Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

All Saints Cigars St. Francis Mitre
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Barry (benchjockey)

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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))
Pre-Light: 9 Points of 10 Possible

This is one good-looking stick. Solid to the touch, minimal veins, nothing protruding. Appears well-filled with no soft spots. Slightly oily. My impression is that the tobacco used here has been well-aged and that care was taken in the rolling.

Lighting and Burn: 13 Points of 15 Possible

The cutting and lighting went smoothly. The draw is on the light side, producing a generous amount of smoke. The burn wandered offline twice but was easily corrected. The burn rate is  slow giving me more time to enjoy this cigar.

Construction: 29 Points of 30 Possible

The slow burning of this cigar is a testimony to its being well-filled. The cap and wrapper remained intact with no unraveling. Because of the humidity in Florida, I dry boxed this cigar for one day, which is my frequent custom.

Flavor and Aroma: 43 Points of 45 Possible

Right from the start there is a bit of pepper on the retrohale combined with a sweet chocolate flavor. The sweet chocolate aftertaste lingers on the tongue. Very pleasant. Chocolate is dominant with a hint of raisins in the background. Also picking up a bit of lemon flavor.

The second third features chocolate and white pepper. Black pepper is still present on the retrohale providing a welcome contrast to the sweetness. The lemon flavor is stronger in the final third though the chocolate dominates.

The strength is medium to medium-plus.


Since I always have a spot in my rotation for a chocolate tasting cigar, this stick was squarely in my wheelhouse so the lack of complexity was not an issue. The contrast between the chocolate and pepper was very enjoyable. Yes, I want to smoke more of these, perhaps in the toro or robusto vitolas. My thanks to Kent for his sponsorship and for introducing me to this blend.

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