An indica dominant hybrid, Black Out comes to us from Saddleback Organics in Santa Ana. I had been having a hard time sleeping, so I was looking specifically for a heavy, knock out indica. After checking Weedmaps, I decided to grab some Louie XIII and check out this dispensary as a first time patient (FTP). When I got to Saddleback Organics, the jar of Louis was more or less empty of buds and was mostly sticks and shake. The budtender said he could get an eighth out of it, but I decided to pass and went with their other ultra-top shelf indica, Black Out, since it looked to be in much better condition.
Black Out is a hybrid of Black Domina and Amnesia Haze and carries with it mostly indica traits. This comes from the Black Domina, a dense, dark green bud that is heavy with brown hairs. Prevailing in this hybrid, Black Domina is a sedative high—perfect for my insomnia. There is some pain relieving effect that is helpful for those nights that you are kept up by soreness or aching. Pooled with this is Amnesia Haze, the sativa dominant hybrid that won the 2004 High Times Cannabis Cup. Like most sativas, the buds are light and fresh; it is a bright green strain that is floral and herby. I adore sativa highs for the mood elevation and euphoria, and Amnesia Haze is no different.
When bred into Black Out, these two strains come together with unique saffron like richness in its flavor, with a nice sage after taste. There is also some slight bergamot citrus from the Amnesia Haze. It is an easy and pleasant smoke, earthy and smooth. I felt stoney after a few bowls; my eyes droopy and red. Because the Black Domina overpowers the Amnesia Haze, this is best used as a night time medication, since it can be narcotic in heavy doses. If you are already tired or eager for sleep, Black Out is the nightcap you are looking for to get you through the wee hours. Priced at $55 at Saddleback Organics, this harvest is overpriced, but if you are desperate for a way to end your day and get a good night’s sleep, you may enjoy this strain.
1320 E. Saint Andrews Place, suite G
Santa Ana, Ca