The cigar begins with a very large dose of black pepper which only allows me to detect a faint amount of wood in the background. At a quarter inch in, the pepper settles down quite a bit allowing the wood to come even with it. At a half inch in, some cream joins the wood and black pepper. The retrohale has a black pepper kick with some wood in the background. At an inch and a half, the wood takes the lead while the pepper is in the background and the cream is very faint. As the third comes to a close, the cream picks back up to be slightly behind the wood while the pepper is faint in the background. The retrohale carries this same profile. The strength in this third started medium-full, but quickly settled in at medium.