Strain Spotlight: Black Garlic

Black Garlic: Indica-Dominant Hybrid Strain

Black Garlic is a indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain. It’s a fan favorite among people who are looking to unwind at the end of the day, and it’s quickly becoming one of our most beloved strains among indica enthusiasts.

Black Garlic is a more mellow strain due to it’s indica-leaning heritage. If that sounds like your kind of experience, we recommend that you get your hands on some of these beautiful buds as soon as possible.

Black Garlic Strain Origins

To make the kind of splash that it has in the Colorado cannabis community, Black Garlic relies on its superior genetics. Produced by Oni Seed Co, Black Garlic is a combination of GMO Cookies (also known as Garlic Cookies) and Sour Dubb.

Both of these strains are impressive in their own rights, and their child gets some of the best genes from both sides. This is an absolute must-try cannabis strain if you’re always looking for something that descends from powerhouse lineages.

GMO Cookies is a heavy-hitting indica-dominant hybrid strain that was originally bred by Divine Genetics. It’s a combination of Chemdog and Girl Scout cookies, both of which are known for lending their ancestry to some of the best cannabis strains in Colorado.

It smells more like gasoline than garlic, but you might also find notes of fruity, lightly roasted coffee. It’s one of those awesome indica strains that can put people at ease without putting them to sleep. It’s still normally best as a nighttime strain, but it will give you time to unwind and enjoy life before bed.

Sour Dubble, often shortened to Sour Dubb, has more mysterious origins than Garlic Cookies. Our best guess is that Sour Dubble is some combination of Sour Bubble and Sour Diesel, but we’re not completely sure.

Either way, we’re grateful for this sweet and sour flower and the effects it provides. It’s a somewhat balanced hybrid, and people often report feeling a good combination of cerebral and physical effects.

Black Garlic Taste, Smell, and Appearance

Black Garlic doesn’t smell a whole lot like garlic, considering its name. The aroma is more like citrus fruit, and it has the pungent earthiness we’ve come to expect from some of the best cannabis strains. It’s a little bit easier to see where the “black” part of the name comes from because some of these dense and beautiful buds can start to get very dark coloring as they near the end of their flowering cycle. A complex terpene profile will keep even the most sophisticated smokers interested all the way from the first whiff to the aftertaste.

Effects of Black Garlic

One of the first things people point out about Black Garlic is how sticky these buds are because of all the resin. The resinous layer helps trichomes coat the entire surface of these dense little buds, and those qualities definitely contribute to the effects. Black Garlic is a great nighttime cannabis strain. Some people say they still feel very functional, while others say it puts them straight to bed (but maybe with time for a quick snack first).

Buy Black Garlic at Chronic Therapy

At Chronic Therapy, we just can’t get enough of Black Garlic, and our customers agree. It’s starting to become even more popular in Colorado, and we wouldn’t be surprised if demand continues to rise for a long time. Come to Wheat Ridge or Cortez to get your hands on some while you still can.

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