The cigar begins with dark earth up front, wood and light black pepper. At a quarter inch in, hints of bakers chocolate are present. At three quarters of an inch in, the wood and dark earth are even. The retrohale is primarily wood along with some light black pepper. At an inch and a quarter, the faint bakers chocolate is no longer present, and even though the black pepper is in the background, it has a very long finish. As the third comes to a close, faint cocoa powder is present on some draws. The strength in this third was right at medium.