Usually in my Pocket
Based on the rate at which I consume it, this must be my absolute favourite. Sonata is very smooth, with delicate yet complex flavours and just the right amount of natural sweetness. It is absolutely first class and the one that’s usually in my pocket when I’m out and about.
This might be a good time to mention the setup I’ve evolved. For each of the five Blacknote flavours that I use, I have a dedicated Kanger Protank 3 (dual-coil, usually 1.8 ohm) and a dedicated Kanger EVOD tank (single-coil, also 1.8 ohm). Each pair of tanks is colour-coded to one flavour, so I don’t mix them up (well, not too often).
I normally use the larger tank on an Apollo V-Tube 4 (much better than their version 3), which is powered by a removable 18650 battery, and has variable voltage and wattage. It’s big and bulky, but great for home use, and the battery lasts all day. But I use the smaller EVOD tanks on Apollo “twist” 900 mah batteries (variable voltage), especially when I’m moving around the garden or the city. Yes, either tank fits either battery, but the small tank looks faintly ridiculous on the big V-Tube (kind of like a Saturn rocket, or the hypodermic needle from hell). Putting the much heavier Protank on the smaller battery makes it incredibly top-heavy, and it falls out of my pocket every 10 minutes or so (once into the Indian Ocean) – bummer! But in a pinch, everything fits everything.
Footnote: The replaceable coils seem to last a fair bit longer when using Blacknote liquid in comparison to other more viscous brands, saving maybe $20 a month.
The only problem this setup presented was the difficulty of filling the smaller EVOD tanks with the rather large diameter dropper in the 30 ml bottles. Fortunately I saved the little bottles (with smaller droppers) from my Notebook, and I keep five of those topped-up from the larger bottles, just for EVOD filling. One more thing to do, but less mess, cursing and wasted liquid.
(Posted on 9/30/2015)