For this review I finally tried some Meat Breath produced by Gnomestar that I purchased at Shelter Market. I say finally because it’s been months that the online cannabis community has been raving about this strain, and as usual, the community was right! This Indica-dominant cultivar came with 19.3% THC and an inconsiderable amount of CBD, let’s not forget the terps that came in at 3.37%. Below is an in-depth breakdown.
Lineage: Meatloaf x Mendo Breath
Terpene Profile: Caryophyllene (0.90%), Limonene (0.65%), Farnasene (0.49%), Linalool (0.37%), Humulene (0.26%)
Packaging Profile: Packaged on 04/09/2021, tested/reviewed on 06/02/2021, exactly 54 days later.
Pricing Details: Purchased 7 grams at Shelter Market (medical) for $69.99 ($10.00/gram).
When it comes to visuals, this flower is absolutely beautiful. The buds are bright green but you can barely tell because of the amount of purple and navy cues on the leaves, with bright orange pistils and the thick sheet of trichomes covering it all. The weed came in slightly overweight; two large nugs with a whole lot of meat on the bones, 2 medium nugs and a few small ones make up the 7.08 grams. The buds were dense and pretty sticky, the moisture content in the bag was at 48% RH when I opened it. The bag appeal was definitely there, this weed has a unique and very photogenic look to it. By the way, the 7 grams came in a bag as opposed to the usual 3.5 gram container made out of glass.
There is a pungent aroma that jumps out of the bag when you open it, and it kinda goes in different directions. I would describe the smell as peppery, spicy and gassy with a touch of sweetness to it, I even got some lavender notes. The scent can fill up a room pretty quickly and it lingers too, I found the fuel scent got stronger when the weed was milled.
I got this kushy/skunky flavor on the inhale with heavy diesel notes on the exhale. What’s interesting is that the Meat Breath reviews that I’ve read online are really pretty inconsistent (talking about the aroma/flavor, not quality, that part is consistent), the complex terpene profile on this cultivar seems to pull you in different directions. Smoking a joint of this was such a smooth experience; white ash, lots of smoke and no coughing or scratchy throat…all the good stuff.
As an experienced user, this instantly uplifted my mood and relieved tension throughout my entire body. I enjoyed this more towards the end of the day as opposed to the morning with a full day ahead, I wouldn’t smoke this before trying to be productive in the future, it doesn’t seem to work too well. The effects came in instantaneously, they lasted about 60 minutes and there was an urge to sleep once they started wearing off.
Gnomestar did an excellent job with this cultivar and I now understand what all the hype is about. I would definitely recommend this to both experienced users and beginners however keep in mind that this is some STRONG weed! If you’ve tried out some Meat Breath, let me know what you thought about it in the comments below.