Manifatture Sigaro Toscano Comune

(3.00)
A quality mixture, medium strength, based on Italian Kentucky tobacco appreciated for its pleasantness and balanced intensity.
Notes: Ente Tabacchi Italiani (ETI) has been bought by British American Tobacco (BAT) in 2003, which was sold to Manifatture Sigaro Toscano the pipe tobacco production along July 2006.

Details

Brand Manifatture Sigaro Toscano
Blended By Manifatture Sigaro Toscano
Manufactured By Manifatture Sigaro Toscano
Blend Type Burley Based
Contents Kentucky
Flavoring
Cut Shag
Packaging 40 grams pouch
Country Italy
Production Currently available

Profile

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

Average Rating

3.00 / 4
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 01, 2015 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong
If someone believes that price is an accurate indicator of the product’s quality well… he’s going to rethink the whole thing about this tobacco!

I’m one of those who crave for this blend, and for his stronger brother, Forte, as well. What else can you expect from a Toscano cigars lover?

This is my go-to, all day ‘n all night long tobacco. It’s ridiculously cheap and taste raw, unspoiled, true amazing tobacco, both in the nose and in the pipe. I love to smoke it especially when it’s cold outside : I find that Kentucky/Burley-based blends and English/Scottish/Balkan blends taste better in these conditions. Or it’s just me appreciating them a lot more…

Overall it tastes great! It has a pronounced character and just enough strength to perk you up from the first puffs. Puff slowly for f#@k's sake, or you’ll lose the sense of taste for a good hour!

This tobacco (and Forte) has escaped what I use to call “the modern times’ paradox”. You see, when an old-fashioned habit, product or style pops out in these days, it tends to become a trend really fast, and its price (in the special case of a material product) raises sky high, literally. Quite often, it becomes even difficult to get a hold of it! Luckily, it’s not the case of this tobacco : it’s still really cheap and common to find on the tobacconist’s shelf.

I’m afraid this trend will no longer be in the long run : it will become more difficult to find it, and its price may raise. So : cellar a ton of it!

Cheers Everyone, Brandr ODS
Age When Smoked: Always fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 02, 2013 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
Toscano cigar in a pipe, this tobacco is haven. The Italian Kentucky is easily one of the best pipe tobaccos available on the market today. For smokers who prefer a natural, earthy, toasty, slightly bitter taste, this is for you. It is on par with Belgian Semois and I would say more smoker friendly pertaining to strength. The price is low compared to other offerings, a no fuss, fast burning tobacco that will satisfy all cravings at any time of the day.

Virginia lover
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 01, 2017 Medium None Detected Full Pleasant
That's a genuine tobacco, probably one of those closest to the early stuff folks used to put in their pipes. It's simple but not banal. It's raw but also soft, it's compact, robust, sometime I have the temptation to bite it. It's not the strongest of its family, probably that is the reason why I prefer it. It's ready to used just open a new pouch and fill the pipe without too much care. You light it and you smoke it, it's very difficult you need to relight. I always have a pouch of this tobacco with me and I usually smoke it pure, but it is also great to cut other mixtures or to add strength to the flimsy ones. If you find yourself in Italy you must try it, or tell a friend to bring one, you won't regret it.
Pipe Used: Recommended Corn Cob, Peterson, Al Pascià Curvy
PurchasedFrom: Local tobacco shop, Italy
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 07, 2013 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Bought in Italy in 2013, this is the cheapest tobacco in the market... a real plus, for a so good Kentucky; maybe the problem is to find it: only rare, selected and clever tobacconists has this stuff available, it's too cheap, and the most prefer to sell more expensive and lucrative ones. Dark, earthy and woody, perfect to smoke immediately when you open the pouch, it goes to become too dry in a little time.

Scent: earthy, full, no casing... good.

Taste: natural, full bodied, but so soft... you'll love it! No biting at all.

Room note: non so pleasant as some aromatics, but surely ok.

Burning: the only problem of this tobacco, too fast. It lights in a while, and is a little too fast when fresh opened, when dries only a bit becomes really too fast.

Best briars: nearly all, from corn cobs (a must, please, try it!) to best italian thick walls Castello briars (...try it, by Jove!)

"Comune" in italian means common, ordinary, but this is true only about the price, so cheap: if you smoke naturals, it's really good. His only weakness, it's too fast, and you would like a longer time to taste it. Recommended.
PurchasedFrom: Noli, Milano, Italy
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 23, 2012 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Strong
A milder version of E. T. I. Forte, also made with italian Kentucky tobacco but without strong types (like the Kentucky Beneventano). Some decades ago it was considered a second choice tobacco; as its italian name saids "comune", that means "common", was a popular and cheap tobacco. Now made obviously with a more selected but still a basic kentucky has a very natural and genuine taste. Slightly bitter, woodsy and with a sort of barley leaf note; it's very dry and fast burning but not much as Forte: more linear, straight and sincere, but also more pleasant, with a constant note of Toscano cigar. Awesome if combined with any sort of distillate, especially "grappa". Like Forte is often used in homemade mixtures to add a natural cut without strong influence in the final taste and without increasing too much the strenght of the mix. I vote four stars because, at my opinion, it's a true allday tobacco; you can't get tired of this, it's relaxing and reflective!

4 Stars, and all deserved!

Type: Natural medium ; Contents: Italian Kentucky ; Cut: Shag, medium size ; Humidity: Dry but not much ; Lighting: Fast and easy lighting, constant and fast smoking ; Pipe recommended: Any type, try it with a meerschaum and a corn: delicious.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 30, 2011 Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong
Rustic but mellow. Woodsy with trace of sweetness.
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