Product Review : Flower / Bud

Black Diamond by Sonoma Hills

Surprisingly great outdoor grass from the end cap. Bought under the advice of a powerful medicine woman.
BrandSonoma Hills
StrainBlack Diamond
Price Point$25 / 3.5g ($7.14 / gram)
Listed THC33.7%
Purchased02/09/23 from Harborside

Always talk to your budtender, kids. The woman who was tending the flower at Harborside had a variety of interesting recommendations, this being the most surprising of the bunch. At 25 bucks an eighth, this is exactly the bud I would overlook without her help. And damn if she wasn’t dead on; this bud is hitting way above its price point and way at the top of anything sun grown, which this is.

If you look at the picture you’ll see a looser bud structure we associate with sun grown, but also a ton of the crystals and hairs we usually do not find in such abundance in outdoor buds. Obviously there are exceptions to that and this is one. What a terrific jar of grass, especially at less than half of what I am paying for pretty much everything else I tend to review.

So huge big ups and thanks to my most gracious budtender. I hope she’ll help more in future and I look forward to checking out the other couple things she recommended.

Strength : 8/10

A real mellow but present high. Not like I am mentally present – like the high is present. Like I know I am high. I am high. Did I say that?

It’s Sunday afternoon now and it’s the third time I am sampling this weed in the last few days. It’s crazy how close and indistinguishable this is from the top shelf bud it’s getting ground up next to.

Taste : 7/10

If it loses points next to top shelf bud at all – it’s in the area of smell and taste. It’s not that either is unpleasant; it’s just not very potently smelly. It has hints of lime and lemon, and smokes very smoothly. There’s no complaint here it just didn’t stand out.

Appearance : 8/10

Really beautiful bud. Like this is bud anyone would be proud to get outdoor. I know a few people who grow outdoor and well and this rivals any of that. I would generally expect to only find outdoor this good at Solful up in Sebastopol, where they specialize in sun grown outdoor stuff and have some of the best anywhere.

Overall Score : 23/30

A little recommendation goes a long way. I will seek out the person who recommended this bud in future because she clearly has an agenda free and high quality range of recommendations to make. What a lovely find.