After having tried a couple of testers on this, and then looking at ratings of a fair few folks I respect, I’ve got to shout out for help and insights here.
@MysticRose @LordVapor @Kinnikinnick @Lars @JoJo @Mofogger @BoyHowdy @Flavologist @Lostmarbles
All of you have rated this 3 stars and higher, which leads me to question various aspects.
Anyways, I used my normal (actually, slightly lower) TFA starting points when I mixed two SA test bottles. One at 4%, one at 6%, both were mixed on 6-16.
Given I usually start my testing with the lowest percentage, then work my way up (so a strong flavor doesn’t overwhelm the taste buds right out of the gate)… When I tried the 4%, the flavor was plenty full especially for a TFA, but I get ZERO pie-related anything from this?
Is this one of “exception to the rule flavors” (for TFA percentages), and I just seriously need to dial it back (like what? 1%?) It just feels like things are that far out of whack.
Or maybe it’s because the flavor is that old, and y’all didn’t have some of the more recent (and more accurate) flavors at the time, so it got ‘high marks’ for what it did in it’s day, and those ratings were just never adjusted?
Or is this something you all use on occasion to this day, and stand behind your rating?
I get nothing to do with pie from it, and find myself at a loss of how to describe the oddity in tasting. (Somewhat similar to the reaction I had with FA Joy, but no flavor similarities that I can recall -though it’s been sometime since I SA tested that)
Appreciate your thoughts.