The second third begins with the creamy and musty toasted wood. There is a faint black pepper that has returned to the background. At a half inch in, the retrohale has lost the heat and carries the same flavor profile as the mouth draws. At an inch in, a slight sweetness and slight bitterness join the profile of wood, cream and mustiness. At an inch and a half, the profile has pared down to a musty wood with a slight amount of bitterness. The strength in this third remained at slightly above medium.