Cornell & Diehl: The Beast 2oz

Product Number: 003-016-0223

One of the few pipe tobaccos on the market to focus on Perique as a primary blending component, Cornell & Diehl's Small Batch: The Beast is a powerhouse blend of over 50% Perique, soaked in dark, spiced rum for seven days. Supported by C&D's proprietary Red Virginia Cavendish, unsweetened Black Cavendish, and a whisper of Dark-Fired Kentucky, The Beast offers a robust flavor with notes of mesquite smoke, ripe stone fruits, and boozy spice, as well as a full body and a rich finish.

From Tin Description:

Legend has it that Aleister Crowley, famed adept of the Order of the Golden Dawn and founder of the Ordo Templi Orientis, is purported to have made a habit of smoking rum-soaked Perique as a meditative aid.

To date, many a dabbler has pursued his own manifestation of this concoction out of sheer curiosity. We have too. And so, in the spirit of the nefarious occultist himself, we sought to tame the Beast with our own rendering of the recipe, soaked for seven days in spiced rum, so we might share our vision of it with the most inquisitive and brave of pipe smokers.

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  • Components: Black Cavendish, Dark Fired Kentucky, Perique, Virginia
  • Family: Burley
  • Cut: Ribbon
Customer Reviews (21 Total)
Overall Rating:
3.67 out of 5 stars
Irritating
March 12, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
No use sending me a notice if it's already sold out.
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
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
Great
March 14, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
Man. Some butthurt people leaving trash ratings cause you didn’t get any. SMH.
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.....
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
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
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
A Bittersweet Love
March 16, 2021
Product: Cornell & Diehl The Beast 2oz
I love this tobacco, and love the Crowley theme as well. Notes of leathery cigar, rum, and 'earthy' spices (clove(?)) are rounded out by an ever-so-slight sweetness. While it's not anywhere near as overwhelming or as strong as its description would h... 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.