The Perris, California cannabis brand known as Claybourne Co. recently released a new product line of what they’ve dubbed Power Stacks which are convenient, pocket-ready tubes containing two grams of high grade, pre-ground bud blended with an additional gram of concentrated kief crystals.
The version I grabbed was Claybourne Co Powerstack GMO x Sherb Cake, a combined mixture of the GMO and Sherb Cake strains, both indica-leaning hybrids, with the former being famous for its pungent, skunky odor and the latter more well-known for having a sweet and creamy profile. As far as infused flower goes, there’s a daunting amount of options on the shelf these days, so I was fairly curious to try this one out and see how the powerful little concoction stacked up to its competition.
The scent from this little tossed salad was bold, hearty, somewhat tangy, and absolutely skunky. It also had a subtly sweet, almost floral edge of berry that floated around the minor herbal notes and touches of spice, but ultimately the aroma profile here was thick, earthy, and even a bit meaty. It was quite an attention-grabbing blend of odors, and came across about as forcefully as one would expect from such a potent package.
Despite shaking the container as instructed, the kief stayed predominantly stuck at the top of the tube and was mostly separated from the ground bud, but after dumping the contents and breaking up the small chunks a bit, it only took some quick stirring to mix the ingredients together properly. Considering the ratio, there was a substantial amount of the extract added into this blend, which was very noticeable in the mix visually and gave an appearance similar to a small pile of brownish-green sawdust when poured out. After sampling, I really liked the idea of having this ready-to-go infused flower tube handy for sessions, due to how easy the small cylindrical container made the process of pouring it out into a bowl or joint, even though it did require some extra encouragement to adequately combine the two layers together.
The elements here were so dense that I could almost taste the flavor just by smelling it. There was hefty amounts of spice and skunk, with the same slightly sweet and floral notes as the scent, followed by a rather salty, tangy aftertaste that was mildly reminiscent of beef jerky. It definitely got most of its profile from the GMO side of the family, but the minor components of fruit and cream from the Sherb Cake (similar to Exotic Blendz Sherb Crasher) managed to work themselves around just enough to make the whole package blend together surprisingly well.
My tube was from batch number 01031122PS and was packaged on March 11, 2022. It was listed at 40.86% THC and cost $25, the power of this stack was somewhat stronger than anticipated and I’d say it was definitely a bit of a face melter. From the first hit, the high set in swiftly, with a massively relaxing buzz and heavy eyelid drooping attached to its funky, offbeat flavoring. The mixture was indeed deeply indica-leaning, speeding right past the couch lock and instead leaving me in a completely horizontal position, staring at the ceiling for what felt like days and wondering if there was still any more of that cake left.