Premium Dolato | Strain Review & pics[kind of]
Small to medium sized nugs. different shades of light, light green .. coated in a thick, aesthetically pleasing layer of frost. big trichomes. I was apprehensive when this was on its way to me, because the last batch of Dolato was literally one of my top 2 favorite buds i've ever got here.. not the most potent, pound for pound, but it had a really strong focus & mental clarity.. a perfect balance. How would the new batch measure up? Would it be different?
Yes.. and no. It is different, but also very close. I would say this batch lost a little bit of the clarity but i do think it's even stronger. The high comes on fast; it's expansive, both in the lungs (expansive but not a touch harsh) and the onset of the high. i feel it behind my eyes instantly, but not any pressure or unpleasantly. it settles in as a perfect hybrid for me; i am energized and uplifted, a touch euphoric and just happy .. but also rather relaxing and sedating if you keep going. versatile.
the nugs are absolutely beautiful, and upon cracking the jar, i'm getting notes of toasted bread, orange marmalade/ soft citrus, caramel/candy/sweetness- (but not cloying or dominant, subtle), a touch of sandalwood/floral notes-- with a shot of pungent sour/skunk/fruit/fuel at the very center. (i am usually not good at naming flavors and smells, but this bud smells so good that i found myself smelling it every time i broke it up & made notes. lol)
Def. picking up the ‘baked goods’ smell after hitting the bowl that some talk about.
I DO get the Gelato influence, but only very slightly on the back end. not so much the DoSiDo. i can barely spot the GSC genetics but it is distinctly its own bud, rather than the sum of its parent strains. absolutely excellent. retains its crown. the only thing that has come close was the Sunset Sherbet from Loud from around the same time.. need that to come back around again, now, to see who reigns supreme.
A couple pics -- woops. pics will have to come later tonight i guess. i will try again before bed but imgur is refusing to upload .. just hangs up and doesn't go thru. have read reports of others experiencing this but never happened to me. that sucks. just trust that it's beautiful. here, i will post one shot from the previous batch-- looks very, very similar but just for full disclosure .. not a pic of the current premium Dolato, but the last one a few months ago.
Everything else aside. It's just a bomb ass strain. Strong, super pleasing terpenes that aren't overbearing, 10.0/10.0 the cure is also outstanding on this bud. like meat falling off the bone. reminds me of how the AFK was cured. but yeah. extraordinary & highly recommended. i'm honestly hoping they got a fuck ton and it stays around for a long time so i can circle back at it. (special thanks to @ChunksEggo8187 for motivating me to do this post .. and so ironic, the pics aren't even working, which was the whole point!! lol will post tomorrow w/ pics of the grapefruit too )
everyone have a great evening