As the third begins, the even mix of cream, wood and pepper continues. The retrohale is now more pepper than wood, but not an intense pepper. At a half inch in, some bitterness joins in to the profile which masks much of the pepper. At an inch in, the bitterness really mellows, and the pepper is also gone, so the creamy wood is what is up front. The retrohale is now an equal mix of pepper and wood with a slight bit of creaminess. As the third comes to a close, it is primarily cream with the wood at a slightly lower level. The retrohale has lost the pepper and is primarily wood with a slight creamy note. The strength in this third is slightly below medium.