The All Saints Fine Cigars – Saint Francis Colorado Churchill was a superb journey of complex and balanced flavor with a solid core of cedar. I loved how the chocolate nuance midway morphed into a rich dark chocolate note in the final and especially enjoyed the short bursts of almond that graced the palate to add a nice balance. The cigar had a fine burn with just a mild wave here and there and never needed a touch-up. This is most certainly a box worthy cigar to add to your rotation and I highly recommend it. I rate this a solid 96.
All Saints St. Francis Colorado Mitre Cigar Review – This 5.5×54 stick features a dark tan firmly packed thin wrapper with a triple cap, sharp box press, buttery smooth feel and faint peppery tobacco aroma. First light reveals a flawless draw with thick chewy medium-full bodied smoke showing flavors of a zingy oak, slight vanilla sweetness and pepper going in to the low full finish of the same. The first third continues the perfect performance amping up the vanilla and oiliness of the smoke in the mouth. 35 minutes in at the 1/2 way point flavors are unchanged, burn is flawless, the ash holds for a solid chunk and the finish is still long and smooth. Ending at 1:10 the last third eased up on the oak, shifting to a light roast coffee, vanilla and bit of nutmeg through the finish to the hot nub.
While the All Saints St. Francis Colorado Robusto might not be the most complex or dynamic cigar I'll likely smoke this month, it will almost certainly be one of the most agreeable and easily enjoyable. The cigar starts out on a mellow and familiar note, adds some pepper, then really wakes up and doesn't stray too far from the path it establishes in the first third. But it does hit a pretty high mark in its final third when the flavor and body fill out, the profile adds that unique grilled peach note and smokehouse note, setting up an easy finish for the final inch or so. Construction and combustion could have been better in spots, but neither were more than an occasional inconvenience, mainly with two cigars needing some relights in their second halves. Consider me impressed by this latest offering from All Saints, and one that I would certainly smoke again and recommend giving a shot.