As the final third begins, the toast level increases a bit. At a half inch in, the black pepper has become a bit dull. The retrohale is now musty, toasted cedar and dry earth. At three quarters of an inch in, the black pepper is barely holding on. At an inch and a quarter, the pepper picks back up. As the cigar wraps up, the toasted cedar is up front with dry earth right behind, black pepper in the middle and light mustiness in the background. The strength remained at slightly above medium.