The cigar begins with oak and a mild combination of earth and baking spice. At a quarter inch in, some light creaminess joins the profile. At a half inch in, the baking spice has transitioned to black pepper and moved up in the profile. The retrohale is oak up front with a mild mix of earth, black pepper and creaminess. At an inch and a quarter, the black pepper has mellowed back to the background. As the third comes to a close, the oak is up front, with earth just past the middle and light black pepper and creaminess in the background. The strength was right at medium.