The cigar begins with toasted, dry wood and black pepper. At a quarter inch in, a light mustiness joins in. The retrohale is musty wood, dry earth and a zinging black pepper. At an inch and a quarter, a light, dry earth joins the profile. As the third comes to a close, the profile is toasted, dry wood up front with an even mix of dry earth, mustiness and black pepper a bit behind. The strength in this third was right at medium.