The cigar begins with dark, gritty earth and baking spice. At a quarter inch in, some oak joins the profile. The retrohale is toasted oak, dark earth and a slightly zingy baking spice. At an inch and a quarter, a light cocoa powder note becomes present. As the third comes to a close, the oak and dark earth are even up front with the baking spice a bit behind and faint cocoa powder in the background. The strength was slightly above medium.