Marijuana Strain Name: Stardawg
Review by: Mat Lee
From: Growers Outlet
Farm: View Askew Farms
Packaging: Evergreen Productions
Harvest Date: 6/10/15
Was also reviewed on SSL here back in early 2012.
Type: 80 / 20 (Indica)
Content: THC 25.79% | CBD .07%
Sample Size: 3.5 grams
Genetics: Chemdawg 4 X Tres Dawg
Appearance and Feel: This is some top shelf looking recreational cannabis for sure. It’s got long pistils that are fairly burnt orange strewn about a lovely dark green back drop. There’s a beautiful calyx to leaf ratio, and the trimming looks fantastic. I like the places that hand trim, it’s always so much prettier than the machine trimmed stuff.
Stardawg is covered in trichomes as you can see from the pictures I took. This bud is dense, spongy, and sticky to the touch, as all good, over 20% strains should be. The test says 25% but it also says there is no THCA, which means the test was most likely done with GC or Gas Chromatography, rather than LC which is Liquid Chromatography.
Now, a quick crash course in what exactly that all means…
(In my best nerd voice)
To get the most accurate numbers you would want to use both LC and GC, then do some fancy math to take into account the weight and loss of cannabinoids due to never being able to achieve a 100% decarb when you actually smoke weed. For a way more in depth explanation than I should really go into on a weed review, check out this great article by Sirius J on High Times which discusses how to properly interpret lab results. If you have any questions you can always drop a comment or hit me up on the many social networks. Just search for my name, I’m always happy to answer questions.
Basically, when a lab uses only GC, you only get a THC number because the process itself is vaporizing the cannabis, which just so happens to fully decarboxylate it. This is fine for extracts that have already been fully decarbed, but when you are testing flower, and care about an accurate reading, you should really be using both.
Smell: This Stardawg is both earthy and pungent, but when you break it open that’s when the magic happens. Inside I found a delightfully spicy lemon piney aroma. A little diesely, but really more bold and spicy than anything. I’m definitely digging it.
Flavor: The smoke is just like the smell on the inhale, spicy and piney, but the diesel is much more prominent on the exhale. It’s got a little bit of a bite to it, but the bold tasty smoke will have you coming back for more.
High: As you should already know if you read these reviews, if you are a new smoker, take a little caution when approaching these over 20% strains. Like I’ve said before, it’s not going to kill you, but it will firmly plant your dick in the dirt for a spell. So you know, if you have to ask, it’s probably one hitter quit shit for you. For the rest of us, bonghits are a nice spacey buzz that will develop into full on couch lock if you go far enough. Larger bong rips highlight the diesel notes, which seem whisked away into your lungs on a cloud of piney spicy lemon fresh flavor.
Overall: I’ve never had this strain before, but the genetic line it comes from is pretty legendary. I mean who let the dawgs out seriously! Am I right or am I right? Anyway, now that I’ve had Stardawg in my life I’m going to be sad when this review is over. It was right up there with some of the Phat Panda top shelf strains I’ve reviewed. View Askew Farms is another one to keep an eye on. I’ve got three strains to review from them total, and I’ll give you a spoiler. They are all three stuff stoners like. Check back soon for the rest of my weed reviews as I continue my journey to reviewing all the weed.
For SSL, I’m Mat Lee.
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