Strain Name: Chem Diesel
Genetics: Chem 91 x Sour Diesel
Type: Sativa-dominant hybrid
Appearance: (9/10) Frosty and well-structured, this sample had all the proper signs of being potent, from the thick covering of trichomes to the tacky reside if left on the fingers after any real handling. The coloration was a mix of darker greens with some sparse, thin red-brown pistils, but it had an almost yellowish cast with the naked eye due to the trichome coverage. We really anticipated smoking this sample just based on the look — while some trichomes were a little early, we saw plenty of ambers brewing and some cloudy heads — the best part was how well-preserved they all were, showing superb post-harvest care.
Aroma: (9.25/10) If aroma pungency is what you’re looking for, this is a great choice. Even from 5 feet away in a sealed baggie, this sample could be smelled, and when it was broken up, it somehow even got more pungent, to the point where it was almost a nose overload and we could only smell it for short bursts. The combination of skunky fuel, gun oil, rubber, hints of citrus, and garlic is something to behold, and really should impress anyone — the catch is whether or not you actually like this acrid and powerful of a scent, which is entirely personal preference.
Taste: (8.75/10) The sour and somehow sweet combination of fuel, chemical pine, citrus, and spice in this one was amazingly tasty on the early hits, leaving a strong lingering flavor in the mouth and sinuses. Beyond those early hits, it was a fuel-spice lingering flavor which never took on negative qualities. The resulting ash was a mottled dark and light gray, indicating that a more thorough flush could have taken place. It’s worth noting that one reviewer reported the qualities of this strain his mouth and sinuses for up to 40 minutes after smoking — it definitely stays with you.
Effects: Early potency is this strain’s calling card, and it absolutely jumped all over us to start, feeling almost like a high-grade extract rather than a strain. Our eyes felt like they were bulging, the forehead felt as it was expanding laterally and outwards, and our entire bodies filled with a fluttery, borderline frantic energy (major increase in heart rate). The energy translated to the mental state as well, which would be a flurry of random thoughts and sensory impressions, but then would seem to blank out, where we’d get lost staring at a random object, etc. Very potent start with this one, and even up to 1 hour we felt it was still almost at its peak effects (all reviewers were 8.75+ in potency rating at that point, very unusual). It was almost disorienting, and we found ourselves 90% immobile despite the frenetic internal energy. Music was something that we all seemed to enjoy at a high level whole reviewing this sample — the mind was expanded and ready to intake a variety of stimuli, but somehow unsure what to do with it all, making it more like pure sensory input with very little back-end processing. Beyond 1 hour, it began to unleash its grip and we were more able to focus on one thing at a time and the at times anxious mood calmed down. This sample did leave us feeling a little drained, as most meds with such a strongly Sativa start tend to do.
Duration: 2 hours medicinal-level potency, 3+ hours overall duration
Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY) Strong ocular pressure fluctuations, pain distraction (some numbing and relaxation qualities as well), relief of minor stomach discomfort, and definite mood alteration (some reviewers went more “up”, others went down at times).
Overall: This med will certainly leave an impression with you… whether it’s something you’ll come back to is entirely personal preference, because it’s definitely not for everyone. Patients who suffer from anxiety, cardiac issues, or cannot handle extremely potent Sativa effects to start may want to steer clear of this one, because it’s not to be trifled with. The aroma and appearance both were outstanding, and the flavor was very solid as well — again, the olfactory qualities are an acquired taste, but Diesel and Chem-heads will absolutely love it. while we found some medicinal qualities in this strain (primarily ocular effects and pain distraction due to sheer potency), this one felt like more of a cerebral mind-expander type of strain than anything; truly one for the Sativa-lover who wants to experience raw power.