Cornell & Diehl: The Beast 2oz Pipe Tobacco

Product Number: 003-016-0223

Among the only mixtures to use the world's rarest pipe tobacco as its primary component, Small Batch The Beast is a blend of 51% Perique, all grown, harvested, cured, and fermented at Cornell & Diehl's exclusive farm in St. James Parish, Louisiana. This majority percentage highlights the true complexity and nuance of the historic leaf, from its well-known stone-fruit-like tang to its deeper, more umami-based flavor.

Tempering this study in Perique, C&D's proprietary Red Virginia Cavendish and a whisper of Dark-Fired Kentucky contribute complexity and balance, and the entire mixture is steeped in rum for seven days to deepen and marry the flavors. The result is quite unlike any other pipe tobacco in existence: It's potent in strength and concentrated in flavor with pronounced umami notes alongside hints of loamy earth, sweet stone fruits, mesquite wood, and freshly cracked black pepper.

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  • Components: Virginia, Perique, Dark Fired Kentucky, Black Cavendish
  • Family: Burley
  • Cut: N/A
Customer Reviews (40 Total)
Overall Rating:
3.95 out of 5 stars
Bad Reviews
March 14, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
Site needs to REMOVE posts that do not even talk to the quality of the tobacco and was intentionally given a LOW rating because the reviewer did not put the time in to get a tin! You snooze, you lose! Get over it! Manufacturer should not suffer due t... Read More
Bad Reviews
March 14, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
Site needs to REMOVE posts that do not even talk to the quality of the tobacco and was intentionally given a LOW rating because the reviewer did not put the time in to get a tin! You snooze, you lose! Get over it! Manufacturer should not suffer due t... Read More
Irritating
March 12, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
No use sending me a notice if it's already sold out.
Great
March 14, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
Man. Some butthurt people leaving trash ratings cause you didn’t get any. SMH.
Bad Reviews
March 14, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
Site needs to REMOVE posts that do not even talk to the quality of the tobacco and was intentionally given a LOW rating because the reviewer did not put the time in to get a tin! You snooze, you lose! Get over it! Manufacturer should not suffer due t... Read More
Surprised
March 19, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
C&D should review their marketing strategy. Naming this tobacco "The Beast", and the alignment of the product with Aleister Crowley; why risk losing a good portion of your audience? I won't be buying any of their crap - far too many p... Read More
The Sleepy Beast
March 15, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
Wake up earlier, next time. This will age well, as the batch I have from 2016 has mellowed out a bit. 2,500 cans is better than the 777 they put out last time. I only bought 3, so others had a chance too. Should have bought 10 because y'all still com... Read More
It's a Joke..
March 12, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
Today I received a mail with the stock of the beast and one minute later I go to SP page and the tobacco is sold out... what a joke.....
I know I'll Like it
March 13, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
Givnig it 5 stars,and I haven't even received my order yet.Gratefull to Cornell and Diehl for producing this.I like Perique. I recieved my on sale notification email about 10 min after midnight.I woke up and promptly ordered 10 tins.I you want someth... Read More
Nicotania Flavor Explosion
March 16, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
I love this tobacco, but it's crazy. Leathery and spicy cigar-like notes, boozy rum, and earthy spices (clove(?)) are rounded out by an almost undetectable amount of sweetness. Evokes a bit of Conniston Cut Plug, without the floral essences and with ... Read More
Excellent!
March 18, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
Very very good tobacco. Rich, full bodied, and rummy! Natural sweetness, with a little spice. It’s a bold blend, but not over powering. Delicious! I really wish I had gotten more that 1 tin.
Mr. Crowley 🧙‍♂️
March 18, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
Molasses, Dark Maple syrup, Rum Raisin, Vanilla Bean, Dark Chocolate Orange, Sugar Cane, Caramelized Sugar
More like The Gentle Giant
March 17, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
I really liked the flavor of this blend from first puff to bottom of the bowl. I agree with other reviews that state it's not as strong as described. I would call it more of a gentle giant. He definitely got my attention but was not able to put me do... Read More
Amazing blend!
March 16, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
I read some of the other comments from people whining about removing the offer because it sold out so quick. Duhhhh! It sold out so quick, as every special blend C & D releases sells out so quick, is because their tobacco is amazing!!! Every thi... Read More
Perique
March 12, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
Still a great Perique forward blend, strong rum aroma & note.
Small Batch Beauty
May 09, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
This is a delightful blend. The tin note is unmistakably of rum with a strong note of Perique. Opening the tin finds small, generally square pieces of a black or dark brown tobacco. The tobacco is pretty damp and man need some drying time for some, b... Read More
Dumb Name, Good Tobacco
June 08, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
The premise and name of the product is kinda dumb, but this is a darn good vehicle for Perique. The tin notes are rich dried fruit and leather and makes your mouth water just smelling it. The flavors of fruit and rum are present on the light but deve... Read More
Not A Powerhouse!
May 05, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
I found The Beast to be a likeable enough blend, with all of the fruity, earthy rum infused flavor in both the tin aroma and in the early smoking of a bowl, as advertised. What I did not find was the heady, nicotine laden strength that was claimed i... Read More
The Beast Indeed!
April 02, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
Firstly, I really wish Smoking Pipes would filter out reviews of blends that are NOT reviews of the actual blends… sigh… That being said, here’s my own opinion of the actual blend AND marketing of it: Firstly, I love the name, the tin art and the ... Read More
very nice!
March 28, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
Tin note of mild sweet rum and pungent sour stank. Tobacco is a Ribbon and rough cut of dark brown, black and brown. Moisture content is good, few pipe smokers will want to dry it a bit. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is strong and nic ... Read More
Milder than expected
March 25, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
Wow, i actually did enjoy it. I have never been a fan of hot burning tongue-biting VaPers, and bought it just because of the hype, and because it's limited. Opened the tin and appreciated mesmerizing aroma of dry fruits, silage, and some other heavy ... Read More
A hit.
March 24, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
I purchased this from my local BM store which had almost a dozen tins. Sadly it was 32$ a tin so I only picked up one and it was a gift. My boss smokes a pipe occasionally and complains most blends don't have enough nicotine or flavor. He's got a sof... Read More
My own two cents on the comment section
March 23, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
I think it's funny some people were complaining about missing out on this in '21 and now it's here again in '23, the tins are still available two days later! Maybe they were still overwhelmed by the Anomalous release from last week LOL This could be... Read More
March 21
March 19, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
The blend will be available March 21 2023, or so the email I got told me.
Fail
April 01, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
I snagged a tin immediately as i was looking to try a Perique heavy blend, and i was very, very disappointed. It tastes awful, yes there is a spiciness to it, and a little sweetness, but overall it just kinda ended up tasting like a fart.
Very Potent
March 16, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
They didnt lie when they said it has 60% perique. Very spicy flavor. If you havent tried this, it is like eating tablespoons of black pepper. It is not bad at all just very spicy.
The beast
August 30, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
Excellent smoke Cornell and Diehl pulled it off again. Just a note to the whiners who complain because they weren’t able to find it online. Set an alarm.
Yum!
July 20, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
The nic, the flavor, everything. Hope they do it again.
I couldn't put my finger on it
April 24, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
But now I have. Everyone boo-hooing, and crying about how they couldn't get it... You need to zip it. And honestly if you want to try it, go buy yourself a tin of Copenhagen straight long cut, dry it out, and there it is. I knew I tasted this before ... Read More
First bowl of "The Beast"
March 27, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
Just now 3/4 of the way through my first bowl of "The Beast" and really liking it. Smoking it in one of my Vesz pipes. They are smaller and does this blend honors. Lights nicely with a rich smokiness. The flavor is great, a very relaxing sm... Read More
Bold and Smooth
March 25, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
Not as spicy as I was expecting. It’s rather smooth for being 51% perique. Rather smooth and bold at the same time. Not an all day smoke, fits in when I’m looking for something with some punch.
I love it!
March 25, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
Simply said I love it! Thanks Jeremy for your never ending expperimenting!
The Beast, really ??
March 24, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
I just got my tin of the Beast. By the way did anybody get the label upside down on their can? Smoking this in a Peterson xlo2 with a p-lip. I love the can note of dry fruit and rum. My batch was not wet and I smoked two bowls back to back. It burnt... Read More
Phenomenal
March 24, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
I managed to snag two tins seconds after it went on sale and enjoyed the first bowl this evening. Amazing blend with a LOT of oomph!
Perique??? No
March 24, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
For over 50 years I have been smoking perique in my English blends and keep a stock of it on hand to add as a smoky spice. This stuff has zero attributes of perique and by the time it got blended with rum, cavendish, burley and God knows what else, ... Read More
Vaper fan not fond of this
March 24, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
I am not fond of the Beast and I will offer my opinion , because I have tried the blend and was not excoited by it. Cavendish and rum obscure the perique which should be the star of the show. Might try 1:1 w/bright Va to rescue it.
On the fence?!?!
March 22, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
I’m still debating on whether to order a tin or two. I have the 2021 release of this blend, and it is intact a BEAST! Even after sitting in a jar for just about 2 years it is potent stuff. I wouldn’t call it overpowering though. Still an array of ... Read More
654321.....
March 17, 2023
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
6543 tins. Out on the 21st. Groovy.
New favorite
September 24, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
This tobacco quickly became an all time favorite, I like it so much I’ve even attempted to blend my own version as a replacement. It’s certainly powerful with the rum very slightly in the background. Definitely a positive vitamin N count, a little bi... Read More
Pepper On A Stick
March 22, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
I knew what I was getting with this blend and I am sure many perique lovers will enjoy this blend. However, not me. It was like smoking a stick coated with pepper that just left a campfire.