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From Pipes&Cigars' website: A match of the original House of Windsor Barking Dog. This is one of the quintessential American English blends made of nutty cube cut burley, latakia and a touch of bright Virginia. Barking Dog is old fashioned and comforting.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McAllister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAmerican
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Medium
None Detected, Mild
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2231)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The Cyprian latakia provides a smoky, woody sweetness as a second lead to the earthy, nutty white burley. The fairly tangy, citrus and grass from the lemon Virginia is always obvious. The rum topping is mildly applied, and doesn't tone down the tobaccos much. Has a mild to medium nic-hit. Won't bite or get harsh, but it does sport a rough edge at times. Burns a little slow, and has a multiplicity of flavors that don't crowd each other out. Leaves some moisture in the bowl, and needs some relights. Has a pleasantly, lingering after taste. A repeatable, but not all day smoke. The original was different several ways: the burley wasn’t as sweet, the Virginia was more hay-like and less sweet, and the topping was fainter than the Match. For the most part, the flavors are same in both versions, but they are a little deeper in the Match than they are in the original. The cut is the same, and both burn without leaving any dottle, though the original tended to be a little harsher after the half way point, and was a little rougher, less refined smoke.

I rated the original at two stars and a half stars.


10 people found this review helpful.

WillBrown Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WillBrown (114)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

This blend really resonates with me. I'm a huge fan of 4 Noggins Bald Headed Teacher, and, clearly, Barking Dog is where that blend comes from, in fact, it's almost a complete knockoff. The only difference I can determine, as I smoked both of them side by side, is that BHT is more flavorful and is a different cut than the match, other than that, they are nearly identical (the match is a cube cut, whereas BHT is more of a ribbon. Both are really nice blends).

Like the other match blends I've tried before, I've not smoked the original, but, if Barking Dog was anything like the match, the pipe world is missing a classic, fortunately, there is a match (two of them apparently), and this makes me really happy.

Barking Dog match is a very good blend, I recommend it and give it a strong three stars.

Keep on Pipin'

Pipe Used: MM Country Gent w/filter

Age When Smoked: ?

Purchased From: P&C

Similar Blends: Bald Headed Teacher.

5 people found this review helpful.

poppy43 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
poppy43 (11)
Extremely Mild None Detected Very Mild Pleasant

This is a coarse(chopped) cut tobacco. It's an ok tobacco but I don't think I'll ever buy it again. It just seems to lack a lot of flavor. If it was the only tobacco available, yeah I'd buy it, because like I said it's ok. I find the best way to load the pipe is to gravity feed, tamp lightly and light up. All in all, it would do in a pinch, but I'd rather spend my money elsewhere. However, if someone wants to try a light American/English, this might be a good one.

Pipe Used: kaywoodie

Age When Smoked: fresh from the mailbox

Purchased From: pipesand

2 people found this review helpful.

BigSwede Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BigSwede (82)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I liked Barking Dog from the old HOW. Yeah, it had some rough edges and you had to take care how you smoked it but when it hit it's groove it was pretty good. When I heard about Sutliff's Match I was dubious. I have to say, however, they managed to do a great job.

It's a nice nutty almost sweet burley forward mix with just enough VA and latakia to give it character and depth. The topping melds nicely with the underlying tobacco taste but doesn't take over. This is what I liked about the original, the topping and underlying tobacco produced a hard-to-describe flavor that I found really appealing. This match is very close to the HOW blend but is IMHO a better choice. Nice simple blend, based on an old timey recipe. If you were one who lamented the loss of the Dog you will want to try this.

1 person found this review helpful.

zackthedog Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
zackthedog (1)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

I am not familiar with the original HOW Barking Dog but this is a very nice American "English" blend. It's got character but doesn't bite. The balance of sweet and smokey is just right. Often these sorts of blends can be "murky" tasting, but here the flavors are distinct and pleasing. If there's a topping, I can't detect it, which is fine by me. This has become my everyday smoke. If you are used to something more sophisticated you probably will find it a bit bland, but I find it very satisfying and never tire of it.

Pipe Used: corn cob

Age When Smoked: new

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1 person found this review helpful.