The cigar begins with musty, toasted cedar and baking spice. At a half inch in, a light creaminess joins the profile. At an inch in, the baking spice has transitioned to black pepper. The retrohale is a mix of musty, toasted cedar and zingy black pepper. At an inch and a half in, the black pepper mellows and a light hay note joins in. As the third comes to a close, the profile is musty, toasted cedar up front with an even mix of black pepper and hay a bit behind and light creaminess in the background. The strength was right at medium.