The pre-light aroma is a bit musty with a damp earthy aroma. I also get a nice sweet tobacco note. The pre-light draw is very mild, just a hint of tobacco and hay. Starting off in the first third I get a blast of pepper and spice which turns into a long and peppery finish as well. Initially there isn’t a lot on the flavor palate, just a bit of tobacco and hay and that’s it. The spice and pepper completely overshadow any flavor that is going on and I am finding the cigar to be very one dimensional in the sense that all I get is pepper. There are no big flavors to balance it out. The ash fell off incredibly early, it lasted a half inch at best. The draw and the burn however are perfect.