I have notes on most of the flavors in the flavor list side of elr. These were just my opinions and I am not an expert...please remember taste is subjective.
Aroma: Med strength watermelon. Bubbllicious bubblegum. 7% At a 6 day steep. Juicy artificial watermelon. This tastes just like the Jolly Rancher Candy, just not quite as strong. I think it will be spot on at a slightly higher percentage. This is also going to be delicious with the Jelly Candy. Very close to the Bubblicious gum as well if there is a bubblegum flavor available to complete it. 9-11% SF. 2-6% in a blend.
Compared to Lorann's, which is my favorite watermelon candy, this beats it hands down. NRF is much stronger and has that slight tangy bite in the background that is missing in Lorann's, and is more complex over all. It also seems more juicy tasting. Would I buy this? Yes, I would get this over LA.
Aroma: Medium strength, vanilla, cream, pudding. 7% At a 6 day steep. Very yummy! Smooth creamy thick vanilla cream with a hint of butter in the back. Not getting any egg notes, more of a pudding like flavor and texture, and the vanilla is prominent without overpowering. Surprisingly good for such a short steep. 8-11% SF, 2-6% in blends.
Compared to CAP V1, which is my favorite. This is about equal in strength/percentage. NRF is not as rich and heavy, and doesn't have the egginess and dark vanilla, in a good way. It is easy to become tired of CAP's at times due to the richness, like eating too much dessert. NRF has a brighter more prominent vanilla creaminess. Compared to FLV, NRF is not as concentrated 4-6% vs 8-11%. NRF is slightly more vanilla prominent and creamy than FLV, similar in flavor profiles otherwise. FLV tastes a little more mild/watered down/milky rather than creamy. Would I buy this? Yes, I am a custard lover, and I can see myself using this quite often.
Aroma: Medium strength, warm cream, caramel, vanilla. 7% At a 19 day steep, flavor is almost non-existant. Very slight hint of slightly caramelized vanilla if you really concentrate. Seems kind of dry and not creamy. Will have to give it a longer steep and/or try a much higher percentage. At 19 days though it should be at least a little creamy and flavorful, so not promising.
Compared to LA, TFA, and FW: NRF is about a 10th the strength. Lacking flavor, creaminess and vanilla for me.
Aroma: Mild, grain, corn flakes or rice krispies. More flakes? 7% at a 7 weeks steep. This is one of the better cereals I've tasted. Mild naturally sweet corn flakes? Has the slight grain flavor without being dry. Noticeable full mouth feel, this has an authentic generic cereal flavor, and has avoided the sandy over done oat flavor I usually get from most flavors. 7-9% for SF, 2-6% for blends.
Aroma: Medium strength, sour cheese, graham cracker, hint of vanilla. 7% At a 5 day steep. It's so yummy. Nothing like any other brands, and in a good way. I swear I'm tasting coconut and graham cracker? Vanilla stands out along with thick cream. None of that sour feet yuck, not a hint. As of now I'm not really getting cheesecake either though, more like a velvety buttery cream coconut cream with graham crust. I am sure that will change with a longer steep as it's only been 5 days. Really surprised at how creamy it is in such a short time.
Compare to CAP NY Cheesecake, not sure I can. CAP has a tangy/sour, very lightly sweetened thick creaminess with a dryness to it. At this point I wouldn't even describe NRF as cheesecake. I would call it coconut cream pie w/graham crust. But I love it! Would I buy it...Yes, repeatedly. It's a very unique flavor that doesn't have anything similar from other manufacturers that I'm aware of. Will update after steep.
The hint of coconut steeped out. It seems it was the note I was getting from the graham cracker at first, mellowed with time.
Aroma: Medium strength, creamy vanilla, graham cracker dominant. 7% at a 7 week steep. Very very good. Graham crust is very dominant and great strength, and it tastes like the crackers moistened with a creamy butteriness. I'm not getting a lot of cheesecake itself, but it's the best graham crust I've tried, with the sweet buttery moistness that has been missing in other brands. I am also getting notes of creamy coconut very similar to Purilum's NY Cheesecake. This is going to be a very popularly used flavor for me. Some people may find the coconut is too prominent, especially if they don't like it, or it doesn't work for the intended flavor profile. Less noticeable at lower percentages. Very good at 7% for SF, 1.5-4% in blends. The coconut flavor did steep out, it was the intensity of the graham cracker and it did mellow.
Compared to CAP Cheesecake Graham, this is much much better. Not as creamy as Caps, but actually tastes like a real buttery graham crust itself.
Aroma: Medium strength, cake, caramel, brown sugar? 7% At a 19 day steep, this has a good flavor of yellow cake with a slight hint of brown sugar in the back? It has no discernable mouth feel or density, and is very weak though. Based on the flavor weakness at 7%, I think this would have to be in the 15-20% range for a SF, and it's so delicate I think it will be lost completely in mixes. Needs improvement.
Compared to the well known FW, unfortunately I believe it will lose. It's missing that buttery thick mouth feel and complexity that FW offers. FW also has a much stronger flavor of I think it's caramel in the background, and great overall flavor strength. NRF at 7% is comparable in strength to what I get with only 1-2% of FW.
Hope this helps