Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

All Saints Cigars St. Francis Mitre
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Brian (ninfiction)

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Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique generously sponsored by our member 05Venturer (Kent). The cigar provided for this round is the All Saints Cigars St. Francis Mitre.

In 2019, Micky Pegg and two friends, Frank Layo and Martin Corboy,founded All Saint Cigars and turned to the Tabacalera Villa Cuba S.A. factory located in Nicaragua to produce the company's cigars.  The St. Francis cigar features an exquisite Ecuadorian Oscuro wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler. Packed in 20 count cigar boxes, this medium-full bodied cigar is loaded with flavors and features a pristine burn due to its outstanding construction.

All Saints Cigars St. Francis Mitre

All Saints Cigars
St. Francis Mitre
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2.5 star rating based on 1 Review(s) (1 Review(s))
This cigar was enjoyed with Water

Pre-Light: 9 Points of 10 Possible

Good looking cigar. Mine had a pretty prominent vein running about half way down the cigar from the head. Dark cocoa in color. Cigar feels firm but the draw is nice. Kind of a barnyard aroma to it . . . yes, like a faint manure. I like the size and torpedo shape. The cap on the point is smooth and there was no unraveling when cut.

Lighting and Burn: 15 Points of 15 Possible

Nice volumes of smoke. Ash is rock solid, the normal salt/pepper colors and held tight for over an inch before dropping off.
The burn was near perfect the entire cigar, just a little wave as it burned through the vein. Overall the burn and burn rate were very good. It's a nice slow smoke. It didn't require any relights or straightening out by me.

Construction: 28 Points of 30 Possible

I tend to cut as close to to the end as possible, typically with a torpedo you need to cut more because they tend to be very tight at the head. This cigar didn't require a deeper cut and the draw was perfect for me.

Aside from the single vein the wrapper is smooth and looks nice, same goes for the cap. Even after cutting the cap stayed put and there was no unraveling that is sometimes an issue for a torpedo. The cigar performed great, there were no issues with construction.

Flavor and Aroma: 30 Points of 45 Possible

1st Third: The first bit is a tad harsh, heavy cigarette tobacco flavor, like I took a bit of an unlit cigarette.  Sounds harsh, but I'm not sure how else to explain it. The aftertaste is ashtray with just a hint of wood. Not cedar, more like bark or how I imagine bark would taste.

Moving into the 2nd third: Less cigarette tobacco and more flavors of wood, pepper and a slight sweetness. It's become earthy instead of ashtray at this point. The mid point the profile is more to my liking, earthy with a touch of pepper, and some hints of sweetness in the after taste. I still get an occasional note of ashtray, but maybe that's due to how bad the 1st third was to me.

The last third continues on from the mid pint of the cigar, earthy with a touch of pepper. the cigar has become very enjoyable at this point.


Thanks to Kent for sponsoring this critique. While I didn't enjoy the first half of the cigar, it wasn't all bad. I do like an earthy cigar and the touch of pepper helped to keep it interesting. Maybe I got a dud, but I don't think I'll try this one again. I will try their other blends though. The construction was flawless and the smoking experience was a good one, just not all the flavors.

Unfortunately my score reflects heavily on the 1st third.  Cut that off and start closer to the middle, and I enjoyed it far more.

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