The cigar begins with toasted dark oak, black pepper and earth. At a quarter inch in, a light creaminess joins the profile. The retrohale is toasted oak, lightly zingy black pepper and light creaminess. At an inch in, a light mustiness joins the profile. As the third comes to a close, the toasted dark oak is up front with black pepper and earth in the middle and creaminess and mustiness in the background. The strength was slightly above medium.