The cigar begins with toasted oak and light amounts of stone fruit sweetness and black pepper. At a half inch in, the sweetness has left, while the black pepper has picked up a bit. At three quarters of an inch in, some dry earth joins the profile. The retrohale is toasted oak, dry earth and black pepper. As the third comes to a close, the profile is toasted oak up front, with dry earth right behind and black pepper a little further behind. The overall profile is a bit dry and the strength level is right at medium.