The cigar begins with light wood and bitter burning paper. At a half inch in, the bitterness has mellowed a fair amount and the burning paper is now more of a paper bag note. At three quarters of an inch in, the wood gains a toasted note. The retrohale brings a toasted wood and hay combination. At an inch and a quarter, the toast transitions to char and the bitterness in the profile increases as some light black pepper joins in. As the third comes to a close, the profile has charred wood up front, black pepper slightly behind and paper bag and bitterness in the background. The strength in this third was slightly below medium.