The cigar begins with toasted wood, mustiness and sharp black pepper. At a half inch in, the black pepper loses its sharpness and mellows slightly in fullness. The retrohale is musty, toasted oak with black pepper just behind. At an inch in, the wood is now more defined as oak. At an inch and a half, a light chalkiness joins the profile. As the third comes to a close, the musty, toasted oak is up front with the black pepper a bit behind and the chalkiness in the background. The strength is right at medium.