Origin/Backstory: A cut of Moonwalk was gifted to me from the Modern Cannabist of Modern Genetics, presumably after he pheno-hunted a pack of seeds. Moonwalk comes from Bodhi Seeds, and is a cross of Chem 3 and a male from the Apollo 11 Genius phenotype line. Chemdog 3 is a sister of the famous Chemdog D and Chem 4 plants. She is probably grown and hyped the least of the entire Chemdog family, but her potency should not be underrated. This sample was grown 100% organically in super soil. I stupidly did not take cuts as the plant looked incredibly weak in veg. It could not support itself, and had strange/undesirable growth patterns coupled with sativa leaves. I was wrong in thinking the genetics were poor.
Appearance: Finished buds are a golden white hue, glistening and absolutely caked in trichomes. Pistils are a pale peach color and finish short, close to the bulbous pinecone-shaped buds. Almost no leaf is present as the plant exhibited an absolutely superb calyx-to-leaf ratio. Looks like awesome, typical green bud.
Aroma: Moonwalk's bouquet, though underwhelming in potency, is pleasant, subtle, and most importantly, intriguing. This lack of intensity is almost a blessing in disguise, as it allows for a profusion of subtleties to shine through. A jar smells sweet and sour--it is oddly refreshing, yet simultaneously conjures up notes of chemicals and solvents. Lemongrass immediately comes to mind, as does melon, faint cantaloupe, strong nose of celery and raw carrot, burnt rubber, and a hint of some sour tangy musk. When a bud is broken up, the Chem 3 lineage becomes more apparent. Scents identical to chlorine and bleach bring back poolside memories in the dead of winter. Offensive skunky odors are almost entirely absent. It is truly bizarre, even for those initiated into the Chem family of cannabis.
Flavor: The flavor of Moonwalk is even better than the scent, and more notable. Flavors from Chemdog's Sister come through, leaving the incredibly odd sensation of bleach, WD40, Lysol, and rubber immediately on the palate. The Apollo parentage is hard to detect, but is there if one is looking. Carrot and celery are common flavors on each toke, with softer flavors of lemon and rosemary evident as well. Exotic fruit blossom flavors seem to float in the background, hard to grasp or put a finger on. All in all a very interesting flavor, but soft like the aroma--not at all overwhelming.
Effects: The aroma tells us nothing of what the experience of consuming Moonwalk entails. The first hit induces a cerebral floating, and a background sensation that seems to imply more is coming. Even if a user is already high, a single toke of Moonwalk can be felt and noted. It begins to settle in, peaking perhaps a full 40 minutes or so after the last toke has been consumed, and fully finished an astonishing 4-6 hours later. The experience begins as a fully euphoric, laughter-filled, psychedelic trip. Subtle is the last word I would use to describe it. It hits so hard and takes one so high up, it is really reminiscent of the first experiences one has with cannabis. The feeling of being "like the first time" was a phenomenon reported from almost all Moonwalk consumers. This incredibly lifted feeling becomes more psychedelic as time goes on, and yet paranoia seems to remain a minimum for such a powerful strain. Most strains in this category can also be described as "racey" and paranoid, but this is not true of Moonwalk. The user can feel as if they're in a video game or a trip, and yet all seems at ease. This period of near-psychedelia in turn fades into a deep stone. It's almost as if the consumer is so exhausted from being so high, they have no option other than meditation or a nap. A conservative estimate of the consumers who noted this was the strongest flower they had ever consumed would be about 15%. This included several near-decade smokers.
Overall Experience: Moonwalk has become legendary among my personal circle with reason. The potency is unparalleled, and the effect is one so similar to a "first time again" that it is nothing short of amazing. Moonwalk is aptly named, as it genuinely feels as if you are nearly levitating through time and space, far removed from all things terrestrial. The power of the Chem 3 and the soaring aspects of Apollo 11 Genius are married beautifully, and kudos of selection go to Modern Cannabist. Such a beautiful flavor and aroma will delight the connoisseur, but could leave others wanting more in those departments. I wish I still had my hands on this one, and am currently trying to get it back for a number of breeding projects. Although, in all honesty, there's not much room for improvement. Another gem from Bodhi Seeds.