This 7×48 stick offered a small open foot, that I would suggest cutting off before lighting, having tried it closed. The first 3rd of this cigar was the most mild experience I have had of any cigar, hands down. Barely any smoke or body, and the flavors were just a touch of sweet wood and a short clean finish. Pretty much like sucking warm air. The half way point finally woke it up, producing a normal amount of smoke, bringing the body and strength up to a medium point, adding flavors of caramel, nuts, creamy wood and leather at points, with a small spice kick on the finish. The last third brought a longer finish and higher strength, actually giving me a little buzz, although the body did not follow. The flavors near the end went to just a smooth nut and toasty taste with a parched finish.