I've been using 10-11 g of Bali Kratom almost everyday for awhile now, and haven't tried any new strains in a long time. My vendor recently started selling Maeng Da and I ordered a bit since it's one of the more popular strains based on what I've read. No drugs were used prior to the Kratom besides some Cannabis about 7 hours before. I ingested 10.6 g of Maeng Da crushed leaf powder in about 15 minutes on an empty stomach ending at 6:02 pm, started watching a movie while waiting for the effects to come on. The taste and texture was more bearable than Bali during the toss n wash, making Maeng Da the easiest strain to toss n wash that I've tried. 6:15 pm, t+13: Smoking a few hits of Cannabis, which is what I usually do when I take Kratom to avoid nausea. Definitely noticing the stimulating effects at this point. 6:32 pm, t+30: Definitely feeling the first waves of euphoria, very nice buzz. Stimulation is noticeable but mild like with Bali. 6:50 pm, t+48: Already feeling a strong buzz and sedation. Eating dinner. 7:07 pm, t+65: Have begun to nod off, feels very clean and euphoric, this is potent Kratom. Still got about an hour of coming up so hard to tell the differences between Bali and Maeng Da at this point. 7:16 pm, t+74: Got so close to passing out I had to walk around to stay awake. This is strongly sedating, perhaps took a bit too much if I'm almost passing out well before the peak. It's been a long day though so that's probably part of the reason. 7:29 pm, t+87: In bed lying down, this is like the first time I took Kratom. Probably passing out. 2:31 am, T+8.5 hours: Woke up from the Maeng Da induced coma, feel very well rested and still have a decent Kratom buzz going. That was the first time since I was a newbie to Kratom that I passed out before the peak which usually occurs from 2-3 hours after dosing. I had no choice to lie down since I was so heavily sedated and also somewhat dizzy, but once I was in bed the experience was great, as strong as any opiate experience I've ever had. Maeng Da is definitely stronger than Bali by weight though I think the effects are roughly similar. I think Maeng Da might be less stimulating and more sedating than Bali but it'll take a few more experiments with lower and more reasonable doses to assess that. Next time I take it I'm only going to take about 7 grams.