This is such a delightful smoke!
I have played around with Perique on, and off for years with mixed results. Then I stumbled upon this mixture. I have never smoked the original Revelation so I can't make any comment on it's equality, but just seei... Read Moreng Albert's name associated with it drew me close.
I purchased 8 ounces bulk, and that was not enough! C&D hit a home run with this mixture! It smokes nice and cool, and evenly. There's nothing but white ash when your done. The Perique contributes a nice, and not over powering peppery taste and the Burleys and Virginians are there for the balance. However, I do love Latakia, and I'm kind of missing it in the taste. When examining the blend I'm not seeing a whole lot of it either, but who cares! This is my everyday smoke! Read Less
if you want to feel like Einstein, this is your chance. This has the latakia flavor but with some extra notes of spice thanks to the perique. There are also sweet notes to this blend. Epiphany burns very well, which just sweetens the deal. Highly rec... Read Moreommended and worth trying. Read Less
I first smoked Revelation when I was in grad school way back in 1969. Over the decades I returned to it over and over. Now, it seems to me that no one who blends these Revelation matches has had much real experience smoking it. Epiphany comes clos... Read Moreer than any match I've tried, but it's no ringer; instead, we'll call it a leaner (mighty close). I don't understand why someone doesn't buy an old package of the original, re-hydrate it, carefully analyze it, and precisely duplicate it. I think defunct House of Windsor owns the formula. Read Less
Burley forward, which is always welcome with me, unless I’m smoking a VaPer. I’d expected a bit more Lat, but then I suppose it’d be encroaching on Morley’s.
So all that aside, Epiphany: surprisingly flavorful, nice Burley front, with a very tast... Read Morey and well balanced backdrop of light Lat and Perique, completed by lightly sweet Va. As odd as it may sound, I find this to be a very ‘friendly’ tobacco; It packs easily, it’s well rounded and behaves very nicely all through the experience. Also, I tend to be a just a tad on the fast side (1 med size bowl 45min-1hr), but Epiphany has yet to bite me.
From the char light on, this burns evenly and cool. On the first bowl I may have re-lit it twice after the initial char and true light. I could get used to this mix, and why not? Hands-down in my rotation. Could very easily be an all-day. Update: upped rating to 5 Stars after ~3oz. This blend is superb. Read Less
My friends and I get together weekly and share whatever the “tobacco fairy” has brought us. I showed up one Saturday to find two variations on Albie Einstein's supposed favorite: Revelation. I never had Revelation so for me it was a chance to try two... Read More new blends; Sutliff Revelation Match and C&D's Epiphany. Both are worth trying IMO. They seem to try and capture Revelation's reported glory from slightly different angles, Match includes Dark-fired Kentucky whereas Epiphany does not (or at least it isn't listed as included). Souldawg175 tried them both and liked the Sutliff a lot, but didn't care for Epiphany. I'm no dummy...you see he loves his “DFK!” blends and more importantly, he has little to no interest in strong Burley unless it's blended way down in the mix. He's right. Epiphany is very Burley forward, and it can get a little cigarette-ish towards the end of the bowl, but I've had far worse. I feel Epiphany is a good blend overall; it has easy mechanics, is a good anytime sort of blend and it's comprised of quality leaf. From what I've read the original Revelation was known as a hearty Burley blend. Maybe Epiphany comes closer to the original, I don't know, but I like it. So, the following weekend I brought some C&D Latakia (for blending, which he likes “50/50; Latakia/Latakia”, as he puts it) and we managed to make an amicable trade. If you can't get your hands on some free-trade Epiphany, I think it's worth the cost of admission...even without DFK. Read Less
I smoked two bowls of this and gave it to my buddy. I think the burley over-powered everything else because I couldn't taste anything but a cigarette taste. With a typical VaPer, you have to smoke it slow to avoid tongue bite, but that wasn't an issu... Read Moree. Normally, the burley offsets that issue anyway. No, the burley seemed to be all I could taste. If you like burley, and I don't, this is probably right up your alley. If you like Latakia, Virginia, and Perique, this is going to be very subtle. Read Less
Epiphany is an upfront burley blend in the fashion of american old school blends that favoured this ingredient with slight condimentation of Latakia and perique. In that sense that is why it is called an "american english".
It has a medium strength ... Read Moreand medium taste quality with great harmony in between ingredients but never abandoning its potent burley dominating character. Latakia will never be a star in here, just a distant note summing the typical smoky personality circumventing the potent round body from nuttyness of burley. It keeps astringent, dry sour-sweet and a little fruity.
Perique brings a piquant touch (especially in the tongue and the retrohale) and virginias adds a slight sweety and grassy taste on the palate.
Epiphany has medium strength in nicotine too, so if youre not accostumed, take it easy or it may knock you out.
Nice blend, very proportioned and synchronized, quite concise and easy going. Read Less
I've smoked buckets of Revalation over th years and miss it. Until Now!! Epiphany incorporates EVERYTHING I liked about th original and soooo much more..a subtle lingering sweetness well into th dottle..th perfect condimental touch of Latakia that ne... Read Morever dominates but adds dimension ALL th way thru th bowl. Revalation was unique and Epiphany definitely holds to that tradition but adds a level of quality that's jumps out immediately upon firing up! It's like finding an old friend that inherited a lot of money in his absence. I'm plum tickled!!!! Read Less
This is a very special blend. Sometimes i love it but occasionally i really can´t go with it. I don´t know if it depends on the pipe i decide to smoke it, but there are days that i enjoy it very much, and other that i just prefer some other tobacco t... Read Moreo smoke. Read Less
I ordered the English Sampler, and with all C & D blends I was not let-down. This is a milder blend than I am use to, had a wonderful taste, with spicy notes balance with just enough Perique. Burely dominated throughout the smoke, room note is pl... Read Moreeasant. If your looking for a mild English blend, try a tin. Read Less
The tin aroma was an absolutely delightful with a sour plum aroma. Alas, it smoked very dry and left me each time with dry tickly cough. I so wanted to like this one, but ended up throwing the majority in the garbage after about twenty tries.
After smoking billy budd for the past couple weeks, I returned to some of the epiphany I have in a jar and now see and respect this in a different light. The flavoring is there and is noticeable, but just barely in the background. I actually have gro... Read Morewn really find if this blend. The thing is, the strong lat and English blends are great. But like with billy budd, they are to tobaccos that almost demand attention. I like to smoke while I read, write, study, or talk with someone. A tobacco like epiphany is a great compliment to this. It ADDS, to the enjoyment of what you are doing. A stronger tobacco subtracts from this. Billy budd demands your attention. Epiphany is complex enough to stand in it's own, but subtle and gentle enough to add to whatever you are doing. I am see why Einstein smoked a version of this. When I want to just sit and enjoy my pipe and do nothing else, epiphany works well, but billy works better. If I want to sit and write or watch a movie with my pipe and a good glass of bourbon, I'll reach for epiphany. This has finally decided my long search for an all day, very day tobacco staple. Little hokey that it was Einsteins favorite mainly because I study physics as well so in sure to catch some good natured flack from that, but it is definitely the choice for me. Read Less
I ordered 2 tins of this stuff about 1.5 months ago. Have been smoking it daily as part of a rotation with dunhills London mixture, and nightcap. First off, the flavoring smells wonderful, but thankfully it shows up almost not at all in the smoke. I ... Read Morehave had zero complaints about the room note, and it was even preferred over the LM, which I think smells and tastes as any tobacco should. It's a decent strength, with enough muscle to appease my more English enjoying taste buds, but light enough that I can smoke 4-5 bowls a day. If smoked fast it can bite a bit and is a bit harsh when exhaled through the nose compared to the creaminess of nightcap which has no angry or harsh bones in its body. I am really enjoying this mix e cause it is cheap, smokes good, and has a certain complexity to it. It's not a subtle complexity, but as I smoke bowl after bowl throughout the day it changes itself. It's a bit spicy, so depending on what I ate it can taste down right horrible. For instance stay away from super acidic candies like gummy worms or sour patch kids. Those foods torch your rate buds and this tobacco ends up tasting totally sour and rank. In the morning it's lighter and delicate enough to not overwhelm as the first pipe of the day. It's not as pleasant as good morning pipe, but it's not something that wil overwhelm like nightcap smoked first thing. During the day it's what I can only describe as a working mans tobacco. It's not smooth and creamy, but is crisp so works well to accompany a certain activity. At the end of the day it takes on a flavor that reminds me of a natural wrapper cigar. It's not bad, I enjoy cigars, but I do wish it had some of the lower deeper notes and less crisp spice. I'm giving it 3.5 because of that. Perhaps if I mixed some Latakia in it it would better round it all out. This is and unless I find something better, will continue to be a daily pleasure for me Read Less
This tobacco is blended well so that all components work in harmony. I have never tried the original revelation as this tobacco strives to emulate, however, epiphany in my opinion stands on it own. On the initial first few puffs when exhaling through... Read More the nose, you get that strong tinge I suppose comes from the burley. After that settles the tobacco consistently offers an earthy full bodied smoke in addition to a slight sweetness that make this tobacco unique so far. This is more of a fuller stronger smoke and I tried it at just the right time. I have been currently sampling Virginia's after moving from aromatics. Had I tried it any earlier, I may not have understood it nor appreciated it as much. Most certainly worth trying. Read Less
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