The cigar begins with musty, toasted cedar and mild baking spice. At a half inch in, the baking spice morphs into black pepper. The retrohale is a mirror image of the mouth draws with musty, toasted cedar and black pepper. At an inch and a quarter, there is a very light creaminess that has joined in. As the third comes to a close, the musty, toasted cedar is up front with the black pepper a bit behind and the light creaminess in the background. The strength in this third was slightly above medium.