The cigar begins with a mix of wood, cinnamon and black pepper. The cinnamon and black pepper have an interesting interplay together. At a quarter inch in, the wood is up front while the cinnamon has taken a lead over the black pepper. At three quarters of an inch in, the wood note remains up front while some cream has joined in to smooth the cinnamon out, but there is still some black pepper on the finish. The retrohale is a creamy wood and cinnamon mixture. As the third comes to a close, the profile is very smooth with the wood up front and a creamy cinnamon in the background. The pepper has completely left the profile. The strength in this third was right at medium.