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A balanced mixture of our smoothest and most refined light and dark Virginias, in a partially broken flake, for ease of filling, yet coarse enough to smoke outdoors.

Blend TypeAromatic
CutBroken Flake
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Medium to Strong
Medium, Medium to Full
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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Medium Mild Medium Very Pleasant

One of the best broken Virginia Flake tobaccos I have ever smoked. Deep and strong in flavor, there is an added touch of Vanilla that makes the taste a bit creamy despite its depth (I find that strong tobaccos usually are a bit harsh on the palate but not this one).

I do not know who makes this tobacco for Barklay Rex, and it has been several years since I last smoked it, but if they still have it I am going to order more.

Truly a delightful smoke for those who enjoy strength and lots of flavor that leans lightly on the sweet side.

3 people found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

I don’t know if Barclay Slice is still sold at the famous Barclay Rex stores in Manhattan since the city has placed restrictions on flavored tobacco. I bought a couple of ounces of Barclay Slice four years ago and hardly touched it before storing it in a Ball jar. It smells like a Vanilla aromatic in the pouch. If I had to guess, this was made by McClelland or McClelland Virginias were used in this blend in some fashion. Now, four years later, the dark flakes are now darker and I chose to rub them out. There is enough added vanilla in BS that I would describe it as more of an aromatic than just a dark flake with a hint of vanilla as it is as sweet as many aromatics I have smoked. I’m sure the added age raised the sweet meter. I enjoy an aromatic from time to time, but this isn’t one I would buy again. Kudos to Barclay Rex for coming up with something different.

Age When Smoked: 4 years

Purchased From: Barclay Rex

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28797)
Medium to Strong Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

A great blend from Barclay-Rex! A very American Va.Flake with a true Vanilla essence applied and some Black cavendish pressed into the flake. The taste is Sweet/aromatic ,but in a more European sense. Not goopy! An excellent Choice for the Aromatic smoker who feels his Palate is maturing yet cannot jump feet first into true Virginia flakes or English Mixtures. It is also recommended for the English smoker who wants something sweet but deplores a return to aromatics. Very Pleasant tobacco.

2 people found this review helpful.

SiChange Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SiChange (40)
Medium to Strong Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

A high quality, broken Virginia flake with more body than most. Delightful aroma and good smoking qualities. Made for Barclay-Rex by McClelland.

1 person found this review helpful.

Eulenburg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Eulenburg (193)
Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

This is better than Tordenskjold Virginia Slices, yet costs less than half. Caveat emptor.

A well-made, partially-broken ["Scotch"] cake, Barclay Slice has more depth and variegation than your usual heavy flake. Yet it is on the hefty side. The taste is round but not syrupy, with a very lightly applied vanilla topping that actually tastes the bean.

This might be the most economical way of entering the world of Virginia flakes?you can actually buy just one ounce. It is quite representative of the whole genre. Recommended.

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