The cigar begins with spicy cedar along with some cream, earthiness and black pepper. At a half inch in, some cocoa joins the mix with the spicy cedar, cream and earthiness while there is still some black pepper on the finish. At an inch in, the cedar transitions to oak, even though a spice remains, while the cocoa and earth remain and the cream and black pepper fade out of the profile. At an inch and a quarter, the cocoa note becomes a bit chalky. At an inch and a half in, the chalky cocoa note has moved up front while the oak and earth are in the background. As the third comes to a close, the spiced oak moves back to the front with the chalky cocoa and earthiness in the background. The strength in this third was right at medium.