The cigar starts off with a dry and earthy profile, delivering notes of refined graphite, palate drying black pepper spice, charred wood, slight bread/yeast and over-roasted/burnt nuts. Inch in, the flavor profile opens and intensifies, providing deeper and richer notes of the same refined graphite and same palate drying black pepper (but the pepper is creeping towards the back of my throat). There are a couple new flavors entering into the profile; baking spice and faint burnt sugar. On the retrohale, nose stinging black pepper, baking spice and faint bread. The finish consists of lingering charred wood, black pepper and baking spice. Both strength and body is at a medium.