This large 7.2×54 stick offered a few surprises to me! A bit lax in the first third I thought it might be a bit boring, having only a cedar wood taste and a mild body. The draw started firm and needed to be drawn frequently and hard to get anything out of it. Luckily by the 2nd third that had changed and flavors improved also giving some toast, a touch of cream and sweetness with a little pepper on the short, clean finish. Draw improved as did the volume of smoke. The burn went from fairly fast to pretty slow, ending the stick over 2 hours. Not bad at all for a stick under $2 with no performance issues at all!