The cigar begins with dark oak, black pepper, mustiness and an underlying subtle sweetness. At a half inch in, the oak isn’t as dark and the black pepper has become even with it. The mustiness is slightly behind and the subtle sweetness has left the profile. The retrohale starts out with a black pepper zing and finishes with mustiness. At an inch and a half, the oak, pepper and mustiness are all even. The retrohale now exhibits the same combination. At two and a half inches in, the oak and mustiness have a slight lead over the black pepper. As the third comes to a close, the pepper is pretty light. The strength in this third was slightly above medium.