Here's a somewhat bad example since both shots were rather long and uneven. Same dose and grind (16.10g and 16.06g) flow was far faster on the Reneka and can clearly be seen as such, but like I mentioned previously, this very well developed espresso won't permit an updose. I'd rather try a brighter SO that I can dose higher in the basket. 16g of this blend is likely just clearing my screen.
I set them down for the photo, and turned around, having my girlfriend hand me one blindly while I kept my eyes closed. The taste was so similar that I doubt I could distinguish one from the other over several samples consistently, or even pick a favorite, but the HQ seemed maybe
slightly clearer, or brighter on the finish ( but I'd attribute that to the fact that it's more concentrated than the Reneka shot). I'll head back in the kitchen in a few and pull some proper shots on the scale and re-assess with tighter shots, then again with switching it up to one of the stellar Ethiopians we're chatting about in the Roasting forum.
An interesting aspect of these baskets that I don't think have been mentioned before is the wide holes really permit much closer assessment of pre-infusion ->extraction to cut my pump.