The cigar begins with wood, dark earth and some baking spice. At a quarter inch in, hints of green hay and grassiness become present. At an inch in, the baking spice is very light. The retrohale has the baking spice up front with the wood and dark earth right behind. As the third comes to a close, the light baking spice morphs into a fuller black pepper to support the wood and dark earth. The strength in this third was medium.