The tobacco moth craft originated in the early 17th century. To make it storable and transportable, they brace tobacco similar to the "roper" layer by layer into a continuous strand. So compacted, it matures after and thus develops its full flavor. For "Roper's Roundels" Sweet Virginia tobacco with some Louisiana Perique is matured, pressed into thin flake boards that you order a "heart" of Black Cavendish wound into a roll, again pressed into bar form. After further maturation time the rolls were cut into slices. It offers a pleasantly cool, sweet-spicy smoke with the typical aroma of fine Virginia-tobaccos.
The Roper's Roundels are pretty draped in the tin. Immediately after the opening the scent of malty brown bread and plum jam makes "appetite". In this case, this roma never feels artificial, but reveals the tobaccos used, the sweetness of the Virginia is to sniff out as warm and humid hay, as well as the fine acidity of Perique. Each of the brown-dark brown marbled slices is about the size of a 2-Euro coin and cut very clean, nothing fray and the glossy black core of Cavendish, sitting as the pupil of an eye in the center comes in good effect. The moisture is almost perfect.
Of course you can rub out the Roper's Roundels and produce a kind of Mixture, but when you consider the devoted production, it makes sense to keep the original shape as much as possible - which can also be reflected in the taste. It is recommended therefore to form loose balls from the discs and bring one to three of them (depending on the pipe) with no real pressure in the head. A few crumbs of tobacco on top of the filling facilitates the adoption of the flame.
If you select the method to bring the Roper's Roundels as loose balls in the pipe, so you will probably have to initially relighting several times until everything glows evenly. With practice, however, this is achieved quickly and once set to fire the Roper's Roundels burn evenly until the end.
With deliberation the Roper's Roundels smoke cool and they do not gargle, thereby producing an almost creamy-rich smoke, reminiscent of toasted brown bread with chocolate cream. The small pinch of Perique pointed out sometimes minty fresh and tangy, then peppery and design the experience really interesting, while the Cavendish can be felt as a fine perfumed with marzipan flavor which softens the otherwise quite full-bodied tobacco and rounds it. Back remains only medium gray ash and nothimg more of a cleaning effort.
The room note of Roper's Roundels is rather unremarkable, slightly sweet and should not be distracting in society.
The Roper's Roundels is a brown and dark brown marbled Curly with a heart of Black Cavendish. The discs are cut and packaged very accurately. The appetizing aroma reminiscent of plums and black bread, which reveals the use of high quality Virginias and Perique. Ever reminds the style of almost legendary English tobaccos, as they are manufactured by only a few well-known companies. Carefully plugged, as required by its unusual shape and smoked with pleasure Roper's Roundels offers a lush, Perique spiced smoke that is never yet too hard by the mitigating Cavendish and does not taste bland although. Recommended for friends of stronger Virginia's.
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