The cigar begins with musty, dark wood and a mid-level black pepper. At a half inch in, some dry earth joins the profile. The retrohale is musty and toasted dark wood. At an inch in, the dark wood gains a toast note. As the third comes to a close, the dark wood now has a decent level of toast to it along with some mustiness and the black pepper and dry earth are in the background. The strength in this third was slightly above medium.