Finally we've come to the conclusion. It is difficult sometimes to sit down and thoughtfully test some herb but good things take some time. Here are the final five Critical Sour smoke reports.
Plant #6 This one has a fuelly-tart, slightly earthy smell to it and very nice density. Quite good looking outdoor! The flavor of these flowers is very full and very floral/sweet. There is a bit of earth on the aftertaste as well. The high is extremely relaxing and a little numbing, with some nice buzzy clarity in the head. Well balanced. The flavor lingers on the tongue delightfully. 126 grams.
Plant #7 Is very dense, very frosty, and has very high jar appeal as a result. A little weak in the nose, though what is there is a sweet and spicy citrus and cherry profile that is really pleasant. The flavor is phenomenal. Extremely rich earthy spice with a hint of sweet cheese on the exhale. Two by four to the third eye type of high that has the body buzzing. I tested this when I had a tight shoulder from overuse and it seemed to help with the inflammation and discomfort noticeably. A very nice hashplant. 117 grams.
Plant #8 Is so far the one that reminds me most of the legendary Maroc. It has that sour dank floral element that makes my mouth water just like Maroc and a similar density to the buds, though it is not quite as frosty as that strain. Still beautiful! Smokes a lot like Maroc as well, with a rich earth and spice hit. Euphoric, smooth high that is less lethargic than many of the specimens above. Delightful herb. 108 grams.
Plant #9 Is the least dense by a substantial amount. Still nice looking, compared to her sisters she has a less optimal flower to leaf ratio as well. But the smell! This is the nicest expression of the pineapple and black cherry soda notes that I picked up across these plants over the summer. This one is really enticing to smell. The flavor is equally powerful, with big tart grapefruit notes that make the lips pucker before mellowing into an earthy sweetness. Smokes a bit harsh, likely because of the slightly leafy nature of the flowers. 117 grams.
Plant #10 Took a little longer and so gets her own bud pic setting! This is appropriate because these flowers really stood apart from most of the others besides perhaps #7, though #10 is more of a complete package and was the only of these plants to show rich Autumn colors in the final product. Dense flowers on a large plant produced the best yield of the sisters. These have a delicious smell full of dried fruit (cherry, plum, apricot, pineapple,citrus) and red wine. The fragrance and the appearance complement each other well. The flavor is sharp and fruity on the inhale, very very earthy and sweet on the exhale. The high is bright and lively at first, and its physical qualities wash in like a soothing wave over the next several minutes. Real medicinal stuff and great for just before bedtime, but not really daytime weed. 167 grams.