Broken Coast is part of the Tilray network and are based in Duncan, BC with a focus on growing small batches in single room warehouses.
Unfortunately their website did not have Platinum Garlic listed which makes me think it’s possibly a one-off cultivar or brand new. Regardless it should be interesting to see if this hybrid strain (which is a cross between the popular GMO and Platinum cultivars) compares well to similar flowers like Garlic Jelly or GMO Cookies.
Check our review, rating and photos below.
Broken Coast’s Platinum Garlic has a strong cannabis aroma which fit the name quite nicely. I thought it had a powerful dank garlic smell with strong undertones of citrus and hops which makes sense given limonene is one of the dominant terpenes. Interestingly though when I consumed using one of my vaporizers I found the smell had a woodsy component on exhale.
This cultivar arrived in a small black plastic container with resealable security lid and a shield to protect the terpenes. Broken Coast only printed minimal information on the label including the product name, THC contents (21.8%) and CBD contents (0.7%). The flower itself looked great as the leaves had a dark purplish hue with bright orange pistils. The crystal trichomes were also highly visible to the naked eye and when I used a jeweller’s loupe to examine it, the milky amber colouring became very clear.
Much like the smell, I found the flavour profile of Platinum Garlic led with a very strong garlic taste that reminded me of garlic chips. This taste was present when I consumed with my dry herb vaporizers and by rolling a joint. Of note, we detected a hint of earth aftertaste which was a nice compliment of the garlic flavour but was very subtle. I can see how users who prefer sweet tasting weed will likely not love this one but I still immensely enjoyed the strong flavour profile.
My container was packaged on April 20, 2022 and was part of lot number 2880134721. It came listed with 21.8% THC content and a price tag of $36.99 for 3.5 grams. Overall I found Broken Coast’s Platinum Garlic high was perfect for a day (or night) of adventures as it produced an uplifting yet relaxing experience. However given the fact this eighth cost nearly 40 dollars I know some users will feel it is overpriced but. in this case, that premium price tag was backed up by a great quality flower that’s worth checking out if you’re looking for a new strain to try. I would like to see Broken Coast spring for a glass container as these plastic jars tend to degrade the product quality quickly.