The cigar begins with a full profile of toasted wood and black pepper. At a half inch in, the wood starts showing some nice depth while the black pepper floods in to deliver the finish. The retrohale begins with a light wood and then a big dose of black pepper comes through with a heavy zing. At an inch and a quarter, the toast note has become quite heavy. As the third comes to a close, some dry earth joins the profile of heavily toasted wood and black pepper. The strength in this third was slightly above medium.