Strain Review by CLMonkey: Sour Caramel

Strain: Sour Caramel 

Grower Name: CLMonkey

Breeder: NW

Medium: Roots Organic Original

Nutrients: Nature’s Nectar N,P,K

Lights type and schedule: General Hydro 300W LED

Hours direct light: 18/6

Days from Seed: 84

Harvest Points: I decided on 84 days when I noticed they were not gaining any more weight. I had 2 in one container. One was 26 inches tall and the other was 21 inches tall. Both looked almost identical except for the height.  Strong branches from the top to bottom. Easily supporting her dense heavy buds.

Dry Yield (grams): 55 grams and 79 grams

Growth Comments: They both grew pretty trouble free. They start out staying pretty short until they sex. The males Sour Caramel showed sex at day 14, and the female showed at day 16. By day 21 they started to flower and stretch.

Comments on smell (during growth, harvest, etc.): Once flowering started I almost immediately noticed a distinct Sour smell mixed with pine and honey. Both Sour Caramels smelled the same throughout flowering. Once I took food away they developed a sour fruit smell. Not citrus but more like currents or cranberry. When I cut them down it smelled like sour fruit, floral pine with a hint of sour milk (but not a bad sour smell. it was kind of sweet).

The Smell: Floral, Fruit, Spice, Sour, Dairy

The Smoke: The smoke from Sour Caramel is Thick but not heavy on the lungs, with very little expansion. Sour Caramel is able to take large hits without coughing. In a bowl they smoked just as well and seamed to burn for a good amount of time due to dense hard buds.

Method of Delivery: Joint

8 Taste Inhale (Rate your impression of the taste from 1-10 unpleasant-delicious)

9 Taste Exhale (Rate your impression of the taste from 1-10 unpleasant-delicious)

5- ideal State of Dryness (Rate the dryness of the bud from 1-10 wet-dry where 5 is ideal)

9 Smoke ability (Rate the smoke ability of the sample from 1-10 harsh-smooth)

3 Smoke expansion (Rate how the smoke expands in the lungs from 1-10 stable-expander)

The High: The high started to happen by the 3rd hit. It was a very strong cerebral high, and focus was enhanced.

Address final questions immediately after effects have worn off.

The Dosage (number of hits taken to reach desired effects): I smoked a whole joint (heavy 39 year smoker)

3 Effect Onset (Rate how quickly the effect hit from 1-10 immediate-major creeper)

9 Potency (Rate the potency of the sample from 0-10 none-devastating)

 Hours the effect lasted: 2 hour head high and took 3 hours for pain to return 

2 Tolerance build up (Rate how quickly tolerance builds from 0-10 none-rapid)


Rate on a scale of 1-9 where 1 indicates the worst time of day to consume this strain and 9 represents the ideal time of day.

8 Morning (wake up)

7 Day (work)

8 Evening (relax)

6 Night (sleep)

Overall Satisfaction (Rate your overall satisfaction from 1-10 poor-Holy Grail)

Do you personally consider Sour Caramel a keeper for long-term use

I am a: Medical cannabis user, Recreational user

If you are a med user, describe briefly your health conditions and how this strain affects them
HIV for 15 years – Sour Caramel helps with sour stomach and  helps me to eat. Multi level lumbar and cervical fusions – Helps with stiffness and skeletal pain, as well as nerve pain. Anxiety/Depression – I noticed a good bit of calm feeling at higher dosages (1.5 Joints) and left me feeling calm and more at peace.

Rate the noticeable medical and negative effects (if any) on a scale of 1-9 mild-severe.


9 – severe Sense of well being

8 Euphoria

8 Anxiety relief

8 Paranoia relief

6 Sex drive

7 Sleep

9 – severe Pain relief

7 Ability to rest or sit still

8 Thought process

5 Speech process

8 Imagination/creativity

8 Humor perception

7 Visual perception

7 Audio perception

8 Taste perception

9 – severe Appetite stimulant

8 Introspective dreaminess

2 Confusion

3 Restlessness

3 Detachment from reality

3 Decreased reaction time

4 Altered thinking and memory

1 – mild Altered vision

4 Bloodshot eyes

3 Reduced coordination and balance

4 Increased heart rate

7 Dry mouth

Final Comments: Even though the high comes on fast, it continued to increase as I continued to smoke ending in vision altering head rushes and extreme pain relief, and one heck of a case of munchies. Once I ate something it only took a few hits to elevate me again and gave me pain relief. Some strains I have to switch to something different after I eat to get relief again. So far that only happens with Sour Caramel and Stone Dragon.
I am looking forward to having her in my medical selection for years to come.


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