Origin/Backstory: Old Time Moonshine is an original and limited release strain from DJ Short. The seeds I received are one step down in the filial generation, and inbred release from Mosca Seeds. I had a female that was particularly floral and berry-flavored with incredible anxiolytic effects. This female was bred to my Greedo's Stash male, selected for his structure, vigor, scent, and potency. This particular sample was grown by a friend kind enough to test the seeds.
Appearance: The flowers of this variety are simply stunning. As pictured, they contain amazingly dark-purple and almost blue hues, along with greens and brown pistils. The calyxes are gigantic and swollen at peak ripeness. The flowers look like chunky hand-carved neolithic spear-heads in their shape. Trimming is relatively easy, the flowers having a high calyx-to-leaf ratio. Resin content is high, but I would not categorize it as "extreme" or "copious". All in all, a colorful and gorgeous flower.
Aroma: The aroma of this sample is simultaneously complex and subtle. It is not remotely overwhelming, and a bag in your pocket will not tip off everyone around you that you are currently possessing cannabis. However, it contains a great deal of complexity. Very floral in nature, notes of lilac, geranium, and even mild rose can be noted. There is a muddled sort of pomegranate or berry flavor as well that seems to mix with the spiciness that is recognizable from the Greedo's Stash male. Tones of juniper and old-world hashish are prominent among the floral notes. While mild, the aroma will impress those looking for unique and unusual varieties.
Flavor: Like the aroma, the flavor is subdued but intriguing and stimulating at the same time. It is mostly floral, with strong tones of lilac and aftershave. Dark berry (blue, black) is noted and surprisingly, a skunky flavor overtakes the palate shortly afterward. The skunkiness lingers amongst mild spice tones of juniper and hash. Overall, a solid translation from aroma to flavor.
Effects: This one is definitely indica-dominant in its effects. The anxiolytic effects of the OTM mom are readily apparent, but are nicely balanced by the narcotic potency of the Greedo's Stash. She comes on slow and smooth, enticing the smoker to indulge deeper into its effects. It slowly ramps up into a deep, couch-locking stone reminiscent of Bodhi's Snowlotus hybrids. The difference is that the effect is never overwhelming, and is deeply relaxing. It is felt deep in the body as well as the mind, providing a soft, pillow-like experience devoid of any anxieties. Very mellow and chilled out, the experience will probably not please OG and Diesel lovers who are begging to get their skulls crushed with potency. While indica-dominant, one can remain socially engaging after smoking this flower, due to the lack of anxiety.
Overall Experience: This mellow, easy-going, and relaxed flower is complimented by unusual floral/berry aromas and an absolutely stunning visual appearance. The gorgeous purple and blue tones are immediately striking, but the mild aroma could leave the experience wanting for some. For the connoisseur, the complexity and unique depth of the aroma could be enough. This is definitely evening smoke, excellent for a nightcap or smoking with intimate company in a relaxed and private setting. I would be very intrigued to see what other phenotypes remain in this genetic combination as it seems like the potential is there.