of that icy hit, and I always avoid buying menthol vape juices. I actually finished the entire first bottle of this before I considered changing eliquid and, for a cooling eliquid, that’s pretty impressive. I don’t think I liked any of the others enough to vape it for that long, usually vape cooling liquids for like, a tank at a time. But … I refilled my Jac Vapour Series-S17 tank many, many times. And I was quite disappointed when there was none left in the bottle. Luckily, I had two other bottles to play around with! Thank you, Jac Vapour!
Would I buy Bryn’s Special Sauce Sour Blue Sorbet again? I *did* enjoy vaping with this eliquid and I WILL enjoy vaping the three bottles I have here, but I probably won’t buy it again. I have nothing negative to say about the juice, I’m just not the biggest fan of that cooling agent addition. This is a great-tasting, flavour-packed juice though.
Would I recommend Bryn’s Special Sauce Sour Blue Sorbet to you? If you DO like that cooling agent, and you really like a sweet, yet sour blue raspberry ejuice, you’re going to love this one. Lots of flavour. Ooodles of it. Great flavour too.
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*Prices & information correct at time of writing.
HONESTY POLICY: This Bryn’s Special Sauce eliquid was sent to me by Jac Vapour for the purposes of a review. I did not pay for these vape products. I was not paid for my HONEST review. All opinions are mine and in no way influenced by the store, brand, or manufacturer.