Cornell & Diehl Awakened Elder

After centuries of undisturbed slumber, something has awakened them. In their return, a great plume of exotic smoke rises from the Deep, redolent with notes of Latakia, Katsuri, Virginias, Burley, Perique, and black Cavendish.


Brand Cornell & Diehl
Series The Old Ones
Blended By  
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type English
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Cigar Leaf, Latakia, Perique, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 2oz Tin
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.17 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 11, 2022 Medium None Detected Medium to Full Very Strong
Hmmm... Not my favorite of the Old Ones. When the series released, this was the first to catch my eye, but I kept talking myself out of trying it. "Just one more tin of Mad Fiddler instead..." I wish I had stayed in the Mad Fiddler rut. There isn't anything necessarily bad about this blend (besides the room note, more of which anon), but there really isn't much to distinguish it from the glut of medium English blends on the market. Even the unusual Kasturi leaf contributes little; perhaps a bit more spice and body than your run-of-the-mill Lat blend, but it also adds an oddly vegetal/sulfurous undertone that clashes with the other components. Despite the Virginias and Cavendish, I can't find an iota of sweetness. Latakia leads the charge, shifting to more cigar-ish notes at the halfway point. Smokes a bit hot but dry, and the level of spice can be a touch numbing. Room note will likely provoke a call to the HazMat team (for toxic exposure). On that merit, it has a place for when I am in public and want others to keep a wide berth. Considering that is more the rule than the exception, I might reorder, or just save what I have to use as Human Repellent.
Pipe Used: Self-Made Devil Dog, Icarus Stubby Apple
PurchasedFrom: Smoking Pipes
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 08, 2019 Mild to Medium None Detected Full Tolerable
I like to consider this blend to be the "Moxie" of pipe tobacco. It has almost a certain dish soap floral flavor to the standard English style blend. You either love or hate it.
PurchasedFrom: Twins Smoke Shop (Londonderry, NH)
Age When Smoked: New
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