The cigar begins with a smoky dark wood and a little bit of black pepper. At a half inch in, some cream joins to round out the profile. The retrohale is very black pepper forward and drowns out any other identifiable notes. At an inch in, the profile takes on a meatiness to go along with the dark wood, cream and mild black pepper. At an inch and a quarter, the retrohale smooths out as the wood and cream are at even levels with the pepper. As the third comes to a close, the dark wood and meatiness are up front while the cream and black pepper are in the background. The strength in this third was right at medium.