One of the most trichome-laden strains we've ever seen at PotGuide, Mob Boss (especially the Tang Tang-dominant phenotypes) is absolutely covered with trichomes, from fan leaf stems to the tip of the large colas. This distinctive appearance and very stout density makes its "bag appeal" off the charts for most patients, eliciting "wow"s from all but the most jaded connoisseurs. When growing, the different phenotypes will be readily-apparent due to their differences in smell, but the Tang Tang-dominant phenotypes will be taller and will have a stronger, pointed central cola while the Chem D phenotypes will chunk up a bit more but stay shorter with rounded-top colas.
An herbal-citrus aroma is the predominant one before the strain is broken apart — the Tang Tang side of the family is not known for its scent. Once broken apart, it displays a hint of the sharpness from the Chem D, but is still largely vegetal and citrusy. The Chem D-dominant phenotypes will have a much sharper aroma with elements of the notorious chemical-skunk-citrus funk of the mother, but the Tang Tang still tends to tone the whole package down slightly from the original D.
Like the smell, it's not the most pungent thing around, tasting of herbal citrus with hashy notes in the background and a thick, expansive smoke. Again, the Chem D phenotypes have a more assertive flavor and a lingering aftertaste of chem.
Thanks to the Tang Tang influence, this strain isn't nearly as heavy or overtly potent as the ChemDawg D, which is a good thing for many patients who still like to be productive during their day. The couchy yet cerebral D influence is still felt though, especially in the second half of the experience (most strongly in the Chem-dominant phenotypes). The Tang Tang phenos tend to be very clear-headed and smoothly uplifting, feeling like a moderate Sativa — the different expressions of this plant definitely deliver different effect packages. Despite its absolutely ridiculous appearance, Tierra Rojo refers to this strain as a bit of a "show pony" in that it doesn't quite live up to the insane potency that the looks promise. Still, it's above-average in potency and delivers a balanced effect which aids with muscle relaxation, mood elevation, appetite stimulation, and often gives a boost of energy as well (Tang Tang plants especially).
The Tang Tang adds vigor and yield to the Chem D and branches well, making this a superb plant for SCROG methods, as it will produce large colas on well-trained side branches and continues growing more dense into the final week. This plant seems to give the best combination of yield and quality when grown in a coco-based medium and fed heavily — the trichome production displayed from week 3 on is astounding and the Mob Boss tends to look like the "whitest" plant in almost any room due to the fan leaves being caked with densely-packed thin-headed trichomes. The Tang Tang phenos will have more pointed colas while the Chem D will be more rounded and blocky at the tops.