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Cornell & Diehl Epiphany

Cornell & Diehl Epiphany is an homage to the original Revelation that was made by Philip Morris and frequently enjoyed by Albert Einstein. The late, noted Burley expert Bob Runowski developed this blend along with Craig Tarler using  Nutty Burley as the base, along with sweet Virginias, smoky Latakia, and zesty Perique. Decidedly old fashioned in flavor, this easy-smoking blend is finished with a dark fruit note that perfectly compliments the tobaccos. For a real trip down memory lane, try C&D's Epiphany.

 

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Overall Rating 3.95 out of 5 Based on 19 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Cornell & Diehl Epiphany”

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3 out of 5
It’s touted to resemble Revelation.
I don’t think it’s close in either taste or aroma.
4 out of 5
As a new pipe smoker
As a new pipe smoker of less than two months, I enjoyed it. It was an easy smoke with very little tongue bite.
3 out of 5
Not an epiphany for me
I found this to be an unremarkable blend with a bit of spice and a little too much bite for my taste.
5 out of 5
It took a while... now a believer
I had written a review years ago that is still here. Back then I found the only way I could smoke Epiphany was to add it to other blends. The best I could figure at the time was that the Perique just did not agree with me. I let it sit for a year or so and decided to give it another try. Not sure if it was the time or I just grew a set and could handle Perique. Whichever - the tobacco is a favorite of mine now.
4 out of 5
Stranger things
It took a second bowl for me to appreciate this blend. It has a unique flavor and aroma. I think with some aging it will get more mellow.
4 out of 5
Pretty good!
Very good quality tobacco, I'm not a huge fan of burly tobacco blends but wanted to give it a try since Einstein smoked something similar. It was relaxing and just a no frills burly Blend with a very small touch of Latakia. Almost unnoticeable. I did find myself enjoying it with coffee in the mornings and was pretty relaxing.
4 out of 5
A fine balance of flavors; it could be cut better.
This was the first latakia and perique-containing blend I have tried, with everything else being a burley blend or OTC aromatic, i.e. Peterson's Irish Flake, Velvet, and Captain Black. Since I have transitioned from smoking aromatics because of the tongue-bite, I really do appreciate the smoothness and balance with this blend in particular. The Virginias give it a slight sweetness and heat, balanced with the mild smokiness and spiciness of the perique. The only downside of my particular sample is the cut, which was very loose and rough. This made packing and smoking a little more difficult, as I prefer a neat ribbon cut. Ignoring that, this is a very nice blend.
4 out of 5
The Epitome of Epiphany
Since I first tried this blend (recieved in a trade) about 3 years ago I've almost always had a few ounces on hand. Having been through close to a pound over the years, I have a different experience with each bowl. Cobs, Briars, clays, Meers, various other hard woods and even a stone have all been used. Not to mention the multitude of bowl sizes and shapes of said pipes. Epiphany is made of high quality tobaccos, as with all C&D's blends. Burley is the most prominent component, with a slight smokiness from the Latakia and the initially fruity notes, that soon become quite peppery, of the Perique make for a solid blend. I wouldn't categorize this as an English blend, but I think it leans more toward Nonaromatic that happens to contain Latakia. I will say that I have had a few of those "magic smokes" with Epiphany. But for the majority of smokes I really enjoy it, until the last third or so of the bowl. At first it's flavorful and has an intriguing complexity, which keeps you guessing. About mid bowl the flavors peak and meld together into a very pleasing, albeit indecipherable, and (fairly) sublime taste. Then this blend takes a gradual, creeping change that sneaks up and throws me for a loop. I get that lump in my throat and feel nauseated. That's when I bow out. I very rarely get this feeling, and it almost exclusivly happens with C&D blends, but only those containing thier choice Burley and Perique. Now before you make any judgments or jeers about my nicotine tolerance, I smoke Dunhill Nightcap (bulk) almost exclusively, and as frequently as I am able to each day, inhaling the majority of each bowl. My only logical conclusion is that the Burley and Perique used by C&D just doesn't agree with me in large doses. I came to the realization, that different types of tobacco leaves, and especially the culmination of any given particular mixture, will have vastly different reaction to each individual smoker. All in all, give this one a shot. You may just have an Epiphany of your own
5 out of 5
Coming into realisation.
I have been smoking this blend lately at work. I don't know what Revelation was like, but if Epiphany is any kind of parallel, I can see why it's such a great seller! Unlike most of the English blends I like, I have not had any complaints and some compliments on the aroma. It has a very slight underlying sweetness to me, which I love. I have already recommended it to folks interested in pipe smoking and recommend it to anyone looking for a well balanced English blend.
5 out of 5
Epiphany is as the name implies - a revelation blend
This is one of the finest, smooth smoking bite free English blends I have found available in bulk. I have ordered this tobacco previously and found it enjoyable anytime. It smokes like a fancy high priced tobacco at an everyday price.
4 out of 5
Great stuff!
I found it was a great smoke. Little on the spicy side for me, I mixed it with some burly to even it out. will purchase again.
3 out of 5
Still evaluating.
Tried a few bowls but nothing jumped out at me. Need to go back to it. But right now I'll let it age a bit.
5 out of 5
Great Stuff
I would recommend it. I got to give a sample away in a give away. I would buy again.
5 out of 5
As Close To Revelation As You'll Get!
I smoked Revelation back in the early 1970's and while very strong in nicotine, a very pleasurable smoke! In comparison I don't really see much difference between Epiphany and Revelation at all. Perhaps more robust? An atomic blast of nicotine to me; but the original flavor of the blend as I remember it is there. Definitely a very high quality pipe tobacco. For my palette now it's too strong for a daily pipe; but I'm going to keep some on hand for the occasional bowl! I'm a committed Areomatic smoker now but still love this blast from the past! And kudos to P&C for being the best pipe and tobacco store I've ever shopped at in quality of product and price!
4 out of 5
Great Tobacco
Very pleasant smoke. I finished my first bowl before I realized it, and couldn't wait to smoke another. I would recommend Epiphany to anyone trying to venture out from aromatic tobacco to more complex blends. It is well balanced, and has a light sweetness to it that sets it apart from other blends I've tried. I am very happy with my purchase.
4 out of 5
I Think I'm having an Epiphany!
Being a relatively new pipe smoker, I am far from qualified to any type of "professional" opinion of this blend, but here are some thoughts. As usual, I started with aromatics, but have had a difficult time finding one that was "all that" yet. I've now ventured into the land of English blends and find these to be more to my liking. Never smoked the P&M Revelation so I can't make any comparisons with this C&D emulation, all I do know is C&D Epiphany is it for me at this time in my pipe smoking adventure. The bag aroma was very nice. Latakia was what hit me first, and I loved it. On first light, I got the campfire smokiness along with some fruity tones. The Perique was not over the top, which as a new smoker I enjoyed. Nice smoke and a room aroma that the didn't force my better half from the room! Smoked well to the bottom of the bowl. I ordered 2oz, then ordered 8oz more the following day. Just love it! Probably light for you more experienced pipers, but just right for me. As always Pipes and Cigars service and shipping was top shelf.
2 out of 5
4 me so-so
P&C is great. I have tried many tobacco's. My taster is poor that nothing jumps out at me. However, enjoy hobby and I did like the way Crooner packs and burns. Latakia does get my attention. I'll keep trying to find the one Bacca that jumps out at me.
3 out of 5
Worth trying
The initial light is a very good English with a subtle sweetness. While my palate isn't so good at discerning the nuances of each baccy contained within, I did detect a metallic earthiness. The description claims a fruit / citrus flavoring. Taken slowly, you can detect something, but I'm not sure citrus fits the bill. Although Epiphany seems to strengthen down the bowl (Perique, I suspect), the smoke itself is light. This isn't my favorite, but is well worth a try and something I may keep around for small doses to further ponder the flavor profile.
4 out of 5
epiphany would not disappoint einstein......
very nice subtle tobacco very smoky note that i really lean towards, albert would approve!!
Customer Testimonials
"I have been asked to review Epiphany. Well, I have only this day received my order and have not yet touched a match to it; but I have so much enjoyed reading the descriptive thumbnails on the can, not to mention the hilarious comments of another reviewer, that some day I will -- or perhaps -- will not give it a try. Depends on how much courage I might muster between now and that day when all will be revealed. (Having studied the ancient Scripture in the original languages, I can say that at this moment in space-time Cornell & Diehl deserves our thanks for its homage to the great one in simply making Epiphany accessible to us in the first place. And this I can say without fear of falsification or verification.)"
Epiphany is most likely a wonderful blend, just not wonderful for me. This is only due to the fact I am become aware that blend containing Perique do not agree with me. HOWEVER... I found a way to enjoy this blend by mixing it into a small portion into other English blends. I used Dunhill Mixture 965 at about 75% and the Epiphany at 25%. Great smoke.
The fact that I’ve a whole decanter of this stuff that I still smoke regularly is somehow a testament to self-loathing. Every now and then, I look at my two large containers of tobacco – one an aromatic, the other this Epiphany – and I choose this one. I ordered it because it’s been highly reviewed on other tobacco sites, and the beginning of the bowl is a spicy delight. But I would recommend filling a large pipe with this and planning to smoke it in two parts; otherwise, I’ve found, you will become ill. I’ve sweated, dry-heaved and gasped when trying to consume a large quantity of this blend. Sometimes, I get so sick that I have to stay away from it for a period, less it cause me to wretch. But then, I fill a bowl (or finish the one that made me ill), and it’s pleasant and tasty all over again (until it’s not). I have found better non-aromatic tobaccos in bulk on this site, so if placing a large order, this is worth a few ounces, but not more. Perhaps I’ve a weaker constitution than other pipe smokers, but this is not one to be smoked in close confinement, while driving with the windows up (or down, for that matter – it tends to be rather dry, and I’ve burned through a shirt with the ash swept up from the bowl by the wind). I will allow that this is a great blend for memories. It’s going to take you back to that high school girlfriend you adored, that first paycheck you earned, that book you always meant to write. It’ll take you places you wish you could go back to. But then, it’ll take you to places you never want to see, too.