Upon lighting, I’m greeted with a very smoky wood note, similar to when you just add wood chunks on to hot coals before smoking meat. After a few draws, an intense black pepper emerges while the smoky wood is now a secondary note. At a half inch in, the pepper settles down quite a bit and evens back out with the smoky wood, while a slight cream joins in to the mix. At an inch in, the pepper mellows even more and a creamy coffee is now up front while the smoky wood note is just noticeable on the finish. Interestingly, the retrohale consists of a light creamy cocoa. At an inch and a quarter, the pepper and coffee are gone, while the smoky wood comes back to mix with the creaminess. As the third comes to a close, a little cocoa appears to mix in with the creamy, smoky wood. The strength in this third was slightly above medium.