This bud is very dark, almost black in color. It is noticeably darker in color than any other bud that sits next to it. The taste is almost cigar-like, with a smoky strong taste that is not in any way like skunk or 'normal' bud. It's a great after dinner smoke, with a shot of single malt or port wine. The effects are of course different according to the user, but was enjoyable for me, not in a debilitating way, just in a know-it-is-working good kind of way.