The cigar begins with dark wood, black pepper and light mustiness. At a half inch in, the mustiness has become even with the dark wood as a slight creaminess has paired up with the back pepper in the background. At three quarters of an inch in, the wood is more defined as dark oak and has a nice depth to it. The retrohale has a gritty black pepper up front with mustiness following with a light wood finish. At an inch and a quarter, the dark oak, mustiness and black pepper are all even. As the third comes to a close, the black pepper has a slight lead over the dark oak and mustiness. The strength in this third was slightly above medium.