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The unseen world is fraught with danger. To ignore it seems foolhardy, yet to behold it would invite madness. This decadent blend of Latakia, Virginia, Turkish, and perique will open your mind to infinite possibilities. Will you turn a blind eye, or will you embrace the Beyond?

Cyprian Latakia, North Carolina Red Virginia (2017), Bright Canadian Virginia (2017), Turkish Izmir (2018), Greek Basma(2019) and Louisiana Perique Sourced From St. James Parish

Notes: This limited-edition blend was released at the 2019 Chicago Pipe Show. This blend is dedicated to the legacy of the last 19th century American existential horror writer, H.P. Lovecraft. Taking it's inspiration from the 1920's short story with the same name, a reckless scientist's experiment opens the door to our world for monsters from another dimension. From Beyond was subsequently adapted to the 1986 film of the same name by horror director Stuart Gordon, and also served as inspiration for the 2013 horror film Banshee Chapter.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Blended ByCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
Packaging2 ounce tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Gerry P Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gerry P (39)
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Tolerable

I filled a bowl with this, and planned to do a side-by-side with the current Nightcap. After about 5 puffs in I decided it wasn't necessary. This isn't, in my opinion, very similar to Nightcap in flavor. That's not a bad thing, even though I love Nightcap. This one is similar in complexity, but I think the Orientals are almost tied with the Latakia to the point that it seems more like a Balkan. I taste a wee bit more perique than Nightcap. From Beyond's strength and full flavor are greater than blends like Presbyterian, Red Rapparee, and Early Morning Pipe, but it's not as Latakia-heavy as, say, GLP Odyssey, which has a different flavor but is similar in terms of strength and taste levels. Comparisons aside, this is a cool-smoking, fairly stout, tasty blend. It's fine now, but will probably improve with age. I'll miss this one when it's gone.

Pipe Used: Peterson Donegal Rocky 01

Age When Smoked: 1 month

Purchased From: Boutique de Fumee, Hammond LA

3 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2851)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

The Izmir and Basma offer plenty of earth, wood, vegetation, floralness, some herbs, spice, creamy buttery sweetness and sourness as the lead components. The incense-like floral Cyprian Latakia provides plenty of earth, wood, smoke, mustiness, some sweetness, and light spice. It has an important support role, though it occasionally equals the Orientals. The aspects of the Eastern North Carolina red Virginias are a lot of tangy ripe dark fruit, earth, wood, bread, sugar, and slight touches of vinegar and spice as secondary supporters. Right behind the reds in terms of effect is the bright Canadian Virginia. It produces plenty of tart and tangy citrus, grass, bread, sugar, some floralness, sour lemon, light spice, and a little acidity. The earthy, woody, spicy, plumy, raisiny St. James perique is a step above being a condiment. The earthy, nutty, woody, sweet dark burley is barely a condiment. The strength and nic-hit are a rung past the medium mark. The taste level is just past the center of medium to full. There’s no chance of bite or harshness. Has some rough edges which is typical of blends in this genre. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a lightly inconsistent sweet and more sour, floral, potent campfire flavor that extends to pleasantly lingering after taste. Leaves little dampness in the bowl. Requires an average number of relights. Has a pungent room note. Not an all day smoke. Three and a half stars due to the aforementioned small inconsistency.


3 people found this review helpful.

troyniss Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
troyniss (37)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

Presentation: Love the tin colors. Nice uniform ribbon cut. You can clearly see the constituents of the blend. Perfect moisture.

Palette: Since this is an interpretation of Nightcap, it is pretty darn similar, with a few differences. It indeed does smell dark and like nighttime. It’s musty, woodsy and incense like with a touch of spice. I find that the Latakia here is more subdued and the orientals shine a bit more than Nightcap. However the perique is on point with the VA’s supporting in the back.

Performance: Burns a touch faster than nightcap, but at a cool temperature. I’m smoking this in a tall billiard and I usually smoke my English’s in a wide shallow bowl. I feel that it would perform better. Nicotine is mild. Nothing too strong. Requires some relights

Conclusion: definitely glad I picked up 5 tins of this. While it is not an exact replica, it is very close to the Dunhill/Peterson blend. Can’t wait to see what a few years on this will do.

Pipe Used: Morgan Bones

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Beehive Cigars

Similar Blends: Dunhill Nightcap.

2 people found this review helpful.

Barbaq Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Barbaq (2)
Medium None Detected Medium Strong

Ribbon cut from a round tin. A large variety of colors. Mostly light colored leaves with some amber, chestnut, and black leaves mixed in. The aroma is smoky but not overbearing. It reminds me of GL Pease Spark Plug, or Presbyterian. It's less smoke, more pine or fragranced wood as opposed to Byzantium or White Knight, which in my opinion are smoke bombs. The tobacco is not sticky or goopy, it's actually drier than most C&D tins. To me it seemed ready to light straight from the tin with no drying. The latakia is gentle and bolsters the Oriental tobacco. It is tangy, creamy, with a noticeable pepper spice. This is like a more distinct Presbyterian with added perique. I saw that it was inspired by Night Cap, but I don't really see the comparison. The mouthfeel is similar but it is less smoky, and the flavors are not as mixed together. The tobaccos each shine through out the smoke. You can really catch bits of each component as you work your way through the bowl. The SmokingPipes listing shows Burley, but I don't think there is a lot and probably helps with body more than flavor. It needed a few relights, and once I actually lit it up, it was more moist than I originally suspected.

This is better than I expected. It's a fun blend, where everything has it's moments and nothing takes the lead. The #1 component is probably the Orientals. The latakia and perique balance each other and keep it earthy and spiced. This is not a latakia bomb, but you get some of the good qualities of the latakia, like the distinct creamy mouthfeel and almost milk like taste. If you didn't get a tin, you are not missing a true gem and there are plenty of other blends that match it. To get a similar experience you may just want to toss in a little perique to any light English and you'll be close.

Pipe Used: Savinelli 320 KS

Age When Smoked: September 9, 2021

Purchased From:

Similar Blends: Presbyterian Mixtute - Presbyterian Mixture, Samuel Gawith - Commonwealth Mixture.

2 people found this review helpful.

KingDuncan83 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
KingDuncan83 (25)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

Tin number 3031 of 7600 i have smoked 6 bowls of this outstanding English today. Tastes like the Nightcap of my dreams. Most C&D blends need a rest period of several weeks once opened but not this one. A true masterpiece of blending aged tobacco varieties into a tasty symphony of flavor. Needless to say i enjoy this one! And here i thought i was done with English blends. Oh well haha

Pipe Used: MM General, Elf Cobbit and Sav Quandale

Age When Smoked: new tin date Sept 08 2021

Purchased From: smoking pipes

Similar Blends: Peterson - Nightcap, Hermit Tobacco Works Co. - Captain Earle's - Ten Russians, Dan Tobacco - Old Ironsides (American History Mixtures), G. L. Pease - Quiet Nights (Old London Series), Dan Tobacco - Bill Bailey's Balkan Blend.

2 people found this review helpful.

Eduardo Mildner Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Eduardo Mildner (2)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

I tried this one yesterday, with some friends in a meet. This is a good mixture, but nothing impressive. It reminds Dunhill Nightcap, in fact. But it's not as interesting as this one. In my opinion, this is a less impressive small batch of recent times. I really expected more from this mixture. 2 stars for me.

Pipe Used: Bazzanelli Author

Age When Smoked: 1 month

Purchased From: Cup O' Joes

Similar Blends: Similar to several other MIs available on the market..

1 person found this review helpful.

King Weed Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
King Weed (228)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

The arcane imagery and words on the label not with standing; what we have here is a light/medium and Oriental-forward Balkan mixture. Spicy from a modest amount of Perique yet Latakia starved, it makes for an interesting smoke. Habitual English smokers will feel deprived when they smoke From Beyond, however, light English and Virginia/Oriental smokers might find this blend an interesting variant. I enjoyed smoking this blend for it's spicy and Oriental presentation; especially the top third of each bowl. The middles always toned down in every pipe regardless of chamber dimension or shape. The bottom thirds consistently came back to life, now, with no hint of the scarce Latakia and smoked surprisingly stout for a nominally light blend. I liked this blend but want a tad more Latakia in my smokes. This yields a recommendation at three stars.

Pipe Used: Ardor Urano large Canadian

Age When Smoked: tinned, 9/13/21

Purchased From: gifted at our NASPC show

Similar Blends: The closest thing I remember smoking that is similar to From Beyond is Blairgowrie by Drucquer. They have the same formula, but, From Beyond has more Perique..

1 person found this review helpful.