At a glance:
From: Clever Botanics
Grown: Switzerland (indoor)
CBD content: +12%
Summary: “The trichome-glazed buds are chunky with a wonderfully ‘dank’ Skunk aroma to them. It smokes incredibly smooth and expresses itself even better in a vape.”
Overall rating: 9.5/10
Clever Botanics popped on to the CBD scene a few months ago. They caught my eye because of a few unique strains they offered, such as Pineapple Express, Cannatonic, and one of my all-time favourite strains, Skunk.
I decided to order 3g of Skunk and a gram each of Cannatonic and Amnesia. All were excellent quality but I felt the Skunk was a real standout and deserved its own review. Here is that review…
Delivery and packaging: 10/10
Royal Mail tracked delivery cost me £3.80, and it arrived the day after I made my order.
The packaging is some of the most sophisticated I’ve come across. The buds were sealed in plastic pouches, which were themselves kept in small, rustic-looking tins.
This kept the buds safe from any heavy-handed Royal Mail workers and left me a nice little stash tin.
This CBD-heavy Skunk is a real looker. Buds are dense, extremely chunky and glazed with sugary trichomes.
They are also very structurally hard. They made a real ‘thud’ when I poured them out the bag onto a wooden table.
That skunky, cheesy smell is definitely there. While it’s not overly pungent, it smells nice and gives me good hopes of a tasty smoke. There’s also a distinct earthiness to the aroma.
Taste (smoking vs vaping)
What a smooth and refreshing smoke. Flavour-wise, I got sour and subtle skunky notes.
It also burns really well, leaving snow-white ash behind, which is a good sign the plant has been flushed properly.
The flavour really came out in the dry herb vape. It was cheesy with a throat-tickling diesel undertone.
The Skunk, with its sugar-coating of trichomes, also produces excellent clouds of vapour. Big, flavourful clouds, in fact. A great strain for the vapers out there.
After sampling this strain in both my dry herb vape and in a 1g joint, I must admit I felt so calm, present and content. Colours became brighter and the birds outside my window sang louder.
It was super calming without any feelings of tiredness or lethargy. I will be using Skunk as my daytime vape for a while.
At £11.50 a gram, Skunk is certainly not the cheapest CBD flower around. It’s definitely up there with the best in terms of quality, but there are a couple of strains of comparable quality available for less at other shops.
Clever Botanics do have some other strains on sale for a bit less (as low as £9/g) and I have been informed that they are working on bringing in some budget-friendly strains.
Overall, I’m very impressed. Clevel Botanics have a top quality strain here. The trichome-glazed buds are chunky with a wonderfully ‘dank’ Skunk aroma to them. It smokes incredibly smooth and expresses itself even better in a vape.
While its priced slightly above market average, if you enjoy cheesy flavours and top-shelf CBD bud, this Skunk is well worth a sample.