The initial draws on the JJ14 really bely the intense complexity that came afterwards. Some sweet nuttiness, finishing with a dry generic wood note. As the first third starts to settle in, the flavor profile intensifies dramatically. I start to taste intense pepper, which continues to build, along with some light post draw leather mixing in with sweetness. On the retrohale I get rich cocoa and hay, with a rich spice and pepper combination that continues to build aggressively with every draw. The lingering pepper flavor strongly reminds me of jalapeños. As quickly as it built up, the intense pepper gives way into a more nuanced and balanced lingering pepper. The cocoa on the retrohale builds into a medium strength with equal amounts of nuance and richness. By the halfway point of the first third, the flavors have all harmonized nicely, with the cocoa being the anchoring flavor and the hay, leather and little pepper as orbiting notes.