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Golden tobaccos. Refined with tobacco cultivated by Amish people. Indian-cut. Hand blended.

BrandScandinavian Tobacco Group (STG)
Blended ByStanwell
Manufactured ByScandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor, Fruit / Citrus
CutCoarse Cut
Packaging50 grams pouch, 100 grams tin, 200 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium
Mild, Medium
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Eulenburg Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Eulenburg (193)
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

What, in the name of all that's holy, is an Indian cut ??? Will Mac Baren next come out with a Mild Vanilla Cavendish Navy Mango Tomahawk-Schnitt ??

Notwithstanding the Americana tin, the doo-da about the Amish, and the implications above, this is a typical Dutch cavendish offering, originating in Germany, but marketed, in some parts, (but not in Germany?are you following this?) by a British-based multinational.

If you are into tin collecting, this is one of the loveliest (American prairie + Virginia cornfield postcard, as dreamt by a German Rockwellian Heimat illustrator...)

A lightweight, quality aromatic, Indian Summer is a pleasant, refreshing, sweet thing. No less, no more.

Try it in a Danish corn cob, why don't you.

10 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2976)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The nutty, earthy, woody, mildly molasses sweet, sharp, toasty, bitter burley is the lead component. The grassy, tart citrusy Virginia also sports a hint of earth, wood and tangy dark fruit in a support role. The lighter Virginia is a tad floral, with a hint of spice and some tart citrus and grass in the background. The toppings include sweet wine, fruit and citrus, a little spice and honey, and a drop or two of licorice. They sublimate the tobaccos to a nearly moderate extent, though they lose some potency in the last third of the experience. The strength is a step past the mild level, which the taste is closer to medium than it is to mild. The nic-hit is mild. May bite a moderate puffer, so I recommend a slow cadence. Has a light harsh note at times. Burns warm and fast with a little inconsistency in the sweet and lightly sour, bitter flavor that translates to the short lived after taste. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires few relights. An all day smoke with too many drawbacks to recommend.


6 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

How can I top the review below? I can't. All I can do is ask the same question about Indian cut, concur that the tin is beautiful and agree that this is not a bad smoke for those seeking lighter fare. My tin came with a group of tins I purchased from Dan Tobacco about six years ago. If aging did something for Indian Summer, it wasn't much.

6 people found this review helpful.

North State Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
North State (72)
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

"And what, pray tell, is an indian cut?"

Coarse, rough, harsh. Those are the adjectives that spring to mind when smoking Indian Summer. The overall feeling is that of an old-fashioned (not in a good way), undeveloped and unfinished tobacco product with considerable tongue-bite. By the general bitterness and coarseness of the taste, I would even like to wager that there's a fair bit of Rustica in it - hey wait, could that actually be the cause for the "Indian" connection here?

Probably not buying this again, although it did leave me with a weird feeling that maybe I'm not quite finished with this brand yet.

EDIT: Update as the following day I found the remains of the pouch I'd been keeping in order to write this review. I'll be damned if 'tobacco cultivated by Amish people' isn't just codespeak for 'Rustica, or something so little removed from it as to be practically the same'. The acidic tongue-bite and throat-burn are just way too reminiscent. (Even the pouch artwork shows tobacco plants with suspiciously small-looking leaves, and in flower to boot, which everyone who's ever dabbled with tobacco growing knows is the equivalent of a fouled anchor in naval artwork.) I'm not saying the idea is bad per se but they should have either gone way easier with it, or really tried to find a better blend of tobaccos where it would have complemented the others in making at least an... interesting, if not all-day smoke. It seems that the varieties they used here were too light for the purpose, with the 'behind-the-corner' sticking out like a sore thumb.

Consistency uniform light brown, cut fairly coarse; pouch note of sweet raisins is promising, but disappoints.

EDIT2: And yes, will definitely not be buying this again.

Pipe Used: Gasparini meerschaum-lined, corn cob

Age When Smoked: Fresh from pouch

Purchased From: Souvenir shop in Prora, Rügen Germany

4 people found this review helpful.

Jaime102 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jaime102 (6)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Mild Pleasant

Life is an experience, including both the good and the bad ones. This tobacco is in the second category. Is the kind of tobacco I like to try from free samples, or because someone else gives it to me. Too sweet, and light. The fruity taste is too much for me, but to be fair, I'm not into summer tobaccos. keep it in a well-sealed container, or the ants will find it.

Pipe Used: briar

Age When Smoked: 82

Purchased From: local store, Kiel, germany

4 people found this review helpful.

Telling it how it is. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Telling it how it is. (73)
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant

Please Note: I am trying to work off my back log of tobaccos i have tried years and years ago. In most cases i have no clue anymore when. Or who produced it back in the day. Also my memories are faded by time and those reviews are based mostly on my notes but sometimes i have a current tin for comparison as well:

This is one of the tobaccos that seemed to be tossed around from producer to producer and has been changed substantially during the process. Initially it was produced by Murray's, then it went over to Planta and now is produced by Stanwell. The Murray's version may have been unflavoured, i have never had that version. But the Planta version already had some wine and fruit aroma to it. In the tin as well as in the smoke. This flavouring got even stronger in the Stanwell version and some spice was added maybe like that of hot wine punch.

So the current version seems to be rather heavily flavoured.

Smoking properties are good and even. The taste is as mentioned before of some undefined sweet, wine, fruit note with some underlined spices. I cannot make out alot of the tobaccos in this blend, which is a shame after all the fuzz they made about the origin of said tobaccos.

The room note is nice and on the lingering side.

Do i recommend this blend? Yes, if you are curious about it and / or nothing else is available then go for it, its not a bad tobacco but in my opinion nothing special either. Since i have nothing bad to say about it, but its not something i would ever buy again i think a 3 star rating is fair if you like aromatics.

Pipe Used: It went trough rotation.

Age When Smoked: They don't print production dates on it.

4 people found this review helpful.

HeavyTrees Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HeavyTrees (70)
Mild to Medium Extra Strong Medium Pleasant

Its a while ago since I last smoked this one but I recall having a Latakia ghost in my pipe at the first smoke. I was so positively surprised about the first third of the bowl until I realized that there was no Latakia in this blend. Quick research confirmed that and so I gave it another try in a cob.

Doesn't look very special; chocolate brown loose cut that smells like liquor and nuts. No tobacco notes in the cold smell.

Packs well, takes flames easily and burns a bit fast slow sipping is required here. The smoke is full of liquorish tastes and hints of vanilla behind that. Very hard to tell which tobacco dominates as I hardly detect any tobacco. The aromas are a bit overwhelming for my taste. In the second half everything is moving into a bad direction as the flavors getting less and less. There's some sweetness maby caused by Burley and some spicy components which I can't define if coming from the leaf or added flavor. Unlike many I can't detect fruit or citrus in the smoke.

Not my taste at all; too much of that whisky liquor flavoring too less of the VA/B/BC components sadly. The adding of some pure Latakia's probably a way to spice the whole thing up a's worth a try.

Pipe Used: Vauen Author, corn cob

Age When Smoked: 1 month in jar

Purchased From: Local dealer

3 people found this review helpful.

maigret fan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
maigret fan (76)
Mild Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I tend to find the previous reviews rather negative about that blend. Nice liquorice aroma in the pouch. Rather nice smoke. Much improved in a large bowl. May bite the tongue a little if smoked too quickly. An interesting blend, worth to be tried.

3 people found this review helpful.

CoolPilot Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CoolPilot (69)
Mild Medium to Strong Mild Very Pleasant

Ah well, when I lighted up my first bowl I said to myself "THIS IS LIKE DAN's SWEET VANILLA HONEYDEW" ! And in fact, honey is very well dominant in the puffs. Sweet room aroma, and a pleasant smoke for a very reasonable price. If you like aromatics, this is good. It's all about honey, here, with a small note of rum in the background, and maybe some vanilla. But honey dominates. When I buy danish mixtures I normally can smoke a bowl, and then forget it for a day or two. But with the Indian, I could smoke 3 bowls in a row and still be quite happy! It is an aromatic, and in my opinion all aromatics are just a matter of preference. So I can recommend it, 3 stars for the good price, an honest aromatic not disappointing me.

3 people found this review helpful.

the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (309)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I remember this tobacco mostly for being the first blend I threw away after smoking only a few pipefuls.

It first appeared in Germany in the very early 1990s, a time during which a huge number of novelty tobaccos hit the market -- few of which survived for more than two years in the stores (and some were only really produced for a few months but clung to the shelves as if they were glued on). And boy, do I miss one or two of them. Not this one, though.

The pouch I bought (mostly because of the claims on the package) contained a medium-cut, soggy Burley-with-something mix with a top flavouring that was mostly indefinable. Easy enough to pack, but burning excessively hot even after drying out for a bit, and for all the niceness of the package aroma, the smoke was a complete and utter dud.

Burley dominates heavily, as does some indefinable flavouring agent which is probably at least partially to blame for the tarry, sour taste that develops around half- way through the pipe.

Yeach. Thankfully, I haven't seen this blend in a local store for years.

3 people found this review helpful.

Kuzuri44 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Kuzuri44 (13)
Extremely Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

I’m not surprised at the abundance of bad reviews for this tobacco. Why is this? Is it because it is indeed bad? Absolutely not! It is because aromatics are by far the hardest tobacco to smoke modestly and appreciate the nuances of. Unless it is Captain Black or Autumn Evening, it is never wise to let a newbie smoke an aromatic, without proper technique, the blend burns too hot and the flavour is lost on the smoker.

Here with this blend, I find a delicious and nuanced aromatic that rewards the veteren smoker. Virginias and (what tastes like) orientals with Rustica are the base for this aromatic; quality leaf! Slow sips and breathing method are suggested for optimum pleasure. One of the great aromatics still offered! Sweet, bready, and gentle to the nose and pallet.

Pipe Used: Peterson Sherlock Holmes 9mm: Original

Age When Smoked: Brand New

Purchased From: European website

2 people found this review helpful.

Philo Beddoe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Philo Beddoe (221)
Mild to Medium Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Indian Summer tastes like fortified honey with a faint fruitiness that persists, but never really reveals exactly which fruit it’s supposed to be. This tasted very much like a Danish OTC.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: Fresh

2 people found this review helpful.

renwardhoop Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
renwardhoop (177)
Mild Medium Medium Unnoticeable

Yep I'm pretty much in the same territory as the other reviewers.

I suspect all the cobblers about Amish/Indian cut is just to make this blend stand out from the rest of the competition. And my word, isn't there a lot of it ?

Don't get me wrong I love aromatics like this, but there are so many around that they just seem to blend into one another and this one is no different.

It's a almondy sweet and syrupy Danish which, whilst pleasant enough, has no single redeeming feature, other than, of course, it's price. I know I always moan about price here in the UK and as usual I am getting on my soapbox (yet again) but this isn't available in the UK but until Brexit buggers everything up you get it for 9.35 euros from my favourite tobacco shop on the continent.

The sweet taste stays for about 2/3rds of the bowl and then disappears, so it's time to regroup and fill another bowl. But that's the thing ; with most aromatics of this ilk I can't smoke 'em day in day out. It would just get sickening. Fortunately this one stays quite moist in the pouch (don't know anything about a tin) and retains it fragrance, so you can cellar it a while if you want.

This blend is a cut above the REALLY cheap German tobaccos like My Mixture, but really not by much. Think a lower end Larsens or Stanwells mix and you'd be about right.

Pipe Used: All of them briars and meerschaum

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: DanPipe, Germany.

Similar Blends: Typical Danish.

2 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2065)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Scandinavian Tobacco' - Indian Summer.

Another of the selection I purchased in Majorca.

As a few other reviewers have said, Indian Cut? It's a coarse cut/mixture. The blend is brown in appearance, with a few flecks of yellow, so the cavendish isn't the black variety. The pouch's aroma is one infused with wine. The hydration's good.

The smoke isn't that bad, but I wouldn't have it often. The flavour's a honey-sweet VaBur, with a slightly bitter, grapey type of addition; some wine. On the low side of things it burns hot, quick, and doesn't exactly need to be pushed to bite harshly.

Nicotine: above mild. Room-note: Not great.

Indian Summer? Two stars seems fair:

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Altinok Lee Van Cleef: Friday pipe

Age When Smoked: Three weeks

Purchased From: Majorca

2 people found this review helpful.

Greekpipesmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Greekpipesmoker (201)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

A friend of mine donated me a small 10 gr pack of this's smell was very intense including sweet notes( honey) ,sweet fruits and some alcohol notes.has a decent amount of burleys mixed with bright virginias and brown cavendish.the moisture level was very low.packs and lights decent,some relights are needed.while burning now the flavours are very strong containing honey notes,sweet fruits,nuts ,some spice notes and citruses.burns fast and warm and leaves some dumbness and moisture at the end of the bowl.the nicotine level is almost medium.the room note is tongue bite for me.if you are a fan of strong aromatics i recommend it.for me it is not a unique aromatic because i prefer milder flavouring.

Age When Smoked: When opened

2 people found this review helpful.

Rodricus Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rodricus (29)
Very Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Took me a while to get a pouch of this tobacco. I was intrigued by the "amish peaople" factor. Upon opening th pouch I was greated by a sweet&sour aorma, and a fine combination of brown and dark leafs.

As I lit the tobacco a tnagy taste was felt. Soon a bitte rbit appeared. Alas, this tobacco was just to piquant to be smoked! The tasted did not evolved, and the overall taste was bland. I will not smoke it again.

2 people found this review helpful.

Tantric Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tantric (321)
Very Mild Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant to Tolerable

I bought Indian Summer in a 50 g. pouch a number of years ago, during a period of intense experimentation with pipe tobaccos. The illustration in the pouch was rather nice, and the description enticing (quite appealing to think one would be smoking the same stuff of American Indians of lore, whilst retaining a certain Amish purity).

Alas, the content was something else. A rather bland, semi sweet Cavendished-type of leaf, pale brown and uniform in color, that nonetheless burned pretty well. There was really nothing memorable about this smoke. It can be a nice change of pace as a summer smoke, but its lack of character and structure make it difficult to recommend. If looking for something similar, with a bit more poise, try Troost's Cavendish.

2 people found this review helpful.

Lord Henry Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lord Henry (4)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

This was among the first blends I had smoked back in the mid 90s when started with pipe smoking. I was fascintated by the tin art and the wide cut and colour of the tobacco, and that typical smell. Now whith all my knowlegde, I know that this smell isn´t so one of a kind. It is an aromatic by all means, but in the british tradtion of soapy and citrus like blends. Lakelanders should give it a try.

Similar Blends: Samuel Gawith Grousemoor.

1 person found this review helpful.

Skoma Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skoma (32)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

On my pouch there was no information about Amish nor any other Info on the blend. It is easy to fill and light and stays lit most of the time. The taste is ok, liquorice and sweetness. The first few pipes are ok but over the time it just gets boring. Don´t get me wrong there´s nothing bad about this one but also nothing special either. I´d say a good one for beginners but almost no offering for pipe connesseurs... somewhat recommended

Pipe Used: various

1 person found this review helpful.

Den Bol Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Den Bol (1)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Extra Full Strong

I'm smoking Indian Summer since 1990 & i still enjoy the goor product it still is till today. The only pity is that since 2 months it's no longer for sale here in Amsterdam because the Importer is dissapeared !!!

Pipe Used: 9

Purchased From: Amsterdam

Similar Blends: Indian Summer is unique !!!.

1 person found this review helpful.

Connoisseur Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Connoisseur (47)
Mild Medium Mild Tolerable

Something about the attractive tin and cultivation by the Amish people drew me to this tobacco. I was hoping for something a little special, but was disappointed with a boring shreaded burley with an artificial hickory kind of flavour. The smoke was bitter and bland and didn't burn particularly well either.

Great looking tin for my collection, but that's about all.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30116)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant

I bought a pouch of this stuff 4 years ago and it took me quite a while to finish it up... Grayish tobacco whit strange aroma and not too much flavor. Burns hot... pass...

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