Black Mountain Side: Strain Analysis

An image of EXKA's Black Mountain Side strain out side of its packaging showcasing its 30.4% THC.

Black Mountain Side: Strain Analysis

A review image for EXKA's Black Mountain Side Strain giving a visual review of the high and effects, THC percentage, value, strain type, and price.

EXKA’s Black Mountain Side is a Sativa-dominant hybrid strain that offers a mood-elevating head high that will leave you feeling relaxed, happy, and quite spacey. This decently potent strain is a variation of Girl Scout Cookies that has been created by crossing Durban Poison, and OG Kush.

In this Black Mountain Side review, I will take you through what to expect from this strain so you can make the best weed purchase possible.

Black Mountain Side Pros & Cons


  • Mood lifting
  • Relaxed sativa


  • Dry mouth

How I Reviewed This Strain

My review of EXKA’s Happy Hour – Black Mountain Side Strain was done with a batch on May 5, 2023 with batch number 0001109.

For this review, I consumed 3.5 grams of Black Mountain Side. My consumption methods include bong, vaporizer, and joints, This allows all of the tastes and terpenes to really show their face.

EXKA Black Mountain Side Strain Profile

  • THC Percentage: 30.4%
  • Value: 6/10
  • Strain: Sativa-dominant Hybrid
  • Terpenes: Limonene (Citrus), Caryophyllene (Pepper), and Humulene (Herbal)
  • Price: $7.96 with tax
  • Size: 3.5 grams
  • Flavour: Earthy Herbal with hints of spice
  • Aroma: Earthy with some skunk

Black Mountain Side Strain Lineage

The Black Mountain Side strain is a genetic variation of the Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) strain that has been crafted by combining Durban Poison and OG Kush.

When combined, these strains offer an uplifting and overall spacey head high that is in line with what you would expect from its parents.

Black Mountain Side Taste and Aroma

When I first cracked open the packaging for this Black Mountain Side review, I got hit with a potent earthy smell with hints of citrus.

Once you actually combust the strain, the deep earthy herbal taste punches your tongue while some nice spice takes up the rear. I have to say, I was super impressed with this strain’s overall flavour, especially seeing as I have never tried any of EXKA’s products before.

The aroma was much more of the same, with a rich earthy smell – however, I also found it gave off a mild, skunky aroma.

EXKA is really impressed here with their Black Mountain Side strain, I was impressed by the nice herbal taste.

Black Mountain Side Effects and High

Throughout my time smoking this strain, Black Mountain Side consistently offered a mood-elevating and overall uplifting high. Seeing as the THC sits at 30.4%, it also has absolutely no issues knocking my socks off and really getting me stoned.

After you first inhale, you will begin to feel your stress and anxieties melt away, before you settle into a happy and giggly daze.

Unlike some other weed, you really don’t have to smoke more than one or two bowls before you get honestly really high. If you’re an everyday smoker like me and are looking for some stress relief and a decently happy high, Black Mountain Side might hit the spot.

Is EXKA’s Black Mountain Side a Good Value Strain?

Whether or not this strain is a good deal really comes down to what your tolerance level is, and how much you usually smoke. This is because I found I had to smoke much less of this flower than I usual to achieve a decently stoned state.

While it’s no bargain bin weed, EXKA isn’t going to make you break the bank, and you should be able to smoke much less in each sitting. Because of this, I would say that it’s a decently good value strain.

Bud Quality

EXKA really showed their pride in their product with this one, as the buds were compact, soft, and decently moist.

The beautiful green, black, and orange colorings sit perfectly beneath a layer of rich trichomes. That’s all to say, It was some nice bud.

Is EXKA’s Black Mountain Side a Strong Strain?

As you might guess if you have read this far, Black Mountain Side is strong. Sitting at 30.4% THC, it really makes its presence known after the first inhale, taking you on a 2-hour ride.

I would say this is one of the more potent cannabis strains I have had the pleasure of reviewing as of late, this Happy Hour strain really did the trick. Just be aware, that it’s not an infused product.

Would I purchase This Strain Again?

After smoking the full 3.5 grams of flower, I would have to say that although this was a great Sativa-dominant strain, I probably wouldn’t buy it again.

I personally loved the overall high, but I had two bouts of quite severe anxiety/dread while smoking this strain. I fully understand that comes with a potent strain, but this was odd, especially considering I smoke often.

Black Mountain Side Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re still confused after the review, no worries, I’ll cover some common questions about the strain.

What are the Effects Of The Black Mountain Side Strain?

Black Mountain Side offers a mood-uplifting, happy, and overall spacey head high.

Does Black Mountain Side Have Negative Effects?

While smoking this strain, I personally had two separate occasions where I had strong feelings of anxiety/dread. Be careful when smoking a large volume of this strain.

Is Black Mountain Side an Indica or Sativa?

EXKA’s Happy Hour strain – Black Mountain Side is a Sativa-dominant hybrid.

What is Black Mountain Side?

Created by crossing Durban Poison and OG Kush, Black Mountain side is a genetic variation of the Girl Scout Cookies strain.

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