As the third begins, the creamy oak continues, but with a diminished amount of pepper. At a quarter inch in, some bitterness joins in with the creamy oak. At three quarters of an inch in, the oak becomes pretty dark while the cream moves to the background. There is still some bitterness in the background as well. As the third comes to a close, the bitterness increases as well as a little mintiness joining in with the dark oak. The strength in this third was medium-full.