You've described run of the mill polyhybrid herb from the era. Too much flavor. No direction in breeding because it all came out overly dank and complex.
Back before the Dutch CalMaggots moved in and ruined every American's herb with bs grow info. Stinky weed was nothing special back then. The Dutch fertilizer mafia must have had a followup meeting after green merchant failed to network the domestic dank supply. The new plan: Tell everyone that miracle gro is ruining their dank with excess nitrogen, then proceed to ruin their dank with excess cal-nit and sell them a flush/finisher/sweetener to make up for the destroyed/incomplete metabolism that resulted from the Calcium poisoning.
Don't tell me you didn't notice all the herb smellin like the sweetners when that shit showed up.. It did. Because they wiped out the natural flavors and left growers clamoring for something.
The genetics aren't the root of the problem. It's the way they've been grown since that era. Calcium toxic. High pH. No trace mins. No fats, no enzymes, no acid rain, just large amounts of sugarcane dna and tons of ground up animal bones. That's all it took to deactivate the plants ability to protect itself from photo-oxidation via thiols. Now we got playdough playtime weed. The Marijuana plant turns purple now for anti-oxidation, instead of producing thiols and glycerol esters like a Marijuana should..
People are so worried about genetically modified weed, Well there it is. Calmag
killed cannabis quality. Growers should have understood that something called Sour Lemon Goat Piss is not going to like being grown in acid-neutralizing sulfur-binding potassium-excluding chalkmoss for endless generations. The enzymes to create those acidic molecules no longer exist.
Hell, most Marijuana grows are severely potassium deficient, via calcium toxicity (better dim your lights bro!) You're not going to get acidic compounds like thiols, without sufficient potassium. The modern grow scene is so far off base when it comes to basic nutritional needs. Not a single person I've met has been able to explain the virtues of calcium for cannabis. Everyone simply takes the calbait and calruins their calweed.
Ironically I'm growing 707 Cat piss right now and wanted OSC for comparison, but he only had crosses. You can tell he botched his grow with cattle bone meal.. the absolute worst form of calcium toxicity as the plant is now taking up methionine attached to cow dna,and calcium-phos-boron complexes with the fats removed. This is the #1 way to wreck Cannabis..
Only 25% of the 707 CP have a hint of a natural smell, the White Spruce/boxwood/black currant/tomcat thiol, and it's nothing exciting at all. Probably would've been more interesting without all that calcium in his soil.
Cat Piss does not smell like ammonia by the way. It smells like catty thiols, p-methane-8-thiol-3-one for example, often mixed with carboxlic acids and the esters released from those compounds upon oxidation. Too many people these days confuse dank with trash... Ammonia..? Have you actually smelled ammonia? Weed does not smell like ammonia. Calnit being ferments by mold does though. (Make sure to night harvest and keep the humidity up yall lol)
No other flavorcentric industry is as confused about the entire focus of their craft. It's pretty sad that Kevin Jodrey is seen as some sort of weed growing hero. Lots of people end up dead raided disbarred banned bugged out and jailed around him. Lots of dead medical breeders in Norcal.. Even one who specifically gave Jodrey an untainted 80s skunk project that went hush the day Jodrey made a deal with a large commercial grower with a similar "kingpin out in the open for decades now gone legal while the rest of you still getting busted" history.
Most of what Jodrey says is bullshit, that only young naive forum growers would buy. He says he invented the dab rig in 2014 for Christ's sake.. When people say obvious bullshit like that, they are scaring off the critics and keeping the gullible around. Classic cult tactic. No one qualified to teach a cannabis school would classify skunk as an ester, or claim that kief is referring to the resin portion of a dry sift. I would say he simply took a boomer fake it til you make it dvd course to get a nursery deal, but shit man, I've heard of people sending him old genetics and they disappear faster than skunkmans actually skunky skunk did.
The sulfur component is the main aspect. 3-methyl-2-butene-1-thiol aka Skunk, is a terpenoid, an ester, and a thiol, but call it a thiol if you don't want to get laughed at moving forward. The flavor industry is well developed outside of Cannabis. The people calling everything a terpene are the ones selling bottled fruit scrap waste as flavor additives. Those 16 or so trash terpenes
. The legal industry don't care how shitty the weed is, they'll just sweeten it. The terpene con is just about up and no one batted an eye. Worried about vitamin 3 while vaping floor cleaner.. They've made billions off of distillate with lemon peels in it.. Time to start recreating actual flavors lol. Citrus does not taste like limonene
.. There are thiols and acids in citrus fruit that give its flavor and aroma.. The peel is the chaff, the kief, not the fruit.. Weird times to be alive, when these ancient objective concepts can be turned upside down at the whim of commercial interests..