I'm so happy I got to try this flower. I was taken by surprise just how potent this bud really is. Sampled out of clean glass so no cross contamination. Sourced from local headshop which stocks it from somewhere in Asheville NC.
Don't underestimate Elektra's strength. Effects begin setting in just seconds after exhale. Numb menthol like cooling calmness spreads through limbs first. 2 or 3 hits does it for me. Clear headed but a little dizzy/buzzy which is awesome. Made me a little forgetful for a half hour or so but not super "stoney" just kind of absent mindedly relaxed. Overall sensations of meditative calm, pain relief, hunger, relaxation, and relief from anxiety and stress. I foresee this being an all day bud around the house for me. Productive yet vibing nicely with the universe! Did help me fall back asleep once when insomnia struck but I would recommend mostly for daytime. Effects linger for an hour or so with 2 or 3 hits settling into a comfortable body buzz with just a hint of couchlock but mostly pain relief/cooling numbness/tingling.
Bag smell is super loud. Stinks up the space pretty quickly with scents primarily of hops, citrus, cheese, and pine, all mixed in some sweetness. Not a discreet bud at all and testament to it's strength, don't underestimate what Elektra can do!
The taste and visual bag appeal is mids at best with buds looking mostly green and brown some hints of purple on stems and buds feathering out a little loose but honestly when everything else is good, who cares?
Super loud when smoked. A few hits fills the space with heavy skunk aroma for a long time. A little harsh on the burn, not unpleasant but just not great, but guessing that varies with the curing process and individual smoking it.
Overall Elektra will be something I keep on hand all the time from now on. Well worth it.