The cigar begins with toasted cedar, rich earth and mild black pepper. At a quarter inch in, the earth takes the lead with the toasted cedar right behind and the black pepper in the background. At three quarters of an inch in, a mild bakers chocolate has joined in. The retrohale is toasted cedar and light earth. As the third comes to a close, the profile has become slightly dry, with the toasted cedar and earth now even and mild black pepper and bakers chocolate in the background. The strength in this third was right at medium.