As this third began, I was getting some bitterness, so I performed a flaming purge which produced a significant flame. After letting the cigar settle down from the purge, the bitterness had subsided significantly, but it didn’t fully disappear. I am now getting a slightly charred oak along with some cream and a light bitterness in the background. As the third progresses, the bitterness ramps up again. Based on the small amount of cigar left, I’m going to skip the flaming purge so I don’t melt my face off. The mouth flavor is primarily bitterness which parks right in the middle of my tongue. The retrohale doesn’t carry any of the bitterness and is primarily creamy with a bit of wood in the background. The remainder of the third continues with the bitterness fluctuating up and down mixed in with some charred oak. The strength in this third moved up to slightly higher than medium.