The cigar begins with lightly charred cedar, black pepper and light mustiness. At a half inch in, the char has left the cedar and the black pepper has become quite faint. A quarter inch later, the black pepper picks up a bit and has a long lingering finish. The retrohale shows a wonderful depth of cedar along with a nose tingling amount of black pepper. At an inch in, the cedar is really detailed in it’s performance while the mustiness and black pepper are even in the background. As the third comes to a close, the cedar and mustiness are even while the black pepper is in the background, but it maintains its very long finish. The strength in this third was slightly above medium.