Mac Baren Scaferlati Caporal Rouge

Notes: Originally manufactured by Seita. Then the manufacturing licence was granted to Imperial Tobacco during the last half of 2000 until 2016, when Mac Baren purchased the rights and started manufacturing it.


Brand Mac Baren
Series Scaferlati Blends
Blended By Mac Baren
Manufactured By Mac Baren
Blend Type Cigar Leaf Based
Contents Cigar Leaf, Kentucky, Virginia
Cut Shag
Packaging 40 grams pouch
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Very Strong
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

2.47 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 08, 2011 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
This tobacco, because of its cut, needs to be smoked slowly, needs a minimal moistness and must be smoked in a medium sized-bowl.

You also need to pack your bowl tightly.

By doing so, you will discover a tobacco, yes maybe a bit on the unidimensional side, but still unveiling lot of flavors that are mainly smoky, spicy and earthly. The last third will see a nice sweet note come in.

However, Caporal is mainly made with kentucky tobaccos, not VAs, just like his cousin, Caporal Export.

It deserves a lot more credit.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 13, 2024 Strong None Detected Very Full Very Strong
A very rich tobacco. It's not the sweetest you'll find, yet this tobacco is full of nuances. The cold scent is reminiscent of old furniture, a book with yellowed pages, and an ancient church pew. It lights easily and burns very well, requiring almost no relighting. The taste is full of good tobacco, with a satisfying strength. Notes of smoky, mature, and well-aged tobacco. It's recommended to smoke it after a meal and with a beverage. It doesn't sting, but the nicotine is pronounced in this tobacco. It's truly delicious. Little to add that hasn't been mentioned in other reviews. A classic and popular tobacco in France. Maigret's and French soldiers' tobacco from Napoleon's times. Who wouldn't want to try something like this? It's worth a shot. The pipe doesn't overheat despite burning quickly. Recommended in small bowls. It's easy to smoke and finishes quickly, but satisfies with its nicotine content. Leaves no moisture, only a fine layer of gray ash. Excellent tobacco.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 25, 2010 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Pleasant
Final Update 12/24/2010

The more I smoke it, the more I enjoy it! As the cut is very fine, very shag like, you must smoke it slowly. Then a world of flavors will outburst: wood, earth, spices and some subtle sweetness.

This tobacco is actually very enjoyable! But it has to have some moisture into it. If not, you will miss the whole experience!

Highly Recommended

Update 11/13/2010

I received a sample of the Red Band variety of Scaferlati Caporal. I must upgrade my assessment to recommended. This one was moister and made a world of difference in my appreciation of it.

This is a long shag cut, very easy to fill, light and smoke. There is nothing but pure tobacco taste that is smoky, earthy and woodsy. Not very pronounced, but very enjoyable when smoked at a slow pace.

If you can get some that has the right moisture level, this Caporal will prove surprisingly delightful!


Original review 07/25/2010

A rather harsh tobacco, what the French call "tabac gris" because of its colour.

I think that this tobacco is called Scaferlatti.
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