The cigar begins with a significantly charred wood note along with some black pepper. At a quarter inch in, a slight baking spice mixes in with the charred wood and black pepper. At a half inch in, the char disappears and the wood gains a bit of sweetness to go along with the black pepper and baking spice. At an inch and a quarter, the sweet wood note is quite dominant in the profile with the other pepper and spice just being foot notes. The retrohale provides the wood note along with some baking spice. As the third comes to a close, some cream joins in which brings the sweet wood, pepper and spice together. The strength in this third was right at medium.