A bit stronger than my favorite smoke, there is enough spice to notice. I?d call it peppery, a very little bit like cedar. The appearance was fine with just one blemish on the wrapper. Construction was rock solid and the burn was dang near perfect. The room presence was actually on the mild side, but I was setting on my deck with a beautiful breeze... oh, life is good, and the Mithril filled the cracks and crevices quite well.