Mac Baren Scaferlati Caporal Bleu

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 Burley Based
Contents Burley, Kentucky
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 40 grams pouch
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.50 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 23, 2021 Strong None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable
This one is labeled Supérieur. The difference with the normal red label is the leaves are hand stripped so that there are no ribs left. It is also bonded with a little Orientals "from the colonies" and some virginias. All in all, this is a more refined version of the red (which is often nicknamed "gris" but that's another story).

The overall taste is of this characteristic toasted burley. A french tradition, similar to what you see in Belgium with Semois. There is a slightly smokey character, but really, it's just toasted. You'll get a lot of nut, wood, dark forest undergrowth. It'll quite light on the tongue but packs quite a bit of nicotine. It is meant as an all day smoke and definitely can be that. It needs some getting used to though!

It is sold quite dry and should be smoked as is. It is paramount to dip it slowly or it will get bitter and taste of tar.

People don't complain of the room note.

On a side note, I don't think this should be referenced as a Mac Baren product. Sure, they bought the rights for it and make it but the brand is still Caporal.
Pipe Used: Larger billiards preferably
PurchasedFrom: Local tobacconist
Age When Smoked: 2 years old mostly.
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