When I noticed the strain Pot of Gold on the shelf the other day at my local dispensary, I had to check my mental catalog and sure enough, I had no memory of ever sampling this strain. To give you a little background, the Pot of Gold is an Indica that combines two well-respected names in the industry with the Hindu Kush and Skunk #1. The cross is said to be extremely potent and a highly relaxing strain, so seeing that it was from 710 Reserve aka MJ Botanicals out of Washington State for just $17 USD a gram, I was excited to give her a try.
At first look, the Pot of Gold resin looked like golden caviar and sparkled like little diamonds in the light. I decided to use my Mobius Matrix bubbler and once I opened the jar I was blasted in the face with the aroma of Earthy Skunk with a hint of an old baby diaper. I know a baby diaper is an offensive odor and this in some ways was almost too much funk. It reminded me of summer days changing my kiddo’s pampers and it was nasty, but I had to try it. Don’t get me wrong, I wanted to hate this stuff after smelling it and when I dipped my nail into the ghastly resin I was definitely afraid it would be harsh and disgusting. But to my surprise, as soon as my nail hit the quartz banger the initial vapor from the Pot of Gold was very smooth and the taste was not foul whatsoever. I would describe the flavor as earthy honey with a hint of pine. Upon exhale, I was instantly hit with a nice heavy stone that started at the head and slowly went all the way down to my toes. I was absolutely stoned and in a nice mellow way. Instantly, I could feel my back pain disappear and before I knew it I was chilling out, relaxing on the couch while watching some Discovery Channel documentary. This was a deep fade but not too heavy that I wasn’t able to function. I was focused but in a very mellow, melt into the couch but not a couch-locked type of fade.
What can I say? Sometimes first impressions are not what they seem and this was the case with the Pot of Gold Live Resin. What I expected to be putrid, ended up being a very decent specimen. I wouldn’t put it up there with the better live resins I’ve been sampling but overall it was nice and heady and got the job done so in terms of strength and potency, I gave her a 9.2/10. In regards to her flavor and pungency, I would have preferred more of her skunk to shine through, but in the end, it was beyond satisfactory so I gave the Pot of Gold Resin a score of 9.0/10. All in all, this was a fun strain that I’d definitely try again if I find another good looking sample for the right price.