As this third begins, the pepper has now moved into the background and the cedar has transitioned to a dry oak. At a quarter inch in, the pepper is now completely gone and the profile is just a dry oak. The retrohale is also a dry oak. Three quarters of an inch in, some bitterness joins the dry oak. At an inch in, a little cream joins in to reduce the dryness a bit. As the third comes to a close, the cream goes away as the bitterness increases along with the very dry oak. The strength in this third is right at medium.