The 5.56 Field starts with sweet powdered cocoa, and light spices. The saddle leather from the aroma enters with rich, sweet cocoa on the retrohale. The spices on the main draw are completely absent from the retrohale which I find surprising. As the 5.56 Field settles in, some dry cedar adds into the complexity. The saddle leather begins to evolve into a very clean finish halfway through the first third.