The cigar begins with some heavily toasted wood and a mix of baking spice and black pepper. At a half inch in, the toast level has mellowed as well as the acuteness of the baking spice and black pepper. The retrohale has a zing from the spice and pepper up front and then finishes with the toasted wood. At an inch and a quarter, a slight nuttiness joins the profile. At an inch and a half, the toasted note has morphed into char. As the third comes to a close, some toast comes back to the profile along with the char and the baking spice is just behind while the black pepper is fairly mellow. The strength in this third was slightly above medium.