|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (953)||Mild to Medium||Mild to Medium||Mild to Medium||Very Pleasant|
The birch taste is not nearly as pronounced or as chemical-like as it was in the original, where it overtakes the tobacco rather strongly. The vanilla is slightly more obvious in the Match. The burley is lightly nutty and earthy, and provides a little molasses hit, all of which were basically missing from the original. Overall, it’s a little milder and much smoother ribbon cut, and doesn’t bite (another failing of its predecessor). Burns well with a consistency of flavor that doesn’t vanish at the finish. No dottle. A pleasant all day smoke.
I gave the original one star.
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