|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (1006)||Mild to Medium||Extremely Mild||Mild to Medium||Pleasant|
The burley is earthier and nuttier in the Match than the original, and is the star in both versions. The Virginias are naturally sweet with no cased flavors, and creates a solid base for the burleys to play in each blend. I did get a taste of hay and grass -more so in the original - but it's fairly unobtrusive. There is a very slight bourbon topping that doesn't get in the way of the burley and Virginias, and is a tad sweeter than the original. Overall, the original was less sweeter, and more ordinary, though the flavor profile is very similar. The Match burns cooler and doesn’t bite, which is not true of the original, unless you puffed it verrrrry slowly. It's an all day cool smoking mild to medium blend that burns well with a consistent taste, no dottle and no cigarette notes, which the original tended to have near the finish if the bowl was any near hot.
I gave one star to the HoW version.
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