The cigar begins with toasted wood and mid-level baking spice. At a quarter inch in, a light mustiness joins the profile. Some earth joins in at the half inch mark. At an inch in, the baking spice has morphed into black pepper. The retrohale is toasted wood, black pepper and light mustiness. The third finished out with the toasted wood and earth up front with black pepper and mustiness just behind. The strength in this third was slightly above medium.