As the cigar starts off, I get a mix of black pepper and slightly spicy cedar. After a few draws, the pepper goes away and the cedar loses its spiciness but gains some cream. The retrohale is creamy with a slight amount of cedar. At a half inch in, the cedar transitions to oak while the cream remains at the same level. There is a bit of black pepper that has returned as a long finish. At an inch in, a dirty quality joins in with the creamy oak, and while that sounds odd, it adds a pleasant additional dimension to the profile. As the third comes to a close, the creaminess increases a bit while the dirty oak remains at the same level. The strength in this third was just below medium.