Torben Dansk No.8 Midnight Special

This blend is a full flavor, medium strength English blend infused with cognac. An English mixture with a pleasant room aroma. A truly unique blend of subtly sweet flavor. The high content of essential oils makes them soft and makes for a slow, cool burn. The high proportion of latakia is not obvious, as was dispensed very black sheet material. This mixture is ideal for medium size pipes.


Brand Torben Dansk
Blended By Dan Tobacco
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Flavoring Cognac
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Germany


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
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
Jun 22, 2011 Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant
Midnight special is my favorite blend by Torben Danske so far. This is an english blend, make no mistake. Latakia can be felt, juuuust in the right amount. Sweetness is also there, thanks to the subtle use of fine cavendish. The label says it has cognac, but I could not smell it on the tin.

This blend is heavy smoke, not becuase of the nicotine, but for the use of english/orientals. It is very tasty, improving during the smoke, a very complex mixture indeed. Ash is remarkably white.

The only downside of this tobacco is that it is so hard to find. If you can get your hands in a tin, please indulge yourself and try it.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 25, 2015 Very Mild Mild Medium to Full Pleasant
This could be the perfekt smoke to me! But why has that tobaccojewel no nicotine??? It has a wonderful taste of sweet virginias, silky woody latakia and a little sour orients and on top , one of the best casings, I had the pleasure to smoke! A cognacflavor that comes through from the first to the last puff, and get never artificial. But it is too airy. So I have to mix it with one third IRISH OAK and I have a very satisfying smoke. Its a pitty that almost all tobaccos with a flavour are much to weak. It is nonetheless a really good english tobcco with a cognacscent

Update: Had another tin and it was totally different!! It seems to be DTM varies in their blends a lot. In the current tin is no trace of that really good cognac flavour. What remains is a very ordinary english blend with nothing that hold my interrest.
Pipe Used: Bari Freehand
PurchasedFrom: Gerd Jansens Pfeifendepot
Age When Smoked: 2 Years
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