Origin/Backstory: I received several packs of Road Kill Unicorn (RKU) when ordering some other bodhi seeds. After seeing so much hype about this strain, I had to give it a shot. I germinated 3 seeds and one turned out to be female. I flowered this female out. She is a cross of Purple Unicorn and Bodhi's famous Snowlotus male. Purple Unicorn itself is an F1 hybrid of Chem D and Blackberry Widow. I've never had the pleasure, but PU is Bodhi's personally favorite purple variety, which says a lot to me! Snowlotus is known for contributing yield, frost, potency, bag appeal, and aromas containing candied floral grape blossom birthday cake notes. How could I lose?
Appearance: RKU has some of the most visually-stunning flowers I've seen from a cannabis plant. All shades of purple and green cover the calyxes of this plant, while pistils are a pale reddish-peach color. Yellow leaves from the "flush" or "fade" can be found covered by the sheen of resin over the top of the buds. Nugs are visibly dense, and grow long chunky fingers of purple canna-candy.
Aroma: RKU's bouquet is at least equally as enticing as its appearance. If blind-folded, the uninitiated might have no idea they're even smelling cannabis flowers. Sweet blackberry, elderberry, apple juice, and chocolate cake scents dominate the nose. Vanilla and chai-like spices can be found in the background alongside notes of horse manure and barnyard. The latter scents are strangely welcome, and seem to compliment the overall aroma. RKU is also heavily floral, reminiscent of fruit orchard blossoms. The incredibly-alluring smell could overall be described as a sweet, candied chocolate-berry torte. The aroma is exquisite and nearly intoxicating in its own rite.
Flavor: While tasty and entertaining, the flavor is not quite as incredible as the scent. Still sweet and berry-like, the flavor is not as deep or complex as the aroma would lead one to believe. The noticeable scents of hay, horse, and barnyard are transformed into a generic but pleasant sweetness. Notes of chocolate are very subtle if still present at all. Luckily, the notes of blossom can be strongly felt on the palate, contributing to a more well-rounded flavor, not limited to sweet berry alone. Vanilla and perhaps some sort of alien spice can be tasted in the background as well. Interesting, but nothing new.
Effects: Potent and narcotic, RKU is great for nights in, movies, rainy days, etc. Medically speaking, RKU is effective for stimulating appetite, relaxing muscles, insomnia,, chronic pain, and many of the other ailments that are classically treated by typical drug indica varieties. RKU starts strong in the head, letting the user know immediately that THC and other cannabinoids are indeed reaching their corresponding receptors in the brain--a head rush sometimes occurs, and can fool one into thinking RKU is mostly a euphoric and "up" strain. This led me personally to overindulge, and I ended up in a couch-lock coma. For recreational use, I think moderation is key. The potency and narcotic-like effect is simply too intense and strong for an active, joyous, energy-filled day. However, RKU is a wonderful choice for a nightcap or relaxing evening session with friends. Conversation is stimulating until maybe an hour or so into the experience, where one seems to become more introspective and in their own head rather than being out in the world. It gets to the point that engaging socially with others or trying to be productive feel like work rather than fun. Obviously, I have to be careful when choosing to imbibe with Road Kill Unicorn.
Overall Experience: There is good reason for the cult-like following and praise given to Road Kill Unicorn. She is an extremely unique plant, easy to grow, and satisfying in every category. I think she shines most in her appearance and aroma. She seems to embody every color in the rainbow somewhere on or in her flowers and leaves, and has an equally diverse aroma to match. Her sweet, candied, berry-chocolate-horse-manure bouquet is enticing, beautifully balanced, and allures every head I have seen encounter her. However, I think that such a sweet and tasty assault on the olfactory senses can be misleading. Overindulgence is far too easy due to her high potency and extreme effect--care should be taken! Very valuable for medical purposes and cold winters, RKU is a great choice to have in a jar. Not surprisingly, I'd mark this one as another win for Bodhi Seeds.