The first few draws reveal an intense, mouth engulfing amount of dry black pepper spice on my palate. The flavors open up half an inch in, providing dark cocoa, baking spice, semi-sweet cream and charred wood. The finish is a lingering charred wood and dry black pepper spice. On the retrohale, the black pepper spice is too powerful for me, making it difficult to perform full retrohales. Roughly two inches in, the flavors open up again, now adding notes of dark roast coffee and slight increase in sweet cream. Overall, in terms of body and strength, a solid medium and almost medium plus respectively.