The cigar begins with cedar, earth and baking spice. At a quarter inch in, some mustiness joins the profile. At a half inch in, the baking spice has transitioned to black pepper. The retrohale is toasted cedar, earth and light black pepper. At an inch in, the toasted cedar is slightly ahead of the earth, with black pepper in the middle and light mustiness in the background. As the third comes to a close, the earth moves back to become even with the pepper in the middle of the profile. The strength was right at medium.