Cornell & Diehl From Beyond (2023)

(3.83)
Taking inspiration from the popular, Lovecraftian The Old Ones series, Cornell & Diehl's Small Batch: From Beyond is a rich, potent, and incredibly complex English mixture that captures Head Blender Jeremy Reeves' impression of a wonderfully aged, 1990s-era tin of Dunhill Nightcap. Balancing full flavor with robust strength, it's handcrafted using a host of rare tobacco varietals: Eastern NC Red Virginias (2017), Bright Canadian Virginias (2017), Turkish Izmir (2018), Greek Basma (2019), Turkish Latakia, and genuine St. James Perique. The flavor is dark, rich, and subtly sweet with an smoky, incense-like quality evocative of shadows in the woods.

Details

Brand Cornell & Diehl
Series Small Batch
Blended By Jeremy Reeves
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
Flavoring
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 2 oz tin weight
Country United States
Production Currently available

Profile

Strength
Medium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Flavoring
None Detected
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Taste
Full
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.83 / 4
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 11, 2023 Medium to Strong None Detected Full Strong
It\'s good. The \"new\" Turkish Lat and their process is what sold me on it. Despite what I\'ve heard on other reviews, I actually find this new Lat to be smokier than the lat from Cyprus. Not a bad thing! It does have a wine like flavor in the background which is nice.
Tastes great, well balanced, behaves well and has a decent amount of nicotine. Pairs extremely well with a good coffee.
A solid, high quality full English.
Moustache note: 8/10
PurchasedFrom: SP
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 02, 2023 Strong None Detected Full Tolerable
It’s times like this that I wished I had started smoking a pipe years ago so I could have a cellar with these old blends like this one is based on. As I have never smoked the original Dunhill but only the Peterson version, I can say this is truly a fantastic offering.

I am not a huge fan of Perique, but it is in the background, occasionally popping up and going back into hiding. The Latakia is present in every draw but again it is in harmony with the rest of the flavors. There is definitely some nicotine and it makes this a great evening smoke. Had the occasional relight and no tongue bite.

Wish this was not a limited edition but available all the time. But sometimes that makes things special as I will now only smoke it less regularly and it will be a delight each time.
Pipe Used: Rattray Goblin 99
PurchasedFrom: Smoking pipes.com
Age When Smoked: Brand new
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 02, 2023 Medium Medium to Strong Very Full Pleasant to Tolerable
A superb blend this year. The talent of the blend keeps your palette busy as you sip this.
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Pipe Used: Peterson Dracula series
PurchasedFrom: Country Squire
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 28, 2023 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
Tin note of sweet fruity wine and smoky. Tobacco is a ribbon cut of tan, dark brown, brown and black. Moisture content is great. No drying/prep needed. Burns moderate with few relights. The strength is medium to strong and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Taste is medium to full and moderately consistent, with complex notes of sweet herbal spices, tart and tangy dark fruit, smoky, toast, bitter orange zest, wood, dry earth, grassy floral, very savory, a sour fermented and peaty vegetation background note, and a very peppery retro. Orientals is leading with Virginia, Latakia, Perique supporting. Burley (not mentioned on the tin but listed on websites) seems to be supporting from the side lines. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is great.
Pipe Used: Peterson Junior Rusticated Billiard
PurchasedFrom: smokingpipes,com
Age When Smoked: 4 months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 21, 2024 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Let me start by saying that I am not a big Latakia guy.
I dabble from time to time, but I couldn't call myself a connoisseur.

However I was intrigued by the fact that this blend has Turkish Latakia , so I decided to give it a shot.

And boy, was I happy I did!

On popping the tin you can smell all the components.
Tangy and bready VAs
Floral Orientals
Raisiny / Peppery Perique
nuttiness from the Burleys
and a measure of sweet and smoky Latakia .

It's important to highlight, that From Beyond isn't a lat bomb.

The smoking notes and consistent with the tin note.
Very well-balanced blend with a lot of things happening.
The components are playing well with each other.
It's a nuanced blend and the more I smoke it, the more I appreciate it.

Didn't bite once, and burned clean and cool.

really happy I stocked up on it !

FOUR STARS!


Pipe Used: Peterson 107
PurchasedFrom: smokingpipes dot com
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 17, 2024 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
From Beyond (2023) C&D I’m usually not one to get on the small batch bandwagon but gave this bad boy a try. Wow. You get this intense incense-like quality mixed with what I can only say tastes like BBQ’d brisket. Blender notes: “Eastern NC Red Virginias (2017), Bright Canadian Virginias (2017), Turkish Izmir (2018), Greek Basma (2019), Turkish Latakia, and genuine St. James Perique.” The spice probably comes from the Izmir and Basma but I’ve no experience with Turkish Latakia though I’d guess it’s probably closer to Syrian than Cyprian. Syria does border Turkey do perhaps the terroir is similar? I’ve visited Turkey in the last few years and it’s a lovely country — and a good bit safer than Syria. The Perique seems to add to the spice fest. This is not a lat bomb. And it’s not really an English, at least taste-wise. I’m not arguing a definitional thing — gave that up — but this just doesn’t have that traditional, amazing English profile. Easily 4 out of 4 stars.
Pipe Used: IMP Meerschaum
Age When Smoked: Sept 2023
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