Some dark wood, black pepper and a sweetness (reminiscent of pipe tobacco) kick off this cigar. After a half dozen draws, the sweetness fades away and the mix of dark wood and black pepper smooths out a bit. At a half inch in, the wood note loses a lot of the darkness and the pepper has mellowed some as well but a bit of mustiness joins the profile. At an inch and a half, the wood gains a bit of a pine note to it which is also present on the retrohale along with a slight bit of cream. As the third comes to a close, the cream becomes present in the mouth flavors and takes on a significant role along with the slight pine wood note and mellow black pepper. The strength in this third was slightly above medium.