Dan Tobacco Roper's Roundels

To make this tobacco, sweet Virginia was pressed into a plate with a pinch of perique. It was then wrapped around a Black Cavendish heart and pressed again. The roll was then cut into slices. Together this results in a tasty, sweet and spicy taste that is dominated by Virginia.


Brand Dan Tobacco
Blended By Dan Tobacco
Manufactured By Orlik
Blend Type Virginia/Perique
Contents Black Cavendish, Perique, Virginia
Cut Curly Cut
Packaging 100 grams tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.40 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 30, 2023 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
I purchased this since I so enjoy LBF and Davidoff Medallions, so I figured it would not be money wasted. This is one that started to grow on me as I progressed through half of the 100g tin. I think a big reason for that was that it slowly dried out. the weird thing is I would not have characterized the coins as overly moist at all, but I believe this has a lot to do with my slow appreciation of the blend as my best bowls occurred as the coins got crispy dry.

To compare this to the other coins I mentioned, I prefer the other two to this, but it is really splitting hairs. I found LBF to be on the lighter side of things; where I felt this had a fuller Virginia presence. LBF was a little grassier which I tend to enjoy. As to how it compares to my favorite of the trio, I find the Davidoff blend to deliver more sweetness along with that same fuller Virginia taste.

As to how the blend performs, it is very similar to the others. I believe these are all made in the same place so this makes sense. If you have not tried any of these, you should; particularly if you enjoy Virginia Perique blends. The cavendish center in these blends really smooths out the bright Virginia component to make them all relatively easy to smoke. Like most tobaccos though, overpuffing will turn the experience to an ashy tasting hotpot. Slow sipping makes for a tasty sweet treat. Perique is pretty light in all these blends, but adds just enough to create that raisin sweetness that happens when the right amount of perique is paired with Virginia. A final reason is that the coins are cool looking and fun to work with as you can vary the blends taste by popping out the cavendish eye. I tended to just fold and stuff most of the coins, but have experimented with different things with LBF.

I won't buy more of this, but will look forward to smoking the second half of this tin as it continues to age in the cellar. Although I am not buying tobacco anymore, I wouldn't buy more of this if I was. The reason is that it is too expensive compared to its aforementioned siblings and the taste/cost ratio just doesn't make sense to me.
Age When Smoked: 6y 11m
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 13, 2021 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
When I open the tin, the aroma it gives off suggests dried red fruits. When I go to pick up one of the medallions, I notice that they are very close together, as is the case with Virginia Slices or Hamborguer Veermaster, also from the Dan Tobacco brand. However, this does not prevent it from igniting and burning well without generating moisture. After lighting, what stands out is the predominance of virginias, dark fruits and hay, with a very discreet participation of the perique, accompanied by the core of black Cavendish that seems to soften the mixture a bit. In fact, I smoke this type of va / per as a substitute for my usual virginia tin on the first pipe of the day. It is a rich, quality tobacco, but it must be smoked slowly to maintain the flavor. It has its own personality, with nuances that differentiate it from similar tobaccos such as Flake Medallions or Luxury Bullseye Flake. Less comparable to Escudo or De Luxe Navy Rolls, for the sole reason that they do not have the central core of black Cavendish. Recommendable.
Age When Smoked: Unknown
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 15, 2023 Medium to Strong None Detected Full Unnoticeable
Pinch of perique? My god! Pepper from perique is dominant taste.

But from beginning. Fresh tobacco smells after fig with nice tarty underlying. Tobacco was at least three years old. All components was dark in nice a bit more moist coins.

Tobacco need at least one hour of drying, but than taste is still full nicely rounded. As mentioned, main taste is pepper- spice. Other ones are cream, sweetness and vanilla.

As I am not big fan of spicy tobaccos, I can recommend this one.
Pipe Used: BPK6715, MM, Stanislaw
PurchasedFrom: gift
Age When Smoked: 3 years at least
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 20, 2023 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Full disclosure upfront: Va-Pers as a genre aren’t my favorite, and the ones that I do respond to favorably tend to be outliers that aren’t talked about much. I’ve probably tried two dozen different Va-Pers, including all the classics and “reference standards” like Escudo, Dunhill DeLuxe Navy, Davidoff, Rouxgaroux, etc., but they just lack the kind of depth or complexity to interest me. So far the only one that is a regular in my rotation is 4Noggins Prairie Wind. Sutliff Court of St. James (discontinued) was another that I enjoyed now and then, and the verdict is still out on Haddo’s Delight (waiting to see what further aging might do). It is obviously an extremely fine delineation between those that I like and those that I don’t. Roper’s is another that just doesn’t have that something extra that would make me buy more, especially at the price (and figuring how long it took me to even find a tin to buy!).

So my tin had three years of age on it, and now 7 months of age in the jar. I like the Virginia base here better than the grassier Escudo, but while bready, it still lacks a certain weight on the palate for me. I prefer the Virginia formulation in Stokkebye Luxury Bullseye Flake better. The middle eye of Cavendish seems to have a dark honey casing, rather than just sugar or vanilla. Others have compared this with Davidoff, but I found Davidoff boring and the type of Perique used is more muted and less flavorful than either Ropers or LBF.

All things considered I’ll stick with LBF which costs less and seems to be aging nicely for me. I probably should have opted to try Salty Dogs rather than Roper’s, as the dark Virginia base and addition of rum sound more to my taste. A solid three stars for Roper’s, just lacks the wow factor for me.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 28, 2021 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
All day smoker with a taste that you can play with through your pipe. Go slow and enjoy the malty, raisin sweetness, or push a little harder for a nice cigarry tobacco note. The actual rounds are a perfect thickness, nicely moist but benefit from a storage jar and maybe one hour in the open before smoking. Can be folded or rubbed. Aging potential aplenty and even 6 months in a jar ensures a rounder smoke if you'll excuse the pun.
Pipe Used: Parker Prince, Savinelli Stromboli straight.
PurchasedFrom: PfeifenHuber
Age When Smoked: New to 1 year
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