Sherb Cake – @swerving_gardens
Nose: Diesel, earthy, spicy, fruity, garlic
Inhale: Fruity, diesel, earthy, gassy, floral,
Exhale: Cakey, musty, earthy, piney, creamy citrus
Bred by: Seed Junky Genetics @beezyblends
Cultivated by: Swerving Gardens
Terpene Profile: Unknown
Swerving Gardens Sherb Cake Cannabis Cultivar (Strain) Review
Hey what’s up everyone? It’s Friday and finally the end of the week. Today, I have another first-timer to the page who reached out to me about a month or so ago for some of his flowers to be reviewed. Hailing from the Central Mass. area, Swerving Gardens gave me some of his personal grown Sherb Cake for testers. To no one’s surprise, I’ve been elated, as well as fortunate, at some of the local interest I’ve been garnering in the DMs as of late. This one was no exception as some of the work on Swerving Gardens page caught my eye the first time he reached out to me. If you’ve ever read my reviews, you probably know that I am pretty fond of most of the cultivars coming out of Seed Junky’s catalog. The Sherb Cake features a cross between Ice Cream Cake and Sunset Sherbert bx1 which I have had the privilege of trying before from a different cultivator. I know that if done right, this cultivar has the potential to pack a sweet, fruity gassy punch in addition to carrying some fairly potent medicinal effects. Let’s waste no more time and get into the facts!
When I received the Sherb Cake from Swerving Gardens in a rectangular Mylar bag. The artwork in the front was generic as it features a birthday cake with candles along side a couple balloons over a holographic gold and dark blue colorway. I was actually taken by surprised a little being that this is the first time I’ve had a local grower give me something in Mylar as opposed to a glass jar. Upon opening up the bag, I was smacked in the face with a complex, yet savory, nose. An almost perfume-like diesel odor penetrated through the airwaves instantly as I picked up on spicy fruity tone in addition to a weird garlic funk.
This cultivar definitely had the makings of one of the more gassier ones I have come across recently. The quarter I received was made up of three ginormous nugs which consisted of a dense, flaky but sticky texture. They were sticky to the point where my fingers seemed to glue to each other after holding one. Topped with a frosty trichrome coverage, the buds on the Sherb Cake consisted of lighter-to-dark green colors over flaky darker purple leaves. You can say the nose and the aesthetics complimented each other well concerning this cultivar. Even given the overly sticky texture, the nugs had a lot softer, kiefy texture underneath which made breaking this down by hand a charm; yielding a very generous amount. When I took a dry pull of the joint I received a a sweet and fruity diesel taste paired with a burnt rubber vanilla frosting undertone.
When I sparked the Sherb Cake in an Organic RAW, sweet floral and diesel terps laid the foundation on the initial inhales. On the way out, I released a combo of citrus and pine that retained the gassy taste I faced when inhaling. Additionally, I honed in on a musty, cakey, and doughy taste on the exhale. A little way into the sesh, I felt the Sunset Sherbert parent kick in as a fruiter flavor started to form through each pull. At this point, I still noticed that there was a stiff diesel taste beneath those fruity, more flavorful terps. Personally, I found the finish on this cultivar was a lot more Ice Cream Cake dominant. For the majority of the sesh, the pulls were dauntingly gassy which leading to a couple hacks due to the persistent pressure behind each one. Those distinctive fruity and floral terps carried their way until the finish of the joint as a faint creamy taste faintly came and went. The burn that the Sherb Cake produced was moderately slow and even. This resulted in a lighter gray to white ash with a thick terp res ring circling the top of the joint. Overall, the Sherb Cake was as powerful as it was terpy, boasting a desirable profile.
I recognized myself calming down quite considerably around the halfway point of the sesh. A smooth, fully-body massage type feeling took over every inch from head to toe. This provided a bit of relief and comfortability. Around the end of the sesh, I transitioned into a more giggly state with a case of the butterflies developing in my chest. The indica-dominant medicinal effects this cultivar had to offer made it treat for nighttime use. At certain points, I became somewhat sleepy but realized it was, more or less, myself drifting in and out of consciousness. More or less, I thought the Sherb Cake was your ideal couch-locking material. In addition, the medicinal effects this cultivar put out lasted in between an hour and half to two hours making it a long-enduring, body-slumping night cap. With all being said, the medicinal effects that the Sherb Cake held justified the smokability having checked off multiple boxes in the process.
After having a chance to try the Sherb Cake, and also my first time trying anything from Swerving Gardens for that matter, I was impressed. As mentioned in the previous sections, this cultivar checked off a lot of boxes (if not all of them). Beginning with the nose and aesthetics, I think these two features alone are enough to spark interest within most smokers to try it out. Especially, if you are someone who prefers something a little more offensive. As for the smoke, I believe there should be a beginners beware sign on the bag. The pressure the smoke puts out is not for the weak of heart, however; the Sherb Cake possesses a level of flavor that will appeal to the terp chasers out there. In addition to the smoke, the medicinal effects aligned well with the total experience. If you like the type of smoke where coughing has the potential to expedite the medicinal effects you are in luck. This cultivar had the tendency to put a full court press on which will be guaranteed to get anyone out of a mental rut or alleviate a rough day. I tip my cap to Swerving Gardens given that the Sherb Cake left a solid first impression. I will have more content to follow from him in the near future.