As the cigar begins, it brings heavy, dark wood, some black pepper and a bit of stone fruit sweetness. At a quarter inch in, the wood isn’t quite as heavy, but the rest of the components are the same other than the pepper which has increased a bit. At three quarters of an inch in, the profile smooths out a bit as a slight cream joins the mix and mellows the pepper while the sweetness drops out. The retrohale carries a more defined oak flavor that has a slight char. As the third comes to a close, the wood is now more defined as oak with a slight char and the cream and pepper are at equal levels in the background. The strength in this third was medium-full.