This bottle caused a load of confusion for me. Mine is labeled Blackberry Cobbler. I'm guessing they're in the process of transitioning to a new name? I had to line up all my ejuices to figure out if anything else was missing, and then google it to figure out that this was indeed El Blacco.
I actually tried this before looking at the profile or any information on it however. I saw "Blackberry Cobbler" and immediately wanted to try it. I thought I would love a vape that tastes like blackberry cobbler. I love cobbler. I love blackberry vapes. Together they have to be great, right? No. I did not love this. I was likely too hasty in my glee to try this. I immediately opened the bottle and gave it a whiff. I could sort of smell a bit of blackberry, but also something off. Some eliquids taste far better than they smell though, and I do love blackberry vapes, so I gave it a try, on my freshly cleaned staggered claptons, with their brand spankin new cotton. My poor cotton. I wish I had tried another juice first. I wish I had set it aside because of the slightly off smell! On the inhale I got an almost perfume like flavor, with a slight blackberry like taste, and then it was overpowered by what I first identified as rotten blackberry cobbler. For some reason I kept vaping it though. I had to identify that horrible flavor. I did manage to identify what I believe was some type of pie crust, but was not fully sure what that horrid taste was. I was pretty sure before I figured out this was indeed El Blacco that somehow I had accidentally gotten a bottle that was destined for the trash. I'm guessing that somehow the combination of blackberry, pie crust, and their choice in tobacco caused some horribly offensive initial flavor.
I like tobacco vapes. I was vaping a tobacco flavor for 2 days almost exclusively before I tried this. I didn't like this. It was horrible. I mean horrendous. If you took a dump truck full of rotten blackberries and dumped it straight into your mouth, and then smashed a bottle of perfume into your face, you might just find out what the initial taste of this was for me. But of course, at least then you would have the relief of blood and vomit washing out your mouth. Honestly, I don't know if I'm exaggerating.
I told myself that I would leave this in the box for a minimum of two weeks to steep before I tried it again, but I was putting another bottle back in the box that still needed some time, and I worked up the courage to smell this. After almost a week, I didn't detect any of the horrible off smell that I initially got, so with EXTREME hesitancy, I decided to give it another try. I have to say, that I was pleasantly surprised. Not too pleasantly. It still tasted bad. The perfume like flavor dissipated, and the flavor that I initially identified as rotten blackberry cobbler was almost completely gone. It just tasted like a really bad blackberry cobbler. Like really bad. Not cheapo store bought that's 2 for $5 or something. Like cobbler you might find at a sketchy half priced all you can eat buffet at the height of some convention. I put it back in the box to steep, but it never became anywhere near good. I thought that maybe if it somehow miraculously recovered with steeping that it will have been worth it. It wasn't.
When you first get this, shake it, and smell it. If you detect ANYTHING off in the smell, just put it away! Put it in a cool dark place to steep for a while. Maybe take it out after a bit and give it a shake and smell it again. If you don't detect anything off, maybe you can give it a try, if you dare. I hope to god that you read my review first, because I don't want anyone to have my same experience. It was so bad that I thought it should actually have a warning on the label. I don't know if it was the fact that I let it steep for over a month, or just a different pallet, but I ended up giving my bottle to a friend, and she apparently loves it. Even after steeping I'm hesitant to even call it mediocre. Since my friend liked it, I can probably assume it wasn't a bad bottle, and just my particular palette. I hope, for your sake, that your palette is more like her's than mine.