Wessex Gold Slice

(3.69)
Gold Slice pipe tobacco is a long cut Virginia Flake manufactured in the traditional British style. Pressed into cakes, lightly stoved, then cut after aging. Gold Slice has the naturally fresh and tangy taste characteristic of the best Virginia Flake. Long burning and cool smoking, with a pure tobacco aroma, this flake can be rubbed fine for indoor use, or smoked rough outdoors. No flavorings, nothing artificial. Just rich tasting, highest quality pipe tobacco.
Notes: Distributed by Arango Cigar Co.

Details

Brand Wessex
Blended By Wessex
Manufactured By Sutliff
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Flavoring
Cut Flake
Packaging 1.5 ounce tin
Country United States
Production Currently available

Profile

Strength
Mild to Medium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Flavoring
None Detected
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Taste
Medium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.69 / 4
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 07, 2019 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant
This straight golden Virginia flake provides a lot of mildly tangy citrus, floral grass and hay, along with a few drops of honey and sugar, mild bread notes, a bare pinch of spice, and a touch of wood. The strength is a couple of steps past the mild mark, and the taste falls just shy of the center of mild to medium. The nic-hit barely crosses the mild threshold. Won’t bite or get harsh even when pushed, but it does have a rough edge here and there. The flakes easily break apart to suit your preference, and the moisture level is comfortable enough that it needs no dry time. Burns cool, clean and tad slow with a very consistent, mildly sweet, uncomplicated flavor that translates to the lightly lingering, pleasant after taste. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires a few relights, depending on how you prepare it. The room note is pleasant. An easy going all day smoke. Three and a half stars.

-JimInks
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 16, 2019 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild Pleasant
naturally sweet and with that pleasant hay like Virginia taste. Especially at the start of the bowl. Smokes slow and even. its a bit milder than the virginia flake also by wessex. I like them both but this is a more generalized smoke somehow. But im splitting hairs. They are quite similar. Id say there is more bright in this, and its stoved a bit more. Good stuff. 3 and a half stars.
PurchasedFrom: 4 noggins/ cup o joe's
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 23, 2018 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant
Wessex - Gold Slice.

My blend didn't have the appearance I expected. From the description and other reviews I'd prepared myself for a long coil but my tin contained only one stack of flakes measuring approx. 3x2 inches, and rather thin. Folding and stuffing was never an option, because they're thin and stuck together (although not too moist) they crumble apart as they're removed from the tin.

Gold Slice takes to the flame easily, giving a consistent burn, but can go fairly quickly if not smoked tentatively. The flavour's nice enough, having ample sweetness, a slight tang, hay, and a bready quality. Most of the usual Virginia citrus/grass/sharp notes elude me, keeping the way clear for a more mature flavour; there's hay, but nothing too sharp. Tongue bite stays out of the game.

Nicotine: below medium. Room-note: pleasant.

Gold Slice? A good smoke but not a 'great' smoke. Three stars:

Recommended.
Pipe Used: Various (took it on my vacation)
PurchasedFrom: Smokingpipes.com
Age When Smoked: 6 months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 10, 2023 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
I don't have much to report on this one. It is good, but not great; and maybe a bit boring. It is a fine representation of a virginia flake that doesn't seem to have much tinkering done to it. It is mostly hay sweet with some citrus touches. The color suggests to me it is mostly bright leaf used. It is very monotone in nature and perhaps this is what bored me. I smoked about half of it and then rubbed out the rest as use for a blender.

Overall, I have nothing else negative to report, but I wouldn't buy more of this as there are too many better alternatives to my tastes.
Age When Smoked: 5 yr 6 mths
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