Monday, January 25, 2010

REVIEW: Starbuzz Sex on the Beach

As a fan of the drink, Sex on the Beach, I decided to give tobacco a try at this very flavorful drink. We'll see if it holds up to the name!

Bowl Used: Triple Hose Maju
Foil:  Reynolds Wrap, triple fold
Water Base: Ice water.
Coal Configuration: Two 33mm Three Kings Coal, one 40mm Three Kings Coal
Cut of the Tobacco:  Fine, typical Starbuzz. Dyed Molasses.
Smell:  I smell hints of orange, peach and cranberry in this, which is what a Sex on the Beach is. It's a very strong scent but to separate the flavors takes time and is hard to pin point.
Flavor: Not much of a flavor at all for the first few pulls, it was as if I was smoking air. After about 10 minutes into the session, the flavor starting coming out but nothing worth noting. I believe I hit full flavor at about 30 minutes into the smoke session. It was a sweet taste and I could only taste the peach.
Smoke:  Thick pillows, as usual from Starbuzz, with thick clouds only coming after three full pulls.
Longevity: The coals lasted me about and half and a half and the flavor was still there.
Overall thoughts: It took a while for this flavor to come out, perhaps because I was alone. The flavor is sweet and enjoyable once it does peak. It tastes nothing like sex on the beach, however. In the future, I'd like to add some pineapple juice to my water base for a more fuller flavor.

RATING: 7/10.


  1. I have tried with pineapple juice and liked the results. I gave this a 9.5/10 though.

  2. Just started my x on the beach with a pineapple/pineapple orange mixture in my bowl (with ice) with a 40mm coal.

    So far, I don't sense much of a taste, also the smoke seems not to be as heavy as compared to other flavors of starbuzz which I've tried.

    I'll tinker around with it and see what I can find.

  3. Great post I must say. Simple but yet entertaining and engaging... Keep up the good work.

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