The team at 13 Sins kindly sent out the full range of gourmet Ejuices free of charge for the purpose of these reviews.
About 13 Sins.
13 Sins e-liquid is a brand new UK range from the creators of T-Juice.
13 Sins brings together two stories of artistic creation.
The first is the evolution of 13 complex, sinfully good, perfectly balanced e-liquids, which have taken 13 months to complete. The second is the subsequent creation of 13 pieces of art by one of the urban art world’s most exciting new street artists; Fin Dac.
The initial idea was to create an e-liquid range that would appeal to vapers all around the world, accounting for a diverse range of tastes. Elements have been taken from global street food and culture, to enhance this wide appeal.
The tones and notes of each flavour have been tuned to create a perfect pitch. The range naturally ended with 13, when the full spectra of tastes were deemed to be satisfied. Each flavour has its own unique harmony, with specifically balanced diluent ratios, which complement the flavours used in the final formulation. This comprehensive develop maximises the creators desired effect on the olfactory system and gives a sublime vaping experience. All liquids have been tested on a variety of devices from the good old Ego/CE4, up to a VV box mod with a sub Ohm tank system.
The end result is a truly “Vape Grade” flavour.
The 13 pieces of artwork were created by Fin to visually represent the character of each flavour.They embody the tones of the e-liquid form; sweet, strong, lingering, full, subtle…
The marriage of these two art forms is the 13 Sins story.
Jack 3 is described on the 13 Sins website as follows :
"A powerfully moreish toffee popcorn punch, for lovers of all things dessert. The flavour combination is made up of a ripe and bruised banana undertone, and notes of coconut, caramel, raspberries and clotted cream. Jack will keep you coming back for more."
After reading the detailed description, I really didn't know what to expect, as it seemed a real mixing pot of desert flavours.
As you first begin your slow inhale, you get a warming wave of butter soaked, toffee glazed pop corn, gliding in over your tongue, this seemingly intense sweet infusion, holding momentarily on the palette, before it begins to gently melt into the creamy blend of slow baked banana that seemlessly sits beneath.
The luxuriously blended combination of flavours travels effortlessly up the tongue. As it travels the rich creaminess seems to develop and thicken, and the natural blackened sweetness of the banana rises to the top of the mouth, giving the Vape real volume,
At the back of the throat it delivers a rich solid throat hit, with plenty of holding flavour.
After the initial throat hit, a warmingly rich aftertaste lingers at the back of the throat, drawing out the throat hit.
The also aromatic throat hit proceeds a wave of flavour as you exhale. Which seems to switch pace, and the initial toffee popcorn infusion, seems to have melted down into the creamy banana base leaving just the a lite toffee coating interlaced with the creamy Vapor.
I found after a couple of days, that as with many Vapes, the individual stand out flavours begin to merge together slightly, which, rather than degrade the overall vaping experience, it seemed to transform the flavour profile, into more of a bakery style Vape, which I would describe as baked banana cake, with a lite toffee coating.
I found this juice, quite overpowering to begin with, with the toffee popcorn holding most of the bite, but after the initial hit, the flavours began to mellow, allowing the background flavours to come forward, it's as if the juice was designed, with the desired flavour to be reached after a hour or so of vaping, setting the flavour levels quite high, to allow the flavours to settle just right. Producing a great flavour full all day Vape.